Key Precept: “History is a bath of blood.”
This fact challenges the myth of “the noble savage” envisioned by movements such as the Enlightenment, Communism, the New Age and Evolution. Their vision of native peoples satisfied with the bare essentials, minding their own business is pure romanticism. Any psychologist or sociologist will tell you it is not within human nature to find peace by families “living off the land by hunting and gathering what it had to offer…if there was not enough food in a group’s direct vicinity, it meant they had to move around and lead more nomadic lifestyles in order to sustain themselves.” Even apes, our supposed ancestors, have inherently violent natures.
As the famous explorer Captain Cook discovered to his mortal chagrin, evidence gathered by social science supports the most ancient historical records that humanity has from the outset been murderers and thieves, with the strong oppressing the weak.
…it is obvious that the techniques of organized warfare had been developed and were ready for extensive application at the beginning of historic times as man crossed the boundary of the prehistoric [which is to say undocumented] world into civilization. The societies of the Tigris-Euphrates and Nile valleys were forged from the outset in war, and the skill of war was one of the most important distinguishing characteristics of the early civilizations.
Fighting never ends. Truces and surrenders only provide brief respites to gather armies and stockpile weapons. When the balance of power tips to one side, it all starts again.
Every single great power has risen only to fall. Do we Americans really believe that our govenment is strong enough to override this inexorable course of history?
Deluded megalomaniac leaders believe they can, with occult knowledge and technology gained by allying with other worldly hyperdimensional beings.