reply to post by Phantom28804
it isn't just a growing trend. it's always been this way, there is always somebody who wants to piss on someone else's parade.
the further we go back in history we'll see the earliest victims being forced, coerced or shunned by some arse that isn't wired right.
long long ago when there was less people, extended families lived together, little hamlets or villages or many teepees, whatever. they worked
together. some got firewood, some fetched water, tended animals, saw after the elderly or the very young, etcetera.
even then, someone just had to be top dog, the leader of the pack. it's nature's way.
as mankind progressed and learned they reaped the benefits of their new-found wisdom, practices and labors. there was more to be had. there was more
so instead of one yelling louder than another to prove dominance, or a good wrestling match to choose who leads the clan, they've got some basic
tools or weapons. one kills another and takes the reins.
'the strongest survive' is a old saying i've grown to hate. because it's not the person who is wisest, or most fair, or most well equipped to lead
the others. it's the one who is willing to smash the others head in with a rock that takes dominance through bloodshed and becomes leader by fear and
one day one of the clans has a person in it that is today's equivalent of a psychopath or has some other intense mental illness. no sympathy, no
empathy, no interior realization of right and wrong. he takes what he wants, when he wants it. he has younger brothers who are a little off as well,
let's say for example.
the oldest nutter explains to the others that working the fields is not as much fun as just taking what you want. imposing your will on others. next
thing you know they make slaves out of another clan family living across the valley. they claim those peoples goods for their own, take their women,
make the men toil in the field.
it's quick, it's easy. and that's the earliest steps toward building an empire. by not giving a damn about other peoples wants, needs, rights or
feelings, making them unpaid laborers, those with twisted minds and aggressive tendencies take their spot at the top of the pack.
and so it goes.
fast forward many years, you've got a planet full of this, at different levels. way too many people, way too many twisted types who want to lord over
others, to bend them to their will, to make them do what they feel should be done.
--- on the big picture, it's mankind's survival that placed us where we are today. worry not: as sure as the planet is dotted with incredible
mysteries of past civilizations long gone, we too shall perish. hopefully the next group will be a little more kind and gentle to each other than we