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Tony Villari


  • "When imperfect humans attempt perfectibility - personal, political, economic and social - they fail."  This statement by Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine, is evidenced by a sad history of "failed social experiments, repressive political regimes, and overbearing economic systems that result from utopian dreams put into practice."  When you read about these "experiments," from the outset it would seem they have all the righteous intent which the people would be apt to buy into.  But what is one person's "righteous intent" is another's personal agenda for riches and domination; righteous intent falls prey to ego and greed, and usually from the beginning... if not before.  But, why can't such an idea of "perfection" take hold in a righteous way?  Maybe because the universe requires "balance" in order to exist.


    To read the rest of this exercise in free thought, please follow the attached link:  Utopia?