Predatory Arrogance and Primal Subservience – Part 1

Upon a hierarchy of mental capacity, superficially in the depths of pretended enlightenment, two primal forces compete within the scheme of interpersonal satiation. One is described as “predatory arrogance” and the other, its symbiotic counterpart, the carnal divergence for primal subservience. It is a devolving process. And so, by maladaptive intentional actions, for the purposes of pleasure versus pain, the former applies various schemes of control. From nation-state and corporate collusion, to lower realms of communal complicity, each manipulates the other for mutual benefit.

Materiality by gain compared to risk, and gluttonous consumption to feed the anti-thinking of thought and the bloated state of devolving physicality, work to ensure the debasing perpetuity of entire human processes. Over time, as some two hundred thousand years have come and gone, where humans are concerned not much has changed. Planetary civilization, or the presumption of a civilized species, stagnates and invites eventual demise. Socio-economic disparity looms decidedly gloomier, as societal infrastructures decay, culture devolves, and intellectual advancement finds scorn.

Human nature, as a metaphorical entity to describe the competitive edginess between “good and evil”, civility and criminality, regression and progress, remain an intricacy of self-centered degenerating exercises in domination for power. Larger schemes span the complexity of global exchanges, and filter downward to the locale of group interactivity. As the predator hunts for prey, the latter acquiesces to ensure its own perceived sense of survivability, by myriad acts of child-like submission. From a contrived state of perpetual “victimization”, some plead for mercy while others argue domination.

Social interaction does not frequently help matters, and instead contrives numberless simplistic assertions of reactivity to perpetrate a range of emotional fallacies and self-indulgent frauds. Sometimes, it is a matter of clever marketing, other times the ruse is layered by what seems like blameless purposes and everyone assumes a “feel good” posture of debasing emotionalism. The herd or the flocks sheepishly huddle in submissive bargaining. Meanwhile, political intrigue conjures hallow promises and shallow pontifications, to cloak the illicit hidden agendas that come in many forms. “False prophets” wear numerous disguises.

Nonetheless, the pathological symbiosis intends to perpetrate an ongoing interactive relationship between the “hunter” and the “hunted”. The “cost-benefit” analysis is freely instigated in order to satiate particular and individual proclivities. Gluttonous materiality, for instance, is but one aspect of purposeful acquiescence a social symbiotic relationship. For the gain of primal consumptive desires, many will endeavor by any means that which ensures the collusion of opposing and interacting mutuality.

For many, the causality of willful complicity can be seen in the diversity of daily human exchange, from academia to politics, and from environmental exploitation to corporate corruption. In the symbiotic relationship, the predator finds many ways to elicit compliance and submission. From advertising deceptions, to psychiatric malpractice, to political sleight of hand, the schemes are diverse. Unless the self-evolving, maturely ascending individual resists, fights back, remains alert and so forth, “devolutional processes” ensue. Personal differentiation is essential.

In classical criminology, the basic tenets of the philosophical perspective assert the rationality of criminal intentions and subsequent actions of the perpetrator. Malevolent motivations are purposeful for the satiation of the perpetrator’s selfish desires. People freely make choices to ensure the utilitarian value of calculated gain, and obtain advantage over others. There are no excuses or mitigations, other than personal enrichment, for harming other people contrary to lawful prescribed sanctions. The key principle is that of rationality, in the expression of hedonistic proclivities.

There are opinions to the contrary and there are many of those in the pseudosciences. However, the classical school, or rational choice theory, does not diminish or lessen the necessity for full responsibility for anti-social behaviors. In some schools of thought, any number of excuses might be offered to justify or rationalize the criminal’s behavior.

Most popular in post-modern so-called “civilized” society is the “mental health” model of criminal justification. An easy default options is to suggest someone is “afflicted with a mental illness” problem. Some theorists will collude with neuroscience to invoke the DNA excuse, as in the suggestion there might be a “crime gene”. Or, some will suggest “strong maybes” about a mystical correlation between a biological dysfunction and anti-social behavior. Whatever the excuse, the problem remains the same, human nature has not evolved for the vast majority of the species.

Attempts to postulate deterministic externalities do not explain the degrees or depths of counterproductive and destructive behaviors people perpetrate on each other. Along the scheme of these mitigating perspectives, multiple complicities hasten the regression of cultural interactivity. Overall, the delineation whereby predatorily inclinations are allowed exceptionality, excuse, or other justification, sanctions the repetitive nature of exploitation, power, control and “enslavement”. Species demise follows.

Why establish boundaries for the termination of such brutality? What insist upon definitive retributions to advance the heightened ascendancy of a civilization, when “victimization” of the predator and can be easily “rationalization by maintaining mythic illusions. In school of thought, a few believe that in two hundred thousand years, human nature has not changed very much. On the contrary, it is devolving. Exploitation, control and domination by one over the other, remains consistent in a diversity of ways.

