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In a recent Spectator Australia article, and subsequent interviews with Alan Jones and Graham Richardson, I summarised that ‘eucalypts are incinerators from hell dressed up as trees’ and said we have to consider replacing some of our eucalypt forests with non-fire-adapted specieswhich is already happening overseas, as Rebecca Weisser reported, ‘In Portugal and Spain they are starting to cut down the eucalypt forests, saying “These are too dangerous, we don’t want them”’.

But not everyone is interested in a rational analysisas Jones said, ‘After the Canberra fires, Jon Stanhope, the Chief Minister for the ACT, said we’ve got to stop planting native plants because they’re fire traps. Well, that was the end of Jon Stanhope“don’t express such anti-religious views around here”!’.

So the management of our forests comes down to how to combat the irrational ‘religious’ fanaticism of tree-hugging Lefties. Indeed, everywhere we look in the world we are faced with this problem of ‘how to combat the irrationality of the increasingly rabid Marxist, politically correct (PC) culture?’

Well, if honest biological thinking was able to get to the bottom of the problem of eucalypts‘tell the story that’s never, ever been told’, as Jones saidmight such thinking also be able to finally solve the problem of the madness of the Left? I believe it can.

When Jones, like many others, use the term ‘religion’ to describe the culture of the PC Left, they are intimating an underlying truth, which is that when we humans take up a cause that makes us feel good it can bring such astronomical relief to the extreme insecurity caused by our species’ tortured, ‘good and evil’-stricken so-called human condition that our attachment to that cause becomes more precious to us than any rational argument Plato, Darwin and Einstein combined could put to us!

The psychologist Jordan Peterson was recognising this in his response on Q&A last year to being asked about people’s attachment to climatism when he said, ‘People have things within their personal purview [scope of experience] that are difficult to deal with and that they’re avoiding and generally the way they avoid them is by adopting pseudo-moralistic stances on large-scale social issues, so they look good to their friends and neighbours’.

So it’s relief from the human condition at all costs that is really going on. The human condition is the real issueand since the human condition has been the focus of my work as a biologist for 50 years, I would like to contribute the following insights.

Firstly, to describe what the human condition actually is.

The scientist Blaise Pascal spelt out the true horror of our species’ contradictory nature or condition when he wrote, ‘What a chimaera [multi-faceted being] then is man! What a novelty, what a monster, what a chaos, what a contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, imbecile worm of the earth, repository of truth, a sewer of uncertainty and error, the glory and the scum of the universe!’ Shakespeare was equally revealing of the paradoxical nature of the human condition when he wrote, ‘What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty!… In action how like an angel! In apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me.’

This extraordinary dichotomy that Pascal and Shakespeare have written about is what the human condition is. We humans embody this extreme ‘contradiction’ of being the most brilliantly clever of creatures, the ones who are ‘god’-‘like’ in our ‘infinite’ ‘faculty’ of ‘reason’ and ‘apprehension’, and yet we also behave in the seemingly completely unclever ‘monster[ous], ‘imbecile worm of the earth’, ‘sewer of uncertainty and error’, ‘scum of the universe’ ‘quintessence of dust’ way. Not only are we competitive, aggressive and selfish when the ideals of life are so obviously to be cooperative, loving and selfless, we are actually the meanest, most vicious of species, one that is only too capable of inflicting pain, cruelty, suffering and degradation.

And trying to face the truth of the extent of our contradictory nature while we couldn’t explain it has been absolutely unbearable. As the psychoanalyst Carl Jung said about trying to confront our seemingly ‘monster[ous], ‘scum of the universe’ condition: ‘When it [our shadow] appears…​it is quite within the bounds of possibility for a man to recognize the relative evil of his nature, but it is a rare and shattering experience for him to gaze into the face of absolute evil’!

Yes, the comedian Rod Quantock wasn’t joking when he said that ‘Thinking can get you into terrible downwards spirals of doubt.’ Albert Camus wasn’t overstating the problem either when he wrote that ‘Beginning to think is beginning to be undermined’; and nor was T.S. Eliot when he wrote that ‘human kind cannot bear very much reality’.

So it’s no wonder that finding a cause that makes us feel good about ourselves can bring us astronomical relief even though such escapism comes at the expense of rational, sensible, truthful thinking! But that’s the fundamental challenge of being a humanresisting that temptation and continuing humanity’s heroic journey to find knowledge, ultimately self-knowledge, the reconciling understanding of our seemingly flawed human condition that is actually the only thing that will end the insecurity of that condition and bring about a genuinely peaceful, loving world. As the historian Jacob Bronowski summarised at the end of his acclaimed 1970s television series The Ascent of Man, ‘Knowledge is our destiny. Self-knowledge, at last bringing together the [human-condition-describing] experience of the arts and the explanations of science, waits ahead of us.’

So that is the first left-wing-culture-destroying clarification that understanding the human condition enablesthat while the right-wing has continued humanity’s heroic quest for understanding, the Left has given in to the temptation of relief-hunting and abandoned that all-important search.

The second clarification is even more serious, if that were possiblewhich is that the Left have not only given up the search for understanding, they are actively working against the finding of it. This is because their favoured feel-good cause of dogmatically insisting that everyone comply with PC, Marxist cooperative and selfless principles oppresses the freedom of expression needed to find knowledge, ultimately the understanding of ourselves that alone can end our insecure condition and actually bring about a cooperative and loving world.

Karl Marx was so wrong when he wrote that ‘The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is [not to understand the world but] to change it’. By ‘change it’ Marx meant just impose cooperative or social or communal behaviour on the world, but he was wrong because the whole ‘point’ and responsibility of being a conscious being is to understand our world and place in it, ultimately to find redeeming and transforming understanding of our divisive human condition.

We humans need understanding of ourselves, not mindless, answerless, straight-jacketing, dogmatic discipline of our behaviour. We need to be able to think our way to sanity, not abandon thinking and just behave like brain-dead robots. We conscious thinking humans need brain food, not brain anaesthetic. We need rational answers. De-braining ourselves, giving up thinking, just dogmatically insisting that everyone be good and ‘correct’, is fraudulent and gets us nowhere; in fact, it blocks the all-important search for knowledge and in doing so is leading humanity straight to extinction!

The Left is profoundly regressive, NOT ‘progressive’ as it likes to delude itself it is. Dogma is not the cure, it’s the poison. It’s actually the right-wing which is continuing humanity’s heroic search for knowledge that holds the moral highground, not the Left.

Yes, we can finally clearly explain to Greta Thunberg why it is actually her famous admonition that was ‘all wrong’, and ‘not mature enough’, and ‘failing us’.

Nietzsche summarised all this when he wrote, ‘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 search for knowledge, ultimately self-knowledge, understanding of ourselves]… 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’; and, ‘There comes a time in a culture’s history when it becomes so pathologically soft that it takes the side of its worst enemy [dogma]… and calls it “progress”.’

Compassion and kindness towards those who are suffering or less fortunate is very important, but as Nietzsche said, we have to ‘keep holy’ our ‘highest hope’ of achieving ‘the meaning’ of our existence of finding ‘enlightened’ understanding of ourselves.

I hope the reader will visit www.HumanCondition.com and consider whether the biological explanation of the human condition that is presented there is the fully accountable, human-race-transforming, ‘freedom’-from-the-human-condition-‘highest hope’-achieving understanding that is now so desperately needed in the world.

 

Jeremy Griffith is an Australian biologist and founder of the non-profit World Transformation Movement.

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This Blog Post was written by WTM Admin on February 15, 2020

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  • Jim Chesley on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Interesting read

  • David K Hansen on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    I have read this entirely and it’s worth reading

  • Dawn Baker Chrisostom on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Excellent! “Regressive not progressive” so on target. That has been my thought for quite sometime.

  • Bob Greenwood on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    This is a great read!

  • Wes Kistler on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Good read and very enlightening.

  • Sharon Silva Bennett on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Interesting article…makes sense.

  • Richard Gonzalez on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    This explains their need for there so called safe spaces, they have mental issues!

  • Deana Lewis on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Explained perfectly, all should read this!!

