"pansies" is that a reference to the flower Viola or perhaps some kind of homosexual connotation? Even more interesting would be your definition of "the human condition" would that be humans are nothing more than naked apes or did you have something else in mind?
Pansies - somewhere in between, the intrinsic negative that makes both items questionable in the collective subconscious. I mean, in the sense that there's nothing wrong with alternative lifestyles per se, or having some interest in ornamental plants, but the flamboyant behavior that gets the publicity. Even that in itself is no business of mine and/or fine by me, but what I'm getting at is the aesthetic (thought I did an alright job describing it the first time, just that you picked up on another derisive use of the term) of being less able to take care of one's self than one can be and expecting others to follow suit and/or lend a hand.
Sure we're naked apes, as far as the point in question or anything your freindly local Democrat is pushing for goes - what's the difference, clothes? Civility? Ever living souls in the sweet lord baby jesus in heaven? Intelligence? The only thing I liked about 'Guns, Germs, and Steel' is the theory that primitive cultures are more inclined to differentially select intelligence.
It's human nature to serve one's self relentlessly, anything else is degeneracy. Every now and then someone exceeds it or redefines it and ideally the rest of us get the idea from him/her to say, make fire or conduct whatever Hellenistic civilization was, but to make the call like you know any better - as if.