“You have served the people and the superstition of the people, all you famous wise men—and not truth…Thus, the master lets his slaves have their way and is amused by their pranks. But the free spirit, the enemy of fetters, the non-adorer who dwells in the woods, is as hateful to the people as a wolf to dogs.”
-Thus Spake Zarathustra (pg. 214)
|Evolution of mankind this very moment as you read this blog.|
There remains a unfortunate opinion on human evolution today so popular, so engrained within our modern psyche, chiseled into our unconscious conception of what and who we are by these wise men of the people—these social “scientists”—that it’s now taken as a matter of course: Ant colonies are the model for humanity’s future. These preachers of insect virtues—who would not hesitate one second to devour The Mona Lisa with their hideous jaws in the name of “feeding the people”—pride themselves as being “Darwinian,” “scientific,” and “progressive” in contrast to those whom they wish to save. (And, thus, rule): the sad masses who hold true to their belief in “creationism” or “intelligent design”. And at best modern Westerners are presented with a false dichotomy: you can be one of the scientifically enlightened followers of insect virtues, one of the privileged Human-Ant-colonizers of the future; or you can wallow in your ape-like delusions as a drag on human progress. “Progress” here being defined, of course, as leaving one herd for another, only to become a vicious though highly industrious pest with no sense of individuality, beauty or wonder.
The choice is a lie. Each one denoting the same thoughtless poppy tune played in different keys. And there is another way.