Everything is a tool of everything else.
We are the tools of Wheat and Grass – http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/214, yet they are also the tools of us. The same applys to religion, our bodies, our minds, rocks, everything.
Everything uses everything else. Everything is a tool, be it physical and tangible or virtual, notional and ideological.
Power tools, are the things that are huge levers over our minds, that can be used to be used to manipulate us to serve a purpose or goal. Some levers are now so large that their original purpose has been lost and they appear to have a mind of their own – See Dawkins on Meme’s and religion.
However if we are conscious that everything is a tool, we can then sieze control of these tools and use them to achieve our own goals. Rather than having goals dictated to us by the memes that we have created.
Below is a starting list of Power Tools
PR and Propaganda (a fine line indeed)
The Capitalist System
Global and Regional Economics
Community (damaged by the meme of the individual)
Many of these tools are now without clear goal or purpose. What is Our goal, is the greatest question we can ask ourselves, we must then use the tools to meet that purpose.
Note Our Goal, is not to be confused with Why are we here? We are here, deal with it.
The question is How should we be? We won’t agree on everything, but we should start with shared and collective Goals and forget about personal belief systems and thinking about reasons for being.
You live, now create something or be a part of something that makes your life worthwhile.