There’s really no need for a person to discuss his or her differences with anyone if you suspect that you are already deemed to be the one at fault. Messing around with that other Neanderthal’s Cave-Woman, if that’s your thing, isn’t very smart on your part, especially if your stick of wood is smaller then his wooden club. If that’s what you think, then deciding to walk into a den of Lions already believing or thinking of yourself as breakfast, lunch, and maybe a little leftovers for dinner is pretty much less than sane as well.
As a species, we are the only living creature that has the abilities and constraints/freedoms of a FREE WILL. A hungry Lion doesn’t tear you apart and eat you because it doesn’t like you, it eats you because you are it’s FOOD.
It is a natural tendency for our species to look upon differences between ourselves and others as an simple unspoken excuse for deliberate non-action, which can also be defined as callousness, which can lead to bigotry, hatred or simply, indifference.
This falsely identified human defect that is part of our “free will” can and will masquerade around as an honest display of human ignorance and lack of common sense, and eventually display itself in our negative actions or responses towards others who truly should be receiving our sympathy and empathy.
Like the person raised in a household of learned bigotry and celebrated, practiced, racial hatred. You ask that person, “Why do you feel the way you do about people of this color, or that religion, or that sexual orientation?
They will give you all their excuses, and NONE of those reasons can be accurately proven as natural to our species.
They WILL continue to believe that CULTURALLY they are right, that they hate Blacks, as an example, because their parents, grandparents, and many generations before them thought they got it right. They will continue to be negative to LGBT or other peoples simply because their “Church” or religious beliefs tell them it’s a sin.
In actuality, when it seems like there is more of something, there is less. We have progressed. It may seem as if bigotry, hatred, and racism has grown and is stronger than it ever was. It’s not. Our species has evolved, and continues to evolve.
I believe we can demonstrate more love and reason today. Think of this amazing possibility, a “Black” POTUS. Obama just finished serving our great country as President for the past eight years. Our species IS more “human”, now than any time in our history.
BUT. And it’s a BIG BUTT! We still have large portions of our planet where people are dying of starvation, and places where people can legally have sex with little children. We still have war and death, and at the same time, our technology continues to advance and evolve.
We continue to solve age-old scientific mysteries, invent new stuff and eradicate sicknesses and disease, while at the same time, developing, manufacturing and dropping bigger and more precise weapons (bombs) on innocent people.
Too bad that our weapons don’t have a foolproof “Bad Dude/Good Dude” targeting device like in some Science Fiction movies, point your weapon, and it instantly determines “Bad Guy versus Good Guy” as you pull the trigger. No more guessing for GI Joe. The Army sniper doesn’t have to wonder for the rest of his life if the five year old child he practically decapitated with a single bullet, really was a terrorist or an innocent.
Yes. We have made great leaps forward in technology. Yippee. We are so good, where’s my cell phone? Folks, we do know this already, it’s taken us a few hundred years or so to realize that we are ALL of one human species. Some people just don’t have the common sense to realize it.
Again, this is all part of our evolution as a species. And this post is a continuation, evolution if you will, of my own personal beliefs. Take a wild guess, what will we look like 500 years from now. The size of our genitalia? Reptilian skin? Will we still have ears? Will technology cross/blend with our human aspects? Solid State Sphincter Muscles, able to chop wood?
The purposed lack of sympathy is replaced as “justified in our mind”, as intolerance instead of tolerance, callous hatred instead of forgiveness and love, etceteras.
We convince ourselves and others of our kind that the other person of a cultural heritage unlike ours, is different, so therefore, must be evil. Since the early beginnings of our known history, our cultures and religions have had a nasty habit of killing off people with different ideas, skin colors, languages.
We have done this whilst gobbling up the new lands and resources that we explore/invade. All of this activity has been a contributing factor to the evolution of our species on this planet we call Earth.
From the early hunter/gatherers emergence out of Africa and the Middle East, becoming farmers with sustaining crops, to the generations of inventiveness that re-created us over and over again, we have been evolving as a species, we just don’t have cameras for eyeballs yet.
The one thing that we continue to carry with us in our genes, generation after generation, is the ability to feel sympathetic towards another person or species. We certainly have the ability to love, right?
