Here at home, in our military around the world, in the Middle
East, everywhere else as well: where there is no respect for
women or children, where racism and class status hold
dominant sway, where human and animal lives are held
cheaply--how can these practices be part of any "civilization"?
If by that term you mean the web, pretty architecture, arts and
sewer systems, I'll grant you, those exist. But those organizing
and culturally-assuaging accomplishments don't, sadly, create
true civilization, meaning, that higher thing, where meaningful
dialog, peace and respect rule worldwide.
So far, there has been no civilization...only certain civilized
INDIVIDUALS and small communities of kindred
spirits here and there over the past 10,000 years of Earth's
Earthlings, evolve soon, or the destruction of life on this
planet happens sooner than even the climatologists' crystal