So exactly how civilized is our world?
Ra, not very, we're victims all of cause and effect. We suppose ourselves free, but having been born of German ancestry myself in 1930 I wonder if circumstances had ever-so-slightly different and I had been born in Berlin whether I might have become a Hitler Youth, arm outstretched, Heiling our Fearless Leader denouncing the Jew
Part of the problem lies in evolutionary development. When we were cave men the more aggressive becoming the leader in protecting us against intruders from the nearby cave, admired by the girls and so better spreading their seed
….so that threat, conflict, destruction assume the form of fun, we have conflicting values most strikingly demonstrated in the 1941
Fear not, however, the fun quickly resumed
…..the brief truce proving later so embarrassing to many that steps were undertaken to prevent such from ever happening again "due to strongly worded orders from the high commands of both sides prohibiting such fraternization"
We're all slaves of determinism