Gerontocracy, have you ever heard of this term? Do you see your peers in power making common sense decisions or your grandmothers and grandfathers age group having fun taking their cake? Are you recognizing the increasing age of those holding and gaining power? Do they seem to be out of touch?
The price of everything is going up and it doesn’t look like there is any intention of stopping the crazy path we’re on. Why has everything lost its value and meaning? What are the driving forces behind this irresponsible, arrogant thinking and action?
Well, have you ever thought about being under the rule of a Gerontocracy?
What in the world is going on huh?…
Nothing will change until the want for power changes. The problem continues to be that everyone is living an indebted life – but why and to who? We have created a society and culture where people start their life owing something to somebody.
People are raised to be indebted to those who brought them into the world. Indebted to the society and structures built around and passed onto them. They are indebted to the choices that are being given and/or taken away from them. All tirelessly indebted to their modern opportunities and the judgment that comes with it being different than what was previous.
Do you notice the average ages of the political, cultural and economic “leaders” over the decades passed? Have you noticed it’s the same people and that group continues to age above society? Generation after generation are living longer and holding onto their positions longer. We have watched the same people hold onto their positions for 30 odd years, and then be given the right to continue to do so based on their own individual desires. To the point their needs and wants are valued above the rest of society and other generations. Without even realizing it, Gerontocracy has been taking a hold to develop the modern day Aristocracy.
Copied from Dictionary.com as:
Noun | plural, ger·on·toc·ra·cies | [jer-uhn-tok-ruh-see] |
1. Government by a council of elders.
2. A governing body consisting of old people.
3. A state or government in which old people rule.
Copied from Merriam-Webster.com as:
Noun | plural gerontocracies | ger·on·toc·ra·cy | jer-ən-ˈtä-krə-sē |
1. Rule by elders.
2. Specifically : a form of social organization in which a group of old men or a council of elders dominates
or exercises control.
Copied from Dictionary.com as:
Noun | plural, ar·is·toc·ra·cies |
1. a class of persons holding exceptional rank and privileges, especially the hereditary nobility.
2. a government or state ruled by an aristocracy, elite, or privileged upper class.
3. government by those considered to be the best or most able people in the state.
4. a governing body composed of those considered to be the best or most able people in the state.
5. any class or group considered to be superior, as through education, ability, wealth, or social prestige.
Copied from Merriam-Webster.com as:
Ar·is·toc·ra·cy | a-rə-ˈstä-krə-sē | er-ə- | plural aristocracies |
1. government by the best individuals or by a small privileged class.
2.A. a government in which power is vested (see VEST entry 2 sense 1a) in a minority consisting of those believed to be best qualified.
2.B. a state with such a government.
3. a governing body or upper class usually made up of a hereditary nobility; a member of the British aristocracy.
4. a class or group of people believed to be superior (as in rank, wealth, or intellect); an intellectual aristocracy.
Isn’t it funny that we have voting systems and representation of the people, yet the same families remain in politics and positions of power? Has the power of the people actually ever increased or has the imbalance only grown? Well if democracy and the direction of these same groups is the be all and end all to all of our success, why do we have less freedom and control over our own decisions and lives?
Never Forget What Was Imposed: “Rules for Thee but Not For ME!”
A Design to Create Sheeple
History can show us that people are very caught up in and indebted to the propaganda and manipulation the smaller group of ruling elites push. Choosing what is to be known and done to perpetuate the same norms throughout society using money, television, media and work. Through this everyone has become indebted to the norms, thoughts, fears and choices realized through brainwashing and a lack of education, information or proper communication.
Unfortunately, through this process individual independence has been undermined and people have given themselves up to the masses. They have given up exercising their free will to choose and to question. We need to realize that we are ultimately responsible for our own choices and the consequences that come with following along. That being said, the sad reality is that decades of manipulation have been endured to make sure this end is realized now.
Good Thing We Have History to Check On
Political, corporate and celebrity elites have defined the modern day Aristocracy. The Silent, Boomer and Gen Xer generations are ensuring it’s a Gerontocracy that rules us all. Unwilling to pass the torch to the next generations or promote freedom or power for them as adults capable of thinking or choosing for themselves. These older groups continue to rule and only pass their power and position onto their families and friends in order to keep the ruling circle small. Through this they maintain their power and standing as they age above and apart from society. This also makes sure that their own ideals are maintained as the mainstream beliefs to be followed.
While they gain more riches and power, the rest of society losses theirs. While the generations grow further apart in age, economic prosperity, respect or understanding, they also grow further out of touch. More often than not kids are paying costs attached to them that are not their burden to bear. Undermining other generations has become a norm within society, always working against one another rather than learning from each other.
Gerontocracy Is Ruining Us All
Aren’t elders meant to pave a path for the next generations to flourish upon as they expand, providing guidance without blockades or fear?
When we have elders who like to hold the carrots for themselves and manipulate the next generations to keep it that way, it causes chaos. That is the exact problem and specific issue we need to be paying close attention to now. It’s time to be able to look in the mirror and admit to who we are, where we are and what truly needs to happen next. We need to keep people in check and people need to recognize and understand their strengths and weaknesses again. There is nothing wrong in recognizing your time to make change. In fact, recognizing and acting based on this knowledge is a true strength we could develop in ourselves better.
The Slow Boil Over Time
Why don’t politicians and bureaucrats live like average citizens? Why do they act like and work with celebrities, propping themselves up as the elites leading the way? The divide between these groups and the rest of society has grown so quickly and large between a few generations in a relatively short period of time. Everything within their reach is getting worse but we praise them anyways. Propping up the older government members and corporate elites while they use our economic hardships to promote their bleeding heart causes.
How is it possible that so much can change but be controlled by the same group of people who complain about the changes they make happen? Why do those with power complain about the consequences and norms of the economic, social and political issues that are passed down to the rest of society? 2022 and all that we endure is the Silent, Boomer and Gen Xers generations’ legacies and mentality. This is what they knowingly passed down to us all as they rule and promote this Gerontocracy. They are all aware that the bill was passed down to their children and future generations as the young suffer and they continue to thrive.
What Is Being Accomplished Anymore?
Virtue signaling has become the overarching societal culture. Everything has drastically changed and people don’t seem to believe in knowing or doing something about information anymore. Instead they just signal about it socially. The psychological warfare to undermine the essence of people and their free will has been long standing and planned. What happened to elders, wisdom and the passing of knowledge and power?
What happened to caring about and encouraging younger generations to thrive better than the previous? The selfishness that has overwhelmed these older populations has caused them to hate and undermine the innocent lives forced to take on what is handed to them. They blame and judge those younger than them for making different choices or failing within the broken systems they are stuck in. These young people are being blamed for the poor leadership and parenting of the older adults that have been ruining the way for decades. The older generations refuse to step aside or to be honest to allow any solutions or proper change for better things to take place.
These Manipulative Mentalities Need to Change and Leave the Public Sphere
In these circles people are out of touch, out of date, refuse to upgrade, manipulate weaknesses and use their strengths to serve themselves. A criminal culture of grifting – to rob Peter to pay Paul, making sure to monopolize opportunities for everyone else. In games like these there are no real winners, unfortunately. Everybody loses in the end because nothing is working in sync. The thing about the inevitability of time is that the truth always comes out within it. The great thing about technology and healthier living is that we now have more time than ever for all truths to be revealed. Thus, the veil is coming down now.
Seek the truth, reflect on the past, be honest for your future and make things better starting now.
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