dawn_w Posted May 24, 2005 Report Share Posted May 24, 2005 hi I am and old / new student of Objectivism having read a few anti-civilization authors (jensen, quinn) I have a question re: tribes (ie american indians, aboriginies) (I have included a link to an essay by Jensen down below to get the general idea of where he is coming from if anyone is interested-although it does not address this particular subject) these authors suggest mankind was happiest in the state of pre-civ - citing things like low incidents of murder, rape, less work hours (3 a day) and more time for play. Rand on the other hand seems to say (correct me if i am wrong) these people were savages who killed acted violently frequently. Also they felt they had no control over their own world and thought sacrifice and prayer the only small thing they could do to try and influence nature (I agree with this part) ? Where is the truth? Somewhere in between? thank you here is the link to the essay: http://www.derrickjensen.org/vio.html Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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