Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Pathology of Power

Almost everything in life works to their benefit. They influence the laws ... and the lawmakers. While the rest of us are working and raising families and coaching Little League teams, they dedicate their lives to gaining direct control over the social institutions. Forget about sex, drugs and rock 'n roll. The real key to the so called kingdom on Earth ... is power.

Today, we're going to jump right into the fire of one of the most important issues in our society: the pathology of power.

When I moved from Vancouver to Toronto in 1995, Mike Harris' Conservative Party and their Common Sense Revolution had just been elected as Premier of the province in a huge majority. I was struck by how he used that majority to ram through often controversial legislation that sometimes was directly against what the citizens said they wanted. Not to bore you with details, but the amalgamation of the six cities of Greater Toronto into one huge megacity was pushed through over the overwhelming disagreement of the citizens of the cities involved, who had all conducted extensive referenda within their cities.

I began to think about the pathology of power, although I didn't have a name for it then. So when I discovered Dr. Keppe's Liberation of the People: The Pathology of Power, I devoured it.

Let's explore more about it with Dr. Claudia Pacheco, vice-president of Keppe's International Society of Analytical Trilogy.

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