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Badgers at War, and Men In Harmony

At some basic level, man is no different than a badger. Force and dominance is key to forwarding your prime directive, which is to mate and spread your seed or to find a dominant male if you are a female. Badgers do not care to gain the consent of the female. In this case, we see the state of war in nature, in its most basic form, rape, as the natural order of events. You can be sure that badgers will kill each other over necessary resources, when they are limited, but when resources are plentiful, I expect that the fighting does not stop. My analogy is that certain men, even when given the opportunity to be peaceful, will seek war because they do not recognize how to be something other than the badger that they were born as. I am convinced all humans, men and women, are badgers as children. At some point in their lives, when they are young, they gain enough information to move forward to something larger: what it is to be human. Some badgers embrace this, and move forward to more civilized pastures, while others become enamored and fascinated by the power of taking, without consent. When the opportunity arrives for them to become civilized men/women, they hide from it. They plug their ears, build dams in their minds, and go on a never ending rationalization that stunts their growth, and ensures their future barbarity. Moving forward we have to look at this as an illness. There is nothing good in trapping men in a state of war, in a state of barbarism, in a state of nationalism and masturbatory division. There is a division to be made, and it is the division between those who stand for themselves, and those who stand with humanity. Let me highlight why it is so important to move from the natural state of war, as it pertains to Universal Humanism, to a civil tone in everything, and talk about the impracticality and immorality of being selfish in a world with limited resources.

Men and women who live in a natural state of war have not understood the power of humanity. They fail to understand the elevation that man has attained, for both good and bad. Putting on blinders and plugging your ears does not make this reality go away, for good or for bad. Intelligent direction cleans up this power, and allocates it in a necessary humane way. While doing everything they can to remain in a state of war, and hide from reality, they are intentionally trying to subvert the very stability that they take for granted every day! They do not really, in actuality want the things that they are pushing for, because anybody with a bigger gun could come along and take what they have. Imagine every private property owner having to have his own militia in order to protect what they have acquired. We need an efficient government, whether it be global, continental, or national, what matters is that it is efficient, it does its job to protect universal human rights, and it preserves the freedoms of those who are well endowed intellectually and even those who are just lucky. A meritocracy would be preferable, because global communication and education is what has brought about our current civil peace, and what will perpetuate it. In my eyes, a global government, with a mission statement similar to the United Nations. A single fast action military would save trillions of dollars of military wastage around the world. Accept for those who want to keep life in a state of war, who are ill anyway, the rest of us want peace and discussion. Those who are demanding that force rules, should be forced by the peaceful and civil to be peaceful and civil. It is just for the peaceful and civil to do so, because those who demand that force rule are demanding that we treat them as such, so we are simply accommodating them. Do not let anybody pull you into the argument that you are becoming like them by using force against them. This is bullshit, and if you buy it, the side that is right and good and true, and respects reason will always lose to chaos and arbitrary natures. This is basically the state of war argument. They are supposedly the strong ones because they can do what they want with force, but we are weak and just want to talk. Actually, we will be strong when we understand that justice demands that in the name of peace we knock down those who attempt to remain in a state of war, and we back those who support force against force, and peace for peace. This is not relativism. It is intellectual consciousness of actuality. Relativism tolerates force, to its own demise, and tolerates peace in the impotence of recognizing its duty to fight for peace. Relativism is repugnant. All men have to move toward a state of civil realization for benefit of all men, in a synthesizing utilitarian mono-civilized human conscience.

Some men are endowed with superior brains, and other men are endowed with superior work ethics, and some men are very rare and are endowed with both. It is very difficult to say that men such as these do not deserve the wealth that they earn. It is also very difficult to say that we should pay no attention to large accumulations of wealth, which deprive necessary mobility for the people at the bottom of the system; poor people. People who perpetuate the idea that you can do anything you want if you put your mind to it, are really people who have not done too much to put their mind to anything. If you really have a smart mind, then you would have to concede the argument that I would make that a person in North Korea who is locked in to a place where there is no opportunity, clearly has less chance to do "anything". You cannot do anything you want just because you put your mind to it. There are many geniuses out there that are half successes and half failures, and there are plenty of wealthy idiots who see themselves as kings of the world. There are many trapped dreamers, and, powerless posers riding on corporate sponsors. Kalokagathia is the goal. Strength of mind body and spirit is true success. A major problem is when men gain the power of large amounts of money, thinking about moral responsibility to a closed system puts them in an existential crisis. They want their money, instead of full actualization, so they refuse to believe that there is anything more than actualization in money. It just is not true, but the rest of the world has to pay the price for this mentality at the top. That is why government regulation will always be necessary, as the parent to these overgrown children. They must be told to mow the lawn and clean their rooms, otherwise they will just sit around and play video games all day. That is the bottom line.

My goal with this essay was to build a bridge, from a natural state of war, in childhood, and in artificially perpetuated childhood, to a civil necessity and human maturity. This will happen anyway. I am writing now about what will be. Global business, and advances in communication and transportation will guarantee this. Believe it or not people, we are in a state of world peace! When you read history and the amount of battles that went on in the past, you understand that we have so much more going on now, but so few skirmishes and wars. I am not saying that things do not pop off, I am saying, more than anytime in history, you are safer in the world. We have some cleaning up to do, and it is more of a question of how long will it take, rather than will it happen. When men are little more than badgers, is when men are really not men at all. Only when we grow beyond this mentality, into the universal contract of civilization exhibited by the coexistence of quality and quantity, and the special impositions and separations of space time allowing autonomy of individuals will we DISCOVER the whispering voice of the universe that has been lightly dictating its message through the media of actuality.


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