i was reading up on the salem witch trials -which happened in 1692- for school. I realized that one of the guys who kinda forces the girls to proclaim who are witches (even though the girls are making it up) he continues this on and people are forced to confess out of fear of being hanged. So then i though wow, this is alot like Hitler claiming the jews were the problem of Germany.
HItler used people's fear of being ostrasized from a majority to have them join together under one cause, no matter if it was true or false. Same with person for the witch trial, he uses peoples fear to gain power himself. I then thought this was like McCarthyism as well. He claimed people were communists dispite the fact there was no evidence.
People's fear of being blacklisted caused him to gain popularity and power. Same as the other two. Lastly I thought about the Iraq war. -i mean no harsh feelings towards any soldiers over there or who were over there when i say this, i respect you all- But Bush no doubt had intentions of using the war for oil benifits to at least some extent. So he played up the terrorism factor to make us come together under the war as well. Now why would anyone want to fight over oil when its going to run out eventually?
Instead of losing lives why not let oil prices rise, forcing people to come up with new energy sources so that we are ahead of the game. When i thought about all this it makes me think do humans even evolve? Or do the situations change but we have the same themes underneath. It made me think of how pointless everything i do is. There will always be people in power who take advantage and fuck you over.
What is the point of anything? this ruined my week when i thought about this because of how frustrated i was. What can someone do to overcome this? No doubt it happens on a daily basis between your boss, teachers, peers w/e.
just some thoughts