  • Patricia White on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    James Gilbert—needed that explanation, and the fact that it makes sense makes me understand the idiocy on the left even better, thank you!!

  • Joseph Efurd on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    This is very helpful in explaining the so-called “Progressive” left.
    After you read this you’ll look at Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi and even Don Lemon in a different light.
    It’s a long read, but it’s well worth the effort.
    👍

  • Karen Mullins Lovell on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Thanks for the interesting and thought provoking article.

  • Mary Thomas on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Very interesting article

  • Terry Stevens on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    👍👍👍

  • Bronic Gold on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Thank you 🙏.

  • Sher Heard on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Very good read.

  • Chris Fountain on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Time to thin the herd a little it would seem.

  • Jerry Catagnus on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Excellent information.

  • Amy Ratcliffe Pharr on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Great read….long but well worth it.

  • Jack Brannan on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    I like the description of the left as “profoundly regressive”! Good Article!

  • Nancy Bollenbaugh on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A great read. You almost feel sorry for the lefties.

  • Brian Morrow on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Hmm, interesting & makes complete sense.

  • Owen Opheim on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A very interesting and important read .it answered a lot of questions as to how we have come to the place we are at also the Deterioration of our educational institutions.

  • Terry Moriarty on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    It’s very encouraging to see so many people Taking the time to read this post. Keep this going.

  • Jackie Bousquet on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Very interesting !

  • Tracy Harris on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A great read!

  • Glynis Moore on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Makes a lot of sense

  • Jayne Hartt on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Interesting viewpoint

  • Dave Bennett on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Insightful

  • Edward Tudor on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Why do leftie dogmatics refuse to allow individuals to take responsibility for their own action, decisions and lives?

  • Al Irontail on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A bit of lengthy reading, but does provide a clear scope and concept of the left and their backward, contemptible way of presenting themselves!

  • Doreen Carmeci on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Read this please

  • Tom N. Shattuck on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Something I’ve always wondered about is discussed quite logically in this read!

  • Brian Huotari on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Interestingly they equate the PC Left, tree hugger, environmentalists as -Religious-

    Seems to be a fitting association

  • Ken Mackenzie on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Great article, it scared me to understand how the left has convinced itself of unreality. They think they can stop the earth from changing.

  • Jim Breitz on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    This explains the leftist contrary mindset.. they want to save the horses, the forests, the birds, et al but abortion is okay.. they scream about saving our environment, but it’s acceptable to invite illegal immigrants who care NOTHING about the environment into our country.. they want to support Muslims without acknowledging that they want their LBGTQ community dead, all the while shouting “Death to America”. They want to give illegal immigrants healthcare, housing, driver’s licenses and the vote without FIRST doing something for our own homeless and mentally ill. It’s disturbing at best that they want to create a socialist state, simultaneously crying about the size of government..

  • Dale Perry on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Correct and a great read !

  • John Amyx on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Excellent article!! Sadly, the same mental blockage that makes the progressive liberal cling to the leftist philosophy will prevent them from understanding either this article or a rational solution.

  • Cindy Lichy on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Exactly. We are all mentally disabled and have no worth. We are not even actually human like you are. We should be extinguished. Maybe even in public as a message to the rest.

  • James Moffett on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A brilliant article which requires rereading to fully understand and then appreciate the magnitude of the explanation. In fact, with deep reflection, Griffith’s explanation enables relief for both Left and Right, because it is “young-in-knowledge” information humanity desperately needs to totally change the game from one of blame to one of understanding and extraordinary change for good.

  • Helen Finch on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    One of the best reads in a long time. Thanks for posting. Everyone should read it and have a better understanding of the human race and himself.

  • Anna Shields on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Wonderful piece, a must read.

  • William Grieco on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Very good
    Read it to the end

  • Pamela Jo Eads on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Awesome!!!

  • Jack Barnette on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A long read , but it is well worth the effort!

  • Cheryl Patton on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A profound and loving message of great Truths

  • Bill Phillips on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Very interesting read. Very thoughtful.

  • John Licht on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Well written, used to hate them, now starting to feel sorry for them.

  • Lon Heinemann on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    It’s a tug of war! And ultimately humanity will prevail. Blessed are the meek and mild for they shall inherit the earth! We know the destructive nature of mankind, but even a hurricane runs out of wind. We must bend but not break!!!

  • David Ham on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Outstanding!

  • Tom Anderson on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    It’s a long read but pretty profound.

  • Bette Gerstein on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Very well done article…and so sad.

  • Michael R Thomason on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Great read,very deep!

  • David Zimmerman on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Good article. People once had their identity well defined over generations by their inclusion in a clan, tribe, or village and now accept as a substitute the pre packaged identities provided by politics, organizations and others and will intensely resist when an “identity crisis” threatens.

  • PM Woods on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Everyone should experience this explanation! Rush Limbaugh said it best: The definition of the liberal mind set is insanity!

  • Alice Clouser on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Very heavy read . I have always felt that some people mean well. Idealism is good , but must be guided by realism . We should never jump into the water to save a drowning person if we can’t swim . Our actions require common sense solutions .

  • Dirk Bennett on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Worth the whole read.

  • Rae Michael on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Best article I’ve read in a while (says something about my reading habits). Makes things seem simple, but then, maybe it IS as simple as that.

  • Mark Blanchard on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Wow! Must read!

  • Frankie Drums on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Very very interesting.

  • Joyce Gering Camp on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    This an interesting perspective.

  • Robert Sharp on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Regression. Interesting concept.

  • Bud Lorance on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Those most affected are the least likely to understand it!

  • Joy Giella Hampton on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Great article which explains a lot.

  • Sue Garrity on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Wow sure puts things in perspective. Interesting read and lots of food for thought.

  • Marian Kendall Bailey on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Interesting.

  • David Bonfoey on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    What this guy is saying sounds true!!! So it starts with education!! Why we have allowed the progressive left to have a death grip on our educational system for so long!!! Our young people are emerging from college as brainwashed socialist that have not been taught the true history of US!! And what little history they are taught is all a anti American rhetoric!!!

  • John Burke on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Progressives are actually regressives…. accurate and brilliant.

  • Jeffrey Smith on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    They have no clue what critical thinking is. Even the media breaks all the rules. It’s sad and fascinating at the same time.

  • Jorge Garza on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A little long but very interesting.

  • JoAnn Nelson on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Good read!!!

  • Robert Franklin on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Something to think about for sure 😎👍

  • Vern Bennett on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Describe the left exactly

  • Paul White on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Deep but very interesting

  • David Walter Baird on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A bit long but he makes valid points

  • Paula J. Christensen on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Worth reading

  • Scott Gallagher on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Post this to rabid liberal friends, but don’t expect them to read it. But they WILL get triggered by it and call you all the popular and typical leftist names. 😱🙈😎

  • Roscoe Coletrain on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Well, this was interesting!

  • Robert Merritt on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Paul White I agree I had to take a back step once or twice together what they were saying there but fundamentally I agree with it

  • John Quincy on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Very interesting!

  • Sharyn Getchell on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Awesome article, a must read for the thinking person.

  • Lesli Larson Yahn on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Worth the read and very interesting 🤔

  • Thomas D. Kendrick on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Jeremy Griffith is a genius.

  • Debbie Kennedy on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Great read!!

  • Julius Gable on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The Left is profoundly regressive, NOT ‘progressive’ as it likes to delude itself it is. Dogma is not the cure, it’s the poison. It’s actually the right-wing which is continuing humanity’s heroic search for knowledge that holds the moral highground, not the Left.

  • Rebecca Welch on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A must read

  • Dave Tibolla on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Great.

  • John Mayes on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Its lengthy but worth reading!

  • John Sonntag on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Long read but explains the left. How do we fix them.

  • Ginny Mason Chapman on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    This! “People have things within their personal purview [scope of experience] that are difficult to deal with and that they’re avoiding and generally the way they avoid them is by adopting pseudo-moralistic stances on large-scale social issues, so they look good to their friends and neighbours’.”

  • Carla Colburn on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    This a long, but an excellent read of the human condition using Dems and Rebs as the main characters. If you are searching for the real difference between the two parties, take time to read this. Very enlightening!

