Everything in society is determined by a competing handful of elites. Have pluralist social advances made it possible for a commoner’s ascension to power elite status? How does one rise to the ranks of the ruling class? Is it even a meaningful goal? Can their values be influenced externally? What can we do to prosper as non-elite individuals, or how can we find meaning in a world run by the few?
My interests are to somehow explore and clarify this system of elitism, while identify the players, discovering their origins, motives and values, and trying to decode their actions.
Chalmers does not say that the 6th extinction is coming, after the collapse of the USA. http://treegrower.org/Extinction/Extinction%201.html