Thursday, 6 April 2017
Believing The Story
-SM Stirling, A Meeting At Corvallis (New York, 2007), Chapter Thirteen, p. 337.
Exactly. Being determines consciousness. Most people most of the time accept pro-status quo ideas. Otherwise, society would not function. People who live in modern republics do not believe in the divine right of kings because they do not have kings and do not believe that slaves or serfs are inferior because they do not have slaves or serfs.
However, experience can contradict received ideas. Some of the people all of the time enquire and think outside the box. Society does not always function. Social relationships, which can oppress individuals with the apparent inevitability of natural relationships, are what people do and people can change what they do, in fact have built present society by changing their environment in the first place. Contradiction and interaction change the world.