INNATE AGGRESSION

 
               
     

THE FALLACIES

     
     

 Guns
     
   
 We are born with aggressive instincts.

Human nature is violent.

War is inevitable.

   
               
     

THE REALITY

     
     

 Brain
     
 

We are not "hard-wired" like bugs or ducks, where a given stimulus results in a fixed response.

 

Unlike most animals, we have a large cerebral cortex that allows for reasoning, consideration, creativity and culture.

   

It is not instinct that drives us to commit atrocities, but our culture.

   
     

Culture is a human creation.

     
 

Our culture was molded by men who crave power and the domination of others.

 
The myth that humans are inherently aggressive benefits the same elites who have had the most influence in shaping our culture:
           

Rulers

         

Politicians

 
       

Militarists

   
     

Lawyers

     
   

Clergymen

       
 

Scientists

         

The wealthy

           
   

If human nature is indeed violent and war is inevitable, then:

   
 
We need large strong states with central governments.
       
   
We need powerful rulers with mighty armies and brutal security forces.
     
     
We need repressive laws to protect us from each other.
   
       
We need guidance from our churches on how to keep our destructive instincts under control.
 
               
Our belief in the inevitability of human aggression, sold to us by the ruling elites, creates a world that makes ruling elites necessary.

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