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Human nature vs the various faults of mankind

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posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 01:40 PM
How many of my fellow users are political or interested in politics? Do you support Ron Paul, maybe you're a member of the Tea party, or you're a left-hander and identify as communist or socialist. Everyone has different views on how to run the country they live in and the world in general. As a young adult living in California I have seen many things in my life. Controversies of race, immigration, gang crimes, family problems, seeing people snap and go crazy, homeless people, and what not. Everyone has seen the world one way or another. I have explored various ideas and movements in my area. There have been times I liked socialism over capitalism or then I changed my views. Everyone does. But I believe I have found the answer to all of mankind's problems. Human nature. What is human nature? Is there one view of human nature? No! But how I see it like it is that we're all animals who should run our own lives and respect others. Yes, life will throw you a curve ball and it will hurt. But there is no good or evil. There is no such thing as race, the White race or the Black race, or illegal immigrants. What ever happened to mankind and mother earth? I mean aren't we all humans? Can't we solve problems without outdated religion. Yes!

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 02:05 PM
There is good and there is evil. There is right and there is wrong. There is moral and there is immoral. Relative morality and situational ethics are at the core of what is destroying America and the world for that matter.

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 02:17 PM
reply to post by WhatsHappenin666

I, for one, agree with you. Everybody does get so caught up in race, religion, culture that it seems we dont even really view each other as human anymore. We pretend to care about the well being of others but when it comes down to it we really are unwilling to follow through on that idea. Hypocrisy reins supreme in this world.

There is no such thing as race, the White race or the Black race, or illegal immigrants.

I have thought this before. What gives us the right to kick other people out of our country. The country does not belong to us, or anyone. People come here to get away from bad situations and it seems we can do no more than look down on them as parasites. As if they are somehow less human than us. Or they dont have the right to live.

Can't we solve problems without outdated religion.

Well, yes we can. Considering religion is the root of many problems, it would be in our best interest to put that aside while dealing with reality. I find that much of the hypocrisy comes from this angle too. Its a bit strange hearing someone say "I am christian" and then take pride in executing prisoners. It seems like such dogma only applies when convenient.

I'm also tired of this everyman for himself BS. Humans are social animals, always have been. We rely on those close to us survive. We rely on society in times of need. I am gladly giving up my tax dollars so that if someone is in a bad place- society can afford to help. Society will help me in times of need- its only fair that i happily do the same.

Anyway, this is turning into a rant, BTW great post my fellow humanoid creature.

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 02:20 PM
I mostly agree with you. My disagreement with is your statement on religion. If my neighbor wants to practice christianity, voodoo, long as it doesn't break my leg or pick my pocket, I don't care and it's none of my business to tell them what to believe. I know what is best for me. Leave me alone so I can pursue that, and I'll leave you alone to pursue what you believe is best for you.

But sure, if we as humans are truly concerned about happiness and leading meaningful lives then our goal needs to be freedom from the arbitrary rule of others. -PERIOD- Freedom and individuality are still the most radical ideas of all. You as an individual will always be the smallest political minority on earth.

The way of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men. Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom. Every time that we try to lift a problem from our own shoulders, and shift that problem to the hands of the government, to the same extent we are sacrificing the liberties of our people.- John F Kennedy

Obedience and subjection to authority is intrinsically at odds with the way human beings come to live satisfying lives. Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can live in freedom. There are legitimate uses for human institutions but continuation of faceless bureaucracies interested only in centralized planning, theft, socialism, dependence, pauperization, inefficiency, greed and waste, while at the same time converting the world into a nursery of "for your own good-ers" and "self-serving busybodies" does not parallel with human happiness.

I believe the most noble cause we are all capable of would be a popular movement to emancipate all of mankind from the arbitrary rule of others. Instead of pursuing and relishing (or wallowing) in the control we hold over others, as we do now, the world would be a better place if we all endeavored not to lend ourselves to those wrongs which we inherently condemn as evil.

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 03:07 PM
It's sometimes strange being on ATS, because so many topics sound so similar to what we have in SA, but I must remind myself that the specifics in the US may be very different.
As a child in the Cold War politics in Africa I always thought "America" was this big monolithic hero that would save us if the SHTF over here.
But the more I see ATS, the less I think so.
You see, the globe never had these kinds of mediums before.
What I've read has shattered some of my assumptions, but increased others.
But ultimately the debates between Americans paint a very different picture to the elite people we may see on the news.
We're still lagging with inclusive forums like this.
So for me it's noticeable that Americans have certain core values, and no matter how they tend to bait each other those values remain steadfast.
So it's less of a debate about free speech or democracy (for example) - it's more a debate who holds those values the best at the moment.
I don't think we've reached that point yet.
So it's more about weighing human rights against human nature.

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