My initial response to your query was deleted for trolling. I would like to clarify that trolling was not my intent. My brevity of response was not
mean to be disrespectful to you. I apologize if it came across that way.
Many of the examples of the insanity you mentioned are not widespread in my opinion but are more focused to a single-mindedness. You could call it a
social or political ideology if you wanted to. People have a tendency to use like-minded statements and actions to justify their own. Its a form of
confirmation bias. When a group of like-minded people start to act and think alike, they ultimately receive a title of some kind. Often, these titles
are of a political nature when these like-minded actionaries start to evoke a political voice. This group-think is often dangerous in that the
individuals do not feel a sense of responsibility for the actions of the group. It was the groups fault, not their own.
I do believe that, as a whole, society is becoming less intelligent as time passes. Make things idiot-proof and all you do is make a better idiot. We
have warning-labeled natural selection right out of the picture. Along with lower intellect comes the acts of the seemingly less evolved among us. The
shallow end of the gene pool, if you will. It is not unnatural for the more intelligent among us to view their nonsensical activities as insanity.
I believe stupidity is running amok. So I guess my question is, a chemical imbalance or physical malformity notwithstanding, when does stupid behavior
become insanity? And, would that at least partially explain your observations?
It is only in highly populated areas that people go insane. Here in the UP, people just go crazy when the population jumps up one percent, then they
wind up getting killed on snowmobiles or jump into Lake Superior during storms and get sucked out into the lake and drown. Nature up here regulates
our population, people show off to try to impress others when they get into a crowd and they seem to drink more beer when they get together too. With
the advent of the new more stringent drunk driving laws, I can see a rise in population. I thought they were trying to reduce the population in the
country, that doesn't make any sense.
Today's society which is so far from the rural village life or the hunter gatherer lifestyle of more down to nature human's is enough to send most
people a little doolally tap and of that there is no doubt at all.
Media - advertising, crime and violence on TV, Sex on TV, News about far away problem's in an ever smaller world and the internet, magazine's and
newspapers and of course POLITICS all conspire to swamp the simple mind of the individual beneath an overwhelming amount of information that many find
it hard to struggle to assimilate and even those that do assimilate it often do not have any use for the bulk of it which is totally extraneous to
there own personal situation.
Most people are wage slaves, slavery was never abolished it was refined into a barter system were the poor can never escape the trap they find
themselves in and in order to feed there family's are then forced to work to survive, the whip has been replaced with starvation since to feed there
own family with a small plot of land and a few animal's back in the village era - unless they were selling there produce - they would have actually
grown just enough to eat and not been wasteful as we are today in our modern consumer age.
Would I personally want to go back to living in a wattle and daub house or a round house half dug into the moorland - well no of course I would
But got to say it the human race going mad, I think they always have been to be fair.
I think the observation of the op is not that the majority of us are insane but rather the rate of insanity is increasing.
Also, I could make the argument that the difference between insane and crazy is that the crazy guy knows he is crazy. The insane guy doesn't know he
is insane. He thinks he is normal and everyone else is insane.
The Bible never mentions when humans were created, it only says "in the beginning." I think humans were here when dinosaurs were here and they were
killed off with the dinosaurs. Why? Because they were getting to the point of evil that we've slowly been moving towards since the 60's when Madalyn
Murray O'Hair ( or O'Hara) fought so hard to start removing God from schools and the public. Then human civilization was started again and we've all
heard about the stories of Sodom and Gomorrah. Same state we've been moving towards since the 60's as referenced above. God destroyed most of humanity
with a flood. Now fast forward to 2019. Look at us. There are regular Sodom and Gomorrah cities all over the US and other countries, God has been
removed, prayer has been removed, people are sued for Nativity scenes, our biggest fight at the current moment is over the rights to kill unborn
children if you so wish. It was said in the Bible after the flood that God wouldn't destroy humanity with natural disasters again. So here we are, all
fighting each other, fighting countries, countries infighting, etc. etc.
So in my opinion, yes, humans are slowly going insane and before it's all over, the sane and the insane will fight it out until the other side is
finished off. Even Nostradamus calls it in his quatrains from the 16th century. Muslims will cause a great war and the eagle from the west, bear from
the east, will join forces to defeat them and then God will come down and defeat Satan for the final time, locking him deep in the pits of hell and a
golden age of peace will reign for a thousand years.
Is there truth to that? You be the judge.
Edit to add: From 1979 - Fast Forward to 1:03:08
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That is a good point but I think there has to be a more rigid baseline for measurement or it all becomes so subjective it ends up meaningless. I hate
to think what society will become with things like intellect and insanity on a sliding scale. Sliding is generally noted as a downward
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I agree. Indigenous people in south America would appear insane in another environment. So does sanity just mean "good wage slave who doesnt require
maintenance to be obediant"?
I don't know that IQ exists the way it is presented. In nature there were many types of personalities needed for survival. Musicians, artists,
hunters etc..they all had a survival purpose within the tribe. Now we want everyone to squeeze through the same shape hole and some people just are
the wrong shape. This creates unresolvable stress.
In other words human social structures are far more complex than mice.
I have 11 mice at this time, nowhere near the colony in the Utopia study but still quite a circus. They all have distinct personalities and engage
differently in their often complex social interactions. I rarely have to intervene except to clean and provide food/water/stuff to gnaw on- they are
happy to be left alone and don't like to have their stuff messed with. Maybe that's what humans need (or, already have): someone to jump in and clean
up our mess, separate those that want to rip each other up, and toss us some pellets to chew on. Could it be God, Aliens, the Programmer?
I will just add.....the further humans deviate from basic Judaeo/Christian values the deeper the psychosis. This has nothing to do with not believing
in God either, some atheists, have a good moral code because they just understand what is right and wrong based on the core human conscious.
People mistakenly think they can be a King or Queen ideologically in deciding and formulating their own moral code; and still stay sane and be happy
in the long term....this is a lie.
A very popular TV character recently said, "I know what is good", after she descended into madness and committed genocide.
Humans have a very hard time setting a code or morality based on their short lifespans, it's better to come from someone that has eternal wisdom. How
often do teenagers do stupid things, that there parents tell them not to do, but they think they are smarter or can create their own personal freedoms
to do it without a mental or emotional backlash. And parents only have 20 to 30 years extra wisdom, imagine being advised by a parent that had
trillions of years of wisdom.
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I will just add.....the further humans deviate from basic Judaeo/Christian values the deeper the psychosis.
Funny, I think it is just the opposite. Maybe Christianity is a type of sickness.
Friedrich Nietzsche had some interesting criticisms of Christianity. He said Christianity was born in response to Roman oppression. It took hold in
the minds of timid slaves who did not have the courage or strength to get hold of what they really wanted. The slaves could not admit to their own
failings. So they clung to a philosophy that made virtue of cowardice. Everything the Christians wanted and wished they had in their lives for
fulfillment was what was considered to be a sin. A position in the world, prestige, sex, intellectual mastery, personal wealth were too difficult or
beyond their reach. The Christian slaves created a hypocritical creed denouncing what they wanted, too weak to fight for, while praising what they
did not want, but did have in abundance, as being worth having. So in the Christian value system sexlessness turned into 'purity', weakness became
"goodness," submission to authority became "obedience," and in Nietzsche's words, "not-being-able-take-revenge" turned into "forgiveness."
Slavery is not morally good no matter what the Bible says.
“Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the cruel.” (1 Peter 2:18)
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