Thank you, Mr. Buchheit. I love your articles and find the data you expose to be infinitely compelling.
From the article:
"The public-minded sentiment of the 1950s, with the sense of wartime cooperation still in the minds of researchers and innovators, has yielded to the neoliberal winner-take-all business model."
There is law and then there is the Mars' favored rite: that of might makes right. And it is that ethos, preferred by heavy boots, machismo warriors, and dominator captains of industry that is now in vogue.
It's seen in pornography that degrades the female would-be partner so that sexuality is coupled with aggression, domination, and everything other than LOVE.
It's seen in how entire forests are mutilated by heavy machinery... with so much that nature took so long to weave together turned into instantaneous, efficient collateral damage without any afterthought.
It's seen in lining children's minds up like so much monoculture.
And seen in war after war, and wars on poverty, wars on terror, wars on Hispanic "aliens," wars on the Black community, wars on drugs, and so much else.
THIS mentality is running rampant and destroying everything in its wake.
It cannot be countered with more force, more armed guards, more movies glamourizing war, or TV shows putting females into male serial killer/gun-wielding roles. It cannot be countered with more of same... only the Divine partner, as counterbalance, investments in the arts, gardens, beauty, councils on reconciliation, and LOVE can turn this monstrosity around.
And in anticipation of the site chorus... No. It's not about WE as some singular uniform assertion about human nature. This is the law of the jungle favored by top dogs, those who have no compassion, no sense of society, neither empathy. They are a percentage of the population; yet one advantaged when any society goes to war and thus embraces the Dominator Ethos.