Mike: “They (the warrior gods) want us to both annihilate ourselves and overpopulate? That is one generalization you might want to think about a bit more.”Athana: The architects of the warrior-god “religions” wanted overpopulation – in their primitive warrior brains, the more human cannon fodder, the better. The slow slide toward human annihilation, on the other hand, isn't something they counted on or necessarily wanted. But I'm not sure current warrior-god followers care enough to stop it, either.
Mike: “Also, the ‘mother’ ethic and the ‘do as you want’ ethic contradict each other. Mothers are always proactive when dealing with their children, whereas ‘do as you want while avoiding harm’ is entirely negative and restrictive. A mother cannot follow the ‘do as you want’ ethic in dealing with her children.”Athana: But Mike, a mother is perfectly welcome to do anything she wants -- as long as it doesn’t hurt her kids (or anyone else, including herself). And of course failing to take certain actions around kids will hurt them. Failing to yank them out of traffic. Failing to feed them. Failing to teach them manners will hurt them. And on and on.
Mike: “You want us to act as mothers towards each other? When was the last time you met a mother that didn't act as an authority figure towards her children? Or do you let your children do anything they want, ie scream in the supermarket, eat junkfood, and punch their baby sister?”Bingo, Mike. You’ve hit the nail on the head. Mothers don’t let their kids do everything the little sweethearts want. And that’s the way we need to respond to others around us. Kids scream in the supermarket; teach them not to. Adults steal food in the supermarket; 1) make certain they’re getting enough food, and 2) teach them not to steal.
And I mean make certain they’re getting enough food. Just as a mother would make certain her kid was getting enough. Figure it out. Make it happen. None of this homelessness stuff. I mean go poke your neighbor’s ribs if you have to, to make certain they’re okay. And if they’re not, find a way to get them food. This is the ideal I’m aiming for. A mother who’s eating three meals a day wouldn’t send her kids to bed hungry. But that’s what we do everyday in this world. We eat three squares, knowing that millions of humans across this planet aren’t and can’t. That’s got to stop. We’re intelligent enough to figure it out.
And if they're getting enough food, don't punish them. Teach them. In "correctional" homes where everything is truly designed to change behavior, not punish people.
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