Humanity has not progressed. The Theory of Human De-Evolution.

“I strongly support advances in civilization, like the emancipation of women and homosexuals and the abolition of torture, but all that can be easily swept away again.

I took the above quote from a most interesting interview with John Gray, the author of a new book about the myth of human progress called The Silence of Animals. While I haven’t yet read the book, I already agree with the general premise that over the course of it’s history, humanity has not progressed.

A few years ago I was driving along with a friend of mine who is an environmental scientist. We were discussing the theory of evolution and were trying to explain how it’s possible that with all of the apparent advances in humanity we still have people like these. He suggested that if we were actually progressing as species we would be moving towards general elitism and the freaks and ferals that we see on a daily basis would cease to exist. In actual fact, he stated, we were moving backwards as a species. He termed it the ‘Theory of Human De-Evolution’.

Many will justly argue that humanity has come an extremely long way. They will tell you that the world is no longer as racist. Women have overcome suppression and gained equal rights. Gays are a hair’s width away from having equal rights. Medicine and modern psychiatry have cured us of a massive array of mental illnesses. Science and technology have made our lives easier and arguably less stressful. We are better able to communicate. We are less violent. Men are less chauvinistic… and on and on the list goes.

Really thinking about it though, I’m not at all sure that most of the assumptions about our progress as a species are entirely accurate. Like John Gray I suspect that the majority of our progress is in fact skin deep. It was only 70 years ago that we had a world war in which we dropped not one but two atomic bombs on populated cities – an act far more violent than any of the atrocities we see portrayed in history books and movies – an act performed by the ‘most civilised of all nations’. Rape and murder on the African continent are at ridiculous levels and the ‘civilised’ nations sit back and watch nonchalantly, for the ongoing bloodshed serves their political interests. Western nations profit from child labour in developing nations. Women are still trafficked like animals in suitcases only to be used as meat in whorehouses on every continent… and on and on the counter-list goes.

The real weight is in that which we do not see; that which is kept within the hearts of men and women and comes out only during times tribulation. While we think that in our more civilised societies we have eradicated ourselves of racism, behind the scenes we still discriminate, and for countless many the differences in skin colour and culture stand as a permanent divide. And while women think that they have equal rights, they are still pimped in magazines, websites,  movies, and music videos like nothing more than the aforementioned pieces of meat, good for oggling at and, given the opportunity, used as objects of sex for the most self-centred of men.

We believe that we have overcome the need for a fixed moral system through our expansive media and global awareness of common issues, yet between the occasional reports of civil war, murdering dictatorships and starving masses we are quickly distracted by advertisements for shit we simply don’t need. As quickly as we have compassion for the suffering of others, we just as quickly become selfish and focus on our own desires, placing them above the needs of others. In a truly sophisticated society, placing anyone’s desires over anyone’s needs would be strongly frowned upon. Except in ours.

Perhaps most of all, in an evolved society we would not murder our own children, break lifelong oaths of marriage, or glorify anything which runs contrary to our expansion as a species. And here’s the punchline: things have become consistently worse with the rise of secularism and the gradual decline of religious practice. Think about that for a minute.

So to those of you who actually believe that we have evolved as a society, I say that you are either willfully blind or ignorant. While we may have evolved in many respects, that progress is often little more than a perception. The reality is that we are severely regressing as a species and we show no signs of slowing down. Which sadly brings me back to Gray’s final line in the opening quote:

No matter our progress, no matter our advances, it can all be swept away again. Progress, like truth, must be eternal.

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9 Responses to “Humanity has not progressed. The Theory of Human De-Evolution.”

  1. vivian bryte
    June 15, 2013 at 9:54 PM #

    UNIVERSAL MENTAL HEALTH
    UNIQUE INDEPENDENCE
    STRATEGIC DIVINE INTERVENTION
    FACILITATING ACTION
    SUPRA-NATURAL UNCONDITIONAL ENTHUSIASM

    “For the ancients, enthusiasm meant trance or ecstasy – a connection with God. Enthusiasm is agape directed at a particular idea or a specific thing…When we love and connect from the bottom of our heart, we feel ourselves to be stronger than anyone in the world, and we feel a serenity that is based on the certainty that nothing can shake our faith. This unusual strength allows us to make the right decision at the right time, and when we achieve our goal, we are amazed at our own capabilities. Because when we are involved in the good fight, nothing else is important; enthusiasm carries us to our goal…

    “Enthusiasm normally manifests itself with all of its force during the first years of our lives….We lose enthusiasm because of the small unavoidable defeats we suffer during our lives. And since we don’t realize that enthusiasm is a major strength, able to help us win ultimate success, we let it dribble through our fingers; we do this without recognizing that we are letting the true meaning of our lives escape us.”

    BUT THERE ARE SNAKES IN THE GRASS!

    ”When you capture the minds of people with ‘treats and sweets’ containing such things as hidden poisons and addictive substances, religious hope and cultural beliefs, you take possession of their lives and the lives of their children. They then become your obedient slaves to serve your hypnotic suggestions.”

