Be a world-child, form a circle
Before we all go under
—Thom Yorke / Radiohead
Does the arc of progress truly bend towards justice— or does it just oscillate endlessly? This is the great question for Evolutionists.
It's pretty simple. 3,000 years ago, someone– God, or some other enlightened being– said: "Thou shalt not kill." An obvious moral imperative. If the human race simply declared murder illegal, this would already solve more than half of the world's problems. Our species is so insane that we can't even agree to outlaw the murder of fellow human beings.
Human society as it stands is a failed experiment. Whose result and apex is egotistical striving and oppression. A sane society is one in which the intentional killing of any member of the species is anathema (and outlawed). And in which every member is accorded and shares equitably basic resources and liberties, including a clean, salubrious environment; food and clean water enough; safe, accommodating shelter from the elements; openminded education and uncensored educational resources; efficacious medical treatment; and judicial representation to address wrongs and grievances. This is not starry-eyed utopianism. It is simple sanity. Surely every viable species comes to a point, some sooner than others, when it collectively realizes this. The alternative is blindness and, in truth, primitive barbarism. And the vast majority of those that do not end up eradicating themselves— for their technologies far outstrip their humanity. Anon, most of human society must be scrapped and redone.