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What Has Civilization Given Us?

In Blindly Move Forward, or Give Up and Step Back, toward the end I pull together several explanations to show why civilization is the outgrowth not of a process that had our interests as individuals at heart, but rather as a trial-and-error system toward the creation of increasingly powerful imperialistic machines within the context of the natural selection of nation states, which in some cases produced social and government institutions aligned with the happiness of the average person, but in many cases produced an order on the surface of societal coordination that concealed the suffering of the individuals involved.

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