Monday, October 27, 2008

Infantilism and Domestication

If you adopt an animal after he or she has spent some time in the wild, the animal will be mostly what a domesticated one is, but will lack the constant sense of being aware of consequences to the feelings of others. A wilder animal is more likely to scratch, or break things, or crap in the donations basket. They are not conditioned to pay attention to others constantly.

The only time most are in that condition is when they are puppies or kittens. Their lives are entirely determined by how they socialize with their brothers and sisters; everything else is beyond their control. This reminds me how domesticated animals are kept in this infantile state to make them docile. Snip off the hormone-producing testes or ovaries, feed them so they never have to compete with nature to eat, and you have a tractable critter.

In the same way our generations since the boomers have been domesticated. We tell them the big sin is to defecate on someone else's dream, or tell them they can't do something, or worse of all, hurt or kill them. This means society cannot counteract its parasites, either of the criminal kind or the more virulent passive-aggressive strain. To buy them off, we let them masturbate their own egos with a sense of entitlement and moral superiority for being neutered. Perfect domestication.

1 Comments:

At 10:23 AM , Blogger FJ said...

Excellent post, precisely finding that divide between entitlements and rights that is so important and yet will never be discussed in debate. Liberties and entitlements are viewed as one and the same by most people, who just assume the government is here to take care of them - because we can forgive the gunfire abroad as long as the government is in the handout business here at home. We are so sadly far removed from this country's original view of government.

 

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