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I'm going to get myself into hot water here, but.....

There are Ghandis - and Hitlers - everywhere. Sometimes the wandering strange attractor of mythology locates itself on top of one of these leaders-in-waiting and transforms them. And thus the mythology renews itself. This renewal process has been happening since the dawn of humanity.

The reason I think individual  'will' is not involved, is because any mythological set is contributed to by all its believers, not just one. That leader has to be wanted, needed, desired and created by all those believers - even if it is change that is the aim, rather than a specific leader. The individual will is ridiculously weak in comparison.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Aug 27th, 2009 at 02:36:24 PM EST
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