Friday, May 1, 2015

Technology Ended Slavery but Enabled Feminism

"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough." - Meister Eckhart

"Envy is base and belongs to the base...[the envious] does not allow his neighbor to have...through envy." - Aristotle

Too bad it's so hard to predict the future. In retrospect the causes of many things are obvious. But then, hindsight is 20/20.

I think it's obvious technology ended slavery. You don't see slaves working fields anymore. You see one tractor driven by one man. These days, an air-conditioned tractor with a radio.

Yet what is not so obvious is that technology enabled feminism. Technology freed men from the drudgery of working in fields to support themselves and their families. The same technology also freed women from working in the house cooking, canning, making and mending clothes. And all the rest of the drudgery.

Technology has made life a lot easier than it's been for thousands of years. Yet there are those unintended consequences.

Who could have predicted the ungratefulness of women? The cries of "More! More! Because I'm oppressed by men!"

Not individual women, of course. Just the mass of them.

I operate on the assumption the mass of people, in their totality, are ruled by envy. Crowds have no brains. They're ruled by emotion. Envy, which always excludes gratitude.

Yet women seem to be worse, since most women are influenced by their feelings more than men.

There is babbling about the "the feminine imperative" and "hypergamy" and other evo-psych fantasies. These concepts are going to hinder understanding.

It's a lot easier to understand people - and women - by understanding the Seven Deadly Vices: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride.

My experience has been women's greatest sin is envy (think Eve and the serpent). So I keep in mind the mass of women are driven by envy, the desire to have what men have and to destroy it if they can't get it. Not "the feminine imperative" and the rest of those concepts.

Envy is in fact the basis of leftism and most women are vaguely liberal. So, what drives them is envy

I keep in mind that Woman Unleashed (from civilization) is envy and hate. And sometimes gluttony and lust and greed.

But gratitude? Never.


Robert What? said...

Yes, but two forms of slavery have made a comeback. Or maybe they are more like indentured servitude. Firstly, any worker not in the "gray economy" is a slave to the IRS. Secondly, modern American marriage has become a form of slavery for many, if not most, men.

Anonymous said...

The husband slave, even after divorce: