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This is Freedom Essay 14

 

The false ‘savage instincts’ excuse
leads to the extinction of humans

 

By Jeremy Griffith, 2018

 

In this presentation Jeremy Griffith emphasises how extremely sinister and dangerous the false ‘savage instincts’ excuse for human behaviour is.

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The dangerous seductiveness of the ‘savage instincts’ excuse

In my presentation in Video/​F. Essay 10 titled ‘What exactly is the human condition?’ I described how fearful we humans have been of the previously unexplained issue of our species’ corrupted, ‘fallen’, innocence-destroyed, Garden-of-Eden-abandoned human condition. (How our distant ape ancestors came to live in a completely cooperative, loving, innocent, Edenic, moral state is explained in F. Essay 21, and you can read many wonderful descriptions of this time of innocence in F. Essay 53.) I talked about how all our thoughts and actions have been monopolised by that fearthat we have spent almost all of our adult lives working out and perfecting how to avoid the issue of the human condition. I described how we even tried to make it appear as though we weren’t affected by the problem; smiling, joking and generally putting on a brave face. Basically, the minds of ‘resigned’ adult humans have been committed to avoiding any thinking that might bring them into contact with the, until now, unexplained issue of the human condition. (The psychological process of Resignation that adolescents go through to living in denial of the human condition is explained in F. Essay 30.)

It follows that since scientists are humans suffering from the human condition like everyone else, they too will have been living in fearful denial of the human condition. Clearly such avoidance has been a very serious handicap in their line of work because if you can’t confront a subject you’re in no position to think truthfully and effectively about it.

 

Scientists blindfolded looking into microscopes

 

And, since the study of behaviour is the province of biology, it follows that the all-important task of explaining and understanding human behaviour, most especially the crux issue of our ‘good and evil’ conflicted human condition, has been the particular responsibility of biological scientists. However, given their inability to confront and think truthfully about any subject that brought the issue of the human condition into focus, which is almost all subjects to do with human behaviour, we can expect that very little truthful understanding of human behaviour has emerged from biology. And, as we will now see, that has indeed been the case, with extremely serious consequences.

 

Painting of Charles Darwin by John Collier

Charles Darwin (1809–1882)

‘The Origin of Species’ original title page

 

In 1859 the very great biologist Charles Darwin wrote The Origin of Species which shed light on the origin of the variety of life on Earth. It is a seminal work that has been voted the most influential book in history, but even so it stops short of tackling the ‘origin’ of the one species we really needed to understand: us humans. In fact, humans are hardly mentioned in The Origin of Speciesand Darwin readily admitted this shortfall because at the end of Origin he said, ‘In the distant future I see open fields for far more important researches…​Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history.’

Darwin’s reluctance to tackle ‘the origin of man and his history’ was an understandable and honest response given what has just been explained about how unbearably self-confronting and depressing the subject of human behaviour has been for virtually everyoneas the Cambridge scholar Jane Ellen Harrison has written, Darwin ‘foresaw that his doctrine must have, for the history of man’s mental evolution, issues wider than those with which he was prepared personally to deal’ (‘The Influence of Darwinism on the Study of Religions’, Darwin and Modern Science, ed. A.C. Seward, 1909, ch.25). (See paragraphs 188-189 in FREEDOM for a more detailed description of Darwin’s avoidance of the human condition.)

Not all biologists, however, have been as scrupulous as Darwin. Despite not being able to confront the human condition, many have put themselves forward as objective thinkers about human behaviour, with the result being that all manner of dishonest supposed ‘explanations’ have been put forward for almost every aspect of human behavioura great industry of dishonest biology has developed around the subject of human behaviour. And, as I will now explain, all this dishonesty has been based on the ‘savage animal instincts’ excuse for our selfish and aggressive behaviour.

 

Collage of hyenas feeding, rams head butting, lion attacking buffalo

 

This excuse that we humans have brutish and savage instincts is one virtually everyone has been subscribing to. Our conversations are saturated with the ‘savage instincts’-based reason for our competitive, selfish and aggressive human-condition-afflicted behaviour, with comments like: ‘We are programmed by our genes to try to dominate others and be a winner in the battle of life’; and ‘Our preoccupation with sexual conquest is due to our primal instinct to sow our seeds’; and ‘Men behave abominably because their bodies are flooded with must-reproduce-their-genes-promoting testosterone’; and ‘We want a big house because we are innately territorial’; and ‘Fighting and war is just our animal nature expressing itself’; and ‘Religions are merely manifestations of our survival-driven group mentality’. And then there’s the most common comment of all, that ‘It’s just human nature to be selfish’. However, as I pointed out in the second video in this Introductory Series (Video/​F. Essay 2), the savage, ‘must-reproduce-our-genes’ instincts explanation for our competitive, selfish and aggressive behaviour is a completely dishonest lie. Firstly, we humans have cooperative, selfless and loving moral instincts, the voice or expression of which within us is our consciencewhich is the complete opposite of competitive, selfish and aggressive instincts. As Darwin recognised, ‘The moral sense perhaps affords the best and highest distinction between man and the lower animals’ (see par. 375 of FREEDOM). And in order to have an altruistic moral instinctive nature, our distant ancestors must have been cooperative and loving, not competitive and aggressive like other animals. F. Essay 21 and chapter 5 of FREEDOM explain that we acquired our extraordinarily altruistic moral instincts through nurturing, and describe how bonobos (a variety of chimpanzee that live south of the Congo River in Africa) are a living example of a species who are achieving this completely cooperative, selfless and loving state through nurturing; and in F. Essay 22 you can read about fossil evidence for this cooperative, selfless and loving past.

 

Three images of bonobos nurturing infants

Bonobos nurturing their infants

 

The second point I made was that descriptions of human behaviour, such as egocentric, arrogant, inspired, depressed, deluded, pessimistic, optimistic, artificial, hateful, cynical, mean, immoral, brilliant, guilt-ridden, evil, psychotic, neurotic, alienated, etc, all recognise the involvement of our species’ unique fully conscious thinking mindthey make it clear that there is a psychological dimension to our behaviour. We humans have suffered NOT from the genetic-opportunism-based, non-psychological animal condition, but the conscious-mind-based, PSYCHOLOGICALLY troubled HUMAN CONDITION (see par. 40 of FREEDOM). And, most importantly, as we will see, psychosis can be healed with understanding, so our psychologically upset human nature is fixable or changeablenot unchangeable, which is what it would essentially be if our competitive, selfish and aggressive nature was instinctive; if it was something that is in our genes and we were born with.

The actual explanation for how we humans became psychologically upset sufferers of the angry, egocentric and alienated human condition was presented in Video/​F. Essay 3. What caused the upset was a clash between our original innocent, Edenic, cooperative, selfless and loving moral instincts and the emergence of our conscious mind. So yes, we have cooperative, selfless and loving instincts, not savage, competitive, selfish and aggressive ones. (I might mention that you can read a detailed description of what instincts and consciousness actually are in paragraph 247-248 of FREEDOM. Also, F. Essay 24 explains how we humans became fully conscious when other animals haven’t.)