  • Lyndi Cook Zembrodt on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Interesting

  • Paul Friedeborn on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Good read!

  • Kim Emery on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Wow

  • Candace Mehaffey-Kultgen on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Awesome!

  • Robert Fultz on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Good read and right on whats going on today !!

  • Jenny Lynn Retherford on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    ….a culture becoming so pathologically soft they would embrace their worst enemy and call it progress….. wow! I’ve always hated the “PC” bullshit in this country, but THIS, talk about hitting the nail on the head! Just wow! Think I just found my next tattoo!

  • Dotty Lonegan on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Excellent article

  • Jimm OReilly on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Liked this a lot! Never thought about it, but once you read it, it makes perfect sense. Amazing

  • Tom Hollman on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Must read!

  • Valerie Morakis on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Read this!

  • Alan Atkins on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Interesting article, pretty much agree with the author.

  • Robin Cox on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    So so true! This is what I’ve been saying for a long time…not quite so eloquently, though!

  • Kc Anders Rogers on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    So true!

  • Kris Haley on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Very interesting information

  • Les Radford on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Excellent read ‼️

  • Ronald Hancock on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Deep thinking but quite accurate.

  • Scott Brownley on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    That is deep, makes a lot of sense. Something to ponder before you go to sleep

  • Sharon Epps on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    So interesting!

  • Karen Osman Rudder on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    I gave up reading this and then I read some of the comments so I went back and read the whole article, starting at the 7th paragraph it became clear that this is so true. I’m glad I read the whole article. Thank you humancondition

  • Veronica Younger on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Wouldn’t it be great if all the leftists could read this article and truly understand it? Because they are the most intolerant, hate filled, self righteous and most of all the most miserable, unhappy people I know!!!

  • Teresa Webb on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Very interesting article

  • Donna Hurley on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A very interesting read. My thoughts follow the same line.

  • Dick Perkins on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A must read

  • Paul Scalisi on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Very thought provoking. And unfortunately very true.

  • Donna Goebel on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Good stuff!!!!

  • Jim Stubben on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Found this very interesting

  • Simon Chang on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    ‘People have things within their personal purview [scope of experience] that are difficult to deal with and that they’re avoiding and generally the way they avoid them is by adopting pseudo-moralistic stances on large-scale social issues, so they look good to their friends and neighbours’

  • John Sipp on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A snippet;
    “The Left is profoundly regressive, NOT ‘progressive’ as it likes to delude itself it is. Dogma is not the cure, it’s the poison. It’s actually the right-wing which is continuing humanity’s heroic search for knowledge that holds the moral highground, not the Left.
    Yes, we can finally clearly explain to Greta Thunberg why it is actually her famous admonition that was ‘all wrong’, and ‘not mature enough’, and ‘failing us’.
    Nietzsche summarised all this when he wrote, ‘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 search for knowledge, ultimately self-knowledge, understanding of ourselves]… 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’; and, ‘There comes a time in a culture’s history when it becomes so pathologically soft that it takes the side of its worst enemy [dogma]… and calls it “progress”.’

  • Nora Jane Casey on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Interesting read ‼️

  • Sharon Day on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Thought provoking for sure

  • Karen Minnich on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Interesting!

  • Chris Stohldrier on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A very good read for everyone!!!

  • Kevin Brockschmitt on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Sad and true

  • Toni Murphy on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Great read👍

  • Cathie Billings on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    I had to read it twice and a few places more as it was a bit overwhelming. I agree. I’m concerned you’ll leave most of the “Left” out because it requires introspection and admitting their part of the problem.

  • CammyandMarty Basinger on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Worth while read.

  • Thomas D. Patton on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    This is right on the money.

  • Jeff Helman on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    MUST READ for all you self absorbed lefty loons.

  • Mike Skaret on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    So true. I’ve always thought that the lefties, so free from the shackles of religious dogma, just made an extremely dogmatic religion out of their politics.

  • Frank Haynes on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Enlightening

  • Gene K Sawyer on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Wonderful read

  • John Cook on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Very interesting. The points mentioned make a lot of sense. I’m glad I took the time to read this.

  • Doyle Ray Lowery on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Interesting stuff!!!

  • Susan Kay Boettcher Fournier on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Wow!!!! Read this !!!!

  • Judy Reeves on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Something to think about

  • Dick van Arkel on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Exactly!

  • John E. Kent on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    There’s still hope for some of you out there, please read, and, really, really, think about what this article stated.

  • Alan Murray on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A good read.

  • Marlene Koglin on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    It is a worthwhile read!!

  • Michael McElwain on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Every one who is right thinking needs to read this and absorb it . It explains a lot about the PC culture in this country.

  • Todd Michael Bulboff on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    That made perfect sense…Great article!

  • Patty Byrd Fuquay on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Excellent explanation that helps me understand such behavior and beliefs.

  • Sam Bassett on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Wow!!!!

  • Cheryl Huntley Berg on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Super interesting

  • Wanita Hulett on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A lot to read but is good to read

  • Patricia-Prissy Gould on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    This bit of dust enjoyed the read 😏

  • Yvonne King on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    It sure explained a lot. A must read

  • Vernon Alger on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    I found this thought provoking.

  • Judy Siracusa on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    So profound! Read it!!!

  • Michael Peterson on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A very good read

  • Armando Granadillo on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Interesting read.

  • Gary Tice on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    worth reading!

  • Vikki Kortsen on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Interesting read.

  • Judi Pellizzi-Zeilsdorff on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Thought provoking article, thank you.

  • Ben Apollo on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Good article, worth reading and considering.

  • Suzanne Sund on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    GREAT READ!

  • Joseph Olaskey on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Thank you really good

  • Donna Young on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Read it! Worth knowing..

  • Eva Graham on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Read it

  • Diane Sliger Stolle on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    This helps to understand the radical and I have to say I feel sorry for them.

  • Bonnie Brackett on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Very insightful read!

  • Sue Payne on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Hit the nail on the head

  • Patricia Metzker on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Interesting reading.

  • Chris Cook on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Well worth reading makes sense.

  • Tim McKeller on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Very good read

  • Laura Barnes on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Alot of food for thought!

  • Joshua Hardy on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    This is a great article, please take a few minutes to read it, it explains alot about human beings and our thoughts and why the leftists act like they do! 😎

  • Rebekah Allen Potter on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Good read!

  • Lenora Brodeen on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    This is brilliant . Just so well written .My years of studying our American education system, studying philosophy, history and the spiritual movement has brought me to same conclusion.

  • Janet Richardson on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    So it’s no wonder that finding a cause that makes us feel good about ourselves can bring us astronomical relief even though such escapism comes at the expense of rational, sensible, truthful thinking! But that’s the fundamental challenge of being a human‚Äîresisting that temptation and continuing humanity’s heroic journey to find knowledge, ultimately self-knowledge, the reconciling understanding of our seemingly flawed human condition that is actually the only thing that will end the insecurity of that condition and bring about a genuinely peaceful, loving world.

  • Mike Rossen on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    This is a good read!

  • Sherrie O'Connor on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Wish folks would listen!

  • Eudora West on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Amazing!!

  • Steve Sparks on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Thought Provoking article!!

    “War against the Left’s Dogma of Political Correctness”. It is the evil, we must repel today. For it seeks to destroy all reason by the elimination of individual enlightenment and replace it with the religion of socialized government.
    ie, their tools… Anti-Facist mentality, BLM/ Pro Choice hypocrisies, God is Dead-Climate Change opiates and the rise of TDS Fanatical acceptance of abhorrent behavior, as the end justifies the means…

  • Judy Hendrix on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Love this article! Thx!

  • Ken Streicher on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT EXPLANATION OF THE HUMAN CONDITION!
    Everyone should listen to the end.

  • Jana Medema Van Dyck on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Wow! This speaks truth to me! Explains a lot!

  • Lisa Page on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Excellent
    Thank you for this info & insight I have always felt!

  • Thelma Knapp on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Must read !

  • Arik Smith on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Analysis of the human condition is pretty good here. Isn’t confined to left or right though. Was explaining to a 2nd Amendment guy that many gun laws are Constitutional and cited Justice Scalia’s majority opinion where he wrote that the rights granted by the 2nd are limited. He actually threw a fit and said that was fake news from CNN!

