(07-06-2015, 07:22 PM)Dial P For PROFANE Wrote: I don't entirely agree with this "people suck, we're a virus" thing.
I don't think anyone is saying that, necessarily. On the contrary I see the Human race as a marvel to behold, and have stated that on many occasions on the forum. However, as you stated, the Human has the capacity for an expanded spectrum of action that encompasses the dichotomies we generally associate as 'Good' & 'Evil'.
My point with the video above was the claim made in another thread that Humans are far beyond 'Animals'. That just isn't the case, despite our 'advancements' in technology and the material possessions we adorn ourselves in. As SheWatches also showed there are many other animals who have displayed abilities which clearly shows conscious intelligence and a faculty for rational thought. It is foolhardy & egotistical to consider ourselves 'above' with a right to the Earth more than they have.
And so, perspective is required. I would say to other more advanced species we are the 'animals', simply dressed up smart and with advanced methods of killing others in animalistic ways. Yes, this is the negative spectrum I am describing, and is not to detract from the beautiful capacity that Humanity has for their vision, intellectual capacity, imagination, dreams, ideas, empathy and hope (and so on). It's quite a wonderful contrast and dual 'paradoxical' nature we encompass within ourselves.