What has been so extremely dangerous about the completely dishonest savage instincts excuse is how seductive it has been. When it came to avoiding the truth of our psychologically upset human condition, which, as emphasised, all resigned adults have been committed to doing, the ‘savage animal instincts’ excuse for our behaviour could hardly have been more seductivebecause instead of our instincts being all-loving as they actually are, they are made out to be vicious and brutal; and, instead of our conscious mind being the seemingly destructive cause of our species’ corrupted so-called ‘fall from grace’, the cause of our departure from our species’ original Garden-of-Eden state of innocence, as was the case, it was made out to be the blameless, mediating ‘hero’ who had to try to control those supposed savage instincts within us! Rather than our instincts appearing to be good, and our angry, egocentric and alienated conscious mind appearing to be bad because it, in effect, caused the corruption of our original innocent state, which is the true description of what happened, our instincts were made out to be bad and our conscious intellect to be goodwhich, while fabulously relieving of our conscious mind’s immense guilt for having destroyed the innocent world of our instinctive self or soul, was a complete reverse of the truth lie! (see also par. 153 of FREEDOM)

 

Our ape ancestors were innocent, loving nurturers
Various ardipithecenes standing in natural environment

 

Not savage, barbaric brutes as they have for so long been portrayed.
Caveman cartoon depicting the savage instincts stereotype

 

It is us humans now who are psychotic angry egocentric and alienated, seemingly ‘evil’ monsters!
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘Untitled’ painting, 1982

 

What now has to be described is just how enormous the ramifications of this lie that we have savage instincts has been. What has happened is that the extreme seductiveness for human-condition-avoiding resigned humans of dishonestly blaming their corrupted condition on savage instincts has meant that almost all biologists have adopted and perpetuated it. Indeed, as we will now see, this has happened to such an extent that the savage instincts excuse has been used by biologists to dishonestly explain almost every aspect of human behaviour!

 

A brief summary of the main dishonest savage-instincts-based biological explanations for human behaviour

 

A selection of science books based upon the ‘savage instinct’ excuse for human behaviour

Some of the many science books accounting for human
behaviour using the false ‘savage instincts’ excuse.

 

I’ll begin this exposé by giving a very brief summary of the history of the main dishonest savage-instincts-based biological explanations for human behaviour. An in-depth description of this history is presented in chapters 2 and 6 of my book FREEDOM.

The first dishonest theory for human behaviour to be based on the dishonest human-condition-avoiding, moral-soul-denying savage instincts excuse was Social Darwinism. This theory misrepresented Charles Darwin’s great breakthrough insight of natural selection as a ‘survival of the fittest’ process. Natural selection is the mechanism by which some members of a population reproduce more than others in a given environment, and, most significantly, in the first edition of The Origin of Species, the book that launched his concept of natural selection, Darwin correctly left it undecided as to whether those individuals that reproduced more could be viewed as winners, as being ‘fitter’. However, as I describe in paragraph 195 of FREEDOM, in later editions Darwin was persuaded by his associates Herbert Spencer and Alfred Russel Wallace to substitute the term ‘natural selection’ with the term ‘survival of the fittest’. The malignant attraction of this misinterpretation was that it reinforced this dishonest excuse that humans had already been using for our competitive, selfish and aggressive behaviour, which is that our forebears weren’t cooperative and loving, but competitive and aggressive savages preoccupied with survival and domination of each other like other animals, and that we, in the sense of ‘we’ being our conscious thinking self, are the blameless heroes having to try to control these supposed savage instincts in us. As I have said, since it was the emergence of our conscious mind that led to the corruption of our species’ original cooperative and loving instinctive life, it was a complete reverse-of-the-truth lie to argue the opposite and claim our instincts were competitive, selfish and brutal and our intellect a blameless mediating hero.

(I should explain that the reason Darwin was honest to leave it undecided as to whether those who reproduced more are ‘fitter’ is because, as is explained in F. Essay 25 and paragraph 358 of FREEDOM, being unconditionally selfless, where you give your life to help others and don’t seek to reproduce more, can be a biologically meaningful, ‘fitter’, outcome. To very briefly explain why it can be meaningful, as is explained in F. Essay 23, the meaning of existence is to develop ever larger and more stable wholes of matter (due to the law of Negative Entropy, atoms come together to form molecules, which come together or integrate to form compounds, which integrate to form single-celled organisms, which in turn integrate to form multicellular organisms, which then integrate to form societies, and so on)and unconditionally selfless self-sacrifice for the good of the whole is the very theme of this integrative process because it maintains wholes. Selfishness is divisive and disintegrative while selfless consideration of others maintains wholes, it is integrative. The fact that the gene-based natural selection process cannot normally develop unconditional selflessness between sexually reproducing individualsbecause selfless traits don’t tend to reproduceis simply a limitation of the gene-based learning system. Integrative selflessness is the real characteristic of existence, the theme of life, hence its meaningfulness.)

 

E.O. Wilson headshot

E.O. Wilson (1929–)

 

The problem that emerged for human-condition-avoiding, moral-soul-denying, so-called ‘mechanistic’ or ‘reductionist’ biologists with Social Darwinism’s dishonest excuse that ‘animals are selfish and preoccupied with domination and that’s why we are selfish and preoccupied with achieving as much dominating power, fame, fortune and glory as we can’, is that it didn’t account for humans’ unconditionally selfless, altruistic, moral instincts, the ‘voice’ of which, as I have said, is our ‘conscience’. Undeterred by this failing, it was that master of human-condition-avoiding, dishonest biology, the much acclaimed Harvard-University-based biologist Edward O. Wilson (he has most wrongly been described as the ‘living heir to Darwin’ and ‘the world’s greatest scientist’), who contrived an even more dishonest solution to this problemall still based on the dishonest, must-reproduce-your-genes, selfish and nasty instincts excuse. In his momentous 1975 book, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis (which was quickly followed by others’ books, like Richard Dawkins’s 1976 book The Selfish Gene), Wilson acknowledged selfless moral behaviour in humans but argued that it is really only a subtle form of selfishness where we are indirectly promoting the reproduction of our genes by fostering others who are related to us. As Wilson said about this human-condition-avoiding, altruistic-moral-soul-denying ‘kin selection’ theory (which became known as Evolutionary Psychology), ‘Morality has no other demonstrable function’ other than to ensure ‘human genetic material…​will be kept intact’; even saying that [the philosopher Jean-Jacques] Rousseau claimed [that humanity] was originally a race of noble savages in a peaceful state of nature, who were later corrupted…​[but what] Rousseau invented [was] a stunningly inaccurate form of anthropology’!! (see par. 197 of FREEDOM).

 

Three ants carrying leaves

 

In time it became accepted that while kin selection explains the cooperative behaviour of animals like ants and bees, it doesn’t actually acknowledge and explain humans’ altruistic moral nature. As the journalist Bryan Appleyard pointed out about this dishonest application of the kin selection theory, biologists ‘still have a gaping hole in an attempt to explain altruism. If, for example, I help a blind man cross the street, it is plainly unlikely that I am being prompted to do this because he is a close relation and bears my genes. And the world is full of all sorts of elaborate forms of cooperation which extend far beyond the boundaries of mere relatedness.’ (see par. 199 of FREEDOM)

To contrive a solution to this problem, Wilson then, in his 2012 book, The Social Conquest of Earth, put forward the absolutely outrageously dishonest Multilevel Selection theory for eusociality (genuine sociality). Where previously Wilson had limited himself to getting rid of the truth of our altruistic moral instinctive self or soul, he now set about using lies to dispose of the great overarching, main problem facing humankind of our conscious-mind-induced, psychologically upset HUMAN CONDITION! The brazenness of this assault is evident in the first sentence of The Social Conquest of Earth, which reads, ‘There is no grail more elusive or precious in the life of the mind than the key to understanding the human condition’!! Yes, the human condition IS the holy grail of the human journey, but what Wilson does is not provide that most ‘precious’ ‘grail’ of all ‘in the life of the mind’, as his opening sentence suggested he was going to do, rather he sets about nullifying the chance of it ever being found, and, by so doing, commits humanity to extinction! Pure hypocrisy, hypocrisy of the absolute worst possible kind!