  • Charlotte Baxley Reed on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Very interesting and good explanation🤔

  • Peggy Petree Myers on February 7, 2020 at 3:10 am

    Great article.

  • LeRoy Gilbert on February 7, 2020 at 3:21 am

    Worthwhile read!

  • Jerry Sears on February 7, 2020 at 8:10 am

    This is absolutely the first political ad Facebook has ever posted to my feed, which seems critical of, rather than fully a part of, radical leftism. Never thought I’d see the day.

  • Michelle Halls Baird on February 7, 2020 at 9:10 am

    Joan Harvey it’s really interesting.

  • John Cook on February 7, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Need to read this twice.👍👍

  • Fran Byerley on February 7, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Jerry Sears Refreshing!!!

  • Kim Starr on February 7, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Profound and scary. How long can we beat back the insanity of the left.And what if we fail.

  • Greg Brown on February 7, 2020 at 10:28 am

    The article was written by a biologist

  • Jane Labyack on February 7, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    Very interesting article! I have always believed that the Left lives in a “wish it” world, divorced from the reality of the situation. They often love ideas which incur great expense, but ignore the real world problem of whether or not the money is there to finance it! And if you disagree with them, you are not politically correct.

  • Roy Berry on February 7, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    This is deep but true

  • Maynard Kreb on February 7, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    Wow!

  • Zip Smith on February 7, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Great article.

  • Kevin Coggeshall on February 7, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Interesting read..🤔

  • Bert Draing on February 7, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    I’ve always believed liberalism is a mental disorder. This article confirms that belief.

  • Fred Hale on February 7, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Very heavy.

  • Jake Orfanello on February 7, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Great read.

  • Angela Adams on February 7, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    Wow well said. Sad to see how many have fallen for this sending us all to stupidity.

  • Lee Raines on February 8, 2020 at 12:22 am

    Thank you for your brillance and quite frankly your guts. You are SPOT! Peace me

  • Ben Apollo on February 8, 2020 at 12:57 am

    If you have a desire to further understand yourself, the ‘human condition’ and improve the world then read this article and think about what it tells you. It will possibly relieve some of your stress, improve your mental health, confidence and ability to deal with the dogma and insanity of the ”left”!

  • Ben Apollo on February 8, 2020 at 12:58 am

    READ.

  • Betty Wilson on February 8, 2020 at 1:09 am

    Very interesting

  • James Burke on February 8, 2020 at 1:12 am

    The money line: “There comes a time in a culture’s history when it becomes so pathologically soft that it takes the side of its worst enemy [dogma]… and calls it “progress”.’ Nietzsche
    Leftists will fight like animals to dispute this very idea

  • Billie Earle on February 8, 2020 at 1:44 am

    Long but exceptionally good read : probably shocking to some people who seemingly refuse to think before acting

  • Chris Buker on February 8, 2020 at 1:45 am

    Unfortunately many of those who could benefit the most will never read this. For the rest-Enjoy!

  • Christine Brandt on February 8, 2020 at 2:13 am

    This article was excellent!

  • MaryAnne Cook on February 8, 2020 at 2:17 am

    A very good read. And a very true read.

  • Kathleen Schuette on February 8, 2020 at 2:45 am

    This is a worthy read!

  • Melissa Guffey on February 8, 2020 at 2:49 am

    Bob Pearson and that is the surface of the issue. All of that is addressed in the article. This article explains exactly why most of the left result out as young and the older sect as emotionally immature. Inability to cope with themselves so they must change the world resulting in petulant spoiled brat behavior. What makes this article critical is triggering that smack in the face value that would wake up the petulant child and not indulge it as power-mongers do so they may exploit it to its fullest. This article provides the tools to address the human condition and rise above it rather than feeding its destructive nature. Here is the problem: educators and I use that term loosely are no better. They have been wallowing in the human condition for years and seek to convert those around them to enhance their following..to validate them. What better target than our youth? No. Not all educators have succumbed to this trap. There are many who hold to the ethical and true calling of teacher but the problem they face is the problem being the establishment which is run by power mongers who want insanity and not reason. Every year a new batch comes forth and if the agenda is not moving fast enough then power mongers will create their own Joan of Arc. Yes. Every word you say is accurate just as is this article. The problem has been identified now what faces the rational masses is finding the solution. Easy enough if time were not a factor but it is so how do we undo the damage that was done? All the tools in the world mean nothing if we cannot find a way to use them effectively.

  • Jennifer Hewitt on February 8, 2020 at 3:22 am

    So relevant – everyone should read.

  • Mike Rooks on February 8, 2020 at 3:30 am

    The Left is profoundly regressive, not ‘progressive’ as it likes to delude itself it is. Dogma is not the cure, it’s the poison. It’s actually the right-wing which is continuing humanity’s heroic search for knowledge that holds the moral high ground, not the Left.

  • Regina Cates Martin on February 8, 2020 at 4:02 am

    WOW! Great article.

  • Sandy Wilusz on February 8, 2020 at 4:25 am

    There comes a time in a culture’s history when it becomes so pathologically soft that it takes the side of its worst enemy [dogma]… and calls it “progress”.’ Nietzsche

  • Linda Lucas on February 8, 2020 at 4:26 am

    A must read article.

  • Jack Grady on February 8, 2020 at 4:49 am

    Interesting read explaining the human condition. However, the conclusion won’t get you to enlightenment. Prob. 9:10 will.

  • Kathie Bourdier on February 8, 2020 at 5:52 am

    Wow! Very interesting!

  • Joe Boulderdash on February 8, 2020 at 7:00 am

    This is way too heavy. How about if we just confess we’re sinners, commit to Jesus and put your faith and trust in the Lord. From my standpoint, it sure is easier being a part of something much bigger than myself.

  • Dan OBerry on February 8, 2020 at 8:24 am

    I’ve been trying to understand the, as they say the left and what I get out of this article is that the leaf knows how horrible humans are at times but excuse them self from the rest of us by believing in a way to fix us. Am I close to understanding this article?

  • John M. Kaiser on February 8, 2020 at 8:29 am

    Bradley Boggess
    Concerning your post about humans cooperating. Read this.

  • John Neuner on February 8, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Great read for rational people.So true

  • David Arnoux on February 8, 2020 at 10:21 am

    Exactly

  • Neil Duncan on February 8, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Well said.

  • Diana Hightower on February 8, 2020 at 10:54 am

    Great read.

  • Marilyn Smith on February 8, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Extra thoughtful, not an easy read but worth the effort.

  • Victoria Young on February 8, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Interesting. I especially like the last part of the quote Nietzsche ‘There comes a time in a culture’s history when it becomes so pathologically soft that it takes the side of its worst enemy [dogma]… and calls it “progress”.’

  • Martin Roden on February 8, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Wow what a great read

  • Julie Karr on February 8, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    This is a very interesting article and I highly recommend it..I feel there is a lot of truth in this article

  • Ross Owen Alexander on February 8, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Excellent read

  • Julie Karr on February 8, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    This is an excellent article, it explains so much……

  • Vicki Carper on February 8, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    This is an enlightening read

  • Bill Perkins on February 8, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    So true great read!

  • Lois Sinor Singer on February 9, 2020 at 1:16 am

    Wow- Don’t usually read these long articles but this was really interesting.

  • Mary Bulman on February 9, 2020 at 1:35 am

    Great read!!

  • Lenny Clark on February 9, 2020 at 1:35 am

    I liked this it’s a long read but worth it

  • Elizabeth Gowrie Schmitt on February 9, 2020 at 1:40 am

    Very interesting – makes sense.

  • Marlene June Haas on February 9, 2020 at 2:07 am

    Excellent read.

  • Terry Cropley on February 9, 2020 at 2:08 am

    This was an excellent read!!!forget the snowflakes on the picture, read the article, and get a better understanding.

  • Esther Schell on February 9, 2020 at 2:21 am

    Well written. Excellent piece. Thank you.

