The world seems to be exploding all over the place. There simply seems to be no rest, there always is news about something terrible from one remote corner of the globe and there is always something horrible happening in the other. Manmade bad news, I mean, to be precise.
But it was a different world altogether that you were told about, wasn’t it?
It was a different society that you were about to become a part of. It was a different set of values that your parents taught you and it was a completely different code of ethics and morality that you were supposed to follow at the end of the day.
However, what you find happening is completely different. As if there are different worlds existing within the only one that we know of holding life. As if there are different moral standards existing in them.
But that’s true. There are different worlds existing within the only one that we know of.
There are different, several moral standards existing in all of them. With serious consequences.
It all becomes a shock, incomprehensible, wickedness, evil, war, violence, crime, sin, murder, rape, genocide.
Everything seems to fall apart. It seems as if all that you have ever been told was a lie. And that is a fact. A fact of our world.
A world in which several different worlds exist, with several different moral standards.
A lot of things that are told to us about this world, and about this life, are nothing but blatant lies. All things you read in elementary school, all the imaginary ideals, all the myths of the ages and why you should try replicating their clearly senseless, idiotic and pointless impossible heroics, and how you are expected to behave when the other person clearly does not.
It has all been an effort to make human beings a civilized being out of what they really are and will always remain. Animals with destructive instincts and intellect to worsen the destruction and complicate their evolution. Tamed less unsuccessfully by some than others.
Well, even if it sounds most outrageous and ridiculous to you, try doing that. Take morality out of the equation for a moment and you will find that everything would seem to fit in place. You know, the missing piece of the puzzle.
There is no need to care for your neighbor. There is no need to care for people in the remote corners of the world, or even on the streets of your city.
No need to be bothered about genocide and mass murder of a different race, or even your own, as long as you are safe, surviving and thriving. Do not blink an eye on lust-starved men raping a defenseless woman, turn after turn, waiting. There is even no need to cry about the starving children of Africa. Let them starve. It will shorten their misery.
Besides, this explains a lot of other things. Explains why there is so much war, killing and violence around the world. Explains why there is rape, abuse and torture.
Explains why there are religion and politics, which are supposedly there to bring moral justice to the society and actually end up worsening everything.
Why not? They are but merely evolutionary tools. Why not?
Just take morality out for a moment and everything falls into place.
Everything becomes simple, that man is an intelligent animal which would get just about anything it wants by using just about any way possible. It’s just plain and simple.
If there is only one loaf of bread left in the whole world, what do you expect a hungry animal would do to react to it? And how would you expect it to respond to its fellow creatures or to any other creature which is about to pounce on the solitary produce of grain?
How would you react?
Well, probably you would have shared. Probably not.
I took morality out and a lot of things were better to understand.
A lot of things started making perfectly good sense.
Don’t listen to the lies your parents and schools tell you… too closely.
Source: © 1968 MGM/Stanley Kubrick
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