Basically, the Multilevel Selection theory argues that along with supposed competitive, survival of the fittest, must-reproduce-your-own-genes, selfish instincts, we humans also have operating at another level some cooperative, selfless ‘moral’ instincts derived from so-called ‘group selection’ (thus countering Evolutionary Psychology’s denial of the existence of humans’ unconditionally selfless moral instincts). The truth, howeverwhich Wilson tries to bluff his way past by claiming effective warfare depended on group cooperationis that the idea of ‘group selection’ giving rise to selfless instincts has been fully discredited on the grounds that any selflessness that develops within a group will be constantly exploited by cheaters‘By all means, help me reproduce my genes but I’m not about to help you reproduce yours.’ The biologist Jerry Coyne pointed this logic out when he wrote that ‘group selection for altruism would be unlikely to override the tendency of each group to quickly lose its altruism through natural selection favoring cheaters’. However, despite this obvious flaw in the theory of group selection, those human-condition-avoiding mechanistic, reductionist biologists who have accepted the Multilevel Selection Theory have persuaded themselves to adopt it. (see par. 203 of FREEDOM)

 

A tribe of New Guineans charging into battle

According to Wilson, our ability to war successfully somehow
produced our ability to love unconditionally!

 

Overall, while the Multilevel Selection theory added unconditionally selfless instincts to selfish instincts in the mix of what allegedly forms our species’ instinctive make-up, in essence, it still amounted to a continuation of the same old reverse-of-the-truth, ‘escape-rather-than-confront-the-human-condition’ agendathat humans have villainous selfish instincts and a blameless conscious mind that has to heroically ‘step-in’ to control them. (see pars 210-214 of FREEDOM)

As mentioned, what is outrageous, and extremely dangerous, is how Wilson has used the Multilevel Selection theory to supposedly explain that ‘grail’ which is the most ‘precious in the life of the mind’ of the human condition, saying in The Social Conquest of Earth that ‘Individual selection is responsible for much of what we call sin, while group selection is responsible for the greater part of virtue. Together they have created the conflict between the poorer and the better angels of our nature.’ In summary, Wilson asserted that ‘The dilemma of good and evil was created by multilevel selection’. Clever semblance of our conflicted condition, diabolically clever, but entirely untrue! (see par. 201 of FREEDOM)

So, according to Wilson, rather than having an original completely unconditionally selfless, altruistic, moral instinctive self or soul, which we then corrupted when we became fully conscious some 2 million years ago  and developed an upset angry, egocentric and alienated psychosis, which is the true description of the origin of our condition, we simply have some instincts that want us to behave selflessly and some that don’t. While a ‘virtuous’, ‘better angels’, ‘good’ part of ourselves exists in Wilson’s ‘we have some selfless instincts’ account, there is no guilt from our conscious mind’s corruption of our completely selfless moral soul. What this means is that Wilson’s account of the human condition is non-judgmental in the sense that there are no real values, no notion of the absolutes of good vs evil or right vs wrong in the true, moral sense. What a relief for guilt-stricken humans, but what an incredible fraud! What Wilson has done with his non-psychological, no-guilt-stricken-conscious-mind-involved account is not explain the human condition but nullify it, render the issue benign, virtually inconsequentialand in doing so he is effectively burying humanity ‘a long way underground’ in the darkest depths of Plato’s ‘cave’ of denial that I described in Video/​F. Essay 11. (see par. 214 of FREEDOM)

 

People stuck in a dark cave of denial

 

I provided clear evidence that Wilson’s Multilevel Selection theory is nothing but an outrageously dishonest contrived excuse for our condition when, in Video/​F. Essay 4, I referred to the many great thinkers in history who have recognised the instinct vs intellect elements involved in producing our psychologically distressed human condition. We even saw in Video/​F. Essay 10 how the great 19th century poet William Blake recognised that our distressed condition is a result of a clash between the ‘two contrary states’ of an ‘innocen[t], ‘lamb’-like, cooperative and loving moral instinctive heritage and our ‘Experience’-based conscious mind. Much more evidence of just how obvious the instinct vs intellect explanation for the human condition is when someone is prepared to think honestly and truthfully about the subject is presented in F. Essay 53.

Again, chapters 2 and 6 of FREEDOM provide an in-depth description of this history of the dishonest savage-instincts-based biological explanations for human behaviour.

 

Left-wing dogma has been leading humanity straight to extinction

What I now need to explain is that the most dangerous use by far that has been made of the savage instincts excuse is its use in justifying the dogmatic imposition of ‘good’ or ‘correct’ cooperative and loving behaviour on our supposedly competitive and aggressive unchangeable innate, born-with instincts. The basis of the left-wing political philosophy is that since we humans supposedly have unchangeable savage instincts then it follows that we have no choice other than to dogmatically impose ‘good’ or ‘correct’ cooperative and loving behaviour on those supposedly unchangeable competitive and aggressive instincts.

Once this excuse that we have savage animal instincts that we are born with and therefore can’t change is accepted then the left-wing, politically correct movement’s imposition of dogma is justified. But, as emphasised, that underpinning ‘savage animal instincts’ explanation is wrong, so the fundamentals of the left-wing’s philosophy are completely wrong. Again, as I explained in Video/​F. Essay 3, ours is a psychologically troubled conditiona psychosisand understanding can heal a psychosis, so we need understanding, which is the opposite of mindless, blind dogma. In fact, idealistic, politically correct dogma oppresses the search for knowledge because it stifles the freedom to be, to a degree, competitive, aggressive and selfish, which, as the Adam Stork story in Video/​F. Essay 3 reveals, was the price we humans had to be prepared to pay for searching for knowledge, ultimately for self-knowledge, for the reconciling, redeeming and psychologically transforming understanding of the human condition. Stopping the upsetting search for knowledge stopped us from achieving freedom from our upset angry, egocentric and alienated condition. Politically correct dogma worked against our species achieving freedom from the human condition. Paradoxically, instead of bringing about the cooperative and loving, ideal, ‘correct’ world it promoted itself as doing, left-wing dogma was leading humanity straight to extinction because it was stopping the all-important search for the knowledge that would liberate us from our condition! It was not ‘progressive’, as it liked to describe itself, it was regressive.

That’s the phenomenal importance and power of the Adam Stork story in Video/​F. Essay 3; it finally explains that there was a vital, all-important, good reason for the angry, egocentric and alienated upset in humans. It explains and defends our immensely upsetting but immensely heroic search for knowledge.

The problem has been that the longer the upsetting search for knowledge/​understanding of the human condition went on, the more upset angry, egocentric and alienated the human race became, that being the consequences of searching for knowledge. In the end what happened was that the human race became so psychologically exhausted by the upsetting search, so overly angry, egocentric and alienated, that many couldn’t resist the relief of giving up the upsetting search and siding with the cooperative and loving world of our instincts. In the Adam Stork analogy, ever-increasing numbers of humans ended up just wanting to ‘fly back on course’ and obey the cooperative ideals of our instinctsabandon the honest reality of humanity’s predicament of having to participate in the great heroic upsetting battle to find knowledge and instead choose an irresponsible, unrealistic and dishonest life of cowardice where they just bask in the feel good relief of behaving in a cooperative, ideal, ‘correct’ way, and signal to the world that they are virtuous. They no longer wanted to pursue the all-important but upsetting search for knowledge, ultimately for self-knowledge, understanding of the human condition that is required to actually bring an end to all the ever-increasing upset/​psychosis in the world. Basically, they have been voting for the death of the human race from terminal levels of psychosisbecause unless the fully accountable, truthful understanding of the human condition was found, as it thankfully now is, that upset psychosis was only going to continue increasing. That is the truth: proponents of left-wing philosophy have been advocating that the human race perish in a writhing heap of indescribable psychotic agony, and, to cope with that, epidemic levels of autistic detachment and dissociationand that state of terminal alienation for the human race is very rapidly approaching. F. Essay 55 describes this terrible endgame state the human race has now entered.