Along with real sympathy, as a species, we also carry in those same genes, the utterly insane ideas born out of that “human will/choice” to display the lack of sympathy and to purposely prefer and adapt to the chosen hatred and bigotry of our cultures and forefathers.
We see this clearly in the division and separation of our species based on social/ethnic and racial differences. Guess what folks. It has been that way for thousands of years.
We see this as we react to evolution, which boils down to, reactions to life itself. We feel the empathy/sympathy when a relative or friend dies, as well as when a natural disaster wipes out thousands of people at a time in some distant land. You don’t see animals coming to the rescue with food, shelter and water. People do that. Lions and Tigers don’t.
We can even feel remorse, or the guilt that the guilty should feel, when a military force of one country turns the innocent people’s of another country, into THEIR OWN Armageddon of bloody destruction, and suffering.
The weaker of the two enemies will eventually lose the battles, and the wars. That’s why we still have Nuclear Weapons, FEAR. What’s so hard to understand about fear and ignorance? Cultural differences, personal selfishness and the desire for retribution/revenge?
Humans are the only species on this planet that kill others of our species, as profoundly good as we do. I looked into the crazy eyes of “Gonna Kill Me Some More Gooks” Corporal in a bar in Saigon one time . At that moment I ALSO knew what fear was.
As of today, all our different cultures, religions or belief systems, and accomplishments, can be turned into radioactive dust in the flash of a few minutes. Was this the case two hundred years ago? No.
Which leads me to my optimistic conclusion that quite possibly, some, maybe only a few, who are alive today, might already have, or soon will possess the answers simply because of how close we are to purposely, or inadvertently eliminating our species from this planet.
The following in Italics is taken in part, from: http://www.nickbostrom.com/fut/evolution.html
I tend to be the optimist in all of this. What is called the “Panglossian” view, maintains that mankind’s past record of success gives us good grounds for thinking that evolution (whether biological, mimetic, or technological) will continue to lead in desirable directions.
If that is the case, even if we do incinerate 3/4 of the planets population in my own Big BangBangBang theory, our species will somehow survive, stronger, smarter, and above all else, a peaceful, loving species.
So far, so good? Have you fallen asleep yet?
I’m thinking of starting a new FB Page and if there is enough interest, a new website:
The Emerging Panglossian Culture, The belief and study of a Panglossian Nascentionalist Evolution and the future of a Transculturalism Society
Nascent describes the birth or beginning of something, for example a civilization, a trend, an idea, or an action. It can also imply a future promise, like the evolution of our species regardless of bad shit happening.
Transculturalism is defined as “seeing oneself in the other”. Transcultural (pronunciation: trans kul′c̸hər əl or tranz kul′c̸hər əl) is in turn described as “extending through all human cultures” or “involving, encompassing, or combining elements of more than one culture”.
All these fancy words to simply say, it’s all about the Golden Rule folks. The Golden Rule or law of reciprocity is the principle of treating others as one would wish to be treated oneself. It is a maxim of altruism seen in many human religions and human cultures. Golden Rule – Wikipedia “Do unto others, as you would like them to do unto you”. Simple.
Some people are already prepared, some have yet to prepare. I’m not a Doom & Gloom kind of dude. I just think a new world will be ushered in by a sudden event. If you have remote property away from major metropolitan areas and cities. Good for you. I would still dig a deep hole. I’m also optimistic enough to think that as a species, we might be able to discover a positive way, i.e., we can take the right path towards the future.
I close out this thought with a song by John Lennon
Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
WAKE UP SHEEPLE!
Peace & Abide, La paz y la morada, السلام والالتزام , שלום ושמירה, Paix et Demeure, Խաղաղությունը եւ մնալը, Мир и пребывание,, 平和と遵守, 和平與恪守, Aştî û Abad, صلح و عبید, Fred och Abide, Kapayapaan at Patuloy, Frieden und Bleiben, Mir i Ostanite, शांति और निवास, Hòa bình và ở lại, Мир и Абиде, שלום און בלייַבן, สันติภาพและการปฏิบัติ, Mir in bivanje,
Dr. T. C. Saxe, DD, RSISHE
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