“It is mandatory that you forget your morals, if you have any going in, that morals are only something you try to appear to have. This is why there are so many anonymous people whose art, intelligence, creativity, work product, talent, etc are better than ever reaches the public eye. It takes way more than we are giving it to create a society that is truly good for the humans in it. This is what at least some of the indian tribes had going for them.
I mean, I haven’t studied all of them, so I can’t say about all of them, but the ones I have studied all share that vital ingredient. They were designed to raise real merit and deny immorality. This is why I think the ones we found here were remnants of an older civilization that had perished. There is always an air of oh-we-don’t-want-to-make-that-mistake-again to all the oldest accounts of their tribal customs, the feel of the onus being placed on them to do better than some awfulness that probably wouldn’t have been there if there’d not been that awfulness before them.
It is a big mistake not to try to put those structures back together again, whether or not we are facing extinction or global catastrophe. It is clear that what we have and call “civilization” isn’t civilized, isn’t right, isn’t good for any living things. Every minute we squander adds more weight to our doom.” ~ The Nines – http://www.the-nines.net/
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