 

A popular online depiction of the imminent zombie apocalypse

Zombie street parades, which have become popular of late, let the truth out
about just how the endgame state of terminal alienation is upon us

 

The great philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche perfectly understood the crisis that is upon us when he wrote this description of the endgame stage of humanity’s great journey from ignorance to enlightenment: ‘There have always been many sickly people among those who invent fables and long for God [ideality]: they have a raging hate for the enlightened man and for that youngest of virtues which is called honesty…​Purer and more honest of speech is the healthy body, perfect and square-built: and it speaks of the meaning of the earth [which is to fight for knowledge, ultimately self-knowledge, understanding of the human condition]…​You are not yet free, you still search for freedom. Your search has fatigued you…​But, by my love and hope I entreat you: do not reject the hero in your soul! Keep holy your highest hope!…​War [against the oppression of dogma] and courage have done more great things than charity. Not your pity but your bravery has saved the unfortunate up to now…​What warrior wants to be spared? I do not spare you, I love you from the very heart, my brothers in war!’ (Thus Spoke Zarathustra, 1892; tr. R.J. Hollingdale, 1961, pp.61-75 of 343). It needs emphasising that what Nietzsche means by ‘war’ is the underlying battle against oppression from the condemnation of our moral ‘correct’-behaviour-insisting, dogmatic, ignorant, instinctive self or soul. In another of his books, Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche similarly wrote that ‘There comes a time in a culture’s history when it becomes so pathologically soft that it takes the side of its worst enemy [takes up support of forms of non-understanding, unquestioning, dogmatic, give-up-the-battle, ‘fly-back-on-course’, makes-you-feel-good pseudo idealism]…​and calls it “progress”’ (tr. 1886, sec. 201).

Yes, while it wasn’t wrong to rest from the upsetting battle to find knowledge (ultimately to find self-knowledge, understanding of the human condition) when we became overly angry, egocentric and alienatedindeed rest and recuperation have been vitalwhat was false and dangerously misleading was to claim that abandoning the battle was the way to win the battle, and the path to follow, which is what the culture of the left-wing in politics has effectively been deludedly and dogmatically insisting happen. Compassion and kindness towards those who were suffering or less fortunate was very important, but as Nietzsche said, we had to ‘keep holy’ our ‘highest hope’ of achieving ‘the meaning’ of our existence of finding ‘enlightened’ understanding of ourselves. We humans needed reconciling, healing and transforming understanding of our psychologically upset and distressed human condition, not mindless, answerless, straight-jacketing, dogmatic discipline of that upset state. We needed to be able to think our way to sanity, not abandon thinking and just behave like brain-dead robots. We conscious thinking humans needed brain food, not brain anaesthetic. We needed answers. De-braining ourselves, giving up thinking, just dogmatically insisting that everyone be good, is fraudulent and gets us nowhere, in fact it leads the human race straight to extinction. The only thing that gets us out of the human condition is understanding of the human condition, but the left-wing culture is all about giving up on finding understanding.

 

The Thinker by Rodin

The Thinker by August Rodin, 1904

 

Karl Marx, the political philosopher whose mid-nineteenth century theories gave rise to socialism and communism, was wrong when he said that ‘The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is [not to understand the world but] to change it’ (Theses on Feuerbach, 1845). By ‘change it’ Marx meant just make it cooperative or social or communal, but he was wrong. The whole ‘point’ and responsibility of being a conscious being is to understand our world and place in it, ultimately to find understanding of our psychologically upset and corrupted human condition. Biologists like E.O. Wilson’s denial of the truth of our species’ conscious-mind-induced psychologically troubled human condition has allowed and empowered this left-wing attitude that we have to dogmatically impose cooperative ideal values on society. Dishonest biology has been used to justify dangerously oppressive left-wing dogma!

So that is how precious the fully accountable explanation of the human condition in FREEDOM isin the nick of time it is able to stop this mad left-wing Marxist march to a death by dogma end of the human race!

 

Black and white cartoon of Marxist dummies

 

F. Essays 34 & 35 provide a more in-depth description of why the culture of the left-wing is fundamentally flawed, while F. Essay 36 adds even more description of the left’s misuse of the false ‘savage instincts’ biology and its extremely dangerous consequences.

 

The rabid extent to which the left-wing has been using the ‘savage instincts’ justification for its culture

What I want to conclude this essay with is a description of just how far the left-wing has now gone in using the ‘savage instincts’ justification for its culture.

A 2012 article titled ‘The left uses evolution to explain everything’ by the American journalist and author Dennis Prager (see www.wtmsources.com/217) described how the left-wing has adopted the dishonest ‘savage instincts’ excuse to the extent that they’re now using it to justify every aspect of their culture, ‘warning…​of the danger involved in allowing the left to use science – and evolution in particular – to empower government to coerce its citizens [to, as just explained, comply with their politically correct culture of having to impose idealism on our supposed savage instincts]. Prager added, ‘evolution is offered as the left’s explanation for virtually everything. Evolution explains love, altruism, morality, economic behavior, God, religion, intelligence’. Now, to break this rubbish down: mechanistic science and the left argue that ‘love, altruism, morality’ are basically all subtle forms of selfishness based on the need to reproduce our genes (see par. 197 of FREEDOM)see F. Essay 23 for the real meaning of love as unconditional selflessness, and F. Essay 27 for the reason for romantic love, and see F. Essay 21 for the real nurturing explanation for our altruistic, moral nature. In the case of our selfish, greedy, capitalist ‘economic behavior’, the false biological theories I have described would have us believe that this is all driven by a need to reproduce our genes, whereas Video/​F. Essay 3 provides the truthful, psychosis-based justification for our selfish, greedy, need-for-material-relief behaviour. In the case of ‘God’ and ‘religion’, both are supposedly a result of the need to be controlled so we can better reproduce our genes (see par. 215 of FREEDOM)see F. Essay 23 for the real explanation of God, and F. Essay 39 for the real psychological explanation for religion. And in the case of ‘intelligence’, it supposedly has developed from the need to manage complex social situations, again so we can better reproduce our genes (see par. 507 of FREEDOM), but the real explanation for how we humans became conscious is presented in F. Essay 24.

As one more example of this misuse of dishonest science, Prager referred to the assertion by the left that ‘those who do not support same-sex marriage are not recognizing the indisputable, scientific fact that homosexuality is a natural phenomenon’. This is a classic illustrationclaiming that the sex humans practice is no different from the sex animals practice when they try to reproduce their genes. But the truth, as explained in chapter 8:11B of FREEDOM and summarised in F. Essay 27, is that sex as humans practice itincluding homosexualityis a result of being psychologically upset, so there’s no relationship between the homosexuality that occurs in animals and humans. Again, our behaviour is psychosis-driven. So this is a classic illustration of the left’s misuse of dishonest science: they have taken this false savage instincts excuse for human behaviour and said it explains homosexuality in humans and used that assertion to defend same-sex marriage.

We see this particular dishonest biology, that everything about human sexual relationships is due to a need to reproduce our genes, everywhere; for example, it’s claimed that men are attracted to young women because they’re more fertile and will more successfully reproduce our genes, when it’s the innocence, or innocent appearance, of younger women that makes them more attractive for humans’ psychosis-driven sexual destruction (again, see F. Essay 27).

So the left wing is using dishonest science to support all its positions. As Prager’s article goes on to say, ‘To differ with the left is not only definitionally sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist and bigoted (SIXHIRB as I have labeled it) – it is now against science itself.’ This is how insidious left-wing culture is, and, again, it’s all coming off this completely false idea that we have savage animal instincts. As Prager says, the left are ‘using science as a tool to dictate what is to be tolerated and what is to be mocked’.

Most significantly, Prager’s article also said that ‘The left has always sought single, non-values based explanations for human behavior’ and ‘the absence of absolutes, (good vs evil, right vs wrong)’. And that’s what the left claim they have with E.O. Wilson’s dishonest, human-condition-avoiding Multilevel Selection theory. As I’ve described, the Multilevel Selection theory is supposedly a non-values based, non-judgmental system that dishonestly says that we don’t suffer from a psychologically troubled human condition; rather, through the use of the dishonest group selection theory, it just argues that ‘OK, along with selfish instincts we do have some selfless instincts’. It’s a complete belittling of what our instinctive self or soul is, and a complete and dangerous dismissal of our psychosis. Everything that’s true and important about humans is completely butchered, destroyed by these dishonest arguments.