  • Tom Zoromski on February 9, 2020 at 4:23 am

    ‘People have things within their personal purview [scope of experience] that are difficult to deal with and that they’re avoiding and generally the way they avoid them is by adopting pseudo-moralistic stances on large-scale social issues, so they look good to their friends and neighbours’. Jordan Peterson

  • Mark Colgan on February 9, 2020 at 4:39 am

    Damon Andrew Vracin

    Interesting views on the human condition.

  • Kim Roether on February 9, 2020 at 4:53 am

    Great Article.

  • Tim Welch on February 9, 2020 at 4:54 am

    Excellent read. Might just be a tad bit to intellegent for leftists to understand.

  • Eric Van Court on February 9, 2020 at 4:55 am

    Great article; very true

  • Tom Zoromski on February 9, 2020 at 5:00 am

    ‘There comes a time in a culture’s history when it becomes so pathologically soft that it takes the side of its worst enemy [dogma]…and calls it “progress”. Nietzsche

  • Linda Kavish on February 9, 2020 at 5:20 am

    Absolutely worth reading. Thank you.

  • Linda Lawrence on February 9, 2020 at 5:39 am

    Excellent

  • Jon W. Bagby on February 9, 2020 at 6:26 am

    Quite the tome . . . But absolutely worth reading!

  • Curtis Greer on February 9, 2020 at 7:14 am

    Very enlightening! Love it!

  • Linda Shewchuk on February 9, 2020 at 7:28 am

    Very captivating & insightful , had to keep reading & now to digest fully what has opened my mind & understanding !!🙀👏🏻👍🤔🙄

  • Brock Kalinowsky on February 9, 2020 at 7:30 am

    Thank you

  • David Wallace on February 9, 2020 at 8:39 am

    Should be a Required Reading in all schools. Oh, and ALL levels of government.

  • Pattie Meixelsperger on February 9, 2020 at 8:41 am

    This is a wonderful read! One would have to give an affirmative nod while scanning across the individuals making up various crowds of liberal protesters with this article in mind.

  • James Smolen on February 9, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Some nice points from the article:

    “So that is the first left-wing-culture-destroying clarification that understanding the human condition enables‚Äîthat while the right-wing has continued humanity’s heroic quest for understanding, the Left has given in to the temptation of relief-hunting and abandoned that all-important search.

    The second clarification is even more serious, if that were possible‚Äîwhich is that the Left have not only given up the search for understanding, they are actively working against the finding of it. This is because their favoured feel-good cause of dogmatically insisting that everyone comply with PC, Marxist cooperative and selfless principles oppresses the freedom of expression needed to find knowledge, ultimately the understanding of ourselves that alone can end our insecure condition and actually bring about a cooperative and loving world. “

  • Robert Matthews on February 9, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Brilliant!! I’ve been saying this for years. And check out Jordan Peterson.

  • Paul Laymon on February 9, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    “but as Nietzsche said, we have to ‘keep holy’ our ‘highest hope’ of achieving ‘the meaning’ of our existence of finding ‘enlightened’ understanding of ourselves.”

    This is EXACTLY how the study of my Christian beliefs arranges my thoughts.
    If it’s considered “dogma” it’s ironic how much it frees my mind and unleashes genuine curiosity in the human condition. Not in a Calvinist self loathing mode but with hope, purpose and tangible spiritual and physical strength.

    Cool read but it seems all the angst described can be answered in Christ. Maybe the “Left” should just quit making idols to worship. Granted that’s not a human practice that can be pinned on one political faction alone. It can be assigned to all of mankind. Maybe THAT explains the tormented condition.

  • Harry Kinnison on February 9, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Fascinating read!

  • Lenny Clark on February 9, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Great he nailed it

  • Michelle Jackson on February 9, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    A GREAT ARTICLE. EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS!!❤️❤️❤️

  • Teresa Gresham Giroux Cabral on February 9, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Very succinct

  • Lyle Hunter on February 9, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Good reading explains the lefts diatribes well

  • Vigdis Westberg on February 9, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Not progressive they’re regressive. I’ve been saying this all along. Very interesting article and very true.

  • Mike Nelson on February 9, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Very interesting

  • Linda Bauer on February 9, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Excellent! À must read.

  • Frank Ezelle on February 9, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    “So it’s no wonder that finding a cause that makes us feel good about ourselves can bring us astronomical relief even though such escapism comes at the expense of rational, sensible, truthful thinking! “

  • Everett Bailey on February 9, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Worth the read.

  • Monty Harmon on February 9, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    I had to read this twice not because I didn’t understand because I did. I’m not very well educated in the classical sense I didn’t go to college I went to work in many fields always learning.i do not always express myself because of my lack of formal education, but I’ve always known this by instinct. I’m so happy that someone can articulate this in writing

  • Steve Ring on February 9, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Read it yesterday. It’s pretty powerful stuff.

  • Robert Lewis on February 9, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    Insightful article…

  • Jim Martinez on February 9, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Outstanding article.

  • Bj West on February 10, 2020 at 12:04 am

    Thought provoking!

  • Linda Ballard on February 10, 2020 at 12:13 am

    A good article and worth the time to read.

  • Jeff Ordway on February 10, 2020 at 12:20 am

    Good read,all Democrats should view this !

  • Fritz Robinson on February 10, 2020 at 12:32 am

    Nailed it!

  • Ray Blanchard on February 10, 2020 at 12:37 am

    The psychology and fundamental belief of the Left and their love for Socialism and Marxism! Well said! Great job! It did a great job explaining the feel good mentality of the left. It is the 2nd. time that I read it and I will be reading it again.

  • Sally Gloeckner on February 10, 2020 at 12:58 am

    Very interesting.

  • Nancy VanHorn on February 10, 2020 at 1:20 am

    Great read!

  • Margie Walsh on February 10, 2020 at 1:21 am

    Must read

  • Ben Apollo on February 10, 2020 at 3:00 am

    I have shared this article previously and do so again. It is an important read, whether you agree or not you will learn and have some things to consider. Don’t cheat yourself!

  • Millie Richardson on February 10, 2020 at 3:59 am

    Interesting read!

  • Diane Link Bogart on February 10, 2020 at 4:03 am

    Great read!!!

  • Linda Petrola on February 10, 2020 at 4:31 am

    Very interesting article!

  • Laurie Logan on February 10, 2020 at 5:26 am

    Interesting !!! Great Article !!! Worth Reading!!!

  • Lisa Marie Gonzalez-McKeon on February 10, 2020 at 6:39 am

    Great read!

  • Gray Mathieson on February 10, 2020 at 6:49 am

    Very interesting read

  • John Shaw on February 10, 2020 at 6:51 am

    “‘People have things within their personal purview [scope of experience] that are difficult to deal with and that they’re avoiding and generally the way they avoid them is by adopting pseudo-moralistic stances on large-scale social issues, so they look good to their friends and neighbours’.”

  • Mark Baker on February 10, 2020 at 7:09 am

    A very good read!

  • Bjorn Sefeldt on February 10, 2020 at 7:24 am

    Very good Word for ” progressives” , the regressives

  • Jane Brommer on February 10, 2020 at 7:46 am

    Great article

  • Marlene Burgess on February 10, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Nicely explained.

  • Ron Haun on February 10, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Well written and thought provoking

  • Cleve Blair on February 10, 2020 at 9:44 am

    “The Left have not only given up the search for understanding, they are actively working against the finding of it. “

  • Susan Dashner on February 10, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Interesting article. I definitely feel “enlightened “

  • Kathy Tabert on February 10, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Some interesting points.

  • Patty Alsup on February 10, 2020 at 11:54 am

    This is interesting…..does clear up some things about the LEFT & gives an understanding to the destructive views. I do wish I could understand why they cannot stop following the destructive pathway & work towards the good of all. Maybe I missed in article..I will reread.

  • Sherri Oconnor on February 10, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Very interesting and provided insight to the left.

  • Stephen Martin on February 10, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Wow. Heavy duty article

  • Gary McCall on February 10, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    ….the way they avoid them is by adopting pseudo-moralistic stances on large-scale social issues, so they look good to their friends and neighbours’.