In the totality of criminality, from commerce to terrorism, from extortion to political corruption, anyone is capable of anything, depending upon the situations as hand. For the simplicity of social networking and superficiality of news reporting, the fixation favors the “street crimes”, as indicative of real crime. Meanwhile, others collude to evade the more complex reality of deeper sinister behaviors. Organized crime, unlawful as well as lawful cartels continue to fester and swell large and extensive.

Yet, in the hardcore expressions of the real world, criminal nature is much more extensive. In fact, in terms of cost, injury and degradation of society, “whiter collar” crime is exceptionally more pervasive. Corporate corruption, con schemes, internet crimes, etc., are far more costly. Selfish behaviors manifest a growing narcissism, by which a society devolves ominously. Like a “zombie virus”, it is intentional.

From the classical viewpoint, human behavior is not quantifiable into an easy to understand mathematical equation or “criminal profile”. Nor, is there a definitive simplistic answer as to the reasons people harm other people. However, there is a range of speculations, from the classic to the post-modern. For the rational choice school of thought, or what used to be the classical view in criminology, nothing is predetermined, or a precursor, in terms of human nature. A “crime gene” in the genetic codes does not exist to make us act in prescribed ways. Willful instigations for calculated intentions, the gain minus the risk, plus hedonistic self-interests, are compelling rationales.

To claim people have a “certain predisposition”, “hard wired”, “genetic” personality makeup, or “deformity of DNA”, remains philosophically a prospect for dreaming. Negatively speaking, hope springs eternal that “good” will come out of every situation, no matter how bad. This intentional naiveté springs from subjective validation. By which many clamor for the arrogance of purposeful ignorance. In brief, an illusionary narrative in which supernatural beliefs influence thinking shapes the real world.

As a result, specious notions become socially dangerous inclinations that translate into the deadly “social hygiene” of divisive public policies. Emotional reactivity adds to the magical thinking for a fairy tale world where fiction replaces fact. However, when all is said and done, people make willful choices to satiate their own needs. Gain is balanced against risk to ensure maximum reward for purposeful behaviors. By doing so, decisive motivations stimulate maladaptive behaviors that serve special interests.

Premeditated, self-serving and determined, and at times with malice aforethought, the social mainstream acceptance of simplistic assertions encourages subjective regression. Eventually, the process translates into what could be termed “human devolution”. With creativity and innovation suffering the ravages of laissez-faire mediocrity, with noble exceptions, selfishness contends to perpetuate the gross disparities of materialistic acquisition. Nonetheless, from grade school to Sunday school, the “American Dream” remains the illusions by upper communal realms proselytize and subjugate.

For continuity of consumption and profit, the small niches of American oligarchs desire the symbiosis to ensure the chasm between the served and the servants. Encouraging submission, conformity, mediocrity and other characteristics of “herded” compliance, fosters increased measures to safeguard complicity. The promotion of gluttonous consumption maintains perpetual entrenchment of the powerful few.

In the process, collateral damage results from exploiting natural resources beyond sustainable capacity. Constant bombardment by clever mass marketing promotes the cover of deception. Its masquerade is everywhere, to ensure the wealth of the few, and the commercial enslavement of the many. Such is the blare of the blather that surrounds us. From social networking to cell phones and to movie theaters, and everywhere in cyberspace, gluttonous self-promotion reflects everything. Anywhere you might look the warning signs appear and signify devolving cultural processes.

People have continued to perpetrate enslavements of several kinds. From one perspective, slavery conjures historic images of physical chains and forced labor bondage. In modern times, not much has changed. Human trafficking exports the sinister malevolence of human nature around the globe. The status quo of human devolution remains. As such, lower realms are indebted to higher spheres for IOU’s that can never be reconciled. Some form of personal indebtedness binds one to another. Meanwhile, liberation of individuality suffers the easy seduction to immediate gratification.

Differing viewpoints, and in particular, definitional criteria could be applied in a much broader metaphorical sense. Whether physical, psychological or a combination of the two, the term “slavery” has several contemporary applications. In the 18th for example, a slave was the property of another, and forced to adhere to the oppressive nature of the symbiotic relationship. In another way, depicted as the underpaid, seldom noticed and little appreciated worker, a “slave” labors diligently for others.

Some might argue another picture of this situation, where the “middle class” exists in symbiosis to the upper class. Underneath the wealthy social and political “class”, or the American aristocrats, the lower socio-economic living spheres remain perpetually “enslaved” to economic manipulations. Excessive dependence on others, in which a gluttonous consumer culture is increasingly indebted to those in control, hastens the eventual demise of the human species. A dystopic horror story unfolds, while many amatively ignore the oppressive constraints willingly accepted.