    (This is one of many similar statements derived from escaped associates of Corporate Business Systems who have been directly associated with mind-manipulating programs used to control and direct Earth’s human-resource populations.)

    Supposedly, Einstein once stated that;

    ”You cannot repair something which is broken with the same type of system-thinking principles which caused it to become that way!”

    Ralph Waldo Emerson may have said;

    “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm!”

    “Everywhere in history religion betrays a tendency to enthusiasm.”

    Now one can have enthusiasm for almost anything, from water skiing to fast food, without religion entering into it at all. Enthusiasm is the stuff that helps to drive our intentions to create newness or get what we think we want. It is a powerful force of emotion which is inherit to our psyche’s natural existence. Combined with the driving goal-seeking force of a person’s intent, enthusiasm has the ability to create ‘miracles’. But when our intent has been possessed and manipulated by corporate systems, our natural enthusiasm for natural health and lasting happiness has been radically dissabled.

    IMPRISONED MINDS.

    We are led (taught) to base our decision-making realities on systems of ‘Belief’ which include concepts which indicate that we are responsible for our choices and have some sort of right or ownership to a personal opinion, beliefs and emotional fears, false and dangerously conflicting as they can be. We are also told that we are endowed with a mind/brain or control-station functioning as a personal life-support center similar to the way computers work, where programmed response-information remains constantly effective until new response programming is installed and accepted. Can you see how any individual, group or community could be truly accountable or responsible for their actions when there is so much incriminating evidence showing that all human behaviour is being directed by external systematic emotional-response programming working through the information storage and processing facilities of the human sub-conscious mind?

    To keep our minds controlled, we have been trained to ‘think’ and consider ‘belief’ as a ‘true’ basis for life-critical choices, instead of being enabled use our natural abilities of imagination, visualization and intuition to process information. What this means is that we have all been fooled by a reality system which World Powers have using against our free will for thousands of years. The difference now is that you have recieved the means to escape to happiness and true freedom.

    MIND FREEDOM.

    Mind freedom in its truest form is simply being enabled to exist independently and socially in a harmonic and self-responsible manner.

    It is still widely unknown that the main governing factors regarding the quality of a persons life is how they are taught to emotionally respond to circumstances and how not to be responsible for the circumstances. If you want to gain eternal happiness and harmony over your life, seriously look at what emotions you actually own at any moment, particularly while in the presence of life-negative circumstances. For example, do you use external cause for how you feel and react? (eg,. The other person or circumstance made me feel and respond that way!)

    When you want to be free and have a long wonderful life, learn to be true, not just to yourself but to the continuing circumstances of your developing awareness. Your greatest treasure is knowing that you can still hang on to beliefs (unrealstic fantacies), while taking possession of your life and also being self-responsible for what type of life-support programs you enable or disable.

    What do we mean when we say “NO” to conflict, war, avoidable suffering and corruption, then continue to produce and support more of it? Are we not the victims who have been fear-tricked into endorsing and supporting corrupted World Powers?

    Without a unified people’s plan-of-action to stop the rot and enough human resources implement the first stage, can we expect things to improve?………….. NOT LIKELY!

    There is a common deception growing in the garden of life indicating that negative thoughts cannot cause harm. Global health authorities and governing bodies know that the quality of thinking, visualizing or dreaming has a major and probably total influence over the mental and physical health of all humans.

    It may not have attracted your attention yet, but if what ‘THEY’ taught us as children is permitted to be active throughout adult lives, then those lives have not been initiated to harmonious social life-skills and are at extreme risk of experiencing periods of artificially induced ill-health and a high probability of premature death.

    THE HIDDEN ORDER OF CHAOS
    We are all living in an age of high-speed advanced technology, where most children are being taught about how to control others and seek and destroy programs. This is only one clear example of how population leaders manipulate people’s minds into producing and supporting the avalanche of destruction and toxic pollution that we know so well.

    There are many places on Earth where children are taught to kill and brutalize other humans before they are ten years old. In other places where electronic devices are available, the children have been deceived into seek and destroy training at home, at schools and where they play.

    A BLIND JOKE!

    “ARE HUMANS TOO SMART FOR THEIR OWN GOOD, OR ARE WE NATURALLY BAD?”

    Have you ever wondered why governed World communities are constantly being deceived and manipulated by corporations?
    Why would anyone think that corporate agendas have no connection to the unhealthy mind-states of Earth’s citizeny unless they were ignorant to real reasons for corporate cause?

    Corporate mind manipulation practitioner experts have long known that human behavior can be taught and bought. We know by our own experiences that Subjective Information Networks (commonly known as the system of SIN) working with multimedia modeling programs have shown us how to create billions of victims and profit from controlling their mental and physical circumstances. Not only have we been programmed on how to think and choose, we are programmed to use ‘Belief’ instead of ‘Natural Truth’ to support personal health and relationship harmony.

    SAFE JOURNEY TO FREEDOM

    MATRIX DONATION FROM ‘THE KEY-MAKER’

    CENSUS OF INTENT (Humanity re-possessing itself)

    Who is not prepared to self-commit to an un-corruptable life-enhancing intent-census?

