Thursday, November 09, 2017

Are You Denied the Right to Adulthood?

Take note that I'm not saying how anybody should or shouldn't live.

I'm not even presenting opinion.

I'm just presenting a simple observation:

From Wild to Domestic
From Unowned to Owned
From Adulthood to Perpetual Immaturity

Shearing is important for domestication:

Before-and-after photos of natives taken from website, "White Wolf Pack"

WILD CREATURES (i.e., weeds*, wild animals, and gatherer-hunter peoples) share 3 common characteristics:

1. They are unowned and don't own. 
2. They have the natural right to adulthood, meaning self-rule. 
3. They can't legally integrate into civilization, but are set apart into parks, museums, zoos, or reservations, out of sight and out of mind, except during limited times of objectified study or recreation.

CIVILIZED CREATURES (i.e., domesticated** plants, non-human animals, & humans) share 3 common characteristics:

1. They are owned and they own. 
2. They don't have the legal right to mature to adulthood (ie, self-rule, living without permission of an authority, such as the right to even freely lay down their heads or the right to freely reproduce by unrepressed sexual union). Even the ruling authorities themselves lack this right. 
3. They cannot legally integrate into wild societies, meaning they cannot legally live on unowned land. In the US, for example, they aren't permitted more than 2 weeks on unowned land, and, then, only in highly-controlled, designated zones.

Permission to live unowned on unowned land creates the greatest threat to civilization: Adulthood.

*My friend Sarah Baker (who became internationally renowned for refusing to mow her lawn), pointed out to me that we do not even allow our plants to sexually mature; or, if they are allowed sexual union, it is controlled and repressed.  This revelation inspired me to write this blog post.
**The root of domestication is dom, also the root of dominion, dominate. Its Proto-Indo-European root is dem, meaning domain or household. It represents our ancestors' forsaking the nomadic gatherer-hunter life for the householder's life of land ownership, the life of the Land Lord, of dominion over others, the life of owning fellow living beings (domestication).