  • Sharron Huffstutler on February 10, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    This article is so on the mark. Truth is: things as they really are, not our perception of them. This is a beautiful principle. Hopefully our perception will eventually align with truth.

  • Jason Sailors on February 10, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Try and get a liberal to read and comprehend this article is impossible because, they would then have to admit their whole premise is wrong! Can see their heads exploding! They can’t and won’t see or tell the truth to save their life!

  • David Carter on February 10, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Deep but good.

  • David Savage on February 10, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Good article. It gives the drug abuse epidemic and the progressive’s wanting to legalize drugs a totally different perspective. If they can’t stop the rational thinking they will just sedate themselves. And try to force everyone else to accept the sedation as normal and “progressive.” Its why the left gets bent out of shape when the destructive nature of opoids and the rest are brought up. They scream ‘racist’ or whatever to silence the critics. The left is addicted to this race to stop thinking rationally. And they want everyone to have access to every kind of destructive behavior and the tools of that destruction.

  • Chris Witherspoon on February 10, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Very eye opening article

  • Jan Summers on February 10, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    Very interesting and insightful. I have always known the left had “issues”. This article puts a spotlight on “Why”!

  • David Schofield on February 10, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Now here is an excellent read!

  • Virginia Hauck on February 11, 2020 at 5:27 am

    This is an excellent, intelligent article.

  • Ginger Wock on February 11, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Read to the end worth it

  • Steve Lindom on February 11, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Well put all true.

  • Doug Elkins on February 11, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Good read. Explains why they really think they can change the temperature on the planet and even if they cant they feel superior knowing that they tried regardless of the consequences.

  • Tom Watts on February 11, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Excellent article, thoughtful and compiling argument against the Mindless dogma of Liberals.

  • Scott Blackwell on February 11, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Great perspective. He’s correct; they cannot be reasoned with….

  • Cathrine Ibanez on February 11, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Don’t you feel a little relieved when you read this? An explanation for the madness.

  • Troy Crabtree on February 11, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Interesting. Coming from a place of addiction myself- this is addiction in a nutshell. It gives me more understanding and compassion for the left. I can understand where they are

  • Reggie S. Pressley Jr. on February 11, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Long read but very telling!

  • Kevin Monteer on February 11, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    What a great read! This is a very important as well as truthful look at the divide of right and left!

  • Frank Kofflin on February 11, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    It’s the first real insight to the problem. That I have read. Everybody should read this article.

  • Linda Ladymon Davis on February 11, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    Love the description pseudo moralistic stance.

  • Nicholas Johnson on February 12, 2020 at 2:56 am

    They definitely hit the nail right on the head. Unfortunately 90% of people from the left would get through the first paragraph before they’ve convinced themselves they are right and they don’t need no one else learning them…

  • Carlee Lawless on February 12, 2020 at 3:44 am

    Very interesting and thought provoking……

  • Geri Hopper on February 12, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Excellent article. Really explains what’s going on

  • Mike Tinkham on February 12, 2020 at 4:10 am

    Long read
    Spot on

  • Robert E. Brown on February 12, 2020 at 6:03 am

    GOOD READ YOU CAN UNDERSTAND A LOT AFTER READING!!!!

  • Diane Martin on February 12, 2020 at 6:13 am

    This is very good, a must read food for thought.

  • William Willette on February 12, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Read all of this article to understand it’s meaning.

  • Barbara Eaton on February 12, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Please read. Very interesting

  • Jeff S. Mattson on February 12, 2020 at 8:44 am

    As the article pointed out Regressives aptly describes many so called progressives.

  • Otis Hunter on February 12, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Righteous article.

  • Matt Kelly on February 12, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Very insightful. Excellent post.

  • Trent Barthel on February 12, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Extremely well written

  • Sherron Racey Kamen on February 12, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Very interesting read!

  • Glen on February 19, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Like a voice in the wilderness.
    Thanks for making some sense of the madness of today.
    But now!? What can we do to stem the tide of idiocracy

    • Damon on February 22, 2020 at 1:31 pm

      We maintain that it’s the underlying issue — our destructively behaved, so-called human condition — that really has to be addressed and fixed if we are to solve the world’s problems Glen. In a world fast going crazy from the effects of the human condition, we encourage you to visit our homepage, http://www.HumanCondition.com, to verify for yourself that the biological explanation of the human condition that is presented there does indeed address and fix it at its source.

  • John Lock on February 19, 2020 at 10:46 am

    A very perceptive essay. Having tried living both as a religious devotee and a libertarian atheist, I can concur with the author’s description of the dichotomy facing all humans.
    It is a source of sadness to me that so many people shy away from confronting the core issues of human existence and seek refuge in the illusory comfort of ‘belief’, but at the same time, there is joy in knowing that there are ever so many with the courage to stand alone and defiant in the face of mindless conformity.

  • Terry Bell on February 19, 2020 at 11:37 am

    Great article,intrigued to follow up on same.

  • Trevor Wilson on February 19, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Very interesting read, I hadn’t quite put it together like that in my mind, but the basic camps were formed and the soft limitations of a certain individuals thoughts.

    • Joy Hampton on February 20, 2020 at 2:27 am

      Fascinating. This succinctly puts it all into perspective and makes it so much clearer to understand.

  • Eric Raith on February 20, 2020 at 12:17 am

    I believe this article is dead on. It’s written from a different angle than I really thought about before, but upon reading realized I’ve kinda already knew, just not how to say it, if that makes sense?

  • Kevin low on February 20, 2020 at 3:08 am

    As close to real Truth, as I have heard, above all the noise.

  • Larry on February 20, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Excellent read

    • John Larrabee on March 21, 2020 at 7:57 am

      I am a fundamentalist, Bible-believing Christian. Some might be surprised to find that most Christians agree with the majority of everything in this article. We welcome open-minded analysis and a good philosophical back-and-forth. As the article states, it is leftism that fears inquiry and is offended by any disagreement. The so-called “progressives” of today become furious and combative if you urge them to ask themselves something that might challenge their party line and mantra. I truly believe that the Bible is God’s Word and has every answer for the human condition. Yet, I relish every interaction with open-minded non-believers. They are refreshing. I always remember the many brilliant, honest doubters who became ardent believers and disciples of our Lord. Thomas was one. C.S. Lewis was another. I was too! Who might next? Maybe you?! Read the Bible and keep thinking. Nothing to fear there.

  • Eric on February 20, 2020 at 10:57 am

    I am soon to be sixty two and find myself amazed by “finding myself “ still applies in my life. Served in the military, retired as a police officer, six children and three grandchildren but still the meaning of life tied with the power of enlightenment I walk in light with shadows that always follow. I enjoyed it and I agree 100% thank you.

  • paul van ness on February 21, 2020 at 12:43 am

    An excellent exposition of the ages-old conflict between reason and emotion. I will share it.

  • John Holland on February 21, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    I wish everyone would read this article it is so true we search for knowledge is what keeps us going but when we give up and get lazy and let others control our mindset then we have lost everything.

  • Edward Geddings on February 22, 2020 at 3:54 am

    Selflessness is a wonderful thing but it cannot come at the expense of our competitive nature or that same extinction may occur. While these two things may appear to be the antithesis of each other I believe that they can coexist. Enjoyed the read and thank you.

  • Herbert Mantooth on February 22, 2020 at 11:05 am

    How do you make the left understand what you’re saying?

    • Susan on February 22, 2020 at 12:22 pm

      It requires the compassionate biological understanding of the human condition Herbert and we encourage you to visit our homepage, http://www.HumanCondition.com, to see for yourself if what is presented there doesn’t solve the underlying problem in all of human affairs.

  • Terry Larson on February 22, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Well, the earth has been corrupted by the sin of man. I don’t worry about the earth and the people who pollute it. God, all-knowing creator, knew that given free will that man would not always make choices from unselfishness. He made provision in Jesus, to cover all the bad choices He knew we would make, and how it would effect the earth. So, He made the earth to last for the perfect amount of time to sustain the life of humanity. So I don’t worry about his old earth. I trust that God will take care of it!

  • Helga Koenig on February 22, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Humans need to connect with nature, learn from it. A scripture from the Bible comes to mind. “ Be still and know that I am God.”

