Originally posted by Aragorn
They short-circuited on the 'complete' reality, but yes, this is fundamentally true. It is a massive f*ck*p. Here's a good analogy. In the Rwandan genocide, as many people died daily for months than died on 9/11. No one acted, but, of course, many regretted it later. What good is that? It is a failure of raw humanity. How can we do this to each other with such ease? It is the bad gene from Tartaria and some of the worst from either ignorance or desire thrive on it.
What is interesting is that I once read that some 'scientists' believe the reason modern man became the apex predator was his ability to kill with impunity and at the same time rally fellow humans to the cause. More recently, a 'researcher' demonstrated the success of the 'Scythians', 'Rus', 'Mongols', and 'Yamnaya' were overwhelmingly successful for that very reason.
I just found this: (I'm being self-centered when I add this, but I want to take credit for formulating my theory before being aware of the full implications
Story of most murderous people of all time revealed in ancient DNA
Starting 5000 years ago, the Yamnaya embarked on a violent conquest of Europe. Now genetic analysis tells their tale for the first time
By Colin Barras
THE iconic sarsen stones at Stonehenge were erected some 4500 years ago. Although the monument’s original purpose is still disputed, we now know that within a few centuries it became a memorial to a vanished people. By then, almost every Briton, from the south coast of England to the north-east tip of Scotland, had been wiped out by incomers. It isn’t clear exactly why they disappeared so rapidly. But a picture of the people who replaced them is emerging.
The migrants’ ultimate source was a group of livestock herders (livestock which included horses: me) called the Yamnaya who occupied the Eurasian steppe north of the Black Sea and the Caucasus mountains. Britain wasn’t their only destination. Between 5000 and 4000 years ago, the Yamnaya and their descendants colonised swathes of Europe, leaving a genetic legacy that persists to this day. Their arrival coincided with profound social and cultural changes. Burial practices shifted dramatically, a warrior class appeared, and there seems to have been a sharp upsurge in lethal violence. “I’ve become increasingly convinced there must have been a kind of genocide,” says Kristian Kristiansen at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. As he and others piece together the story, one question resounds: were the Yamnaya the most murderous people in history?
Before about 5000 years ago, Neolithic Europe was inhabited by people much like those who raised Stonehenge. They were farmers with an urge to work together and build large stone structures. “It looks like these people were quite communal,” says Kristiansen. And that community spirit continued into the afterlife: many of their megalithic monuments served as shared graves – some containing the remains of up…
"There is some controversy regarding whether it was 'genocide' or 'superior' genes, but historically genetic success includes a lot of raping and killing - me"