The truthwhich, because it’s so serious, I reiterate in F. Essay 36: Saving Western Civilisation from the religion of left-wing dogma, and F. Essay 40: Judgment Day finally explainedis that all of biology now is a great fraud, as is virtually every other branch of science because they are all infected by dishonest mechanistic biological thinking. All our universities are really just ivory towers of intellectual dishonesty, just castles of lies. As Plato so accurately described the situation (see Video/​F. Essay 11), everyone’s hiding in a dark cave of dishonest denial. All there is to read now is ‘cave-speak’ rubbish, and it has all culminated in a dangerous takeover of the world by dogma, which is the greatest threat the world has ever seen given what was really needed was freedom of expression and the search for knowledge that it made possible. The human race has entered the darkest era the world has ever known, the ultimate Dark Ageand, before long, the death by dogma extinction of the human race! Again, F. Essay 55: Endgame for the human race presents an accurate description of how serious the situation is.

 

Summary

In summary, what we in the World Transformation Movement are providing is the psychosis-addressing-and-solving real explanation of the human condition. What the left-wing have been putting forward is only an imitation of a human-condition-free world, and because its pseudo, artificial imitation suppresses the search for knowledge needed to actually bring about a human-condition-free world, it has been leading the way not to freedom from the human condition, as it deludes itself and arrogantly proclaims to the world it is doing, but AWAY FROM IT. The philosophy of the left-wing is an extremely dangerous con job, a malignant fakeit was not the cure for the troubled state of the world, it was in fact the poison. The actual biological explanation of the human condition that we in the WTM are presenting is genuinely ‘non-values based’because the explanation in the Adam Stork story does actually eliminate forever the notion of good and evil. It acknowledges that we’re psychologically upset but explains there’s a good reason for why we became upsetso it does actually remove guilt; it provides the real ‘absence of absolutes, (good vs evil, right vs wrong)’ explanation. Those concepts have been dismantled truthfully and genuinely and actually because the old defensive and insecure angry, egocentric and alienated, power, fame, fortune and glory ways of justifying ourselves are now obsoleted by the real biological understanding of ourselves. The real understanding of the human condition we are presenting actually brings about the now absolutely desperately needed, and 2-million-year-hungered-for, transformation of the human race!

The final important point to emphasise is that now that we have the fully accountable real explanation of the human condition, we can at last explain and understand that while the right-wing and the left were both using the dishonest ‘savage instincts’ biology to justify their philosophies, the right-wing was using it in the cause of good, namely in support of the upsetting search for knowledge, while the left-wing was using it in the cause of what was bad, indeed, extremely dangerous, namely in blocking and even determinedly opposing that all-important upsetting search for knowledge. THE ENORMOUS BENEFIT OF THIS CLARIFYING INSIGHT IS THAT WHILE IT HASN’T BEEN POSSIBLE TO HALT THE TERRIFYING HUMAN-RACE-DESTROYING LEFT-WING POLITICALLY CORRECT TIDE OF DOGMA TAKING OVER THE WORLD, WE NOW HAVE THE INSIGHT NEEDED TO STOP IT! We can now finally clearly explain what is SO wrong and dangerous about the left-wing’s culture. So that is what is so precious about the presentation in this essay, and in later F. Essays 34, 35 & 36 which elaborate on this presentation. Of course, FREEDOM chapters 8:15 and 8:16, which present the definitive explanation of what’s wrong with the culture of the left-wing, are the most precious of all.

 

Ayn Rand in Manhattan, 1957

Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

Jordan Peterson during a Jan. 2018 interview

Jordan Peterson (1962- )

 

Yes, ultimately, heroic efforts to explain and justify right-wing politics by the likes of Ayn Rand and most recently Jordan Peterson, were doomed to fail because their arguments were still based on the biologically dishonest Social Darwinist ‘savage instinct’ excuse for human behaviourthat we humans are innately competitive, aggressive and selfish. Rand believed we have to use our mind to effectively manage a selfish nature, and Peterson believes we have a competitive, dominance-hierarchy-based instinctive heritage. It was only by exposing the lie at the heart of the left-wing’s philosophy that it could be halted.

And, importantly, not only does the explanation that is being presented here expose and destroy the underpinning argument of left-wing politics, by providing the psychosis-addressing-and-solving, real explanation of the human condition, the actual, real, true, authentic way to end all the competitive and aggressive behaviour of humans, and transform the human race, is provided. As summarised in paragraph 1136 of FREEDOM, that is the final irony of the saga of humanity’s great journey from ignorance to enlightenmentthe ideal world that the left-wing has been dogmatically demanding is actually brought about by the right-wing winning its reality-defending, freedom-from-idealism, corrupting-search-for-knowledge battle against the freedom-oppressing pseudo idealistic dogma of the left-wing. With the freedom-from-dogma right-wing’s search for understanding of the human condition completed by the finding of understanding of the human condition, the justification for the egocentric power-fame-fortune-and-glory-seeking way of life espoused by the right-wing ends, replaced by the ideal-behaviour-obeying attitude that the left-wing sought. In this sense, when the right-wing wins we all become left-wing; through the success of the philosophy of the right-wing, we all adopt the ideal values sought by the philosophy of the left-wingbut, most significantly, this time we are not abandoning and opposing an ongoing battle, we are leaving it won!

So this is how the seemingly intractable ‘cultural war’ between left and right wing politics finally plays out. Basically, the whole horrible business of politics is brought to an end and the human race savedBUT THE GREAT ‘DEAF EFFECT’ BLOCK TO ACCESSING THE ALL-RELIEVING AND ALL-SOLVING UNDERSTANDING OF THE HUMAN CONDITION, which is a problem I emphasised in the first video/​essay and again in the previous three videos/​essays, STILL HAS TO BE OVERCOME FOR THE HUMAN RACE TO ACTUALLY BE SAVED.

 

In the next essay, F. Essay 15, much more will be explained about the fabulous transformation of the human race that’s now on offer for every human once they get through the ‘deaf effect’ and are able to access and understand the denial-free, truthful explanation of the human condition.

 

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As mentioned, much more is explained about the extreme danger of the left-wing’s culture in F. Essays 34, 35 and 36, with chapters 8:15 and 8:16 of FREEDOM presenting the definitive description of this great danger.

The short booklet Transform Your Life And Save The World provides an excellent summary of firstly all the dishonest biology in Part 1, then all the truthful biology in Part 2, concluding in Part 3 with how the true understanding of the human condition enables every human now to immediately be transformed to a life that is free of the human condition.

For the comprehensive treatment of all the dishonesty in biology now, read chapter 2 and chapter 6 of FREEDOM.

 

Discussion or comment on this essay is welcomedsee below.

 

 

 

These essays were created in 2017-2019 by Jeremy Griffith, Damon Isherwood, Fiona
Cullen-Ward, Brony FitzGerald & Lee Jones of the Sydney WTM Centre. All filming and
editing of the videos was carried out by Sydney WTM members James Press & Tess Watson
during 2017-2019. Other members of the Sydney WTM Centre are responsible for the
distribution and marketing of the videos/​essays, and for providing subscriber support.

 

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  • Jackie Lavoris on July 27, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    I agree … Telll more

    • Jack F on July 28, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      This makes infinite logical sense to me too Jackie. I have just read essay 22 which is drawn on Chapter 5.5 of Freedom detailing how the very recent fossil discoveries evidence our nurtured origins/ moral instincts, as of course do the bonobos. And in regard to humans’ psychologically troubled human condition, I have also recently read essay 25, which, as it goes through the truthful biology of life, details the horror of the actual animal condition, which is truly so different from our own psychological troubles. Once you are out of the grips of the denial of the mechanistic paradigm, it is all quite indisputable. And how wonderful for us battle-weary humans to discover human nature is not unchangeable or immutable at all, and not just that, it is now actually all explained. What a groundbreaking book Freedom is to say the least.

