55-FACING SOCIETY

At 21 years of age, as planned, our imaginary young couple has decided to commit to marriage and have children. At this time, they are both in the final year of their respective bachelor’s degree. She has been accepted at a veterinary school, and he is to start his internship with a local architectural firm the following year.

Since the architectural firm and the veterinary school happen to be in the city where both their parents live, and since all four parents are anxious to have grandchildren, they will go ahead and have their first child in the summer months prior to her entering veterinary school. With so many available and willing babysitters, having her first child at that time will not interfere with her studies.

The first child turned out to be a boy, and the next few years were pure bliss as they got more involved in their individual fields of study and worked at making the third member of the family team feel welcome. Four years later, just before launching their professional careers, they had a girl, and the family team was getting ready to face the world.

The boy was about to start school, and they quickly realized how awesome a challenge that was. The traditional Judeo-Christian education system was not in sync with what he was being taught at home, and it had to be countered in three main areas: religion, evolution and reproduction. After meeting with the school principal, they were satisfied that he did not believe in nor promote creationism, and therefore, the child would be able to hold his own in the classroom and the schoolyard.

The 5-year-old has been introduced to Charles Darwin’s laws of natural selection and knows that all living things on earth come from a common life source that split up into different families. He knows that all living things like trees, fish, birds, and bears, and natural inanimate things like prairies, mountains and rivers are interconnected, and if all thrive, people thrive. He also knows that because humans are the only intelligent beings, they have the responsibility of protecting all the other living things along with their habitats.

He knows that when humans broke the time barrier and became intelligent a very long time ago, they became aware of their mortality. Overcome with fear, they tried to appease the spirits that surrounded them by invoking them in thousands of ways. When loved ones died, in order to show respect and make sure the spirit of the deceased was given time to leave the body and reach the world of spirits safely, they were interred. However, when writing came along some 5000 years ago, religious myths and doctrine started being put to paper in order to deal more effectively with the fears relating to death and afterlife. Judaism was the first monotheistic religion to be set to paper. Christianity followed around 4000 years later, and Islam 700 years after that. Though these three religions lay claim to one God, each group has a different prophet, namely Abraham, Jesus-Christ and Mohammed, to interpret His will. And because each group thinks its prophet knows best and is willing to fight the others to prove it, the boy has been told that it’s wise not to join these groups, and instead, to live at peace with the spirits of the natural world by respecting and protecting their habitats. Like his parents, he has a deep respect for Mother Nature, the giver of life, and like them, he believes that all matter is part of a whole. Like his parents he believes there is no hard and fast distinction between the spiritual and physical world, and that ‘soul’ is not limited to humans. All living things, all the mountains and rivers, all the seasons and forests, and all the natural entities have essence, and their presence affects our lives as we affect theirs.

He also knows that all living things are forced to eat, drink, breathe and reproduce. He knows how plants, bees and salmons reproduce, and although he knows he comes from his mom’s belly, he doesn’t yet know how that happens. In time, he will be told how his body will be transformed and forced to reproduce just like all other living things. For now, his parents are dreading the moment he will start asking pointed questions, but when he does, he will get precise answers. He will be told that giving life is the most awesome thing one can do. He’s been told that though many people abuse that privilege, those who understand and respect it are certain of having a fulfilled life.

Like his parents, he will speak softly and carry a big stick when challenged on those questions. He’ll never refute one’s belief in a creator or a god, but if asked, he will clearly state that he believes that Mother Nature is all powerful, and though he doesn’t understand that force, he can easily observe it, and he respects it. He will never put down those who speak to god through prayer, and he will not take sides regarding the different prophets. That should keep him out of trouble in the school yard.

He has been told time and time again by both parents that he was always wanted, that he is loved and that he is an indispensable part of the family. He has always been told that he may not know as many things as his parents, but he is surely as quick witted as they are, and perhaps even more so. So, he is to make his own choices in life, and his parents will always be there to help him and defend him no matter what he does. If they disagree with the path he follows or the decisions he makes, they will tell him so, and why. If and when they give their advice on a given matter, he knows it will be with his well-being in mind. They want to have him around for a very long time, and later, when he decides to create his own family, they want him to be doing what he loves to do for a living and have someone intimate to share his life with. If he has a good life, it will make them happy, especially if he has children and doesn’t live far away.

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48-BADGE OF FEMININITY

Before breaking the time barrier and becoming intelligent, all women got the services of the alpha male who fought for that right. Sexually. the females were all fulfilled while most of the males were frustrated. But after we left the world of natural selection, women experienced a total reversal of fortune. That’s when the males found ways of outwitting the alpha male and started forcing themselves on the physically weaker females. To make matters worse, males were now not only aware that sex meant pleasure, but they also wanted as many healthy male offspring as possible in order to help them hunt and fight rivals. Moreover, as the genetic pool deteriorated, the males became more selective, preferring females endowed with good childbearing attributes, that is, young with big bosom and generous hips. The day we broke the time barrier some three million years ago was not a good day for the females.

