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Originally posted by the dacoit
If you just search up the phrase, "thin veneer of civilization" coined by edgar rice burroughs(author of tarzan), it just makes you wonder that this whole system in which we are under, which includes religion, pacifying drugs and fluoridated water, hypnotic signals from tv and radio, phones etc etc....is all of that set up to subdue the barbarian inside all of us?
if you think about it, we ALL are capable of really ugly stuff when it comes to survival..
In the end, it comes down all of us spiritually and introspectively understanding ourselves independently, not with the help of so called specialists or anyone else, we would have to have a whole revolution inside our mind, not a physical revolution but something which deals with Us
Originally posted by Merle8
I'd just say from my own experience and intuition that the average person is a destructive animal that functions better with limited freedom. No more testament to this is needed then to witness the giant automobiles and wasteful lawns of suburbia.
There is a small minority of the population that cares less for being destructively rich and more for engaging with the world creatively, whether through business, music, science, spirituality etc.
The destructive majority of the population needs a lot of limitations on their freedom as their main desires centre around sucking the material world dry and causing social havoc to feed their ego.
I'd say that the "system" in the West went horribly wrong when freedom and liberty, which were ideas being promoted in creative intellectual circles, was eventually extended to joe six-pack, who had no positive use for such conditions.