Someone wrote to me stating that manipulative people where a problem to society. This yesterday's hippie said we need to learn to love one another, to which I replied:Learn to love one another? Ideally, I concur. Realistically, you're dreaming. Look around you. Read about world history since the beginning of known history.
There was an American woman who did charity work in Iraq. Her husband was an Iraqi and Muslim. I believe she had converted. Did nothing but good to the people in that country. She ended up with her head sawed off because she was an American. So much for spreading joy and love, huh?
Her death was a 30 second blurb between who won that day's lottery and how much Spiderman 2 raked into the box office. To the rest of the world, she was just another piece of meat fed into the grinder. The attitude is, "Too bad, so sad. Next." Tell me her name. Don't look it up. Do you know her name off the top of your head? Did you love her enough to even remember her name? I didn't think so.
The savage dines on the flesh of his enemy. Why? Because he likes it. Despite all the fruits, grains and animal meat available to him, he prefers human flesh. On the other hand, the civilized man is civilized because of knowledge. He kills with sophistication. What's the difference, really?
The point is, savage or civilized, humans will gladly do in other humans for their own special interest. On the other hand, an intellectual looks at both men and uses their stupidity to his advantage. The intellect knows that either one will eventually kill him off. So he uses his brain to tame both. And what's so piggish about that?
Let's look at all the loving people. MLK Jr. marched for civil rights. His reward? He was shot down like a dog. Malcolm X marched for the same causes. He too was shot down. Need I say more? Most of the peaceful folk were killed for being peaceful.
In America, the richest country in the world, we have homeless people. Why? Why are children going to bed hungry? Again, need I say more?
In reality, the savage or civilized do not want peace.
In his book, Animal Farm, George Orwell wrote: No question now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
Quite frankly, humans don't want to help one another. Humans are a vile and hideous bunch bent to promote their own self-interest. I believe humans are not capable to bring about peace and would kill anyone that sues for peace. It would take something beyond human limits to bring peace to this planet. In the meantime, I will make sure, as much as I can control, to use the pigs for the interests of my family. They deserve no better.