  • Jim Hauser on February 22, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    So it is.

  • Augustus Wade on February 23, 2020 at 2:58 am

    “Whatever God Willith Shall be”

  • Jerry on February 23, 2020 at 7:25 am

    I have learned more by being quiet and being free from rambling dialogue of people selling their distorted logic. Hiking alone through the wilderness one summer and clearly hearing the voice of God was, looking back, the largest segment of peace and freedom of my life. All of my thoughts, decisions and considerations were forever altered and measured from that point forward.

  • Roxanne Powers on February 23, 2020 at 10:31 am

    This is one of the most profound explanations for left-brain “freeze” that I’ve happened upon!

    • Frank Robinson on February 24, 2020 at 12:25 pm

      I skimmed the article, but it reaffirmed the truth I believe. As a committed follower of Jesus, I know that believing in the supernatural, creator, God of the universe does not close the mind off to objective, observable truth, but opens up the mind to the world around us. Thank you.

  • Dale Shipley on February 23, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    Good luck getting us to think

    • Greg O. on February 24, 2020 at 8:26 am

      A fine take on the current state of the social/political dynamic that appeals to the reader’s intellect. Too bad it insults that intellect by spoon-feeding us word definitions.

  • Paul kusmer on February 23, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    Superb article. Concise and well written. Thanks for some intelligent posting amid all the banal racour.

  • Patricia Larson on February 23, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    One of the best theories I been lucky enough to find and read. Thank you!

  • John Boisdorf on February 23, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Good article, helped me better understand why the left knowingly rejects truth for their morality: because it feels good to be caught up in the cause.
    I disagree that man can reconcile good and evil through thought, it requires divine intervention in our souls.

  • Sue Marron on February 23, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    In short, mankind needs the mind of Christ, optained by giving your life to Christ. Read all about it in the Bible.

  • John Anderson on February 24, 2020 at 1:57 am

    Very enlightening and well supported in my opinion. Explains the Left accurately and why they act. Sadly the Left needs a more open education to different schools of thought and only then will they truly understand the world around them. Perhaps then the Left embody the concept of the Golden Rule.

  • John on February 24, 2020 at 4:21 am

    Have pity and hope for the left,cause they no not what they do. But, are very eager to slam the right for trying.

  • Burke on February 24, 2020 at 5:30 am

    A very good read.

  • Paulann Krieps on February 24, 2020 at 10:08 am

    To be real means viewing yourself from within because we are opaque. The left still thinks they need mirrors and selfies to see themselves. They continue to be dissatisfied with what they view.

  • Perry Wilber on February 24, 2020 at 10:13 am

    I believe that God is our only hope

  • Judy Siracusa on February 24, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Very profound. Wish everyone would read this.

  • Robert Kay chelmer on February 24, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Understanding our place in Gods plan or at least trying to understand with humility and love will lead us to peace with ourselves

  • Bonnie Lofting on February 24, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Your article lacked one thing. A reference to that ancient book called the Bible. Therein lies all the secrets to mankind’s understanding of himself. Everything you ever wanted to know about why men act the way they do is written there. Someone opened my eyes to that treasure and it changed my life forever. It’s all about what’s in our hearts. It’s a heart issue. The Bible holds all the answers because our creator started it all. It is from Him that all wisdom and understanding comes from. And it’s all laid out for us in His Word. Try reading Proverbs. Don’t be afraid. Just open the book and you will discover what you’re all about.

  • Helen Williams on February 25, 2020 at 9:22 am

    Very good article. However, I believe bureaucrats are using these people to make a fortune for themselves. AND many are using the left to help them take over the world. I truly believe that many of the bureaucrats that “preach” climate change do not actually believe it. And, last but not least, I don’t think these people believe in God and do not know HE is in charge!

  • Ernie Beverage on February 25, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Awesome read!

  • David Rath on February 25, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Doesn’t it come down to choice, right vs wrong/ Good vs evil. A choice each must make as an individual. What we use to guide our choice is called freedom or liberty. It’s wrong to force others to conform to your own choice. What Is right for some is not right for others, it’s wrong to force others to your chosen dogma.

    • Norm Conrad on February 26, 2020 at 7:17 am

      Very interesting read and well structured. A little light on the science but still well reasoned. Nature is fang & claw – deadly & threatening not always warm, fuzzy & cute.

  • John Jones on February 25, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    This posting is a summary of some very profound thinking. As you read it you should consider the five great questions of human existence:
    Where have we come from?
    What is the nature of humans?
    What is the purpose of life?
    What is the difference between right and wrong?
    What happens when we die?

  • M. D. Banfield on February 26, 2020 at 7:53 am

    While I agree with many of the things that are started here, I disagree that seeking God, even if it is the god-like qualities with which we have been endowed from before our birth, is the effect of a frenzied mind that wishes to escape “reality”.

    This article reminds me of what God revealed in these last days: the people of this Earth are continually seeking knowledge, but never come to the knowledge of the truth. In fact, they tend to reject it outright.

    This thing you call reality, is an illusion.

  • Lee Ann Troutman on February 28, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Humanities heroic search for knowledge. This is
    The Rights aim.
    Who are you kidding?

  • Wendy walker on March 3, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    How do we stop someone like Biden. And how can we helpPeople Who are confused about their gender being an aggressive society

    • Susan on March 4, 2020 at 10:27 am

      We maintain that it’s the underlying issue of our aggressively and selfishly behaved, so-called human condition that really has to be addressed and fixed if we are to solve the world’s problems Wendy, including bringing understanding to the political divide. In a world fast going crazy from the effects of the human condition, we encourage you to visit our homepage, http://www.HumanCondition.com, to verify for yourself that the biological explanation of the human condition that is presented there does indeed address and fix it at its source.

  • Julio K Morales on March 12, 2020 at 6:30 am

    At last, my very deepest thoughts explained with clarity. Thank you.

  • Ellen Moss on March 15, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    Thank you for this clarification. Dogma is death.

  • Donna Randolph on March 19, 2020 at 2:00 am

    This was an excellent article. I especially noted the ‘extinction’ factor. The Left while insisting on PC and conformity have disregarded..with intent..mans free will as a higher evolutionary condition that goes beyond mere survival. To suppress choice including Truth and quest for knowledge is not sustainable. By whatever means whether metaphorically or the reality of sublimation of free will man or civilizations cannnot survive. Very troubling direction to go.

  • Jan Roth on March 21, 2020 at 3:04 am

    Brilliant analysis. Hope everyone reads this message. Must share.

  • Everett James on March 25, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    As insightful as I find this, it is sad to think that only a few have the patience and depth of thought to even consider impartially this piece. The first opposing thought or opinion will immediately trigger rejection of what was accidentally heard and an complete refusal to be exposed to any more!

    • Genevieve Genevieve on March 26, 2020 at 1:39 pm

      Hi Everett, your comment says it all about the problem of the ‘deaf effect’ that people encounter with Jeremy’s explanation of the human condition, which is explained in Freedom Essay/Video 1 on our homepage.

  • Donna Hallingstad on March 26, 2020 at 3:42 am

    I enjoyed this article and agree with its content but how do we start getting people to understand maybe if we change our education system so children are not indoctrinated

    • Genevieve Genevieve on March 26, 2020 at 12:49 pm

      Hi Donna, thank you for your supportive comment. Regarding how we start getting people to understand, Jeremy Griffith’s instinct vs intellect explanation provides an entirely new way of thinking about the human condition, a paradigm shift no less, and there is much to explain, describe and digest. So we encourage newcomers, as a first step, to investigate the introductory material made freely available on our website and to share it with others. In particular, the first 4 introductory videos on our homepage are key to understanding and solving everything.

  • Steve Summers on March 27, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Very interesting. I have a few liberal, left, educated in my family. They will not listen to reason. I need an argument that will make them rethink their views?
    Help!

  • Rick Moses on March 28, 2020 at 5:52 am

    On point. Well done!

  • JayneSR on March 28, 2020 at 7:14 am

    Thank you for sharing this.
    I am sincerely afraid that many will not understand the human frailty that underlies the problem.
    Now that the ‘excuse’ has been uncovered … What is the solution?