  • Bob Gunn on October 26, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Well, we’re all conditioned by the environment we grow up in. And since our capitalist system stresses competition in all aspects of our lives, of course we are going to have a well-programmed aversion to cooperation…Fortunately, many are realizing this, and working toward a more equitable and compassionate future. However, those in charge here in the US don’t want that, and will do everything in their power to prevent it. As long as Americans still worship money, cooperation will take awhile to be given the value it deserves.

  • Glyn Davies on April 12, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    The need for conciliation has never been so necessary in a World beset with partisan affiliations. We need to establish the reasons that impel people to subscribe to divisive – and largely irrational – religious and political ideals; and by thus doing, seek to find ways to ameliorate the mental anguish and assuage the parochialism .

    • tommy on April 16, 2018 at 10:11 am

      I agree Glyn that the need for ‘conciliation’ has never been so necessary and I agree that we need to establish the reasons humanity is so ‘divisive’. Astonishingly what I have discovered as I’ve absorbed the information the WTM is presenting more and more is that those reasons have been found right here! The core biological reason for why we are so divisive when the ideals are so cooperative has been established by Jeremy Griffith! I’ve been emersing myself in these Freedom Essays for some time now and find them so incredibly insightful and profound. I think you will find the essay ‘The End of Racism’ (28) addresses all your deep concerns (https://www.humancondition.com/freedom-essays/the-end-of-racial-prejudice/), and there’s also a webinar I’ve watched recently which covers the same topic (link below). Jeremy discusses in both those places as he says, ‘the emergence of ‘materialism envy’ and with it unbridled greed, extreme dysfunction and destitution in the ‘developing’ world’. His full and compassionate understanding of the entire situation left me truly gobsmacked. The world is full of the debate of how to address these incredibly serious issues but nowhere did it make sense to me, until I read this essay28. Finally there is an answer and solution to ‘the horrific material inequality and the terrorism and frightening instability in the world’ (to quote the essay). And it not only answers it, this information turns the whole situation around, from one that is overwhelmingly frightening and horrific to overwhelmingly exciting and transforming for everyone! As the essay says towards the end, we can ALL ‘move on to a wonderful new world free of the agony of the human condition’ which is an absolutely astonishing statement!
      https://www.humancondition.com/?videoId=FREEDOM_Webinar_3&item=1

  • Roger on July 19, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    I think this is one of the most interesting essays, because we have such a strong habituation to the argument.
    My way to make it simple is to bring it back to the Stork story.
    If the logic of the fundamental argument being put forward makes sense, that we became upset as we developed a conscious mind in place of or on top of an established instinct, then you agree that we suffer from a psychological problem not a genetic one. It was your conscious mind that brought you to this page looking for understanding not a genetic need.
    Understanding the Story story allows you to appreciate why we have needed the argument as desperately as we have until this explanation for the human condition arrived … just how much insecurity, about our behaviour, we carry.
    Its our conscious mind that separates us from all other animals and creates the conflict between instinct and intellect.
    I hope that was helpful.

  • RJ on July 22, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Extraordinary stuff. Noone is making any sense of this heightening cultural war, and then you read this! Unbelievable clarity. It’s so true that everyone is leaning on the lie of the ‘savage instincts’ and you can see how and why it has crept up in popularity and has become now such a threat. This is such an important essay as that extinction Jeremy writes about is literally round the corner. I hope these essays get spread far and wide!

  • Bob M on July 28, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    There is so much insight in this essay. This ‘savage instincts’ excuse explanation is the single, elemental piece of the puzzle that unlocks the whole stalled deadlock of the “left” vs “right” political/societal battle, which as everyone can see is getting more out of control, more aggressive, more adversarial etc. The implications of this essay alone (not to mention the other content on this website) are staggering and are gonna take some absorbing!

  • Zia on July 30, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    I am blown away after reading this essay – to observe through Jeremy Griffith’s presentation here someone standing up to all the falseness and denial in the world and delivering us the full, truthful biology about humans – which ultimately halts humanity continuing to march towards an unthinkable end of terminal alienation.

    This is huge. From the essay: ‘And, most importantly, as we will see, psychosis can be healed with understanding, so our psychologically upset human nature is fixable or changeable—not unchangeable, which is what it would essentially be if our competitive and aggressive nature was instinctive; if it was something that is in our genes and we were born with’.

    Jeremy discusses the deaf effect at the end of this essay which I’ve experienced which is very real and can be overcome, as we must ensure this information prevails.

  • Eric on August 8, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    This essay covers an area I struggle with that being the transformation of a right wing thinker into a selfless , ideal behaving personality. In my mind the get as much as you can, greedy, dirty, polluting personalities belonged mostly to the conservatives of the world. I failed to see the honesty. As a result I preferred the left wing approach of sharing and equality and completely failed to see a pseudo empire was being built that was made of dishonesty that had no strength or integrity. This essay is one I will be returning to frequently.

    • Malie on August 11, 2018 at 2:10 pm

      Its a revelation to me too eric.. thanks for yr comment. Reckon it’s true too about how seductive the left wing thing is, got a lot out of this article on that, relieving actually.

    • Maureen Felton on November 15, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      Eric I am intrigued to know what was it that convinced you to believe that the left or socialist was empire building and dishonest? Just because someone claims that the left is dishonest does not make that a fact! What evidence have you seen here? I am reading statements that have no evidence attached. Personally I would say that all political persuasions have merit and dangers when taken in isolation. Look to Deep Democracy for a more balanced view.

      • Tommy on November 16, 2018 at 5:29 pm

        I know it’s a lot to get your head around at first Maureen, that was certainly my experience, everything is just so paradoxical, but the more you absorb the depth of these insights the more you will see how profound and rational and all-solving they are. It would be worth re-reading this essay I thought as the evidence you’re searching for is all there, as well as essay#34 where it explains how the whole subject of politics is brought to an end now that we have biological understanding. Your right that all political persuasions have merits and dangers and the latter essay outlines them well. The real threat to humanity posed by the left wing is due to the fact that its dogmatically imposed pseudo-idealism puts freedom of thought and the search for understanding in the gravest of danger. This paragraph below is also a super helpful summary.
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        As summarised in paragraph 1136 of FREEDOM, that is the final irony of the saga of humanity’s great journey from ignorance to enlightenment—the ideal world that the left-wing has been dogmatically demanding is actually brought about by the right-wing winning its reality-defending, freedom-from-idealism, corrupting-search-for-knowledge battle against the freedom-oppressing pseudo idealistic dogma of the left-wing. With the freedom-from-dogma right-wing’s search for understanding of the human condition completed by the finding of understanding of the human condition, the justification for the egocentric power-fame-fortune-and-glory-seeking way of life espoused by the right-wing ends, replaced by the ideal-behaviour-obeying attitude that the left-wing sought. In this sense, when the right-wing wins we all become left-wing; through the success of the philosophy of the right-wing, we all adopt the ideal values sought by the philosophy of the left-wing—but, most significantly, this time we are not abandoning and opposing an ongoing battle, we are leaving it won!

        • Stefan on November 21, 2018 at 2:35 am

          Thank you for your comment Tommy! This is really helpful and especially the last paragraph you’ve included perfectly illustrates our current situation from a political perspective. I love the clarity of it all, especially because I’ve been left-wing (as much as I cared about politics) all my adult life and while I never liked the dogma involved, I always knew that the ideal values sought by the philosophy of the left-wing were true. Understanding how these ideals are true while the ideal-behaviour-obeying attitude isn’t (and why it’s really the greatest threat to humanity now), is really important to finally reconcile the left and the right wing in politics. It is paradoxical, but as you say, the more you absorb the depth of these insights the more you will see how profound and rational and all-solving they are. Thank you!!

          And isn’t it just breathtakingly exciting to finally be able to make sense of all of this!?! I just love this new paradigm of truth and understanding so much and I can’t wait for humanity to finally leave the darkness of Plato’s cave and adopt the Transformed Lifeforce State as the most wonderful and exciting way to cope with this avalanche of – potentially extremely confronting – truths about us humans. We can think our way out of here now and the new world of FREEDOM is just around the corner. How exciting!!

