We Are Half-Animal, Half-Human!

The Ancient Greeks clearly saw what humans were!

 

Despite the frequent ridiculous claims by Americans that their popcorn and coke civilization is the greatest the world has seen, I feel that the Ancient Greeks are clearly the winners. Why?

As well as their prowess in the arts, sciences, architecture and the creation of an elemental democracy, they came up with the concept of the centaur, a truly amazing creature which, for me, perfectly symbolizes humans who clearly are an amalgamation of half-animal and half-human.

Our human side is tied inextricably to our animal side which means that we men can never achieve our full human potential because the stallion in us drives us relentlessly.

Stallions are born to fight, to be the ones to see off inferior animals so that the progeny of the herd can be as formidable and strong as possible. Women, despite their protests and seeming emancipation, are the creators and nurturers of our kind.

How did the centaur originate in Ancient Greek society?

One legend states that it was the result of an unholy union between a human and an earth elemental, while another theory is that it was the result of genetic experimentation in Atlantis or the Pre-Flood world. Most centaurs were said to be warlike and troublesome and enjoyed drinking and revelry. How human!

This mythical half-horse half-human creature represents the struggle between morality, intelligence, and nobility on one hand and brutality,  evil and base desire on the other. Later the centaur became the astrological symbol for Sagittarius.

Seeing ourselves as half-animal and half-human is beneficial. The problem is: how do we remove the animal part of our being so that the human half can achieve its full potential? Perhaps we can’t and we are forever locked into a struggle that can never be resolved which means that we are forever at war with ourselves.

Genetic Engineering could assist I suppose but that seems a scary road to go down given that, in the main, psychos are running our world.

 

12 thoughts on “We Are Half-Animal, Half-Human!

  1. And here I thought it represented the human tendency to turn everything into horse manure. Take the US government for example, they have the retromidas touch. Every single dang thing they get their stupid arses involved in turns to instant poop. This is an entity that is no longer beneficial to mankind. It no longer represents liberty and freedom. The American flag now represents war crimes, torture, and murder. And the American government has become the world terrorist. Enforcing it’s laws on foreign countries, openly declaring the power to kill anybody in any part of the world, by claiming the world as it’s battlefield. I think half man and half snake is an accurate representation.

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  2. Remember our brains have a reptilian component. So perhaps genetic engineering has already occured many eons ago that has made us this way.

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  3. To be accountable isn’t natural for humans at birth.

    Consequences are a learned skill. As a species we are what, five year old? Clever enough to start a big fire but not clever enough to consider consequences before striking the match. Nuke death industry, war death industry come to mind.

    Speaking of ‘reptilian component’ Claudia.

    Grim reaper as logo for U.S. Navy’s executive offices, drone collateral damage creators. Image is halfway down the page linked below.

    http://www.independentaustralia.net/2012/life/how-technology-dehumanises-us-part-1/

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  4. Thanks for the link, Gryph. It proves that we have made little progress from the age when humans were motivated by fear and superstition.

    That our animal side is so strong makes any hope of our human side ever conquering it. It is an unfortunate marriage which does last until ‘death do us part’!

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  5. We need our animal side. It is where our passion comes from. Without passion or desire, there cannot be love, honor, hope, compassion, vision nor the appreciation of beauty. Cognitive scientists have studied people that have had the animal part of the brain damaged and found that these people could intake information but could not process it correctly and make sense of it. The answer does not lie in genetic engineering but rediscovering the best of our past but with a firm grasp on the present and an eye to the future.
    Keep in mind humans lived quite peacefully as hunter-gatherers for most of their time on the planet. Civilization is little more than 10,000 years old and represents an eye-blink in terms of human evolutionary history. What our kind needs is a social revolution that will allow us to keep the best aspects of civilization and combine them with the solidarity, cohesion and stability of communal societies. This means some sort of socialist or Pareconish (see Znet website to find out more) society that abandons the current insane war on the planet and reconnects humanity with its roots in nature. It can be done. But if we as a species do not do it, then, as we’ve seen recently with the droughts, wildfires, heat waves and the like spreading across the globe, the planet will get us under control and knock us down several pegs. That is, if Gia doesn’t get rid of this recalcitrant species known as humans altogether. If we wish do not wish for this to happen, we must organize and fight. For as Marx once said, “we have nothing to lose but our chains” and, I might add, our lives and a world to win.

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  6. we live in a world where inhumanism is becoming harder and harder to counter; a world where what is proper to humankind is becoming ever more difficult to protect.men women are grown mechanical in head and heart.thier attachments,opinion,turn on mechanism,and are of mechanical character.de velopment has become an end in itself .if left unchecked,development will lead to a culture based on inhuman principles,where is the resistence and we must resist, –the alternative is to surrender to the inhuman.current medical procedures are blurring the lines between human beeings and machines.we do indeed live in interesting times. klaus

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  7. And Dr. Khalid in his book, THE ARABIAN CONNECTION, and elsewhere gives proof that much that is credited to the Greeks, originated with Arabians and Persians.

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