What a weird question. It’s been “investigated” and proven wrong a gazillion ways, but you will not accept any of the ways, so what’s the point of you asking the question?
Humans are the dominant species based on our technology and industry intelligence, opposable and language skills. There are creatures that eat humans, but homo-sapiens as a species won’t be wiped out because of it. Most of us just avoid being in a place where we might get eaten by a shark or a crocodile or a lion.
We have our educational institutions, Internet, electricity, cities, medicine, cellphones, transportation and so on.
In that sense, we are the super-species.
But there’s nothing saying we will improve in the future. We could devolve over a few hundred thousand years time. Dependence on technology and shopping in supermarkets doesn’t advance mean we will evolve “upwards.” For example, I wear eyeglasses, but it used to be in days of yore if you couldn’t see clearly you’d die soon enough. There’s nothing saying that our eyesight, teeth and a host of other things will improve over time.
Right now, however, we’re the pinnacle, standing at the top of the hill. Like this picture that I took in Caprock Canyon State Park in Texas and then heavily modified it inside The GIMP.
The hate part I understand, at least intellectually. They’re taught that. They’re indoctrinated. And they’re also taught to accept what they’re told, to not challenge ideas, to never think for themselves. They’re taught tribalism. Their lazy, stupid parents need to place the blame for their sorry lives on something other than where it belongs, on themselves, so they blame “The Other”.
But yeah, some things confuse me. For one… you’re proud of your skin color? That accident of birth, that outer 1mm of skin, is your only source of pride? You got nothing better? No talents, no accomplishments? Pretty sad.
Clearly a group of Doctors, Engineers, and Lawyers!
For one, I really don’t fathom how these folks look at themselves in the mirror every day and actually think, “yup, I sure am the master race”. I mean, seriously, these folks are more often than not from the shallow end of the gene pool.
Then there’s this weird veneration of the USA’s defeated foes. They venerate and “heil” to Hitler and the Nazis, they venerate Lee and the Confererates. It’s nice of them to tell everyone just how un-American their racism is. And those leaders and those ideologies were bitch-slapped into non-existence by the brave multicultural forces of the United States. My Dad, my father-in-law, and several uncles fought to defeat the Nazis and erase them from the earth. If they’re coming back, that work is not complete.
Seriously… this is the only Confederate or Nazi flag worth remembering.
Back when the Taliban Government under Sudam Hussein was destroying relics and statues of Buddha in Afghanistan that were thousands of years old, historians were horrified. Could you imagine, for example, blowing up the pyramids of Egypt? The Taliban’s actions were reminiscent of the Nazi’s burning books, or of the Spanish burning all of the Mayan civilization books and with it their history.
Although the war between the North and the South was largely about slavery – owning people – it is still part of our history. It may not be the brightest point of our history, much, I suppose, like the Taliban saw their country’s roots in Buddhism and Hinduism (Afghanistan is a word coming from India’s Sanskrit language). They destroyed statues, figures, relics, historical monuments and every remnant of the past that they could get their hands on. Should we do the same, or should we see the bigger historical perspective?
Is it okay to have statues of important figures in the Confederate States of America? They went to war against the United States much like the thirteen colonies declared independence against the King of Britain and wrote the Declaration of Independence. The outcome of the two wars was different, but both were states fighting for independence.
Had the colonies lost their war and America stayed part of the British Empire, would we now be destroying the Declaration of Independence and all evidence of the revolutionary war? Probably not. It would be history nonetheless. Similarly, should we now destroy all evidence there was a war – our deadliest war – now that there is no more a Confederate States of America?
These symbols – the Confederate heroes statues and flag – are seen not just as reminders of our unfortunate past of slavery but in today’s climate as a line drawn by white racists against the rest of us.
Admittedly, the issues are boiling over.
Once again racism rears its ugly head. We see the revival of the KKK and an alt-right president who comes just after the first African American president. The country could not be more divided – except perhaps in civil war.
Historically, we’re in a time of extreme pendulum swinging from left (Clinton) to right (George W.) to left (Obama) to alt-right (Trump). The swinging is getting wider and wider and different views seem irreconcilable.
Despite the troubled times of the present, would the destruction or removal of these statues be met with blessings from historians four hundred years in the future, or will they see it in the same light as destruction of the Mayans, blowing up of Buddha statues or burning of books?
People will do what people do and this article will not change history in any significant way, however it’s one liberal’s opinion.
The answer is no. And why? Because aliens have the same problem we have, namely traveling the distance between stars would take hundreds or thousands of years, or more. Nobody is visiting Earth from somewhere else.
Would the speed of thought be faster than light?
Hardly, since the speed of thought in our brains are a result of electrical impulses between neurons. We know this because if the brain is altered the thought changes, or ceases.
These electrical impulses act fully within the laws of physics and therefore do not travel faster than light.
I don’t know why people believe it, but here’s why I don’t believe it.
Where do these aliens live? A hundred light years away, a thousand, a million? Traveling at the fastest speed ever achieved it would take about 150 to 200 years to reach the nearest star 4 light years away. To travel to the Trappist-3 system would take about 1500 years one way.
The same problem exists for spacecraft building societies on other worlds. It is even unlikely they know we exist because of the vast distances, anymore than we know they exist.
Space is mind-boggling big, bigger than most UFO believing people realize. There is almost no chance we are being or have ever been visited by aliens from another star system.