        • Peter on December 26, 2019 at 6:52 pm

          There must be a reason for framing great insights about the human species around simplistic and extremely broad concepts such as left vs. right….and then quoting a radio personality who loves to ascribe all kinds of horrible things to “the left”…in th same article you quote Plato? How can intelligent people take that seriously? I am frankly baffled…How can you ignore the extremely rigid dogma coming from the conservative element? Jeremy, did they threaten you? Because this discussion does not reflect the intelligence of your previous insights!

          • Susan Susan on December 27, 2019 at 11:48 am

            Thank you for your interest in the WTM Peter.
             
            In bringing understanding to the human condition, it brings compassionate and thus safe understanding to ALL of human behaviour, be it our individual lives, or politics and the whole democratic process, or religion, the relationship between men and women or different races etc. What you discover is this explanation unravels the seemingly impenetrable and insoluble confusion of human life and actually reconciles the polarities that currently exist—for instance the divide between the left and right wing in politics. As Freedom Essay 34 outlines, it allows us to understand the real merits and liabilities of both the left and right wing and thankfully such understanding brings the whole ugly business of politics to an end. I especially recommend you read the last paragraph of that Essay which I see is quoted in Tommy’s comment. I note that the comment by Stefan below is also very helpful.
             
            The more you absorb this information, the more you see that the only thing that gets us out of the human condition is understanding of the human condition, and the left-wing culture is all about not understanding, actually giving up on understanding, and instead just imposing ideal behaviour. Someone had to get to the very bottom of the problem of left-wing dogma and finally explain what exactly it is that is so incredibly dangerous about it.
             
            As explained throughout our material Peter, the long-awaited arrival of the truth about our human condition certainly produces a paradigm shift in our thinking — a great deal of sweeping change — which means there is much to explain, describe and digest, so we do hope you persevere.

  • José Pedro Janeiro on August 27, 2018 at 5:31 am

    Sim e dei por isso á uns 5 – 6 anos. Sou português e á classe média acabou. Agora somos os pobres e os ricos. Escravatura. Português entrou na Europa e estamos á precisar de um segundo 25 de Abril. Vejam historia de 25 de Abril em Português.

  • Thressa Kee on September 21, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Very interesting read. So essentially we were made to be loving and cooperative not the animal basic instincts that is really an ex use for poor moral judgement with no value cor each other.

  • Randi Angell-Petersen on September 30, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    These essays are written by a mind that obviously feels and understands the split between the conscious mind and the instints or the unconscious mind.
    My understanding is that our conscious mind is a fraction of the brain that deals with solving the problems of being here, on this planet, in this gravity. This conscious mind, when the body feels fear fight and flight which is the sympaticus n.system, will go with the f.f.f feeling and either attack, flee or defend itself. So the conscious mind is directly linked to survival. Survival is an instinct. The sensation is fear, of death, or the transitioninto another state.
    The problem w our human condition is the imbalance between the instinct of fear, that is a part of the conscious mind, and the instinct of heart, belonging, and oneness between all beings, which can also be seen as a part of our conscious mind.. The rise to a higher level of caring for each other and for this planet is only possible when the love instinct rules the other instincts. And this is possible through aware practising of watching the mind and what patterns of thoughts and emotions the mind is programmed to use for survival. For the body of instincts, the thoughts and emotions are the same. All is instinct. There is no division. The choice is what instincts to be used and to develop.

  • Elise on October 3, 2018 at 6:59 am

    This essay is brilliant and completely turns all current thinking on its head! It’s so exciting what the ramifications of this explanation are, that our corruption is a psychological problem not a genetic problem, and psychological problems can be healed. This makes the future for humanity so exciting because we aren’t stuck with genetic selfishness that can only be managed by left wing dogma, instead with understanding we can return to our natural cooperative past. I feel so happy and optimistic about the future and want to help all I can to get this real explanation to the whole world. Thank you Jeremy Griffith and you all at the transformation movement as well

  • Raul on November 20, 2018 at 11:39 am

    This has to be the best analysis of the world situation of all time. It needs to go viral, and soon. Breathtaking

  • Stefan on November 21, 2018 at 2:17 am

    Wow!! What a great season finale this essay 14 is for the introductory video series on the homepage. I think it’s the perfect ending for the absolutely best series in all of human history!

    The whole video/essay is fantastic but the especially the last part blows my head off because Jeremy is spelling out the situation so clearly and this just leaves me incredibly excited and inspired.

    Thank you!

  • Victoria on January 25, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    My way of thinking is that animals in general have been brutally maligned. They only kill to protect their territory, their family and for food, and they are capable of loving not only their own species but also us humans. They are also intelligent, sensitive to our own feelings, and totally loyal. Human beings kill for fun, to show off, to take over someone else’s property; I think humans, with their big thinking and reasoning brains are liars if it is convenient, are cruel, envious, hating, jealous; many are cheats, they steal because it’s easier than working, they use others for their own convenience, and…. I could carry on for a long time. I have seen it happen in my 77 year old life. A lot of humans can also be loving, nurturing, generous and many other good qualities. But by the looks of the condition of the world today, the Baddies a winning. I don’t think the Human Condition can be or ever will be a good, ideal condition with all people, if that is what you mean it to be.

    • susy on January 26, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      I agree generally Victoria that we humans are the big problem on the planet, as the WTM says if we are to solve all the problems on the planet we must address the problem of ‘us’. The absolutely massive turn-around though is that what is explained in Freedom is that there has actually been a really good, heroic, meaningful reason for why we have become so ‘cruel’, ‘envious’, ‘hating’, ‘cheating’ etc – – in the face of the ideals that are to be loving and cooperative – – and with that understanding we can finally reconcile the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ sides in each of us and in all the opposing poles across any subject. We are ALL biologically explained as fundamentally good and that is a huge, huge game changer! So yes natural to be sceptical but honestly the logic all stacks up and what is possible now for all humans is to live completely reconciled, peacefully and in harmony with both our conscience and our conscious brain, which is an incredibly empowered and wonderful situation for us and the whole planet! Through this biological understanding we can finally legitimately move on from the human condition, we can all be truly free.

  • Anthony Convery on February 1, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Thank you

  • John tembo on February 17, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Thank you very March it has take me good 3 days feeding very good

  • Kim on April 5, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Answers can be found in the book written by the ancient Chinese sage
    Lau Tzu

    The Tao te Ching

    Look into the meaning of the yin yang symbol

    • RJ on April 6, 2019 at 11:26 am

      Hi Kim, The ancient text of Tao te Ching recongised there are polarities in life represented by ‘ying and yang’ but they remained unreconciled. The significance of Jeremy’s books is that through biological understanding reconciliation between all the polarities of life is now possble, be it expressed as “‘good’ and ‘evil’, instinct and intellect, emotion and reason, conscience and conscious, ignorance and wisdom, soul and mind, heart and head, ‘I feel’ and ‘I think’, yin and yang, light and dark, the innocent and the corrupted, the un-embattled and the battle-hardened, the selfless and the selfish, the happy and the upset…” (paragraph 298 of Freedom)

  • Bradley Acaley on October 24, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Exquisitely put..can see this thread and the nest Darwin Theory!

  • Parsimony on December 27, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    I have posted a comment along these lines on other parts of this website, but I am thinking it may be helpful here as well. (Obviously this is a subject of some interest to me!)

    In my opinion, the start point for any discussion of a ‘symptom’ of the human condition, which is what the left and right wing of politics are, has to be the fundamental principle of Griffith’s explanation of the human condition, which is that becoming corrupt i.e. selfish and egocentric, was the unavoidable result of the necessary search for knowledge. Once that is understood, whether you agree with it or not, it is easy to understand his explanation for left and right wing politics.