    • Carlos on March 29, 2020 at 9:24 am

      Hey Jayne,
      The solution is here! Presented on the WTM homepage at humancondition.com (the link is at the bottom of this article and Video 3 has the explanation of the human condition).

  • Geraldine Olding on March 28, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Yes indeed, the ultimate answer is to come to terms with the overriding and ultimate truth, that the real issue is self defensive ignorance, at a scale equivalent of a small child screaming at someone calling them naughty when they now they are good. We need to let this go, grow past this goodies verses bad people thinking if we are to move forward, before it’s too late.

  • David odell on March 28, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    So very true I do not believe that this will be achieved for a very long time. As it seems our our education system is very left wing biased

  • Helen Kay on March 29, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Having a very strong belief in the strength of Mother Nature and her might to restore balance, I think
    the human is tilting at windmills. The pendulum swings!

    • Nora o connor on May 17, 2020 at 12:36 am

      Food for a lot of though!! There is also a fear of far right thinking! I think my life here on this planet is to discover my true nature which is the spirit i share with my brothers and god!!

      • Nomad on May 18, 2020 at 2:52 pm

        I’ve seen Jeremy Griffith quote the journalist Geoffrey Wheatcroft who wrote, ‘the great twin political problems of the age are the brutality of the right, and the dishonesty of the left’. Griffith goes on to explain that of the two, it was really the dishonesty of the left that posed the gravest threat because it could shut down the search for knowledge. Chapter 3:9 of his book ‘Freedom’, titled ‘The End of Politics’ is really concise, and explains why there have been the poles, and why they are now redundant.

  • Allan higby on March 30, 2020 at 12:59 am

    I agree with the the article. I really couldn’t put my finger on what was going on, until I read this.

  • Kirk Bole on March 30, 2020 at 1:15 am

    I believe, also, that that the Left’s devotion to growing and maintaining unrestricted and oppressive government results from a desperate belief that those governments, no matter how evil and murderous, possess the necessary power that the idealists of the Left will one day control, and use “correctly” in our perfection.

  • Scott Cornett on March 30, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Wow… Completely describes the. DANGEROUS sickness within the Left’s ideology! We need to dry-dock this ship, scrape the barnacles from the hull, and do a course-correction to lead us into more than just a renaissance of enlightenment, but a PERMANENT curing of the Human Condition! To shed ourselves of some of the greed of loan interest for college education (from a 0.5% intrest cap, to even forgiving some of the loan altogether!) to stimulate our economy (and make just GETTING a higher education much more lucrative!) would be a REAL good start! THIS is what the progreasive “Leftist” college student truly has a problem with (AND JUSTLY SO! $30,000 loan, they pay $300@month on it for ten years, and they still owe $15,000?!?! INSANE!!!)

  • John on March 31, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Great read!

  • Robert Weingart on April 1, 2020 at 11:25 am

    That’s the best five minutes I’ve spent reading in months thank you

  • Kath on April 1, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    I discovered your work on Instagram on the same day I read Jesse Peinz’s work on moral sedimentation. How cool is that? I’m writing a dissertation now and will benefit from your work.

  • Nora Ostella on April 2, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Very good article. I am not highly educated, but I understand the idea you put forth, and I agree with your hypothesis.

  • Rocky Keim on April 2, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    What an astounding article. Thank you for this brief, yet consummate summary of wisdom. If only the masses could actually sit still long enough to read it.

  • Andy Boruch on April 7, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Amazing pc I absolutely loved it

  • Sheila Thomson on April 8, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Thank you so much for this article – it helps me so understand my way of thinking versus others that get frustrated with me when having discussions. The best read I have had for a long time.

  • Helen Kay on April 10, 2020 at 7:27 am

    Very well written and interesting article

  • Joshualine Scheide on April 12, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Very good article. I guess I am to the right. Though some would argue my Christianity is my feel good thing. I do. I have a relationship with God. It’s awesome.

  • Ronald on April 14, 2020 at 12:04 am

    Very insightful !

  • Darlene Johnson on April 15, 2020 at 12:10 am

    I believeve this site and article has come across my path for the purpose encouragement to continue to fight the good fight which actually begins with myself, just as this article points out. I have been reading, studying and applying the principles put forth in Jordan Perterson’s, 12 Rules Of Life which is actually enhancing my life and faith. This article is appreciated!

  • WILLIAM YORK on April 19, 2020 at 2:59 am

    THIS STATEMENT TOUCHES UPON THE TRUTH THROUGHOUT AND IGNORES IT TIME AND AGAIN ? GOD HAS PUSHED MANKIND TOWARDS HIS TEACHINGS ONLY TO BE IGNORED !! PEACE OF MINED AND LOVE OF MANKIND IS NOT MANLY ENOUGH TO PLEASE THE FIGHTER WHO IS SEEKING AND UN ACCEPTING OF ANY KIND OF RELIGION THINKING ?? NEVER A WAR WON WITHOUT GOD ? NEVER A LOVE FOUND WITHOUT GOD ,, THE END OF THIS WORLD AS WE KNOW IT IS COMING LIKE IT OR NOT GOD SAID SO ? THERE ONLY TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD THE SAVED AND THE UN-SAVED ???

  • Julie Wilkinson on April 27, 2020 at 12:40 am

    The Left have a brain that produces Vertical thinking, without reason or understanding, while the Right have a lateral process of thinking that leads to a wider understanding.

  • Vernon on April 28, 2020 at 3:35 am

    Man highest design would be to search for God who made him.
    Find and accept God for who He is and all will be well with your soul.
    That is a lasting knowledge that is eternal not a mere mist of time we live on this planet.

  • Nora o connor on May 17, 2020 at 12:30 am

    Food for a lot of though!!

  • John Kearnes on June 28, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    I find this article contains some contradictions of what my understanding of the acceptance of the human condition seems to imply. Firstly it condemns the the environmentalists (the so-called Leftist “tree-huggers), for their stand to maintain the environment so the world as we now know it, continues to survive as nature intended it to. Would it not be that we should “change” our thinking to live in harmony with nature. Progression is not tearing down what is existing because it offends us, but by moving forward, using what exists in this world to gain further understanding of what will benefit everyone and everything to improve our living environment.
    Yes science and technology are the way to the future but we must not forget to question what our instincts tell us, that something just doesn’t seem to be right. To question is not to condemn, but it is a check point where, we say hey let us look at this from another perspective.
    Think about from where man has come in the few short years of existence on this earth, and how civilisation has developed and compare it to the way in which you think it is headed, wouldn’t you feel that it is time to take stock, and delve into our conscious mind, then ask the question if this is the world we want to live in or are we seeking change for change sake to bolster our egos.
    I agree yes knowledge is a great achievement and it is not readily available to every one, on a scholarly basis, but mankind has adapted to his environment by gaining knowledge out of it and living with it. Therefore knowledge is not what you know but how you use it.

    • Parsimony on June 29, 2020 at 1:27 pm

      The great paradox of the human journey has been that we needed to find knowledge of our trouble condition to bring peace to it (and then be able to end the symptoms such as the destruction of our world), but the more we searched for that knowledge, the more it made us troubled! It has truly been a race between finding the understanding we need to ‘change our thinking’ or self-destructing. But, in what is the key point of this article, as serious as the threat of self-destruction might be, abandoning the search, giving up on our egocentric behaviour before we found understanding of it, which is what the left-wing represents, could only lead to terminal alienation. As Griffith writes, “We humans need understanding of ourselves, not mindless, answerless, straight-jacketing, dogmatic discipline of our behaviour. We need to be able to think our way to sanity, not abandon thinking and just behave like brain-dead robots. We conscious thinking humans need brain food, not brain anaesthetic. We need rational answers. De-braining ourselves, giving up thinking, just dogmatically insisting that everyone be good and ‘correct’, is fraudulent and gets us nowhere; in fact, it blocks the all-important search for knowledge and in doing so is leading humanity straight to extinction!” I recommend freedom essay 14 for a further exposition of this key point made in this article, https://www.humancondition.com/freedom-essays/false-savage-instincts-excuse-leads-to-extinction/