If I wanted to rule the world, the first thing I would do would be to create a diversion. I wouldn’t want many people to know what I was up to. A good diversion would be a focus on people who hate and oppress groups of people. Another good diversion would be religious zealots. If I could get most people to get angry at and/or to fear group oppressors and religious zealots that would be distraction enough. If I was running short on oppressors and zealots I would make some.
With my distraction in place, I could then go about buying, stealing and getting rights to exploit every natural resource that there is. I could control all forms of capitol. I could sell weapons to people who don’t like each other. If I was running short on people who don’t like each other I could make some.
I wouldn’t be bothered by war, poverty, disease or slavery. I would love those things. Climate change could get to be a drag, but nothing good, not even world rule, lasts forever. If there is away to keep living on a poisoned earth, I will have the resources for having the best chance of doing so. I may not make it to live on Mars or some even better planet, but my descendants would have a much better shot at it than others.
If some wise guys weren’t fooled by my distractions I could bribe them, blackmail them, threaten them or their families, or kill them to shut them up.
Truth is, I don’t want to rule the world. I don’t have the energy for it. I don’t have the ability to enjoy the suffering of others. I don’t have the ability to get off on having power over other people. There aren’t many people that do. Just enough people.
It is sad that the people who do have what it takes to try and rule the world, pick the actions and inactions of mostly men as distractions. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, people with minority gender identifications, (including lack of a gender identification), people who are children, people who are poor (or nearly poor) are all oppressed mostly by people who are male. Most religious zealots are male, too. Not all; I didn’t say all oppressors and zealots are male, just the vast majority of them.
It is sad to be a member of the distraction class, but that is just the way it is. I wished more was blamed on aliens. Not illegal immigrant aliens, but alien aliens, like from outer space or from the center of the earth. That probably won’t happen though. There are not enough people who believe that there are that kind of aliens among us for aliens to have much distraction value.
Just for added distraction, I would spread the myth that the planet is moving ever closer to one of world order, where everybody likes everybody else, with only oppressors of disempowered classes and religious zealots getting in the way.
I would do what I could to warp human sexual expression and keep it as removed as possible from empathic loving. Such love can be a powerful thing.
I would also mess with the compassionate love bonds between adults and children and between children. Some people are willing to die to protect children. This is dangerous.
I would encourage writers to keep writing about power and distraction. I would spread the myth that writing could inspire action to stop the powerful from doing what they do, instead of it just being something to do, while the powerful keep doing their thing.
I would keep people addicted to cheap consumer goods and entertainments and interest in the latest technology. I would promote casinos and lotteries to fool people that all it takes to be rich is a little luck.
That is all the writing energy I have for today. Time for a cup of coffee and Facebook. Maybe I’ll see if amazon.com has any good bargains later. I could use a better printer. I better see if I can raise some cash with a scratch off instant lottery ticket.
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