Eusociality, Part 13: Can We Be Stripped of Our Human Nature? Ask the Communists

(L) Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) (C) A book published in 1978 by EO Wilson (R) VI Lenin (1870-1924), Photo: russianphoto.ru

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

In Part 2 of this Eusociality series I posed the question:

“Are we, in any way, bound to become like an ant colony where the individuals have almost no freedom? Is eusociality ‘destiny’? How is our species going to deal with ‘globalism’? Wilson refers to a large ant colony as a superorganism. Are we, in any way, bound to become like an ant colony where the individuals have almost no freedom?”

The author of the book Eusociality died a few weeks ago, on December 26, 2021, at age 92. Edward O Wilson, requiescat in pace. I regret I will not be able to show him this series, as I had been meaning to do. But I will continue to play with the concept of our species becoming a superorganism, a unity.  Upfront confession: I am really trying to find ways for us to AVOID that fate. And, by the way, Edward O Wilson was in no way recommending that we imitate ants or relinquish our individuality.

Lately, I’m struck by the odd situation in which family members are turning against other family members who are “unvaccinated.” At first, during the pandemic in 2020, we saw nursing home patients being forbidden to have family visits on the grounds that the visitors might pose a risk to them.  But by 2021 we were seeing rifts within families.

Typically, the member who opposes vaccination is rejected, say, from the Thanksgiving gathering. “And “it serves him right.” This is un-biological — usually, we are very understanding of our close family members, even if their behavior, or their beliefs, deviate from the norm. How did such a new emotion come about? How can you demonize your brother?  Wouldn’t you be exerting a lot of emotional energy to reject a relative?

How much staying power has human nature got?  If you look around, you’ll see ways in which somebody, somewhere, seems to be cooking up a plan to strip us of some of our basic traits. I don’t mean the transhumanist scientists who’d like H sapiens to become a different species. Rather, I am thinking of the plots and plans that started a century ago, and didn’t encompass any alteration of the human DNA.

This article will outline “Stripping us of human nature” by reference to the works of HG Wells, George Orwell, and the Communists.  A later article will cover “Stripping us of our nature and culture,” by recounting the proposed changes to human society listed by Dr Richard Day in 1969.  Those were assumed to reflect the wishes of Day’s boss, David Rockefeller.

Stripping Us of Human Nature: HG Wells

HG Wells was known in his lifetime as a writer of science fiction, such as The Time Machine (1895) and The Invisible Man (1897). He wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, which when read out by Orson Welles on a radio show on October 30, 19238, caused panic.

I do not see HG Wells as a fiction writer but as a man who was instructed to convey, in fictional form, some plans that were in the making by “the cabal.”  Wells wrote a dozen influential books, in which I think he pretended to be an ordinary chap figuring out what was needed. But he dropped hints that would lead to a socialized life, something we now see as being, counterintuitively, desired by the cabal.

Wells wanted a watered-down family, a religion that would serve world unification, and an enthusiastic embrace of “world direction” aka World Government. He saw a world war (before WWI erupted) that would help get rid of the many conflicts committed by states that failed to appreciate the logic of supranational control of economic resources. In fact, it was a Wellsian idea that turned into the popular phrase “a war to end all wars.”

Of course, I may be wrong in my guess that Wells worked secretly for the cabal. Nowadays, though, we are coming to see that the cabal has, in 2022, got us on a fast track to communism. It may even be accurate to see the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 as a cabal experiment. (For that matter, Nesta Webster, writing in 1922, suggested that the 1789 French Revolution, too, was not as advertised.)

Stripping us of human nature includes stripping us, or trying to strip us, of our attachment to possessions. You can look at collectivism as altruism, intended to bring economic justice, or you can look at it as exploitation of all workers. It does not sit well with human nature to share wealth outside of the family or outside of a small tribe.

Note: this article is not a search for the good way to live. Nor do I hold that any biological trait is automatically preferable to some alternative I am merely rehearsing the evidence for an attempt by some people to change the behavior of the masses by trying to alter human nature. In his 1928 book The Open Conspiracy: Blueprints for a World Revolution, Wells lectured as follows:

“We are continually being urged by our training and traditions to antagonisms and conflicts that will impoverish, starve, and destroy both our antagonists and ourselves. We are all trained to distrust and hate foreigners, salute our flag, stiffen up in a wooden obedient way at our national anthem, and prepare to follow the little fellows in spurs and feathers who pose as the heads of our states into the most horrible common destruction. Our political and economic ideas of living are out of date, and we find great difficulty in adjusting them and reconstructing them to meet the huge and strenuous demands of the new times….”

