Main Question or Discussion Point
Why do you think that there are more people throughout human history and up to modern times, you have more people who in societies with oppressive governments and have all of their natural rights not recognized by the authority in power governing them. You would think that f we supposedly have natural rights like the right to pursue the ownership of property as written by people like John Locke,more people would resist having these rights stripped away from them and you would think they be , I would not say rare, but you would think that the world would consist of a lot less people who were not oppressed , and there would be a lot more societies that ether had absolute freedom , or at least relatively free democracies like those in the United States and western europe, that were formed historically recently. But both historically and today, there have only been a handful of free societies and millions of football stadiums of oppressive societies. Most people I expect don't like to be dominated and you would expect that the societies that would formed would be relatively free societies as a result of the nature of the human being not wanting to be dominated by another against there consent. I suppose one explanation would be that most people were ignorant and relied on guidance from another person rather than guidance from there unrecognized rational mind. But then you would have to explain why it took so long for human beings to acquire a rational mind rather than relying on superstitution and folktales to explain why the world they live in operates the way it does. The other explanation for why their are more oppressive societies than free societies is because humans for so long have been relying self-appointed members of the group to lead them to their next destination that they just grown accustomed to group think rather than engaging in any mode of indepedent thinking because in earlier times I suspect that it was a given for humans to be in the groups because of the dangers of traveling alone.