    Definitely not Governments, drug companies, weapon makers, organized crime heads or community councils,…………..… ARE YOU?

    • Toma
      June 15, 2013 at 10:13 PM #

      Vivian I have no idea what this is, but I see you’re an Australian so I’m giving it the thumbs up on the grounds of patriotism.

      I do feel like I just lived a scene out of the movie Cypher.

  2. john
    December 19, 2013 at 7:27 AM #

    “And here’s the punchline: things have become consistently worse with the rise of secularism and the gradual decline of religious practice”

    AAAAND i stopped reading there… that has to be the most retarded unsubstantiated statement i’ve read in a while !

    I don’t remember the time when “Religious practices” did anything more than kill innocent people in the name of “Homosexuals” or “Witches” or adultery.

    Just 50 years AGO women didn’t have human rights in my country and now i can see society FINALLY treating them as equals.

    You think that’s NOT progress ?? go shoot yourself in the head if you can’t see the progress!

    Not to mention the whole article is just a pompous pessimistic garbage with not actual insight into human psychology or actual science behind cultural evolution.

    • Toma
      December 19, 2013 at 8:03 AM #

      If scholarly types are more convincing to you, I suggest you look at the works of Dinesh D’Souza. He has touched on the arguments related to this article quite extensively in his writings. Alternatively check out his debate with Christopher Hitchens on YouTube.

      Personally though, I fully understand why people think we have progressed, but it’s a misperception. We are the same as we have always been, just more liberal. If you choose to believe that liberal means better, then you are as bias as you are naive. We survived as a species to this point on conservative values. While this change may not make us extinct, it will destroy us.

      • John
        December 19, 2013 at 9:24 PM #

        misperception ? HA HA HA!

        How would like you go back to the time before industrial revolution ??

        How about you go and live a life of a women in a 3rd world Islamic country ?

        I Double dare you !

      • John
        December 19, 2013 at 9:28 PM #

        “We survived as a species to this point on conservative values”

        HA HA HA ! like how exactly did stoning women and homosexuals really help in the survival of our species ?

        How exactly does sexism,bigotry,hypocrisy,discrimination,segregation help in the survival of species

        These “Conservative” values you speak of are nothing but forces keeping
        humanity from reaching the stars!

  3. Richard
    February 19, 2014 at 12:19 PM #

    I’m going to try something different. As I was reading your article, I was patiently waiting for rational analysis, the reason(s) why you have this belief that we are de-evolving and then whamo, Religion. You intrigued me until that point. I was thinking maybe today I will hear something new, a new path to explore. Well, not your fault. I understand. But, actually, unexpected. De-Evolution is the polar opposite EVOLUTION. Of which Evolution is solid verifiable scientific theory just like gravity is a theory. Pretty darn solid and proven on a daily basis. Evidence. SCIENCE….

    Sadly Religion is the opposite of Science in many ways. Science absolutely requires evidence and Religion absolutely requires none of it. Religion is based in Faith and Science must be proven. Facts help Science evolve to deeper understandings.

    But, wait, Toma, you are using Science to get back to your point that we losing Religion to Secularism. By De-evolving. Wow, that is quite a turn. Thomas Jefferson helped found our country USA by making it secular, intentionally, he wanted religion off our backs (Separation of Church & State). Religion became over-bearing, arrogant, and dictatorial. Jefferson’s time was time of enlightenment, leaving behind the Dark Ages. (The historical record bears out this Truth.(Evidence)) And you see that as a setback by your rationale.

    We’ve getting rid of Religion for quite a while now. England has made great progress there. I talked with many enlighten Brits. Quite Enlightening. Refreshing. Atheists actually make beautiful sense of things. Mystery is left as it is. A Mystery. The mystery of life my friend. (Yes, and, of course we know some things, principles, of course, what I’m saying is, in the big dig, we haven’t dug nearly far enough to come up the big conclusions yet is all. And this digging is only a recent evolution. Clearly we have a long way to go)

    I see your ultimate position as very dualistic. It’s so confusing and entangled that we may have entered two dualities by accident. You have a unique way of sparking a person’s mind. Twisty. But good, twisting doesn’t hurt. It made write this : )

    Anyway, thanks for this forum. You got my attention and you have my input here to consider. I mean it well and see you only as fellow traveler in Universal Mystery we call life. We still have it and I bet your as thankful as I am for it. I’m a honest person who sometimes likes to share some thoughts. Your learning as I am. (Just maybe I’ve been doing it longer, doesn’t matter….) I hope maybe this reply gave you an idea to explore further. This is how we get it done over time. We have purpose for our existence as I’m sure you believe as well.

    We care. We all do. Even when we say we don’t. We figure out some good parts of this mystery, and with that little we may know, we could be happy sometimes. We live for special moments. Enjoy them, it’s our happiness. ANd I have faith we take it with us when we die. To live again. Y.A.L.A.

    GOOD LUCK Toma. I hope you find everything your looking for. It’s already there waiting for your discovery. You’ll know.

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