Is Natural Evolution Pushing Kenyans Through A Capitalist Test.
All of life, from the simplicity of single-celled organisms to the complexity of humans, is governed by the laws and trials of evolution. But today’s trials to the Kenyans seems to have gotten to their nerves. Today’s youth are increasingly unhappy with the way their elders are running the world. Their ire was most recently expressed when thousands of countrymen and others across the African Nation Kenya were online demanding the scrapping of the newly formed 16% VAT on petroleum products making life unbearable.
Where we may think that only the young that are opening their eyes to the politicians who ditched their work of policy formulation and joined the easy of who eat where and who suppliers where and how are the commissions paid on football benchmarking tours to Russia and Europe. But there’s growing evidence that today’s young adults, ranging in age from 25 to 40 or so, are strongly dissatisfied with other fundamental aspects of our political and economic system. Specifically, growing numbers are rejecting capitalism. Ideally everyone is born a capitalist from the race before conception. This makes me wonder how young people would redesign the economic system if they could. The answer, based on recent articles on the main stream media, should make any status-quo politician seriously rethink their economic policies.
The laws of biology double as the fundamental lessons of history. All beings are subject to the processes and trials of evolution, to the struggle for existence. Only the fittest survive. The first biological lesson in the history of mankind is that life is competition. Competition is not only the life of trade, it is the trade of life – peaceful when food abounds, violent when the mouths outrun the food. Animals eat one another without qualm; civilized men consume one another by due process of law. Co-operation is real, and increases with social development, but mostly because it is a tool and form of competition; we co-operate in our group – our family, community, club, church, party, “race”, or nation – in order to strengthen our group in its competition with other groups.”
We are born unequal. Physical and psychological strengths shape us. Over time, the strong get stronger; the weak get relatively weaker. In a free society, inequality is the norm, not the exception. “We are all born unfree and unequal: subject to our physical and psychological heredity, and to the customs and traditions of our group; diversely endowed in health and strength, in mental capacity and qualities of character. Nature loves difference as the necessary material of selection and evolution.
Every advance in the complexity of the economy puts an added premium upon superior ability, and intensifies the concentration of wealth, responsibility, and political power. Today, we debate how to cope with said inequality. Should we strive for equality of opportunity? Equality of outcome? Should we allow for wealth creation at the expense of equality? The concentration of wealth is natural and inevitable and is periodically alleviated by violent or peaceable partial redistribution. In this view, all economic history is the slow heartbeat of the social organism, a vast systole and diastole of concentrating wealth and compulsive recirculation.
Sometimes you might start to take things for granted but you need to remember and reflect on where you started and how far you’ve come. As the years go by, it’s easy to lose sight of successes, no matter how big or small. While tackling my hustle, I’ve had good and great days, and also have had times where I thought about throwing in the towel. But I often reflect on where I started, and where it has taken me. My sister recently reminded me that working is a dream for many jobless out there and that’s reminds me that am not the only one working hard here. I’ve always loved to shop, get dressed up, and dabble in new beauty products, and that’s exactly what I don’t get to do with my busy schedule. I love it and remind myself to appreciate the opportunities every day. Don’t take your current situation for granted.