cultural species

From: Wade T.Smith (
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 14:08:04 BST

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    I was speaking with a friend the other day, and found myself analyzing
    this offensive against terrorism as a moment in cultural evolution
    comparable to the epoch of domination by the Cro-Magnon over the
    Neanderthal. Fundamentalism (of any stripe) is a non-evolving cultural
    cul-de-sac, and the tolerances allowed in church/state divisional
    societies offer freedoms and knowledges more adapted to work in the
    global environment that this world has become from its beginnings of
    isolated tribal habitats. Those who cower in prides and ideologies for
    their power and identity do not, any longer, fit.

    The era has come for a cultural genocide. Let it be swift. It will not be
    just. But it must and will happen.

    - Wade

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