posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 02:44 AM
I am bookmarking the link, and will look at it as soon as I get home, I am on my way out. I have enjoyed his lectures before.
Just a thought that I always have come up concerning this subject-
I am an individualist by nature, independant, solitary.... part of me always sort of wishing I could learn to "fit in" and go with the flow at
times, trying to study culture and collective movements to see how to do that, but somehow never quite being able to break out of my tendancy to think
for myself and do my own thing.
I don't feel a need to fight against that and free myself, it just seems to happen without my effort.
But something I observe is that not all people are the same, and not all people handle independance and individuality in a responsible way. There are
some people, I swear, do not seem to have the intellectual or emotional skills for choice making that allows personal power to be channeled in a way
which is respectful of self and others, productive and creative.
They are the ones that collect a bunch of automatic weapons and open fire at their high school or college; they are the ones that consider it
perfectly reasonable to lure people into their car and rape and murder them. Or to have ten kids with no male partner and reap in welfare.
Every time I hear a religious person claim that without religion and it's moral rules and condemnations, everyone would go around raping and killing
each other, I wonder if this assertion is based on what they have inside them. -and I don't much want to take their restraining religion away from
them, if you know what I mean.
It looks like the focus here is the pressure of culture to commit these crimes in a collective way, through war.
If you consider that those attracted to that might be because they already have those drives within them (it just gives them an acceptable way to live
it) then maybe war is one way we clean up the gene pool a bit....? Let the predators get together and kill each other, or encourage them to roam
amongst the women and children in a solitary hunt? Hmmm....