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|Wednesday, 08 June 2011 15:06|
Musings â€” Chris-Takos
I drive to Lethbridge and back on a very regular basis. I get much to lookÂ at and a lot of time to think.
Something that has caught my attention lately is animals. I see horses and cows, even buffalo. I see dogs, birds and small ground animals, not to mention the millions of flying insects.
As different as all the species are from each other within each one, every animal behaves pretty much the same as the one next to it. Cows graze, horses flick their tails and Iâ€™ll be darned if I could tell one duck in a flying V apart from another. I even sat and stared at a nest of ants in my back yard, and I could not tell one critter apart from another. They all scurried around, behaving just like each other.
I was pondering this conformity among all the creatures of the earth, large and small, when something struck me. We humans stand alone in this world regarding behaviour. No other animal displays the diversity of interests, expressions and pursuits. Some people spend their entire lives with both feet firmly planted on the ground, some take to the sea, others to the air, and even a few chose to leave this world completely (temporarily, or course).
Stand-alone humans are imaginative, creative, honest, corrupt, rational, delusional, compassionate and evil. It is actually possible to distinguish one human from another, simply by their behaviour.
As I was pondering this, a rude realization invaded my thoughts. There is a large group of humans whose particular and unique behaviour is to alter all the other members of the species to behave just like them. The massive push at conformity by this insidious group is an obsession, which if not stopped, could bring the human race to extinction.
Humans are weaker, slower and more fragile than most of the larger animals it shares this planet with. Ever since man set foot on this world, he has managed to stay alive and dominate the animal kingdom because of only one superiority. His ability to think, to execute individual schemes and to creatively apply violence on his attackers, regardless of their size, strength or numbers. This is the sole reason for the successful journey to the present for humans.
Suddenly, there appears the aforementioned drive to dissolve this exclusive power possessed by humans. To rob man from his ability and will to think, to express individuality or capacity for self-defence.
As this meticulously-contrived social design processes, the human race is being reduced to a weak, slow, mindless humanoid that will succumb to a multitude of invaders from the microscopic to extraterrestrial and everything in between. The reckless disregard for future consequences is evidence of the already weakened human mind.
This one assault on being human dwarfs all the politically-popular trends and demands remedy.
Just a thought.