The Underdog’s Dying Breath

For a brief moment in the history of consciousness, the underdog could fight for a better future. Before this moment, kings bore the divine right to rule over their peons, and lords retained the quasi-divine right to maintain their landholdings. In this moment, man made his own destiny (but never exactly as he pleased). After this moment, politicians bore the realist right to rule over their populations, and shareholders bore the market right to rule over employees. What was before a crystalline lattice-work of interlocking religious ritual, tradition, and culture was for a brief moment exploded, only to be immediately replaced with a steel shell built in bricks of market ritual, behavioral control, and social “science.” How fortunate man has been!