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September 16, 2014 / Fantelius

How to School for Addiction

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I’m used to a TV-documentary about the Holocaust popping up every time Israel starts bombing the Palestinians. It happens all over Europe. When will we see a documentary about the 3 million Vietnamese killed by Israel’s backers? Or one about the 1 million Iraqis killed and the near total destruction of their country by the same backers? That’s not going to happen, is it.

What about our children? Are they ever going to be included in the events of our times? How many school classes dealt with the latest ”conflict” between Israel and Gaza? Really studied it. Themselves. I have no idea, but I’m rather certain that there weren’t many. If any. The educational system deals with abstractions or the past. The present seems off limits. Trust what the authorities tell us through the media. Don’t get involved. Don’t think you’re capable of real analysis and real responsibility. Leave the events of our times to the people in charge.

By locking the youth out of participation in the major of events in the world, they are denied the heritage of their genes. And pay the consequences.

Homo sapiens have a unique social brain. An ape, for example, cannot follow the rules of the simplest game. They don’t have the social brain to do so. This social mind we possess evolved during a couple of million years and was consolidated during a couple of hundred thousand years of hunter-gatherer society. We judge our value as an individual by how we participate in the workings of our collective. This is how we determine our worth to our contemporaries and to ourselves. When we cannot participate in the management of our tribe, our community or our society, we become alienated and often break down. Many of those who become the victims of drug abuse are those who would have been the pillars and heroes of society. If they had had the chance.

 

“We cannot negotiate with gravity or love.”
Dartwill Aquila

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