The video clip below presents a very interesting take on human history. The creator of this clip posits human social organization in general as analogous to farming, and specifically livestock farming. On a farm, humans control animals. On a “human farm,” humans control other humans. And we all live on “human farms.”
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The ultimate natural resource, states the film, is not agricultural or mineral. Rather, it is control over other humans.
An animal can feel momentary pain or fear, but it lacks the brain capacity to be coerced with the fear of future pain. A man can take an egg each day from a chicken, but he can get many, many more eggs by threatening the lives and wellbeing of other humans, such that they regularly supply the stronger man with chicken eggs. Thus, “human farming” is vastly more efficient than pure
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Thus, posits the film, every nation, every society, and every culture is in reality nothing more than a vast “human farm.” The story of history is the tale of increasing efficiency of such human farming. Human freedom and comfort, the theory goes, seems to have increased over history, but this only makes you a less discouraged, more efficient, and more self-policing piece of “livestock” that generates ever-vaster wealth for the owners and controllers of the human farms…………