GREAT PHILOSOPHERS EXCUSE THE RULERS WHO DO NOTHING FOR US | 2003-12-06
Pain is cheap. Pain is easy.
Any retard knows how to hurt people. A brilliant person can work all day and not come up with anything to amuse the people around him.
You can hurt anybody. You can't give pleasure to everybody. So society is based on punishment. Pre-humans could break an arm ten thousand years ago. We only very recently found out how to set a broken arm.
Pain is cheap, and that is what society is built on.
Promises are free. I can promise you eternal joy at no cost to me, and I can get you to pay for it here and now, big time. Jesus offered salvation "free and without price." Paul was a tentmaker and Peter earned his living and was a married man. The idea of a working preacher or a married Pope is heresy now.
The Pharaoh said that if he didn't do his daily prayers, the sun wouldn't come up tomorrow. He did his prayers and the sun did come up, every single day. Pharaoh promised those who built his pyramids they would live forever after their earthly death.
Maybe the Pharaoh was right. We have heard no complaints from dead people and the sun is still coming up.
So every Great Civilization has produced great Philosophers and Great Moralities, and the West produces Coca-Cola and computers.
The one thing Americans don't seem to produce is Great Philosophers.