posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 09:30 AM
Today's society really blows my mind.
Please understand before I start, in no way do I advocate, nor condone war let alone the actions of soldiers who step "too far".
In the past, when wars were fought. enemies were vanquished, decimated, destroyed.
They were literally scraped off of the map.
We knew that our soldiers killed, raped and pillaged. It was just the way things were because that is how it happened. War is brutal, it is hellish
and it has nothing but apathy for anything in its path.
Man is an animal.
You know that.
I know that.
We just happen to be at the top of the food chain at the moment and have a better understanding of how to inflict terror and pain.
(Yes. I know that we are capable of much, much more.)
Over the course of the past hundred years or so, society has attempted to breed out the "Alpha Male" factor and feminize the male model while
keeping the convenient macho affectations that keep the reproductive cycle flowing.
We still have wars, which means we still have a need for able bodied soldiers.
So, we bring the new feminized man back into the ranks and attempt to breed the killer "Alpha Male" back into them.
But... what most do not understand is... The "Alpha Male" wasn't bred out. We just covered it up with old spice, turtle neck sweaters and dumbed it
down with prozac and lite beer.
It's still there people. It is there in all of us!
But it is the audacious face that society puts on when a soldier commits an atrocity that simply makes me shake my head.
You can't tell someone to kill, (something which awakens the "Alpha Male" with a vengeance mind you.) and then be shocked when that "kill"
command awakens the monster that lives IN ALL OF US and then that random person begins committing horrible acts.
Then... We bring our soldiers home, people who we have instructed to kill and maim, then we tell them to get jobs, find families and above all, that
killing thing we had you doing? no more of that ok? Here's some college and a few bucks, now get out there and be good!
But they are not always good, are they?
Most reintegrate with society just fine and do well with the hero status that we bestow upon them.
Others though, are not so lucky.
Some, where the Alpha Male has ferociously awakened, cannot sooth that savage beast.
I am sure that they try to fit in, but it doesn't always work and then they snap.
And what do we say?
But we will prosecute them with a vengeance without ever accepting that...
In the end...
It is our own fault.
We are a repressive society that is right at home with pretending that what we SEE, what we have DONE... is not our fault.
But, it is.
This puritanistic, head in the sand mentality has got to stop.
But it won't.
We are human and we are stupid.
We will not stop until we have destroyed ourselves.
We have created this morass that we so complain about.
You cannot send one out to kill and than react with shock and angst when a beast comes back.
Believe it or not, I am a very positive person.
I have been to the source and came back with much...
But, you would not know that from this fatalistic rant.
And, going against my rule on "voice no argument without a solution"...
I have no answer for you, other than... wake up!
We need to stop thinking in the forms of money and start thinking of the future of the human race.
Because, I believe the our survival is in doubt.