The invisible people

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Human history mentioned invisible people without mentioning them. The mass, the vast majority, the anonymous are mainly forgotten in all walks of life.

In Plato’s “Allegory of the cave”, the invisible people are left to their destiny, choosing between comfort and manipulation or the arduous journey of freedom made by Socrates, the only visible one.

The invisible slaves changed history with Spartacus, the visible slave.

Mandela, The King, Gandhi are still vividly visible men of salvation and justice.

The invisible people are the people we choose not to look at. Beggars and homeless are faceless and nameless people of the modern world.

History, ethics, philosophy taught us that ideals of justice and equality are to fight for. However, society is still based on hierarchy, on visibility and invisibility.

The real force lies in the invisible world!

6 thoughts on “The invisible people”

  1. As you stated, this invisibility goes way back in history, perhaps as far as can be reasonably documented. So the question is — is this then a human trait naturally inherent to our species? Say, because our evolution primarily dictates self-survival, self-awareness first? Or is it a consequence of social evolution, perhaps going back to ancient mankind’s earliest gatherings and it’s natural for humans to react this way when living closely clustered among themselves?

    Or, perhaps as most of us believe, it’s a product of continuous hierarchy. Man made divisions that as a result, negatively change our perspectives of each others worth. Branching subconsciously into not only rendering those beneath us invisible — but into distaste, abhorrence, perhaps racism.

    I wonder? When we one day attempt to colonize Mars — What will eventually arise as the predominate social structure on that far away isolated planet? Will social class divisions naturally occur? Will leadership grow evermore controlling, greedy and power hungry as in most cases here on Earth? Will we still in the long run — end up with invisible people? Enjoyable topic Maylnno!

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    1. Thank you my friend.. This topic never fails to amaze me. Maybe the reason is all the above that you have mentioned. For sure, greed and power are causes for this injustice.
      It makes me say this: wherever a rich man is in the world, he will end up living well. Whereas a poor lives badly even in his own country.

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  2. Yes your right May-Lynn, sadly this has always been the way. And unless we someday figure out how to topple this leadership pyramid of wealth and power over the masses — it will forever remain the same. I for one do not believe dissembling stone by stone will accomplish this. Something more, on a sudden massive scale is needed. In what shape or form, I wish I knew!

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    1. Don’t you think that the pandemic and all the worldwide protests have shown the danger of corruption due to a limitless capitalism?
      I have nothing against capitalism per se but it has become dangerous when it became financial and algorithmic. Maybe capitalism needs to be corrected.

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      1. I agree, perhaps capitalism needs a financial gain-limit cap of sorts? How one would go about this is another question, but one of the main issues I see, is the allowed amalgamation of already billion dollar corporations. This results in Super Giant conglomerates, whose unlimited wealth and power then allows them way too much influence. Not only over their own ruling governments, but over the world at large. In essence, they have become bigger and more powerful than the very system (unrestrained Capitalism), that put them in place in the first place.

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