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<I took your comment about not romanticizing indigenous peoples as a
> objectivity. No matter from which part of the globe one stems, if the
> psyche is taken to be universal, all human groups are potentially
> bloodthirsty and exploitative, given the proper historic circumstances and
> means at their disposal.>
> Yep, objectivity is what I was on about. The noble/savage human in the
> state of nature, the Rousseau/Hobbes conflict, to me is a misnomer.
> Humans are capably of social and anti-social behaviour, acts of both can
> either be remembered/recorded or forgotten/erased. And as you say
> circumstances or environment can influence the extent of behaviours one
> way or the other.
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