George Orwell and the Communists

I said I would mention both Orwell and the Communists in relation to “stripping us of human nature.” You may have thought I would refer to Orwell’s 1984, in which we are stripped of our privacy (by Big Brother) and of our memory (as when Winston is required to put news clips down the Memory Hole).  No. I have in mind an earlier book by  George Orwell, Animal Farm (1945).

Chapter 2 of that satirical book tells the story of a farm that had been taken over by the animals. The animals spoke of their equality, but this was not the reality of their life. Some animals (especially the pigs) were more equal than others. A white pig named Snowball had, out of jealousy of the leader, a pig named Napoleon, destroyed a windmill that all the animals had labored hard to build.

Snowball absconded.  Now the windmill had to be rebuilt. The neighboring humans said it had fallen down, but “The animals knew that this was not the case.”

They were always cold, and usually hungry as well. Only Boxer and Clover never lost heart. Squealer made excellent speeches on the joy of service and the dignity of labour, but the other animals found more inspiration in Boxer’s strength and his never-failing cry of “I will work harder!”

In January food fell short. The corn ration was drastically reduced, and it was announced that an extra potato ration would be issued to make up for it. Then it was discovered that the greater part of the potato crop had been frosted in the clamps, which had not been covered thickly enough.

The potatoes had become soft and discoloured, and only a few were edible. For days at a time the animals had nothing to eat but chaff and mangels. Starvation seemed to stare them in the face. (1)

It was vitally necessary to conceal this fact from the outside world. Emboldened by the collapse of the windmill, the human beings were inventing fresh lies about Animal Farm. Once again it was being put about that all the animals were dying of famine and disease, and that they were continually fighting among themselves and had resorted to cannibalism and infanticide.

Napoleon was well aware of the bad results that might follow if the real facts of the food situation were known, and he decided to make use of Mr. Whymper to spread a contrary impression. Hitherto the animals had had little or no contact with Whymper on his weekly visits: now, however, a few selected animals, mostly sheep, were instructed to remark casually in his hearing that rations had been increased.

In addition, Napoleon ordered the almost empty bins in the store-shed to be filled nearly to the brim with sand, which was then covered up with what remained of the grain and meal. … Whymper was led through the store-shed and allowed to catch a glimpse of the bins. He was deceived, and continued to report to the outside world that there was no food shortage (2) on Animal Farm. [Holomodor, anyone?]

Nevertheless, towards the end of January it became obvious that it would be necessary to procure some more grain from somewhere. In these days Napoleon rarely appeared in public, but spent all his time in the farmhouse, which was guarded at each door by fierce-looking dogs. When he did emerge, it was in a ceremonial manner, with an escort of six dogs who closely surrounded him and growled. [He] issued his orders through one of the other pigs, usually Squealer.

One Sunday morning Squealer announced that the hens, who had just come in to lay again, must surrender their eggs. Napoleon had accepted, through Whymper, a contract for four hundred eggs a week. The price of these would pay for enough grain and meal to keep the farm going till summer came on and conditions were easier.

When the hens heard this, they raised a terrible outcry. They had been warned earlier that this sacrifice might be necessary, but had not believed that it would really happen. They were just getting their clutches ready for the spring sitting, and they protested that to take the eggs away now was murder.

For the first time since the expulsion of Jones, there was something resembling a rebellion. Led by three young Black Minorca pullets, the hens made a determined effort to thwart Napoleon’s wishes. Their method was to fly up to the rafters and there lay their eggs, which smashed to pieces on the floor. (3)

Napoleon acted swiftly and ruthlessly. He ordered the hens’ rations to be stopped, and decreed that any animal giving so much as a grain of corn to a hen should be punished by death. (4)

The dogs saw to it that these orders were carried out. For five days the hens held out, then they capitulated and went back to their nesting boxes. Nine hens had died in the meantime. Their bodies were buried in the orchard, and it was given out that they had died of coccidiosis. Whymper heard nothing of this affair, and the eggs were duly delivered, a grocer’s van driving up to the farm once a week to take them away.

[End of excerpt…]

Today, in 2022, I think we can see that a communist revolution will not bring about equality or tranquility.

We are seeing at this very moment, in the Biden regime, the most peculiar abandonment of truth. (Consider the DoJ’s “investigation” of the January 6, 2020 Capitol invasion, but that is only a small example.) Look at how Orwell, in 1945, was able to show how communism depended on perverting the facts, and how the animals (i.e., the folks) mostly fell in and believed it:

“Comrades!” cried Squealer, making little nervous skips, “a most terrible thing has been discovered. Snowball has sold himself to Frederick of Pinchfield Farm, who is even now plotting to attack us and take our farm away from us!

