KEN’S CORNER: Voila’ – Why we kill each other …
Commentary by: TLB Contributing Writer: Ken LaRive
With few exceptions, men are the only animals on the planet that will kill its own kind. Animals fight to stay alive, to get enough food, to have their own space, and to mate with the best or their kind. If competition for space or sex causes aggression, a short fight will soon determine the dominate of the two and the weaker will run off to grow up and fight another day, where his seed becomes dominant. When a herd is on the move, the weaker is picked off by predators, strengthening the gene pool. Predators of the highest order hunt together in a social bond, like the wide variety of cats, wolves, dolphin, and killer whales that fill our world.
When the kill is down, there is a set chain of command that goes into play, a hard wired order that is won by strength. If a lion, for instance is the first to eat, and a young cub gets in his way, a cuff is sufficient to instill learning, and seldom would any physical harm occur. Male lions will come from a fight with claw marks, weak from exhaustion, but not mortally wounded. His mane is designed to take most of the bites and blows, and all of this is intended to insure survival of the species.
Deer will sometimes be found dead with antlers locked. Monkeys will die from an infected bite. Whales will beach. Leopards will fall from trees. Eggs will crack, but this is not the intent that causes these mishaps, as the normal order in nature is to live and let live among their own kind. Animal instinct may become twisted, sometimes in domestication, where these natural impulses change, and the house cat is an example of that. They may kill entirely for the sport, or so it seems, as they have been bread my men to kill everything they can, and far more then they can eat. In Japan, Cormorants are allow to be owned, and are sent down from the boat with a ring around its neck so that it can’t swallow the fish it brings up. Some older birds no longer need the ring, as they will eat on command. Ants seem to be an exception to this, but they are not yet fully understood.
What is it in men that make us so different, where we can war with people who carry their children’s pictures in their wallet, pray, laugh, dance, cry, love, and with the same basic needs like security for family, shelter, and food as we do.
In the animal world, where we originated, displays of strength, hostility dances in birds, howls, screeches, feigning by a fluff of wing, or the pounding of horn on a skull designed to take the impact, is not the same as we humans. Blowing up entire cities, the holocaust, gas and thermal devices for maximum kill is man’s way. But why?
Where men have come together originally for safety, cities and societies were built. Laws played dominance over the individual, and the good of the group took precedence over the individual. Those who failed to adhere to these rules were punished according to the transgression’s severity. What complicates this is that the survival of the group may not be in jeopardy, but the ideals these societies have may be. That is where the difference lies. It is a strange thing, and as other groups developed, they chose to hold order in a slightly different manor. Simply put, looking at the society from the inside out one can see simulates, but looking at the surface, the strange customs, different colored banners, language, look suspect when viewed from the outside looking in. Because of this men no longer looked at each other by species, but by ideology. Social order became the primary reason for being, and the more isolated the society the more structural changes occurred. It became them, and us. We are French, we are English, we are Maya, and we now have a hard time seeing the similarities under the surface that diminishes the differences.
Ideologies developed to such a state where we could burn Joan of Arc, old women at Salem, and slaughter our fellow Americans in Civil War. By our intellect, we are the only species who has the ability to justify, and we have honed that to a razor’s edge. Attempts to change this by law and constitution is indeed a spark trying to ignite truth and justice, but in that attempt the legal system has become corrupt where the rights of the individual now takes precedence over the group. A person can be caught many times for the same crime before real punishment is administered, and we sacrifice our security, the primary reason we have come together, with myopic justifications and loopholes, weakening our precious egalitarian processes.
Physicists today are seeing the world in a new way. It is now understood that the mechanistic way of understanding the world of science and our social processes as well, no longer apply. The idea of mechanistic science, where the whole of something could be understood my looking at each individual part, brought us into a new age of reason, from the dark ages of Church and State domination. It was a good thing, and it gave science a means, a fertile ground, to experiment, to learn, to formulate, and even to fail. This freedom has given us some great things, from breaking the genome, to opening up space. But now, and most scientist are in agreement, further knowledge has hit a brick wall. The way we think is holding us back from understanding!
The problem is that there seem to be no individual parts after all! What cause and effect we observe in nature depends on the method of observation, as there is no set pattern that can be readily duplicated. Change the method of observation and change the outcome. The problem is that everything is found to be of one thing, tied together, and the everyday view where “I am” most important, is holding us back. In reality, the world doesn’t work that way.
