Today’s theory is that the inevitable destiny of Homo Escapeon populations will be to reorganise into archeo-homogenous Clans.
Here is the short version: After 7,000 Generations, homo escapeons appear to be unable to overcome their bio-evolutionary psycho-socio predisposition that makes it almost impossible to share their territory with people who look, think, behave, and believe differently...
now run along to the final question...You're Welcome!
If you have a lot of spare time on your hands go ahead, knock yourself out...
click on these maps: Yugoslavia . USSR. Czechoslovakia .
Race riots in Europe. Tribalistic atrocities in (click) Africa. Sectarian warfare in the Middle East. Iraq on the verge of trisecting. Militant tribalistic terrorism from Indonesia to Pakistan.
American political de-fragmentation..Red State/Blue State blah blah blah.
Humans seem incapable of escaping their evolutionary predisposition to assimilating in racial/religious clans.
Even the outrageous behavior of extreme Fanaticism displayed at sporting events, most notably soccer, is another indication that it takes very little to unleash the dark side of our past. This phenomenon is a sad reminder of how our primal wiring is overloaded by the psychological demands of living in large urban centres. Perhaps 140,000 years hasn't been long enough for our brains to adapt to livng outside of Clans and Villages of 150 people?
What is it that drives this significant portion of our population to reject accepting ‘outsiders’ within their midst.
I watched an interview with an American Tradesman who had lost his job and his house, but he and his wife were still planning on voting Republican because they are Christians more than they are Americans and adamently opposed to abortion. HUH? Anyone notice any disconnect? What separation of Church of State?
Religion and Pigmentation are certainly the Grand-Daddies of most division and derision. What better way to separate the Sheeple from the Goats. We are visual creatures. At the lowest level of entry, YOUeither LOOK like US or you don’t, then, YOU either THINK like US or you’re against us.
Whether you are a sheepherder in a forlorn pile of rocks like Afghanistan, or a successful Businessman in a posh Mega-Church in the American Bible Belt, your REAL identity seems to be centered on your CLAN.
Some of us obviously want to get past our past. The very notion of trying to build a society that is not limited by the tyrannical dominance of one single ‘group’ is still in it’s infancy…but I am seriously starting to wonder whether it is viable.
Countries are ideas. Those lines on the map mean nothing when the Earth is viewed from outer space. Humans evolved into groups with similar features because of their Environment. Adaptations to UV rays and other Climatic conditions, along with limitations in accessing reproductive partners, gave rise to our ancient Clans forming large pockets of “familiar faces”.
Perhaps we should readjust our thinking and pluralize Global VillageSSSS. The present American Empire is showing serious signs of decay and retraction and one has to think that the other Monolith, China, will eventually lose it's centralised, coercive, control, and defragment at some point in the near future.
The hilarious and irrefutably Politically Incorrect movie Blazing Saddles, is a colossal testament to these two factors of race and religion. When the town Mayor exclaims that they will "take the n*ggers and the ch*nks, but we don’t want the Irish,” (Catholics), it is a telling leak in the subliminal mindset of mentally rsing above 140,000 years of evolutionary behavior.
America has struggled with these issues from since it’s inception. The subjugation of the First Asians who had evolved into 500 Nations after crossing the Bering landbridge and the immediate importation of African Slaves are still sending repercussion waves 400 years later. The aforementioned groups had been minding their own business and enjoying their own inter-Tribal warfare for thousands of years before the Europeans intruded. How rude!
Scan forward to the American Elections in the 21st Century and witness the self congratulatory, political, wankfest. Imagine that a Person of Other Pigmentation or Bearer of Ovaries might actually become the President? This is deemed to be monumental breakthrough for this Empire. Come On!
Escapeons have been experimenting with Civilization and Nationalism for over two Millenia. How many more countries do you suppose will collapse into their original Tribal/Clannish units? I suspect that there are probably far more revisions to be made on the the world map.
Good news for the folks at Rand McNally.
Will we recognise the Map of the World in 100 Years?