Even Boxer, who seldom asked questions, was puzzled. He lay down, tucked his fore hoofs beneath him, shut his eyes, and with a hard effort managed to formulate his thoughts. “I do not believe that,” he said. “Snowball fought bravely at the Battle of the Cowshed. I saw him myself. Did we not give him ‘Animal Hero, first Class,’ immediately afterwards?”

“That was our mistake, comrade. For we know now– it is all written down in the secret documents that we have found — that in reality he was trying to lure us to our doom.”

“But he was wounded,” said Boxer. “We all saw him running with blood.”

“That was part of the arrangement!”  cried Squealer. “Jones’s shot only grazed him. I could show you this in his own writing, if you were able to read it. The plot was for Snowball, at the critical moment, to give the signal for flight and leave the field to the enemy. And he very nearly succeeded –- I will even say, comrades, he would have succeeded if it had not been for our heroic Leader, Comrade Napoleon.

Do you not remember how, just at the moment when Jones and his men had got inside the yard, Snowball suddenly turned and fled, and many animals followed him? And do you not remember, too, that it was just at that moment, when panic was spreading and all seemed lost, that Comrade Napoleon sprang forward with a cry of ‘Death to Humanity!’ and sank his teeth in Jones’s leg? Surely you remember that, comrades?” exclaimed Squealer, frisking from side to side.

Now when Squealer described the scene so graphically, it seemed to the animals that they did remember it. At any rate, they remembered that at the critical moment of the battle Snowball had turned to flee. But Boxer was still a little uneasy.

“I do not believe that Snowball was a traitor at the beginning,” he said finally. “What he has done since is different. But I believe that at the Battle of the Cowshed he was a good comrade.”

“Our Leader, Comrade Napoleon,” announced Squealer, speaking very slowly and firmly, “has stated categorically–categorically, comrade–that Snowball was Jones’s agent from the very beginning–yes, and from long before the Rebellion was ever thought of.”

“Ah, that is different!” said Boxer. “If Comrade Napoleon says it, it must be right.”

“That is the true spirit, comrade!” cried Squealer, but it was noticed he cast a very ugly look at Boxer with his little twinkling eyes. He turned to go, then paused and added impressively: “I warn every animal on this farm to keep his eyes very wide open. For we have reason to think that some of Snowball’s secret agents are lurking among us at this moment! ”

Four days later, in the late afternoon, Napoleon ordered all the animals to assemble in the yard. When they were all gathered together, Napoleon emerged from the farmhouse, wearing both his medals (for he had recently awarded himself “Animal Hero, First Class,” and “Animal Hero, Second Class”), with his nine huge dogs frisking round him and uttering growls that sent shivers down all the animals’ spines. They all cowered silently in their places, seeming to know in advance that some terrible thing was about to happen.

I’ll now return to Open Conspiracy, by HG Wells’ in which he vies for the uniting of all nations.

It is preposterous that we should still be followed about and pestered by war, taxed for war preparations, and threatened bodily and in our liberties by this unnecessary and exaggerated and distorted survival of the disunited world of the pre-scientific era.

…. The strain takes the form of increased unemployment and a dislocation of spending power. We do not know whether to spend or save. Great swarms of us find ourselves unaccountably thrown out of work. Unjustly, irrationally. Colossal business reconstructions are made to increase production and accumulate profits, and meanwhile the customers with purchasing power dwindle in numbers and fade away.

Finally, here are five quotes from Lenin, in chronological order:

From Lenin, The Development of Capitalism in Russia, The “The Mission of Capitalism” (1899):

“If the writer of these lines has succeeded in providing some material for clarifying these problems, he may regard his labours as not having been fruitless.”

From Lenin, What Is To Be Done?, “Dogmatism And ‘Freedom of Criticism’” (1901):

“In the history of modern socialism this is a phenomenon, that the strife of the various trends within the socialist movement has from national become international.”

From Lenin, War and Revolution (1917):

“We say: our aim is to achieve a socialist system of society, which, by eliminating the division of mankind into classes, by eliminating all exploitation of man by man and nation by nation, will inevitably eliminate the very possibility of war.”

From Lenin, The State and Revolution (1917):

“Humanity will inevitably be confronted with the question of advancing father, from formal equality to actual equality, i.e., to the operation of the rule “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”.

From Lenin, Letter to the Workers and Peasants of the Ukraine (1919):

Capital is an international force. To vanquish it, an international workers’ alliance, an international workers’ brotherhood, is needed. We are opposed to national enmity and discord, to national exclusiveness. We are internationalists.

What would Boxer say?

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