© by Raymond Alexander Kukkee
The detailed observation of Humanity has been practiced since the beginning of time and the conception of the earth itself. Beliefs rooted in fear, suspicion, and worship of unknown, all-powerful Gods were used as controlling factors by the rich, powerful and devious with their own agendas and self-enfranchisement. “Civilization” was born screaming. We can only observe.
A Barrier to Advancement
Humanity cultured the concept of civilization, and that unique process fostered and directed by the powerful established ordered cultures in turn that further fashioned, controlled, distorted, and eventually destroyed great civilizations.
Although civilization has become more advanced technologically, very little is different for humans. We are subject to the same frailties, foibles, and foolishness, from individual personal relationships to international failures in declarations of war.
The modern world remains subject to the same economic disparities, with groups of defined peoples divided into ‘have’ and ‘have-nots’ –relative at all levels, from the personal and individual to the largest universal, international scale. The rich and poor struggle bitterly in established classes, while ideological and political warfare is shamelessly propagated. The powerful and political exploit individual weaknesses. Ambition coupled with greed, hedonism, and mindless power preys on fear and apathy of the masses to realize and maximize their own entitlements regardless of lack of compassion or ethics.
Civilization at times is most uncivilized; and humanity is, at times, the least humane entity observable upon the face of this earth. It will not change until quantum changes are made in basic thinking. Humanity and civilization itself needs to be reinvented.
Humanity today remains what it always has been; a mystery to be observed, recorded, interpreted, analyzed and perhaps even improved where possible. That is what “Humanity” is about, from personal relationships and interactions in all manner– to the universe beyond –how we are perceived to interact, live, love, work and play. What we perceive ourselves to be. How we think. –the essentials of survival itself –thought, question logic, and reason.
Is that Incoming I hear?
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