"You dare suggest a duke's son is an animal?" he demanded.
"Let us say I suggest you may be human," she said.......
....."We of the Bene Gesserit sift people to find the humans."-Frank Herbert, DuneThis part of one of my favorite books comes to mind more and more lately.
My wife recently posted a video that brought this to mind.
Then Stephen and Pissed posted a different one the same day.
Most recently was this post by SondraK
Homo sapiens in my opinion are not human merely by heredity, we chose or chose not to be more than the animal our biology would make us. There are no genetics for the human soul, it is a birthright we must earn by overcoming our own animal instincts. I fear too many never even try to teach their children to be human. A republic can survive if most of it's electorate are human, a democracy of animals devolves quickly.
For a while it seemed that our country had found a solution to this problem that had vexed thinking men since the Helens. Our country promoted and encouraged humanity and were thus able to rule ourselves without a mob or a tyrant dragging down liberty and opportunity. Then men of greed or vanity saw that they could manipulate h.sapien animals into empowering them, and sought to cultivate more animals and fewer humans.
Every natural consequence that might lead to a person realising they need to become human was removed in the name of "compassion". Educators who were to have guided potential humans to enlightenment besmirched the very concept of humanity , until following generations of educators were mere animals themselves. Human role models were torn down and slandered, while the most depraved animal role models were exulted.
Despite everything taught today actions have consequences. I fear that my children will live to see the reckoning of what has been done to our society.