Women never had a chance to fight back until the great wonderful world of credit got rolling in the early part of the 20th century. That’s when they started moving to the cities and working in factories and offices. They earned pitiful wages, often pinched by their fathers, but they still managed to put the odd nickel away in order to buy silk stockings or a coveted tube of lipstick. They felt that if they painted up to look young and beautiful like the kept women depicted in paintings hanging on museum walls, or the public sexy women in Hollywood, they would have a better chance of getting an alpha male like they were genetically programmed to have. In spite of the fact they were using a vulgar, unnatural and hopeless approach, there was hardly a female who didn’t adopt the badge of femininity.

The badge of femininity consists of wearing lipstick and mascara, showing cleavage and enhancing the buttocks with the help of high heels. It is perceived as a badge of independence and freedom, and being monkeys, all girls, young and old, want one. Today, when a woman walks into her workplace without her badge, she is often challenged by the other females and accused of being slovenly. It’s a form of competition. If the women with less sex appeal force the pretty foxy ones to paint up like they themselves do, the physical differences between them will be less noticeable. But it gets worse. Males also get involved in this competition because they too are stupid monkeys. Men despise makeup for the most part, but if females make a point of wearing the badge of femininity, they want the one who has the most attractive one. Her badge becomes his badge. Makeup is ludicrous to the point where women don’t want to be seen not wearing any by their mates when they go to bed at night, and make sure they have it on before their mates see them in the morning. The bottom line is, who, at the personal level, be they husbands or children, can feel fuzzy-wuzzy towards a woman wearing a mask, and at the workplace level, take a made-up clown or a bimbo seriously. Women must reclaim their natural look, walk with their head held high, and find a real mate who loves them for who and what they are.

Women want parity, and it’s totally warranted, but how can it be achieved? Let’s say an employer wants to hire an accountant. The first candidate is a female wearing the badge of femininity, the second is a male wearing tight pants and displaying a hairy chest, and the third one is a nondescript male wearing a suit. Assuming they are all equally qualified, the first one will be hired if the employer wants to decorate the office, the second will be hired if he happens to like pretty boys, but the third will be hired strictly because he’s an accountant. To be sure, there are situations where men and women are not meant to compete, but in our world of robotics and AI, women definitely can compete in most areas without having to look like a clown or playing the role of a bimbo.

Many would dearly like to help women achieve parity and have them take their rightful place, for it would make for a better world. Needless to say, if we lived in a matriarchate like elephants do, or returned to the world of our wild cousins, the problem wouldn’t exist. But that’s not the case, and the problem at hand is to find a way to reverse the perceived need to wear the badge of femininity. Maybe doing things like legislating against beauty contests for little girls would be a start. Who remembers JonBenet Ramsey, the six-year-old pageant winner who was found strangled in the basement of her house. What about the ‘glitz pageants’ where prepubescent bodies wear hair extensions, heavy makeup, press-on nails, and high heeled shoes. The enhancements are not only encouraged, they are necessary to win. Judges will even deduct points for contestants who don’t wear teeth covers that hide their jack-o-lantern smiles. Many good Christian women don’t see anything wrong turning their 6-year-old daughter into a sex object. If the ordinary mother remains undecided, she should ask herself why she doesn’t allow her 10-year-old daughter to wear make-up. If she answers honestly, she’ll know why all females shouldn’t wear the badge of femininity.

Nonetheless, there is hope in that a growing number of women who have reached their rightful place in the scientific, academic, and medical fields, refuse to wear the badge of femininity. It seems that education is the key to the true emancipation of women. We can never go back to the world of natural selection; therefore, women have to learn to fight on a level playing field, and they can’t do that unless they discard their badge of femininity.

Since women are the main victims of the ongoing twisted sexual revolution, they are more apt to want to initiate change, and if change is to occur, educating young girls is the best way to get started. If girls are made fully aware that we are no longer part of the world of natural selection, if they understand their ANS, and if they know how we got to this great wonderful world of credit, they’ll naturally want to take advantage of it by establishing lasting relationships based on genuine human values, and the boys will have no choice but to follow.

3-GREED AND SEXUALITY

When hominids became intelligent, their natural disposition towards envy, greed, and lust took on a new dimension. Natural selection being thrashed, they had more opportunities to satisfy their greed and seek pleasure. Naturally, it didn’t take them long to figure out that the most accessible and mind-boggling pleasures were those relating to fornication. Up till then, the right to pass on genes had been reserved to the alpha who had to constantly fight the other males for that privilege. However, the alpha never paid much attention to the female unless she was in heat at which time he was made aware of her by the characteristic odor she exuded, and this left the door wide open for the now intelligent lower order males.

