Total Pageviews

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Vertical and horizontal transmission

Myoho-Nameless writes: "The market decides who our leaders are too, its not a perfect system but its the only one that can possibly work for us anymore. The authoritarian system has holes in it too. But we live in a secular and pluralistic society, the spiritual market will decide whether we want it to or not."

We will have to agree to disagree. The Laws, regulations, standards of conduct, etc. are, for the most part, composed and enforced from the top down, here and everywhere. "Enlightened" compassionate leaders create an harmonious and peaceful society while unenlightened brutal despots bring ruin to the people. In China, for example, those in power promote the leader without market forces coming into play, at least, until after the leader is chosen. Then, if the standard of living of the people declines and the people become too restless, the leader's rule may be of short duration. Here, you are right, the market decides. But if the market is corrupt, so will be the leader. It might take thousands of years to convert enough people to wisely choose an enlightened leader. An enlightened leader can move a billion people in a positive direction. We don't have thousands of years. Therefore, the SGI teaching that the people are sovereign is, at best, pie in the sky and, at worst, a cause to decelerate the establishment of a peaceful society. It might only take an hour, a day, a week, or a month, to convert one wheel turning king such as Trump, Putin, or Xi. It will take thousands of years to convert the entire populace.

No comments:

Post a Comment