When you look at all the classic James Bond villains, it becomes evident that they mostly fit into two categories.
The first act for their own selfish greed, and the second on some twisted sense of natural balance... sketching themselves as the scale whilst creating anarchy for new order to rise from the ashes.
You don’t need to be a genius to see that the world is in total chaos at the moment, yet I’m sure those who are, wished that they weren’t so clever as to coin the title.
The world’s brains trust would have us hear that all will be well... eventually. With uneven nails and sweaty foreheads they feverishly attempt to accurately calculate our probability of survival and prosperity on every front, from economics to politics.
On that basis, all always becomes well and a solution normally follows a problem, considering the Law of Causality.
Our problem however, is vested in the process of getting to the solution, and everything in between.
Any hardship, as with prosperity, always has a beginning and an end, yet the encouraging words “...we’ll get through this ...” soon loses its twinkle when you realise the ‘we’ refers to the human race, and not you as a person...
But first, back to the Bond villain...
The classic Bond villain is the manifestation of our worst selves. Someone with a diminished sense of morality, who acts either to the demise of others for own gain, or the person who witnesses that the world is imbalanced and via a lack of morality accepts the responsibility to balance it... in a delusional sense, for the greater good.
In short... the embodiment of our definition of evil.
I say greater good, because the measure is simply to endorse something that is necessary, without the constraints of it being classified as good or evil.
As humans, we fall within the ambit of being natural beings within the universe, and as such also form a link in the universal chain around us. Essentially, in a subatomic sense, there is no more difference between a human and a rock, when our composition is viewed in absolution.
Now, before I continue, I must state that this is simply a logical observation, and not an attempt to prove or disprove the existence of a supernatural being. For that matter, there is no way for science to be able to do this, as it has the capacity to both prove and disprove such an existence through the Laws of Contradiction and Noncontradiction, making the attempt futile, and the argument both ways irrelevant.
You either believe, or you don’t.
So... morality then...
Some would say the very essence which makes us human, and distinguishes us from life around us, yet our definition of evil boils down to a profound lack of morality.
This all makes good and evil simply relative to the manner it is measured, and pre-supposes that evil people are not human.
Friedrich Nietzsche describes morality as a constraint placed on the strong to protect the weak, and thus works counter the natural world. Lion prides are sometimes decimated because a stronger male defeated the weaker... it is the way nature works, and intended everything to work.
It is the universal balance of things, and a disruption in this balance normally creates an anomaly which would render the entire system abnormal... eventually.
The world’s history is made by the strong, at the cost of the weak. The haves will always have and the have not’s will always rely on their vulnerability due to the fact that they don’t.
The fact of the matter is that the haves have, because they possess the capacity to get.
The have nots on the other hand could also be defined as the will never haves, as the capacity to get does not exist with them.
The emergence of the Human Rights movements has secured legal protection for the weak, and we all marvelled at the humanity we instilled on the universe by doing so.
In short... we would want to tell the universe that we are at the centre of it, and that our weak deserve to flourish at the cost of universal balance.
Now... this all may seem like the writings of Anders Brevik or Adolf Hitler, as the idea that the weak deserve to perish because they are weak cuts against everything we regard as being humans with morals. From a moral sense, it truly is wrong... yet from a natural sense, and the preservation of balance, morality has no role to play.
In the next couple of years the earth will stand at 8 Billion inhabitants, and in the years following thereafter... who knows.
The bottom line is that we created imbalance in the system, and we believe that we have the capacity to sustain humanity... at the cost of balance, because we are human.
Systems tend to correct themselves when imbalance occurs, and although we deem ourselves above the universe, we simply are not.
From a natural point of view, we are nothing more than a link in a chain.
The world economy corrected itself with the property market during the middle 2000’s, and the eventuality is the economic turmoil experienced globally.
The universe will start culling the weak on its own, if the strong doesn’t have the will to do it, which in a sense makes the strong weak as well, and thus susceptible to destruction with the weak.
Economic uncertainty, famine, political unrest, international tensions, racism and all the other really bad things we deal with each day, will only increase as we are imbalanced... until...
Until the bubble pops and the battle lines are drawn.
Until China and Russia decide that they’ve tiptoed around the issue long enough, or the West decides that they’ll do what they do best, by securing resources for their own survival.
Until the penny drops, and morality and human rights fly out the door to make space for survival of the strongest and the costs involved in an arms race seems quite reasonable for the outcome.
When the Bond villain manifests himself in the government willing to take the lead, and mushroom clouds all around the globe propagate the arrival of the strong... the ones with the will to push the button that destroyed the earth... and balanced the universal balance sheet.
At some stage in the near future... most probably.
The world’s brains trust possess the knowledge that the above is inevitable, and for the rest of us... ignorance, truly is bliss.
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