know what's fucked up about this world?
Yes, I realize they're cool 'cause the big ones
will rip off your leg
and eat you alive but it's not too much of a stretch to imagine a much more peaceful
Earth populated entirely by plant eaters or photosynthians.
yourself, for example, could be happily
sitting in a tree in Olduvai Gorge, nibbling
from the constant terror of lions threatening
But, no. In order to stay alive early man had
to develop defensive weapons
clubs. Once all the larger predators were wiped
out (I'm specfically talking about northern Europe
and central Asia) we began focusing on
the next big threat... each
other. After all, one can't show weakness to
something as deadly as another human, now can
you? So organized war was The Next Big Thing.
We kill one another so casually now. It's entirely
true that humans are the deadliest creature in
the known universe as in the previous century
over 100 million people were killed as the result
of armed conflict. Most of those were the more
hardier of our gene
It'd be one thing if we killed each other for food, but
carnivores. We're only human.
Happy Thanksgiving , everyone!