Sunday, June 21, 2009

Just A Reminder

Humanity is not merely a physical condition, it is a state of mind. To be human is to be essentially rational and productive. The human mentality (or soul) looks upon the world, the land, the animals and plants, the natural forces, as things to be mastered for the benefit of himself and his posterity. On the other hand, the predator, or savage mentality does not seek to to master the world, but to be the master of men. The savage prefers not to sustain himself by his own effort, but to seize and consume the lives and property of others for material and spiritual sustenance. To the predator, justice consists of "getting away with it" -- those who rightfully resist the predator are to be punished or destroyed.

-- Leslie Bates, The Resister, Vol VI, N. 1, Page 42

What are your questions on this block of instruction?


Mr. Rmplstlskn said...

Free Soul: to master the circumstances and environment around him to his benefit without infringement of same to others.
Predator: to dominate man.
Parasite: to be carried about by productive man by leaching resources, works and effort.

Got it!

Leslie Bates said...

I should check the moderation function more often.