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What is it about humans, that we take something simple like the teachings of a carpenter from Nazareth or an Arab philosopher and build on it until the original simple idea is lost under a super structure of human hubris and control. Even Joseph Smith, for all that he claims to have channeled a very complicated litany of rules from the angels, started a church based on a few simple core beliefs. What exists now for those religions is virtually unrecognizable as having come from those simple beginnings.

Only now, in the rise of the human intimacy given by internet and cloud, do we look back on our dependency on religion and shake our heads in wonder that we were so deluded.

And yet we have so very much further to go.

We have done to law and social order what we did to our religions. A core of simple rules has become a tottering tower of laws that threaten to topple over with the addition of every new law written.

Logic says that this is a cycle. That countries rise and countries fall, brought down by rebellion or coup or monetary collapse caused by the rigid rigor mortis of old age. That we must start over, like a game of Jenga after that last brick was removed and the whole structure fell down. Wipe the slate, rewrite the rules, make a new Constitution.

But in truth, starting over at square one is only a kind of  Groundhog Day pause in the progression of human evolution while we stop to consider the next step that will get us out of the do-loop.

Did we reinvent religion when it no longer served its purpose? No. We abandoned it, dropping the crutch and walking fee. So to will it be with the rigid thing we call the Rule of Law. And we will do it for very much the same reasons.

When you achieve full consciousness and embrace your sentience, do you really need someone else telling you to do the right thing, when the right thing is so patently obvious and ingrained in your core nature that it is insulting that someone thinks they need to tell you what it is?

And would you listen, when it became apparent that everything they told you was so terribly wrong headed that it was reduced to laughable comedy?

Laughter is the final nail in the coffin lid of all useless things, after all. The monsters under the bed, the boogyman in the closet, the humorless, authoritarian god, the ridiculous cops, judges, and politicians;  they all disappear, shattered and shredded when first we laugh at them instead of being angry or outraged. There is a very fine line between tragedy and a full blown farcical comedy.

You know you are free when they can make you laugh.

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