In modern civilization we deal with many of the most primitive issues that have faced individual entities since the dawn of time. The issue is that there is always a bigger fish. In the wild the weaker of a species tend to be over run, starved out, or simply killed by the Alpha.
Humans like to think that we are above this kind of behavior, but are we? The truth is a bigger company muscles out the little guy. The younger men tend to be given more work then the older men and understandably so. The only real difference between humans and a wolf pack, is that we congregate into large cities for there is safety in numbers and we tend to feel charitable towards those who are too old to pull their own weight.
It has been said that man is set apart from other animals because of his intelligence; however, if you watch a colony of ants one can argue that early humans learned to build cities by watching the ant. But has the city become a liability in modern times. The individual has lost his or her identity in favor of becoming a nameless cog in the machine. And those who have not become so fortunate as to have lost their identity for the honor of becoming a slave to a time clock so they can only have enough to feed their families, these men and women become thought of as an unfortunate liability that the culture hates to deal with.
These misfits of society have been around since the dawn of man. We call the homeless, vagabond, hobos or any number of names that I have not mentioned. Every city in the world, and throughout history has looked for ways to hide, cover up, or eliminate vagrancy from there borders. But as Jesus reminds us, “the poor will always be with us” (Matt, 26:11). Yet if the city’s population did not create laws such as, “No camping,” and allowed the homeless to create their own income as long as they are not breaking other laws the Homeless population would more then likely decrease. But cities don’t like being stifted on their taxes so selling bottled water on the side of the road on a hot day in illegal without a license. The truth is Gypsies are never welcomed because they tend to be willing to do the work that no one wants and they take jobs away from the locals, who don’t really want the job anyway.
No let’s look at cities from another point of view. Let’s say the earth is not over populated but rather the places that people want to live are over populated. People come to cities for convenience. I like to joke with my wife that I would never want to live in a place that did not have a Starbucks at every intersection. In other words, cities promote laziness. If I had to I could hunt for my food and make my own clothes, but why would I when Walmart in just just the street. I like to call this pattern of lazy “the Urban Problem”. However the Bible warns against the evil that comes from the city. In Genesis 12: 1-20 we learn that the city of Ur was an evil city and we know this by their worship practices, at any rate the lord told Abraham to keep traveling because of it. My point is this, cities work off of a Democratic Majority opinion which tends to be driven by the popularity of the Alpha. In other words, the masses are told what to think and they tend to fallow. If the Alpha is corrupted so are the masses. To make matters worse, the bulk of the younger population are educated by schools that are subsidiaries of a government agenda, so they never get a chance to learn to think. Are cities a good idea?