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It's the undeniable truth of the human condition that people are their own worst enemies.

They would never do as much harm to anything external as they are capable of doing to themselves. Every political party is a party of COMMON men, every saint every sinner is a COMMON man. People would stoop to any level in order to save a few bucks, to save a few minutes, to solve a few needless hassles. Why else would you need general policing and a plethora of laws and regulations that the common man would do just about anything to bend a little? Do we NOT run a traffic light when nobody is watching? Do we NOT push and shove our way to get to the amenities, to get to work or home or just about anywhere a little bit early? Do we NOT sneak in a few dozen random and arbitrary violations of regulations on a daily basis even at the risk of our own lives? (Ignoring Helmet, Speed, Drunk driving rules etc.) Do we not covet our neighbor's possessions? Do we not form opinions and act accordingly, fairness be damned, based on our own biases and assumptions out of flawed emotions like anger, greed and jealousy? A MOB is guided by stupidity and negative emotions that can be manipulated and misused by anyone with half a brain. The mob is only half as smart as its dumbest member and twice as violent as its most thuggish individual. Lynching, honor killing, theft and destruction of public and private property are all done by mobs consisting of the COMMON man. The civil society is the collection of all sorts of men, good and bad, violent and comforting and every government is an epitome of this variety. Often the good is just too little, too late and our own worst nature prevails against our own best intentions. Hitler's Germany was such a united party of COMMON men and they engaged in systematic eradication of their own neighbors and friends over something as foolish as religion and race. Who's to say we won't do it for equally stupid reasons of caste, language or material possessions. Any time in history when people have been given too much power and control without having mastered self control, it goes badly ex: Germany, Russian revolution, the American civil war, the current dozen or so civil wars raging across the globe. Populism can very easily lead to incredible stupidity and a wide range of inherent disasters and historical cruelty of massive scales, of which we are the sole perpetrators, the main culprit our own worst natures. The boon of self governance should not be bastardized as a government of populist measures but should be laid as a foundation for doing the RIGHT THING, not just what suits us and our short term benefits, self governance can never be a positive force if we do not govern our own selves. I am a flawed man and I've been good and bad accordingly when it suited my interests. I am frequented by all sort of negative emotions like anger, greed, jealousy and much worse. But whenever I have been strong enough to exercise self-control, I have been a positive member of a civil collective, a force for good and I TOO AM A COMMON MAN.

If we want to achieve the dreams of peace and prosperity we all have to play our roles, we all need a little more self-control, a little less selfishness and we all have to become sensible and solidary. Freedom without individual responsibility is worse than Anarchy and as the Dark Knight taught us, Anarchy is an unstoppable force that will consume everything in its path unless we control our worst impulses and become an Immovable Object.