by Hardscrabble Farmer
The Burning Platform
Human beings have been domesticating animals for thousands of years. In the process we too, became another domesticated animal. As our understanding of the process and each species became clearer, it also became more efficient and we learned how to maximize our ability to control both livestock and companion animals with greater ease as they became genetically easier to be manipulated.
Due to our extreme form of self-deception- catered to by things like religion and commerce- so too did our ability to be farmed by those human beings who recognized this set of traits in their own species.
You are a form of livestock. Because you (and you know I don’t mean you) are not harvested for meat you wear a set of blinders that makes it inconceivable to recognize that you serve other purposes, like a house cat or a race horse.