Do you understand what this means for the future our planet?
Humans tend to jump to conclusions too easily, we all do it and try very hard to consciously avoid it – but we do catch ourselves doing it and end up mentally back peddling to logical niceness. Take for example the ‘theory’ of the Alpha Male within wolf packs – for years observers thought there was an Alpha male who took by force. More recent study has shown it really to be nothing more than the oldest wisest Wolf and since the pack is a family – it’s just the head of the family i.e a great grandparent!
This takes me nicely to the idea of the Alpha Male in other tribes of other species including humans. We’ve all seen the Alpha male at work, if like me you’ve worked in a company that has a large aggressive salesforce that works ‘on the road’ then you’ll have seen these guys in action very closely!
Starting in the early 1980’s, scientists in behavioral labs studying Rats started to notice a change in the typical ‘alpha male’ behavior. The alpha’s had always been aggressive, taking the best space, home, food and mates by physical force. These days though, there is a new alpha in town – and this alpha still takes the best space, home food and mates…but he does not use force! It’s an area of little study but initial observations indicate that the male is just more intelligent than the typical alpha male. What is happening is that the traditional aggressive alpha’s are being forced out, then they are fighting amongst themselves – natural selection is pushing the aggressive alpha’s out. Evolving DNA, natural selection, star-seeds, walk-ins or a spiritual evolution – it doesn’t matter how you explain it according to your own personal beliefs – all that is important is that it is happening and we are all share it’s benefit.
I could put a picture here of Pimu, an alpha male chimpanzee who attacked his 2nd in charge – resulting in 4 subordinate males biting him to death in response. This happened in Tanzania and of course the headlines were dramatized as “chimp leader assassinated by gang of underlings” and it was never properly explained beyond the violence. Similar case studies have been reported as not that uncommon by Michael Wilson of the University of Minnesota on Minneapolis.
In the 1930’s, one response to the North American ‘great depression’ was a social movement known as the ‘TECHNOCRACY MOVEMENT’ – an attempt to replace all politicians and business leaders with scientists and other intelligencia who had the mental acuity and expertise to manage the economy properly. This was a genuine idea produced from the experts in the subject of social engineering. After the end of the tribal conflict known as world-war-2, the resulting calmness and prosperity caused the movement to get less attention as there was less of a need. What this goes to show – is that when the tribe really does get squeezed and desperate – the good ideas do get rushed to the top – and this shows official recognition that we don’t have the smartest members of our tribe making the tribal decisions. Nature on the other hand still maintains this approach – there is nothing like moneycredits or bribes in the animal kingdom that can replace wisdom and experience that is afforded to the agreed leaders in the animal kingdom. We do get ‘monkey hookers’ who will give male monkeys happy endings for some berries but I’ll save that little oddity for a future article!
So where is this growth of the new intelligent alpha male?
The first most obvious place to look is in the younger generations. My own logic dictates that if there is a rise in intelligence – then if I look towards the concerns and complaints of younger people – I should find them in consistently growing numbers of protest as well as them focusing on big societal issues at a younger age than those previous generations before them. We should also see a rise in ‘blue network’ (police) training and investment in equipment/strategies for monitoring and controlling/kettling citizen protests. Lets look at some case studies and numbers:
Technology Meets Evolved DNA/attitudes
I quite enjoyed looking at the data showing how many people had recently signed a petition. In the 1970’s it was only around the 20% mark, and my ‘out of data’ data showed that it had already risen past 70% of the population active in petitions in 2006. With facebook and internet enabled devices growing insanely popular over the last 8 years – I’d not be surprised if petition activity had reached 90% of the population now.
If you have read my blog over the last year or so, which only grows at about 8 articles per year – you’ll see my constant focus on my uses/ideas of technology to effect change in all areas of our society. Education, crime, government, effective resource usage etc. The power of this technology isn’t the computers, it never was – it has and will always be the ability for people to information share and communicate on a mass scale in a very public platform. How long will it be before the citizens begin to create their own ‘wanted list’ of those leaders not seen fit to participate in seats of decision making for the rest of us? Will the internet be one of the tools that see’s the re-construction and re-training of the leadership network that governs our everyday lives on a national and international level?
When Will The Tipping Point Happen?
If I had enough current data to ‘mine‘ and analyse using my programming skills, I could probably toss into this article a few trend line forecasts on when political instability will happen – when the sheer volume of protestors on the street will overwhelm any form of public order containment – but unfortunetely this sort of information belongs to security services who discuss these things when parliament is not in public sesson and is not available via www.data.gov.uk under the freedom of information laws. If you have this data for me to dig into – please send it my way!
I must point out that I do not in any way support anything but peacefully protests. I struggle, however, to find myself condemning a crowd pulling apart anyone shooting at them or threatening the well-being of the crowd when they are not being violent themselves. This is especially true if the threat is coming from people appearing to be those who are supposed to protect the public or an agent provocateur trying to make the public seem violent to justify violent dispersal of a crowd (these are always the people with the hidden faces and police-issue footwear seen on the news throwing a brick through the window of a coffee shop). It was my own queen’s education system that taught me the part of history where even Kings can loose their heads if they don’t take care of the populous. When it comes to bad leadership, the keywords you should look for in my language is always ‘re-training’ and ‘admitting errors’ – I don’t support replacing or destroying existing systems of management – just replacing/re-training those people who are in-effective in their roles and the adoption of modern technologies to help.
Whatever happens in the future, the key is to just wait for the evolving. We can see that intelligence is replacing aggressiveness and globally, it is becoming a better place, these changes are detected across generations so very hard to see.