Conjecture is not required, Suspira. The type of society that occurred when it was the life-giving Mother Goddess that was revered is documented brilliantly by Merlin Stone, and Riane Eisler in her seminal work, “The Chalice and the Blade.” Ms. Eisler preferred to define such a societal model as “Partnership” based.
Since so many males have been conditioned to think in terms of rank, or who’s the winner and who’s the loser, VERY few can conceptualize what an ACTUAL balanced partnership means.
How many hundred times have I spoken of the balance between sun and moon, day and night, in-breath and out-breath, activity and sleep… added to the most compelling evidence of all in that balance portrayed through the complementary roles set between the genders composing the very structure of life in the form of the DNA molecule? Clearly, its entwined, dancing double helix is a product of HALF the genetic content of each parent.
What passes for human nature is the product of centuries of church-state control. The Enlightenment and the series of revolutions in our own land and across Europe were relatively recent events; and even so, since the onset of history–about 5000 years ago–a battle between controls enforced by a long line of tyrants, kings, pharaohs, prime ministers, presidents, czars, etc. and the rights of The people (added to the sovereignty and arguable free will of the individual) has endured.
In the same way that Gandhi answered, “I think it WOULD be a good idea” to the question, “What do you think of American civilization?”… true individual freedom for most is YET to occur. When people are born into chains and experts use that “evidence” to insist that the mortal shall never fly, it’s the crippled context being judged in lieu of actualized potential.
Patriarchal religion–be it Christian, Islamic, Hindu or Judaic fundamentalism holds back human freedom and pushes this idea that a male father god (usually one who champions war) runs the big show. By extension, men continue to use force, aggression, and other tactics to control it on the earth plane.
From “Idle No More” to the recent Peace Convention of women at the Hague to the acts of Code Pink and so many others… most women see no value in war and understand that it is FAR more cost-effective to build hospitals, schools, farms, and creative venues than bomb places to smithereens leaving millions of persons angry, maimed, and displaced. The war model is truly the habit that will represent the demise of the human race, yet still posters like LARRY decry the input of women using as his paltry model the few females who’ve shown homage to patriarchal power and thus have been allowed inside its temples (that salute Mars, god of war and all things macho).
It’s Anglo-European males who fashioned notions of human nature on the basis of what THEY value. Since the Dominant Culture has the tools–military, financial, educational–to control and condition the masses. Females have had no choice but TO adopt to the patriarchal culture in the same way that Blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans must do likewise. Power is not the same thing as Democracy, and much in the way of power comes down to unconscious rituals and beliefs that have been for so long inculcated into BOTH genders as to make these asymmetric behaviors SEEM like “reality” or “human nature.”
At least you see through the Big Lies. So many here argue FOR them.
On hundreds of occasions a poster (likely a member of the same Tag Team) has brought up the example of Hillary Clinton, Condi Rice, Margaret Thatcher, and now it’s Susan Powers and some other Rice… they are tokens. They do NOT represent the majority of women just as Obama does not represent the Black Community.
Tokens are Trojan horses that appear to demonstrate diversity–by their presence… when in reality, these select few operate to reinforce the same status quo that privileges patriarchy and its centuries-old rites of conquest. THAT is why far too much money (and human resources) go towards militarism, weapons, and plans designed to make war and continue the karmic chain of destruction… as visited from the fathers to the sons.
It’s time for women’s input… not through tokens but through those that sound the anti-war message.