Originally posted by donquijote
My own take is that there's nothing written or even formal, just a communion of interests. They all have a stake in keeping the jungle, which provide them their livelihood, and the livelihood of those behind them. To think that the Pope, or the president of America got real power is illusory. The real power comes from the PUPPETEER. This is a real person according to some (a clique of bankers) or simply MONEY, in which case all predators with "teeth and paws" (money) have a vested interest in keeping the Law of the Jungle.
...Even if you own a small business with two employees you don't want to empower them. The lion doesn't tolerate competition.
thank you for your reply. I am pretty much amazed by this forum. Finally I get "an introduction to life" here. In real life I have not yet found pple who would have these insights or discuss them with me.
As for the lion who does not tolerate competition I ve already had my little experience with it. People who are in a leading position necesarily are confronted with fears that their power could crumble anytime. Thus they must keep the others down at any cost while still keeping up good relations as their power lastly depends on the people below them.
To come back to the example of the Vatican, I d like to add that I ve read though they possess many pieces of art that are invaluable (and which they can?t sell) they are deep in read numbers. I don t really get it if the US would help the Vatican (moneywise) just in return for backing GW in his war.
I tend to believe that much of what has been said in this thread is rather true about the big picture but in detail I don t manage to see yet that what Ratzinger wrote for helping GW in his elections has had a direct benefit for Ratzi & Co.
Eventually I would not even exclude that the present pope was not aware of the mayor effects of his writings. He is very much into the doctrine and it can t be excluded that he got tangled up in his severe theories. - But well, I tend to think that your thoughts exposed here are more likely.
"No one can hit their target with their eyes closed."