Human culture has been based on
inequality, hierarchy and privilege for a rich few, for our entire
recorded history. There is only mention of a time when this was not
the case. What caused the change? Well, there is mention of that too.
But all the suggestions of such events and what life was like before
them are only recorded in culture as mythology, and we are all taught
in school not to take mythology seriously.
Why do cults exist?
I'd really like to know this, because my life has
been wrecked by what seems to be a cult. A white supremacist cult.
That's what I've noticed as important - all cults have a sworn enemy
that it is okay, even honorable, to kill. Unfortunately, it isn't
easy to find out why cults exist, because they aren't very willing to
explain the basis of their beliefs and reason for existence. There's
another thing I have noticed about cults. They are in a hurry to
achieve their goals before a supposedly terrible event
But what does it all mean? What is it that cults
are really scared of, and why wont they tell anyone else. Perhaps
they think they will be killed for it, and wont be able to achieve
their goals? Well, there has been periods where groups have been
killed for their beliefs.
The sky is falling?
This idea has been violently ridiculed for a long
time, but it pops up again and again in history, and in the mythology
Some people seem to think it really happened, and
that it is going to happen again. And they have done for thousands of
years, despite attempts at killing them for doing so. Are secretive
cults the 'repository' of these beliefs? If they are, they are a very
The geological record
Fortunately for the human race, we dont have to
rely only on secret information being handed down from generation to
generation, hoarded by a few very scared people. There is even an
organization dedicated to investigating meteorite impacts from the
point of view of substantiating ancient mythology (http://www.knowledge.co.uk/sis/)
There are certainly some very interesting
geological events associated with the end of the last ice age, about
13000 years ago. Recently, some unusual flood related deposits were
discovered in the US great lakes (Michigan), that are around 10000+
years old. So independent geological evidence is in its own way
supporting mythological stories. Then there is the ancient
fascination with astronomy, and mapping of the stars. Why would
ancient cultures be so obsessed with astronomy, and especially the
sun. According to some ancient myths, it was the sun that behaved
erratically, in association with the mythological catastrophes. The
bible has in fact some of the more straightforward myths relating to
natural global catastrophes. Ancient observatories, such as
Stonehenge, are accurate according to current earth behavior, at
about 4000 to 5000 years ago. Stone age rock art is concerned with
animal game, fertility and the moon. It is not until this side of the
last ice age that an obsession with the sun appears. Perhaps the
stone age peoples had no reason to think the sun would not come up
the next day, but ancient peoples that created astronomical
observatories did? Some Eurasian mythology recalls of a very long
day, American mythology a very long night. Egyptian mythology refers
to an event that added 5 days to their calendar year.
In my opinion, these myths are consistent with the
earth being struck by a meteorite that was large enough to cause
amazing events in the eyes of humans. This also explains the nature
of the human obsession with the "falling skies'.
Armageddon and secret societies and
The masons spend a lot of time memorizing texts by
rote. A useful skill if indeed some catastrophe causes all recorded
information to be destroyed, but some humans to survive. I know I'm
paranoid, but this is taking it to the extreme. But it could be that
the cults that have survived are the only ones that were secretive
enough to do so?
What I am proposing, is that an impact catastrophe
near the end of the last ice age, about 13000 years ago, has caused
the human race to fall into a cultural rut of enormous fear, that it
is only now just climbing out of. Everything about human culture is
ultimately based on fear of death. In this culture of fear, developed
authoritarianism, hierarchy, war and punishment, amongst other
things. I propose that all these cultural institutions developed out
of 'a need to make the sun come up in the morning'. Just because it
didnt once. I can understand how once would be enough. It's the
source of all life. It would scare the crap out of me!
Modern remnants of ancient fears
Plenty of mythical elements survive in our modern
culture, despite efforts to wipe them out over the millennia. As far
as I can make out, mythological elements come in 3 basic groups
(approximately from what I have seen so far). 1. animals, fertility
and the moon cycle 2. sun worship, agriculture and sacrifice. 3. the
celebration of individuals that have advanced human culture,
spirituality and philosophy.
But where did the really evil stuff come
What about raping and torturing children,
brainwashing, mind control - where did that come from? This kind of
stuff is over and above the call of sacrifice for making the sun come
up in the morning. How did it all get so perverted and cruel?
My answer is war. One thing the military does not
want to admit - but is painfully obvious when you think about it - is
that raping of the loser is part and parcel of war, to break the will
of the enemy (sort of like breaking in a horse, but nastier). Just
look at what has happened to the culture and minds of indigenous
peoples the world over. Part of the process of defeating the enemy is
to damage their minds enough that they submit to the rule of the
victor, and are mentally incapable of organizing a revolution.
So what does a person with a violently damaged
mind do to their kids? Take out their frustration on them. This is
called acting out. Its what rape victims specialize in. Acting out
against those that are less powerful - women, kids and pets.
And what statement is a person, a victim, making
when they act out? They are saying that what they experienced did
them no harm, the proof of which is in doing it to their own children
and ignoring the obvious evidence that it is doing harm. To pass the
violence on to your own children is the ultimate expression of