In a blink of an eye, all lower order males became aspiring alphas, for they had the wherewithal to outwit the traditional alpha in their effort to get a female and experience the intense pleasures of copulation. Realizing that they didn’t have to wait for the entrancing odors given off by the female in heat in order to satisfy their urge, hominids became very focused on ‘diddling’, and it caused a lot of violence and cruelty within the group. Males were ready to move heaven and earth in order to experience the wondrous sensations fornication procured them. They fought, cheated, lied, and were even disposed to maim and kill in order to satisfy the urges that the female triggered in them.

Unfortunately for the females, using his intelligence instead of his nose in order to find a partner meant the male was inclined to discriminate. Up till then, all the females had had the services of the best male available, the alpha, but now, the lower ranking males found ways to party as well, and that changed the order of things. Not only did the males start forcing themselves upon the females, but they became selective. They figured out that if they wanted to increase their chances at having a healthy offspring, it was not only better to seek out a young female with generous hips, but if a female had big breasts, a well-proportioned body, and harmonious facial features, she was more apt to be nurturing, healthy, and resourceful. The breaking of the time barrier was not a good thing for the female hominids.

Moreover, the gene pool was deteriorating at a rapid rate. When alphas had been the only ones to pass on their genes, the specie had remained hardy, but now that every Tom, Dick, and Harry were accessing the females, the quality of the breeding stock was dropping dramatically. The equivalent of handsome, young, big-breasted females and handsome, tall, muscular males was diminishing, while that of individuals with inadequacies and shortcomings was increasing. And since hominids were now intelligent, they weren’t only conscious of where they stood on the social ladder, but they also knew if they’d been short-changed genetically. Naturally, they started compensating for their shortcomings. Lying, cheating, posturing, and bringing others down to their level as a way of making themselves feel adequate was the order of the day. They found it harder and harder to admit to being wrong or ignorant, and they were even prepared to commit cruel and dastardly deeds to prove they were as good as anybody else. Hominids became unnatural and fragile animals, and it engendered a lot of ugliness in them.

Though denaturalized, hominids were truly ingenious monkeys, and they knew that they couldn’t afford to alienate the group members. They were dependent on the group, and they knew it was in their best interest to have the others think highly of them. They were torn between their uncontrollable urge to satisfy their desires and their need to be liked. Regardless, they were becoming hard to handle, and physical force alone could no longer keep them in line and maintain cohesion within the group. Many individuals were aware of the advantages that altruism and cooperation procured, but there were too many who didn’t.

As it became obvious that hominids’ disposition with regards to greed and lust was making cohesion within the group impossible, the elders had to find ways to make everyday living bearable. Through stories and myths, they promoted the notion of omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient beings who could inflict the worse punishments on those who didn’t behave according to the wishes of the group. At night, hominids were constantly reminded of these threats as they sat around the communal fire listening to the tall tales. They saw the evil red eyes piercing through the thick surrounding blanket of darkness, and as they listened to the howls of monsters that prowled the night, they trembled. The precursor of the bad mean god who could condemn one to the consuming fires of hell for eternity was being created. It was the birth of religion

2-TIME BARRIER

When scientists tell us that all life on Earth evolved from amino acids and the like, building blocks of life brewed in the primeval soup of life at the dawn of time, we sort of believe them, and when they tell us that Darwin’s theory of evolution is irrefutable, we sort of believe them, but when they tell us we’re monkeys, that’s when we get our backs up. If we’re intelligent, it’s because God made us that way, and that’s all there is to it.

Nonetheless, it gets harder and harder to refute the evidence that our ancestors had started prancing around on two feet as recently as 7 million years ago. As we became bipedal, and with the Sahara pump working away, we prospered in the African Rift Valleys where environmental conditions were ideal. We spent a lot of time in the water in order to protect ourselves from predators, and lost most of our hair. However, we found it impossible to compete with the big predators roaming the grasslands, and we certainly weren’t able to get at the carcasses until they had finished with them. To be sure, we were at the bottom of the totem pole when it came to living off the grasslands. Nonetheless, in time, we got our courage up and invested the killing fields in order to glean a few morsels from the leftovers, and we obviously found nothing but bones. Understandably, we didn’t know what to do with them, but since we were last on the scene and had all the time in the world to experiment, we eventually cracked one open. The precious bone marrow we found was avidly consumed, and when added to the rich and plentiful sea food already at our disposition in the shallow waters, we evolved in a spectacular way. By spending less time foraging for food, we had more time to ‘think’.

Since our brain was rapidly increasing in size along with the rest of our body, there was outward pressure on the cranium, and, in time, our facial features slowly morphed into what they are today. As the neocortex grew exponentially and grafted itself upon our reptilian and limbic brains, it caused an explosion of cerebral activity, and we became the thinking, talking, problem-solving emotional beings we are today.

