The next factor in the degeneration of a people is the fanatical totalitarian rule of some nations and tribes. A ruler preaches some theory or fact (communism, religion, shamanism, sacrifice, etc.) and creates a totalitarian society, based on the fanatical belief in that theory or fact. Anyone who does not agree is persecuted and destroyed.
See how people are comatose, their brains stunned into some kind of dreamstate. Then there are the people like us here, who are breaking free from that state. Imagine where our minds/ conciousness could and should really be at? If we ever get there, we could answer all the questions on this forum in an instant. Keep breaking free!
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