By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
The veneer of civilization is in my estimation, truly thin, and its slim fragility combined with today’s modern dependence by so many densely packed people – is a recipe for disaster – should the thin veneer layer be peeled back like an onion…
What is civilization?
The root of the word ‘Civilization’ is ‘Civ’ which comes from the Latin civis (CITIZEN). ‘Civil’, which is also derived from the same latin word, relates to citizens that are ‘trained’, ‘refined’. It is considered the cultural development of man from barbarism.
Are we as humans, naturally civilized? No, we are ‘trained’ to be civil.
Aldous Huxley (Brave New World) said, “Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work.”
Is civilized society but a formula by design – of what we are supposed to be? A thin veneer wrapped around us and held in place by training, indoctrination, and fear of punishment?