first post of this series we began to point out that the founders of the United States were acting as if they were doctors treating a social disease, human government.
That post pointed out that their experiences under the Kings of England led them to a point of view that power tends to corrupt, so they fashioned the beams and pillars of a social construct called government by the people, in the hopes that, over time, they could tame the beast, or at least keep it under wraps.
The post then went on to discuss some new research and theories, from the science of microbiology, which the second post in the series took a bit further.
Today, in a post over at the Toxins of Power blog, that blog narrowed its focus on microbes by looking at molecular machines within cells that pump toxins out into places that should not have those toxins (Do Molecular Machines Deliver Toxins of Power?).
One hope expressed in this series was a hope for a future vaccine for politicians.
A vaccine that would help them to not become psychopaths as a result of too much exposure to power.
That vaccine could now be getting closer to reality. Cross your fingers.
The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.