Without a doubt, what happens to the rain-forests in South America is affecting the plankton in the North Sea, nuclear wash from experiments and accidents have increased the “natural” amount of radiation in our atmosphere and water seven times. We know this by testing drums of water found buried in deserts, from long ago wars, and the vulcanized geo where traces of ancient water is trapped. This has changed the dynamics of the planet, as the half life is about a million years before we stop glowing.
Doctors are at a loss today. They treat symptoms with no clear understanding of cause. Fact is, we are dying from cancers our ancestors knew nothing about, and though we have conquered diseases that have plagued us along the way, new ones keep popping up. Fear is a factor, as England had scores of people several years ago, right after the Valdese spill, where their skin was melting as if by a caustic burn, to a base element, water. I was paying attention at the time, but no longer is it ever mentioned. Strange, but at the same time a new organism was developed, spliced from two others, and allowed to be sprayed on that spill. It showed the ability to eat oil. This organism was developed, not by a government lab, but self funded, free enterprise at work and seemingly unregulated or restricted. If this happened fifteen years ago, the first time a patent was put on a live organism, what other so called progress is being done in the name of big bucks. Scared? You should be, unless you have faith that those people have our best interest at heart, where mutations don’t occur or allowed to take part in our ecosystem. There are scientists today who say that this new English disease may be a mutation of that original oil eater, as a portion of our bodies are indeed oil. How many patents on live organisms today? Try to find that out!
So it all comes back to this, what we think and do has an impact, and it ripples around the world. Our intellect has brought us forward so fast we can hardly keep up with our fastest computers. This wave has the ability to crest, as scientists now see our way of thinking, our linear way, no longer doing us service as a species. We will have to adapt to a new conceptual way of looking at life and our world, where we are all connected and influenced by each other.
Think of a world where it was taught that every action ripples on forever. Think of a world where good and bad and right and wrong are connected, just as the laws of God and the laws of man are. Where we are responsible for what we do, and there must be accountability for actions where money and power are the primary factors. Where the common good, for now and our children’s future, is the reason for the doing, taking precedence over any decision.
It is easy to sit back and say we have to change, no matter how evident it is. Change how and into what? There are people in our society who are not for the common good, who cruse the streets looking for whatever opportunity for self gratification. Life is held cheep, and for some a pair of tennis shoes or pocket change is worth a man’s life. Acceptance of these things has become common place, as music and movies reflect the dark side of our nature, with justifications that could fill volumes. Right is right, and we should reach out to all of the beauty this world has to offer, a true gift from God, and not eat the peanuts that make us lazy. Take nothing less. We are the people of this United States, and we have bumper stickers that say “God bless America.” This works well form a mechanistic point of view, but the new conceptual view shows a blaring dissimilarity. As the spirit of Tiny Tim toasting Christmas so aptly stated the conceptual thought. “God bless us one and all.”
I have studied Christianity, and its main principles are mostly lost in the man-made shuffle: Love your enemies? It seems from this that if you love your enemies, and bless them; they will no longer be one. What a concept! It works from the inside out, but not the outside in.
A man with a gun on crack cocaine is beyond reason. It is the reaction to the dying spirit that once brought us together, and has nothing to do with that individual at the core. He wants your money for a fix and not your love, and may give you bullet just for the offer. He is the reaction to a system who rules without the knowledge of basic human nature, do-gooders, and system loop-holers that instill their will without sound judgment for the reaction. We need leaders who understand these concepts, and have the fortitude to stand forth, and yet the majority of our American audience can’t tell you the name or our Vice President. Quiet desperation? No, something far worse, lassitude… Change will come, and it must be from the inside out. Amazing that the science who once separated the spirit from intellect is now telling us we need to develop spirit to further push off from the blockade that holds back intellect. There is hope.
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From the Author, Ken La Rive – We in the Liberty movement have been fighting to take back this country for less than a decade, peacefully and with the love of God and country in our hearts. Our banner has been trampled on and displaced by a multitude of distractions, further eroding our nation and the cause for Liberty. And so, as we are pulled by forces we cannot fathom, powerful entities with unlimited resources stolen from our future, unaccountable trillions printed out of thin air and put on our backs as debt, we must formulate the most pitiful of all questions any patriot might ask in the final hour: Are we going to fight for our master’s tyranny, or are we going to demand the return of our civil liberties and Constitution? Are we going to choose The Banner of Liberty, or the shackles of voluntary servitude? Will it be a war for corporate profit, or a war to regain our ability to self govern, as the blood and toil of our forefathers presented to us, their children, as a gift? I fear that decision is emanate. I fear that any decision will be a hard one, but my greatest fear of all is that the decision has already been made for us.
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