Dutch Starling Murmuration
video borrowed from: http://www.utrechtvideo.nl
A murmuration of starlings is a wonder of nature, managed beyond the comprehension of human organisation. A computer could replicate the spontaneous beauty in cold mimicry, but never grasp the motivation which has compelled the Starling for eons.
We may understand the many varied micro-adjustments taking place, and how they are transmitted throughout the flock—but it cannot be choreographed by a board of directors.
Top down organisation weakens the initiative of the individual and creates dependency. A dependent population is at the whim of the organiser, and devoid of instinctive life.
Progress is the result of natural processes. It grows from need, informed by necessity. What is not required fails. What arrives too early is cautiously tested. What comes too late is useless. If we override this self regulating, natural process—forcing the unnatural; it is we who must adapt to the want of progress. The human becomes secondary to product and commerce, business. Businesses directed by private interest.
In his books, Klaus Schwab displays a desperate need to steer the world, rather than let it unfold. An astute observer will recognise complex business contracts, lobbying and outright racketeering provide the thrust behind many of the developments on the World Economic Forum wish list. Yet Klaus presents the '4th Industrial Revolution' as if it were both organic and inevitable. That we must change ourselves to make way for it.
It is madness to assume that any committee can administrate all of humanities needs, interactions and growth. To monitor and judge its evolution like a business plan. A pompous coalition of Big Business and Big Government cannot hijack a thing so nuanced and complex as progress. No amount of paperwork, planning or statistics can reproduce the effortless grace of natural order. People cannot be streamlined to fit a mathematical description of success. Any group attempting to seize control of the essential impetus of life will fail.
Klaus, so out of touch with the warmth of human cooperation that his open commitment to commandeer the 21st century displays nothing short of contempt for the people he shares a planet with. What is at stake is the unfathomable brilliance of our achievements being lost to a small gang of miscreants. A cartel of maniacs with a grotesque belief in their own self importance, and a profoundly impaired world view. But corruption destroys from within. Not only joined in battle with the splendour of the universe, but forced to partner with a similar class of predatory human; each one bent on serving themselves above each other.
Defeat is rarely due to external forces over which we have no control, but to our own selfishness and ignorance and cowardice. These failings are enduring characteristics of the deviant class. From such disadvantage, how can they suppress a majority who possess morality and rectitude? With our instinct for survival and resourcefulness and comradery and hope...
Is it not we who are the elite?