As to the rise of the “corporate state”, and the wealthy elite that control the majority of resources, commerce, industry and governmental processes, cultural demise looms near. Within the schematic of government-business oriented illegalities, fraud, deception and mass-marketing manipulations, comes the insidiousness of corporate and political corruption. With a predatory arrogance that assumes “entitlement”, every sleight of hand tactic ensures consumer willingness to support the illusions perpetrated.

Of the glitz, glamor and gore, primal subservience to powerful interests serves the baser needs and desires steeped in the cognitive bias of ignorance. One can witness a steady digression to primitive states of emotional subjectivity every day across the broad spectrum of human activities. Meanwhile, special interests are at work from academia to the boardroom, and from “mental health” fields, to government “think tanks”.

Believing the fairy tales of superficial conjecture, supported by “false prophets” and “gurus” of every type, adherents fall in line and tenacious preserve the status quo. Having accepted the easy path of simplistic and consistent storytelling, the falsehoods reinforced by emotional reactivity, rather than rational analysis, expansive schemes of “anti-thinking” encourage the so-called “greater good”. Of that fiction, where facts are conveniently avoided, the many embrace the “good” to believe the mythology.

Willingly, as hope springs eternal for the chase of the so-called “American dream”, masses forsake the necessary reason, rationality and critical thinking skills in favor of immediate gratification. Of apparitions, trolls and jinxes, primal human intentions abandon the rigors of science and skepticism, to safeguard their “faithful” mediocrity in the illusions of the supernatural. For nearly every aspect of one’s personal life, there are those who plot interfere for the sake of their own enrichment and advancement.

An ancient tale of historic value is the admonition to beware of false prophets. Regardless, how many actually consider that perspective in every aspect of their daily existence. Very few do, as most are willing members of herded conformity, appealing often to the ignorance of pretentious frauds and schemers. An echo frequently emanates from the failed reliance on the superficiality of “expert” authority. In a culture of once noble advancements, created by the few, excessive consumption feeds the bloated sacrifice of liberated thoughts and actions. Illusion over-rides reality.

An increasing number of people place the sanctity of their blessed ideations in myriad contrivances of pseudoscience, and an array of false doctrines. Especially in the scheme of religious idolatry, the oppressive is quite pervasive, and free thoughts and actions are persecuted on a regular basis. In a recent poll, 80% of those surveyed professed a belief in some aspect of the supernatural, as well as pseudoscience.

At the same time, both a national and international research affiliation postulated a high percentage of “mental illness”. Absent the evidence, deficient in scientific veracity, many willingly embrace that which eludes the reality of profound confirmation or credibility. From ghosts to gospel, magical thinking pervades the expansive reaches of post-modern society. Fallacies of inference move swiftly to subjective validation, from emotional reactivity and subsequently into dangerous realms of falsely drawn conclusions. Instead of advancing, the species regresses toward extinction.

By now, an advanced civilization ought to have ascended exponentially to greater heights of transformation. As several theoretical physicists and economists have recently suggested, the human race should have solved major societal issues by now. Things like war, disease, and pestilence, ideological and racial conflict should have been long since relegated to the past. Yet, humanity has not done that, and forsaken extraordinary possibilities of commercial, political, and social ascendency.

Concerning the views of several contemporary futurists, “anti-intellect”, coupled with immature and divisive behaviors, uneducated inclinations, anti-social proclivities remain on the rise. I.Q., educational levels, and informed critical thinking processes suffer the loss of creativity, innovation, and productive communal interactivity. Where pioneering actions insist on change from primeval to mature ascendance, juvenile counterproductive actions persist. Selfishness pervades the societal context in every aspect.

To change and alter the current global trajectory, such efforts require serious attention to personality and group transitions to higher states of selfless behaviors. Unfortunately, while a small percentage will undertake the hard work of strenuous self-evolution, most will not make the effort. The majority is too self-absorbed in their own egoistic arrogance and pottery self-righteousness. They remain child-like, bulling and being bullied, in order to perpetrate a self-defeating symbiosis of limited survival.

Engaging individual liberation, open-minded and free thinking, discovering a diversity of lifestyles, the full range of awareness, rational interpretations, and logical machinations of well-intended purposefulness will only be embraced by a few. Maturation in profound individual analysis instigates focused transition from not knowing to a probability of knowing, and doing that which is necessary to achieve higher realms of personal existence. Psychophysical energies manifest intentional drives to manifest the valiant quest toward a self-evolved enlightened personality.

On a personal level, transformative and well-differentiated thinking, for bringing about a better version of oneself, has greater potentiality where imagination finds the freedom of opportunities. Individual liberties, by virtue constitutional safeguards, should never be stifled, oppressed or discouraged. Unfortunately, in a culture that values materiality, consumption, and conformity, over mature personal growth by liberated individuality, asserts divisive predatory arrogance and primal subservience.