Once in a Blue Agave Moon: The Tyranny of Numbers, ch. 5

You sacrifice freedom for security.
If there are too many of you in one place, you will learn to oppress them.
You will do it with impunity and a sense of self-righteousness as you do it because you will identify with the sameness of all of those in whom you see yourself reflected.
The more diverse the culture, the less the potential for such a preponderance of any one style or belief to exist so as to try to limit or control the way in which anyone else lives their life.
The smaller the society and the greater the diversity of its members, the less the potential for the prejudice or oppression of civilization to control the behaviors of others.
Many primitive cultures embrace actions and behaviors that are far outside western norms, whether or not they are homogeneous as a group.
But an artificially created society that is both spiritually and sexually splintered as The Fourteenth Colony was unique among most world cultures.
Of course, even with only two, there still remains the potential for a tyranny of one….

 

3 Responses to “Once in a Blue Agave Moon: The Tyranny of Numbers, ch. 5”

  1. this sounds foreboding

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