As of that moment, we traveled in an existential world different from the other primates. But the line that forever set us apart from our wild cousins was drawn in the sand when we grasped the notion of death. After witnessing the death of a loved one, not grasping why our parent or companion was no longer communicating with us, or why his or her body was decomposing, we were probably overcome with deep emotional distress. Our feelings and our need to understand surely made something snap in our brain. That was the day we broke the time barrier, the day we realized that we too would die.

Breaking the time barrier meant we were now intelligent. We could use past experience to shape future events. As a simple ape frozen in the present, we had not known the anguish that the notion of death produces. Before, death had just been a momentary interruption in time, a sad happening devoid of meaning, and one that was not anticipated. But now, having broken the time barrier, not only did we know that we would die, but we also knew what could cause our death, and we trembled with fear. We saw dangers that threatened our life every which way we turned. We no longer trusted our instincts and we were insecure, and that made us very aggressive. An everyday occurrence became a deadly threat, and fear overcame us. The forest became a scary place and darkness was unbearable. We could no longer stand the aquatic environment either, for we imagined the most terrible creatures lurking beneath the surface.

We managed to survive by taking refuge in caves and grabbing unto the (coat) tails of any outstanding individual who seemed to have answers. Through trial and error we discovered how to make a fire and keep it going. Thereafter, we not only could warm ourselves, but we could keep the predators at bay. We learned to make weapons, and to hunt and live in groups, and our confidence grew. Nonetheless, it was hard to accept that we were animals and behaved like animals, and that our life would someday end.

 

 

1-HOMINIDS

As we twitter with the whole world and fly to the far reaches of the globe on a whim, and as we enjoy clean water and unlimited electricity by flicking a button or turning a knob, we are empowered and feel invincible. Many of the values of those who not so long ago built their own homes, raised large families, grew their own food and made their own clothes, seem to be absent from our lives.

If we better understood the human monkey, and knew how the world of credit that empowered us was created, we would not only reconnect with those values, but also realize how lucky we are to be living in the best of all possible worlds. More importantly, we would find serenity in that knowledge, and be more inclined to do things that fulfill us instead of those that eat away at our insides.

This blog is meant to shed light on the evolution of humans and explain how the great world of credit was planned and created. The hope is that young people will read it and choose to live productive happy lives instead of overdosing on shit.                                                                                                                     

1-Hominids

The story off hominids and how, in 325 CE, Christianity became the official religion of Rome and invaded the infrastructure of the Roman Empire like a hermit crab with the help of its Absolute Kings of Divine Right.

Around 65 million years ago, after the dinosaurs died off, we primates were the size of meerkats, and perhaps just as cute. In Africa, some 7 million years ago, the hominine-ape split occurred, bipedalism followed, and we started using tools. At the beginning of the Quaternary, around 2.5 million years ago, the ice age we’re presently in began, and as water levels dropped, we spread far and wide.

Glacials (maximum ice) and interglacials (minimum ice) occur in fairly regular cycles of around 20 thousand years. The timing is governed in large degree by predictable cyclic changes in Earth’s orbit, which affect the amount of sunlight reaching different parts of Earth’s surface. The three orbital variations are: changes in Earth’s orbit around the Sun (eccentricity), shifts in the tilt of Earth’s axis (obliquity), and the wobbling motion of Earth’s axis (precession).

Our evolution was subjected to these glacial and interglacial swings that some refer to as the Sahara Pump. When the Sahara was dry like it is today we migrated either south to the Sahel region, north to the Atlas Mountains, or east to the Nile and African Rift valleys, and when it was wet, some of us migrated back. Around 3 million years ago, our cortex started to grow exponentially, and it seems to have occurred while we were in the African Rift Valley. In order to escape the big predators, we spent a lot of time in the water. In time we shed our body hair, and because we had access to an overabundance of aquatic food, our brain size went from that of a chimpanzee to what it is today. We then developed language, created complex tools, controlled fire, built shelters, buried our dead, wore clothing, and built rafts to cross large bodies of water.

70 thousand years ago, the warming leg of the interglacial we’re now in was interrupted by the Toba volcanic eruption that caused a one-thousand-year winter during which most of life on earth died out. In the following 30 thousand years, as the warming trend resumed, the hominids who had prospered in Asia slowly migrated westward to Europe. The Neanderthals, who had migrated to Europe prior to the Toba eruption and had survived it, were not doing very well. Their population had dwindled down to a few breeding couples. As the hominids from Asia arrived in Europe, they mingled with the Neanderthals that were left standing, but the new arrivals prospered in a spectacular way while the Neanderthals disappeared. 10 thousand years ago, as the warming cycle that we’re presently in gained full momentum, we started developing agriculture and leading sedentary lives.