From the dawn of humanity and the first inkling of society, from the first written word and well before, we have always been ruled by tyrants. The strongest, the most popular, the luckiest have always ruled us and they always will. But the masses move the tyrants like the earth moves the continents, slowly but surely, and they always will.
We fight for the right not to fight. We the masses can do this without fighting, or with. We have a choice.
The old folk song 'This Land is Your Land This Land is My Land' applies to the whole planet earth and all the peoples on it. And our technological advancements demand that we adhere to that rule in order not to destroy ourselves.
If designed and governed from afar, life on earth could be a sweet and beautiful thing, but today our old grudges and debts seem to make that an impossibility.
It's a shame.