Is such a thing possible? Can we truly even think that there could be another country fighting everyone else so that they can control the world?
It sounds like a dystopian fantasy at the moment. It is the kind of thing movie producers get pitched to them by desperate writers during orgiastic parties.
Wait a minute. Orgiastic parties? Do those sorts of things still go on?
Yes they do. Check out the #MeToo movement. Check out a new book coming out about how the mega-millionaires of silicon valley consume women.
What about the rise of the ultra rich? More and more wealth is being concentrated into the hands of fewer and fewer people.
At the same time, Earth’s resources are being depleted at an increasing rate.
AND there are a whole lot of people consuming those resources. More people alive at this moment than have lived throughout all of human evolution.
Let’s add in the forces of variation (we are all different) and natural selection. In other words, there are forces out there that help decide which of us are going to have kids, and which of us don’t. Those same forces are going to work on your kids, and their kids, and so one.
Most of us understand this big picture, and we start feeling a sense of fear. In the USA, Turkey, and many other countries, this sense of fear has already manifested itself in several ways. First, many are attracted to a strong alpha male figure because we are genetically programmed to seek out alpha males when we’re afraid. Think about running into daddy’s arms during your first thunderstorm.
In the USA, we have another way of measuring group fear: purchasing weapons. Gun manufacturers have never seen growth like they are today. I know a guy who personally has stockpiled 40,000 rounds of ammunition, and that’s not even considered extraordinary. I was talking with a police officer who told me that a neighbor of ours had shown him his secret weapons vault under the house. There was hundreds of firearms, and also tens of thousands rounds of ammunition.
What are we afraid of?
The coming storm. And a good name for that storm is Reich Four.
Finally, some feel better words.
The only way to fight fear,
and I repeat, the ONLY way to fight fear,
is through knowledge and understanding.
That’s why we have to study behavior.