WHAT IS “WILD”?
Critical Thinking is needed to understand the concept of “Wild”–a concept far more important than most people realize. It can be assessed by human Comparison, by African Cosmic Laws of Opposites, and by African Cosmic Evolution. First, Comparisons: European dictionaries define “Wild” as not cultivated, undomesticated, “not tamed”–but without saying compared to what. Others state it is produced or yielded naturally, without the aid of man. Yet, that does not hold up in considering Congenital Genetics vs. Congential Tarda Genetics. Some say it is “savage” or “barbarous,” fierce–again without saying what is their acceptable standard. Some say it is ‘not checked,’ not restrained, not in proper control or order–without indicating why that is necessary or based on whose decisions. To elaborate, ideas inside the word “Brute” trace their origin back to what arrogant and wrong Western man believed to be characteristic of wild animals. Their reasoning, an insult to animals in being equated to human Brutes, apparently went something like this. Wild beasts are born creatures of instinct [and today we know that the Instinctual or Ancient or Reptile Brain present in humans is shared by all animals] and possessing fundamental powers in all creatures, as in “brute instinct” and “brute strength.” But Western man got off track by believing animals lacked a language, thus deeming any animal “utterances” as indicators of them lacking thought. Instead, he assumed all animal behaviors could be explained on purely mechanical principles.
The ancient Greeks transferred this reasoning to those human foreigners whose language they could not understand. Since to them it sounded like the ‘babbled’ utterances out of the mouths of animals, they labeled these foreigners as “Barbarians” (Greek, barbarous, babble–so named from the Barbary Coast in northwest Africa). To the Greeks and their students, the ancient Romans, those humans bearing the label of “Barbarians” were highly uncivilized folk (worse than beasts because they were cruel, wild, filthy and inhuman in their actions). This was especially true of northern European Aryans who left ‘all over’ a trail of dead people, dead animals, and destruction of anything they did not want. Later, the aspect of beasts lacking reasoning abilities was expanded to characterize these dull, irrational, unreasonable, and unintelligent Barbarians—concepts part of the C15 Latin word “Butus” (‘stupid,’ without speech) which, in turn, had come from an Indo-European root meaning ‘heavy,’ ‘dull-hearted.’ Perhaps the association with ‘heavy’ related to the large size of higher-order beasts, as a lion (‘King of Beasts’), tiger, or elephant. By this time, in Latin the ideas contained in ‘heavy’ had already progressed to ‘stupid’ and from there it expanded (1611) into that of a lower animal nature. It was with this meaning that ‘Brute’ reached English via French with the meaning of a human having the quality of some non-human animal like wildness, viciousness, and stupidity—stressing degradation and extreme inhumanity–hence, calling African Slaves “Chattel.”
Evolution explains “Wild” as: (a) the Ancient Brain–automatic vital functions beginning in the reptilian era of c300 million BC; (b) the Limbic (emotional) in the early mammalian era (c200 million BC); and the “Seeds” for the new mammalian era (c65 million BC). Creatures with these type brains were driven by Instinct and dealt only with the “here and now.” This is rightly compared to the more recently developed Neo-Cortex (Rational) Brain which expanded the scope of considerations for survival to assessments about the future and reasoning. The Cosmic Laws of Opposites say a thing cannot be known without its Complementary Opposite. African Chaos, a primordial divine Unity, means an undivided but transitional Oneness with an eternal duality polarity in relation to its Ordered opposite. African Chaos consists of unformed or formlessness–undefined–“non-ordered”–undifferentiated–and not “disordered” (a jumble of unformed matter) as Europeans interpret ‘chaos.’
Please note that Comparisons humans use as standards are merely opinions by stupid people (i.e. those with eyes who refuse to see). Thus, what they say has no validity. By contrast, Cosmic Evolution and Cosmic Laws of Opposites are both basis for defining “Wild”. Hence, my definition is an Ancient Brain mental state of: “non-ordered” Cosmic Genetic forms serving Instinct survival, self-protection, and self-preservation purposes + high-alertness in the ‘here and now’ + no morals. jabaileymd.comv