    Basically (and Freedom Essay 34 is a good essay to read on this) Griffith explains that right wing politics is ‘supportive’ of the search for knowledge because it fosters the by-products of the search for knowledge i.e. the right wing allows and encourages selfishness and egocentricity through its support of individualism and capitalism etc. So that is why Jeremy says the right wing is ‘aligned’ (my word, not his) with the search for knowledge, and in fact, with the whole human journey. The left wing on the other hand, through its philosophy of wanting to make everyone do and think ‘good’ things, like supporting the environment, and equality, and not behave egocentrically and selfishly, is against the by-products of the search for knowledge, so it in essence opposes the search itself. There is also the added element that the left wing holds that its imposition of ideal behaviour ‘is’ the answer to the human condition, so that obviously stymies the search for a real answer too.

    Obviously there are all sorts of permutations as to what side of the political divide people are, but that is the very simple reasoning for why Griffith says that the right wing is pro the search for knowledge, and left wing is against it. In my opinion any discussion about the respective merits of the two wings needs to be anchored back to these fundamental principles, which means that discussion essentially then becomes a discussion about the truth or otherwise of Griffith’s ‘Adam Stork’ story.

  • Jr. on January 5, 2020 at 4:46 am

    I was born into this ‘solution seeking’ response to this ‘evlolved, psychosis condition-response . I was raised in solitude & isolation -in my own mindfulness & the resulting psychosis’ became my core purpose. .my only sense of reasoning grew from this platform. My mind has been engaged in the warring for solutions as a means for utter survival. My concept of health was mental’based from my beginning to current. I was born in poverty & have remained to date. I was born in 1971 & am uneducated(schoolastcally:) have not read more than 5 books in print. Yet a resulting comprehension of my mental capacity for understanding has grown from a pure desperation to discourage my own suicide since childhood.
    This essay has validated my entire life struggle & my deepest, most personal beliefs wich I have developed & maintained in solitude & isolation of my brain & have shared & represented at a great cost of humiliation & harm resulting in further isolation. Yet miraculously i have achieved moments of genuine ‘seeding’that will someday be my only legacy. I have no children, am chronically single & despite being ‘attractive, charming & loved by those who know me,having integrity,a work ethic & selfless to a fault…in our culture I am reduced to my failings in consumerism,finance credits & criminalized & disposed of for self medication & non Conformity. . .I will not give up my ‘warrior role’ in this initiative. .it is my ‘way of life’. .this essay have validated everything I needed to be…I breathe easy in this lucid moment knowing I have never been alone in this. I can rest with a new peace. ♎ . & Will continue with a new resolve

    • P.v.Wijk on January 19, 2020 at 7:47 pm

      My at most sincere respect and love to you JR. So familiar and in many ways completely acknowledge similar experience of life’s survival and adaptations to environment . I value your commitment towards understanding human nature and its whereabouts,. to quote your last words. “I will not give up my ‘warrior role’ in this initiative. .it is my ‘way of life’. .this essay have validated everything I needed to be…I breathe easy in this lucid moment knowing I have never been alone in this. I can rest with a new peace”. Explaining “becoming the experience” as part of the journey how consciousness beings relate to this ever changing bio chemical interdimensional framework we call de cirkel of LIFE .. for The TIME being, most creatures cant explain all behavior nor all their adaptations to environment in this process of becoming aware of the self the body and environment. Mostly acting out and reacting to witch ignites this ongoing battle how nature or consciousness should select without value of knowing! Choice in understanding becoming to know is about the freedom of not knowing! This mental paradox, these contradictions in environmental metaphysical differences, these ongoing awakenings from an instinctive dreamstate towards a co creating self understanding and loving Identity that meaning of life propagates, this tiny spec of timeless evolutionary circumstance we call human nature/condition, is in the end another expression, another embodiment, born from the forces that co created the Universe or Omniverse, witch is the garden of Eden sort of speak. Therefore all is I, connected in his entirely, where likely the utmost responsibility has be taken in, to climb the tree of knowledge for the time being and become a co creator. You got to love life for these extraordinary wonders of creation, so I Keep reaching for understanding, keep dancing to adept and wonder about my whereabouts as my ongoing journey keeps giving presents of the moment, as I am to be in bliss for that what’s bin given.Thx Jr for sharing sheer soul perspective, appreciate your honesty, yours sincerely, PvW

  • Rupayan Bhattacharyya on January 9, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    I appreciate this informative important and wonderful article. Wish to read more on Human Nature. Thanks

  • Jim on January 25, 2020 at 11:34 am

    Hi there
    For an eagle to fly in Freedom , it has to have 2 wings working in sympathy with each other . Therefore ,any dogmatically reinforced theories in opposition , one to the other , perpetuates the very competitive nature which prevents freedom . The human condition contained and corrupted within the individual mind is the great issue.
    The answer to it lies in no mind , an understanding beyond mind. This is callled direct experience of the embodiment of Concious Awareness …. Ultimately we are not “what happens” but rather the space of Awsreness in which it happens. This field is beyond intellectual, scientific or cultural analysis. It is arriving through the disasters and failures we are manifesting in our Modern World. Cheers .

    • Lizzy on January 29, 2020 at 9:09 am

      Not sure I completely understand your comment Jim but I love your words that ‘For an eagle to fly in Freedom, it has to have 2 wings working in sympathy with each other’, couldn’t agree more, and that’s what I think Jeremy’s work brings to the world. I’ve still got a lot to digest here with this info but my experience is it does empower our minds completely with rational logic, removing any dogma or faith or mysticism, reconciling all the poles of life, and leaving us with solid knowledge to finally make sense of our world including our own conscious mind. I feel like I’m standing on solid ground for the first time in my life and it’s absolutely wonderful!

  • John mays on February 13, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    Interesting , still reading …

  • Paul R Brousseau on February 27, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Only by being one with our Creator can we overcome our flesh and do good.

  • Sarah on April 1, 2020 at 2:49 am

    Very interesting! Still reading and adapting…but thankyou for your commitment in sharing how to understand human condition.
    Mk

  • Anthony Hunt on April 3, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Transforming.
    Thank you.
    I think i am beginning to understand.

  • Mara on April 4, 2020 at 6:09 am

    I’ve, was borne in poverty 1949 and raised by two different nationality parent, in multi cultural village, with only primary formal education. On my life path from the Balkan to Australia, due to the language barrier, I’ve lived big part of my life, instinctively, because inability of verbally information-perception or self-expression.

    I guess, I’ve lived as an one-winged eagle, observing resignation in young adolescents, deft-effect in adults and the horrors in, the old-aged.

    But I’m grateful for reaching this stage in my life, of the ability to read, and perceive intellectual informations, and learning to understanding human-condition behaviours, especially for the opportunity to read the Jeremys book Freedom. The explanation of the human-condition, why we humans behave as we do. Thank you, Jeremy and everyone els involved in the transformation of the human conditions.

    Still reading, and grasping understanding, but I am relived knowing, that there is hope for my offsprings, and the coming generations. Thanks to Jeremy and everyone else.

    • Genevieve Genevieve on April 4, 2020 at 1:35 pm

      Thank you very much, Mara, for your heartfelt comment. It’s astonishing how courageous we humans have been in our individual and collective journey to find understanding of the human condition. Thank goodness, with Jeremy’s explanation of the human condition, all our suffering can come to an end now, our lives will be transformed and a new world can begin.

  • Marshal on April 15, 2020 at 3:05 am

    so incredibly refreshing to hear this the truth is always the basis of our desire to understand
    To know the meaning of understanding, is to have an understanding of meaning,to give meaning give understanding. Now I finally know what this really means

  • Deepak Bhatt on June 8, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    HUMAN CONDITION FREE WORLD means all are without DEAF EFFECT. That is journey of everyone from IGNORANCE to ENLIGHTENMENT which is nothing but DARK NIGHT is over & SUN is RISING AT THE HORIZON. Thanks to Jeremy Griffith & WTM Team.