“The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying ‘This is mine,’ and found people simple enough to believe him, was the founder of society. From how many crimes, wars and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not anyone have saved mankind by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows, ‘Beware of listening to this imposter; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody.'”
– Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)
Humans in their natural state, without federal laws or government, are just a bunch of suppressed, murderous psychopaths. Obviously.
What do you think of the natural state of humanity?
Hi folks, it’s been a while. Let’s watch this trailer together:
[I’ll give you a moment to let that soak in, think about it, take a bathroom break…]
Back? All settled in with your tea/soda/lager/drink-of-choice? Good. Let’s begin.
JESUS W. CHRIST. IF I HEAR ANOTHER WORD ABOUT HOW TERRIBLE HUMANITY IS, I’M GOING TO- I’M GOING TO- sit at my computer and tell the handful of you who read this blog how wrong it is.
Truly though, it is annoying seeing depictions and hearing accounts of how ugly and evil human nature is. AND DON’T YOU DARE TELL ME IT’S TRUE. (Not until after I’ve stated my case, of course. Feel free to tell me what you think in the comments all you like.) The mere concept of “evil” is ridiculous. It’s man-made. There is no such thing as “good” and “evil.” These are concepts people long, long, long, long…
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