The Fall of Man, part II

Francais. Serbian. Spanish.

About 10,000 years ago man started to cultivate the land as well. Mankind all of a sudden became more numerous, and probably for the first time in the history of man famine, tyranny, slavery and malnutrition became a reality. Famine because the crops failed from time to time. Tyranny because someone owned the land and decided who was to eat and who was not to1. Slavery because tyrants could make use of humans as ‘cattle’ workers. Malnutrition because settled men had a less varied diet.

1The word “Lord” (“l[ev]ord”, from Norse hleif-vörðr, from proto-Nordic hlaiba-wardaR, from PIO klaiba-wardas) even originally means “guardian of bread”.

But why did they start to cultivate the land?

Because it was easier and less exhausting than to collect wild berries and other eatable growths?

Well, the spread of agriculture in Europe did not come because of “progress” brought about by the lazy and weak mongrelized man – as was the case for domestication of animals. The European knew well how to cultivate the land before 10,000 years ago too, but he only did so when he had to, and he usually only had to when there was not enough room for the hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Domestication of animals had caused an explosion in the human population, and when these human beings spread out they forced more and more Europeans to turn to domestication and agriculture to survive. Even if they were smart enough to see the adverse effects of this they no longer had any choice: they had to drop their healthy and harmonic hunter-gatherer lifestyle in favour of agriculture. There were too many human beings by then….  

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19 thoughts on “The Fall of Man, part II

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  4. I was raised on a traditional farm and there’s nothing wrong with agriculture. We did not own much land but we had a large orchard. It actually gave us more time to develop other skills and educate ourselves. Modern agriculture is on a massive industrial scale with endless fields of only 1 type of crop, and it’s only about profit. Even medieval farming was on a very small scale. Our ancestors invented a way to preserve grain and other food to survive the harsh winters, because we can’t live from only hunter-gathering, we need a combination of both and Europeans thrived on this lifestyle for centuries.

    • Yes, but even medieval farms was the cause of so many diseases… because of the closeness to the domesticated animals.

      • Indeed, however most were smart enough to grow their own medicinal herbs in the garden. Living close to animals will also give you more immunity. Even children who grow up with pets are less likely to get sick. We separated sick animals, like quarantine, only rats and feces were a problem. You have to remove everything that’s rotten as soon as possible, the same applies to our society 😉

  5. And what if the Neanderthals had not mixed and kept their old ways? How would they have dealt with the population explosion(which comes with territory expansion) of the other races? Maybe it is not ideal how things progressed, but what was the alternative?

    • I don’t think the other populations would have grown either. They did because they got Neanderthal blood…or help from Neanderthals (=modern Africa…).

  6. 😀 I was going to ask if you thought cultivation was also a result of demands from growing populations, but then you answered my question:

    “The European knew well how to cultivate the land before 10,000 years ago too, but he only did so when he had to, and he usually only had to when there was not enough room for the hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Domestication of animals had caused an explosion in the human population, and when these human beings spread out they forced more and more Europeans to turn to domestication and agriculture to survive.”

  7. If something as simple as the domestication of some animals caused a population explosion and destroyed the hunter-gatherer lifestyle for good, then how are we supposed to return to it from our present state?

  8. But there were and still are plenty of hunter-gatherer tribes in Africa to this day. It’s actually their thing, cause they are oh so unevolved. If you’re saying that domestication of prey is the work of dumber and lazy people, then you’re inadvertently giving props to the Africans of today, because they’re not doing it. Help me understand what you’re actually claiming, cause so far your theory doesn’t hold.

    For once, the negro race is known for it’s physical abilities (top athletes are black, you know). And second, growing your own food is a little more complicated than going out in the woods in search for it. Sure, you’re saving time on travelling but think about it – both domestication and growing of food require some knowledge of how stuff works. You don’t just put 2 pigs in a barn and expect them to procreate, like you said, you need the proper species and subspecies. Also, growing plants implies a lot of planning and maintenance so that the crop is bountiful and good yielding. Hunting and gathering is just more physically demanding, but that’s just my opinion. Of course, there’s knowing the land, the right plants, the skills to shoot a bow and arrow and so on…

    Im not contradicting you, I just think you should give a little more detail to your theories.

    • Some are too stupid to domesticate animals, just like some are too stupid to invent fertilizers. And some are too smart to domesticate animals or invent fertilizers. How hard is that to understand?

    • Well our ancestors we’re probably much stronger and much more capable than current negroid peoples. Once agriculture took over there was less need to be an extremely well built and strong individual.

      Not only was it bad that man was no longer solely hunting & gathering for food, agriculture also put the food production in the hands of a small group of people instead of the individual, and thus the people who control food are in power.

      • The neanderthals were for more athletic than negroes or modern Europeans. And Europeans are not totally outclassed in athletics, either (mostly just running). We still dominate in strength sports like weight lifting when compared to negroes and most of the best wrestlers and fighters are European.

    • Also leaving out that within ancient society great artists and poets were as revered and praised as great warriors & hunters. The depth we’ve seen some of the cave paintings like those in France, are even superior to some tapestries that we’ve seen from the middle ages.

  9. The fall of man but….. the rise of humanity, i know it’s a bit, let’s say, rock & roll…..it feels like in a grotto, here !

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