Wednesday, July 11, 2012


As your organized Religion, your Education, your Civilized look abroad, so does your spirit of society. All men have alined themselves on the improvement of civil society, and yet no human improves.

Civilized Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual expansion; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized it is organized spirituality and politics, it is entertaining, it is rich, it is scientific, it is educating, it is indoctrinating, it is assimilating; but this expansion is not amelioration. For every thing that is given, something or shill i write most is taken away. Society acquires new concepts, and loses natural instincts on its way. What a contrast between the articulate, reading, writing, thinking Euro-American, with a watch, a pencil, and a currency piece of exchange in his pocket, and the half-naked, whose property is a club, a spear, a mat, and an undivided twentieth of a wigwam to sleep under! But comparing the health of the two men, and you shall see that the civilized man has lost his aboriginal strength. If the Exploiter tells us truly, strike the savage with an inverted cross,(european sword) and in a day or two the flesh shall unite and heal as if you struck the blow into soft pitch,(herbal intervention) and the same blow shall send the civilized to his infirmary.

The civilized built a vehicular... but has lost the use of his legs then feet and his sense of direction. He is supported on crutches,his GPS, but lacks so much support of muscle of which is replaced by Lard. He has a fine Geneva Time Piece, but he falls short of the skill to tell the hour by the light of day. A Greenwich nautical almanac in his hand, and so being pretentiously confident and sure of the information when he wants it, the civilian in the street does not know a star in the sky. The solstice he does not observe; the equinox he knows as little; and the whole liner calendar of the year is without a mechanism in his mind. His note-books impair his memory, his bibliotheque overloads his wit, the insurance-office increases the number of accidents and it may be a question whether machinery does not burden his movement; whether he has not... lost by the refinement of some energy, by a civilian entrenched in establishments and forms, some vigor of wild 
virtue. For every Stoic was a Stoic; but in Civilizedom where is the Civilian?