HOW DARE YOU CALL US "CIVILIZED!"

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  1. qwark profile image56
    qwarkposted 8 years ago

    Consider "human" activity, in it's entirety, on this planet.
    Civilized? How dare you call us civilized!!!
    Mankind functions at "180" degrees from the definition of the word!
    PROVE...me wrong!

    1. shazwellyn profile image66
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      err... I would pretty much go with that... we all monkeys inside!

    2. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not going to debate the actions of others besides myself. As for being civilized? I am. That's about all I have to say about it.

      lol lol lol lol lol

      1. shazwellyn profile image66
        shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Caggie... Im not! lol big_smile

        1. Cagsil profile image82
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You know what Shaz? I'm going to take you at your word on that topic. lol

          1. shazwellyn profile image66
            shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            grooooooooooooooowl!

            1. Cagsil profile image82
              Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Hmmmm......? roll lol lol lol lol

              1. shazwellyn profile image66
                shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Im a tiger on the prowl... Im not civilized.... animalistic desires and tribal instinct...

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIfKqgWPVvk

                1. Cagsil profile image82
                  Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Then I suggest you stay on your side of the world. lol lol Otherwise, you'll likely be shot, just for the fur coat. hmm

      2. qwark profile image56
        qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Cags:
        Damnit!
        There are too few of us!
        We can't, as "Hoover" said, (paraphrase) out man 'em and out gun 'em!

        1. Cagsil profile image82
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'll agree, there are too few of us. lol lol

    3. thisisoli profile image70
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would say humankind is at a tangent to civilized, thats only 90 degrees.

    4. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well....

      the ones who aren't civilized are usually in cages called jails/prisons

      or in the Democratic....er...I mean Communist Party.

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You know, your attitude, and poke and fun at politicians and political parties is getting really boring.

        1. profile image0
          Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah I know.  It's just that it's getting vewwwy boring to see the Democrat Party hold such sway over moral zombies.   I'm afraid to NOT keep speaking up 'cause they certainly need SOME kind of help.

          1. Danny R Hand profile image57
            Danny R Handposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Congradulations! You proved his point.

          2. wyanjen profile image81
            wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            "speaking up" is not the same thing as trolling around forums and putting random insults into conversations that have nothing to do with politics whatsoever.
            neutral

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              Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              It has everything to do with politics.
              And the insults aren't random.

              Let me put it this way-----IF Mr. Obama would ever respond to any of my complaints,  I might not feel like I need to speak up everywhere I go.

              But hey, the coward hasn't got the guts to speak to someone who HAS the guts to tell him he's wrong to his face.

              1. wyanjen profile image81
                wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                How do you know - and why do you think you know - who the man does or doesn't talk to in the course of a day????

                Sorry Brenda, but when you throw out ridiculous statements like that it is hard to take you seriously.

                Now, let's stop hijacking qwarks nice little forum, eh ?
                smile

                1. profile image0
                  Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  But.... well...gee....qwark says humans are uncivilized.

                  Perhaps qwark would like to post HIS definition of "civilized" and we can go from there with replies or retorts or ...gulp...even the proper definition and comparison of humans and non-humans.

                  Whatcha say?

                  I'll sit back and watch until I feel an inhuman urge to jump in!
                  wink

                2. qwark profile image56
                  qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Hey Wyan:
                  I just got back from the gym.
                  I was working out with some "uncivilized" "Chicano" friends.
                  Have ya been keeping that "action" rollin' along?
                  I start 'em you guys finish 'em...:-)
                  PS  I see yer gettin' alota action from the primitive, uncivilized religionists....:-)

                  1. wyanjen profile image81
                    wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    lol
                    That goes in cycles. I poked my head out of the hole for a little conversation, and I didn't duck it back in quick enough. lol

                    Thanks for your input to my health hubs.. I'm done entering any into the contest now. It was an awful lot of work for me

                    So - my take on civilization is the Hooters motto.
                    "Delightfully tacky... yet unrefined."

                    I put that pic up first because it is hilarious and second because it's a great example of my idea.  When I hear "civilized society", I kinda picture snooty, over-dressed culture snobs who decide for the rest of us what our standards are supposed to be.  Maybe that is only my own hang-up, I don't know. It's like when people go about declaring that everybody who disagrees with them must be flat out stupid. They may believe they are acting civilized, but they are in the "un" category for sure. tongue

                    Civilized people would NEVER approve of chicken wings served by boobs.
                       Er, waitresses with big boobs I mean.
                    But the rest of us who get a kick out of it are not just a bunch of low brow losers.
                    I like things that are delightfully tacky! Uncivilized tho they may seem... big_smile

                    I'm very sure I swerved way of track from your OP, but that is where my brain took it.
                    lol lol lol
                    sorry

                    take it easy!

    5. profile image0
      LegendaryHeroposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I can't.

      You're entirely right - at least in my opinion.

  2. Ohma profile image73
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    I consider myself extremely civilized but I do have doubts about many others! lol

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You and everyone else. lol lol lol lol lol

  3. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    what is this word?  civilized?

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now, this/that I can believe. hmm

      1. Rafini profile image86
        Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        smile lol

  4. profile image0
    Brenda Durhamposted 8 years ago

    You spelled congratulations wrong.

    teehee I feel so picky tonight.

    Must be that uncivilized neanderthalish gene in me.

    Oh wait!  There's no such thing.  Must be a throwback memory of the caveman crap I learned in science class....

    1. Danny R Hand profile image57
      Danny R Handposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      CONGRATULATIONS. C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S. CONGRATULATIONS.
      Learn something new every day.

  5. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    qwark, this is the first thing that popped in my head:

    The Hooters girls

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Up_ZTU6xNYU/R6AFp1CWSXI/AAAAAAAAC98/BUak8JV3-hU/s320/blog2586_HootersShirtBack800.jpg

  6. profile image0
    Brenda Durhamposted 8 years ago

    ((chuckle))

  7. Richieb799 profile image77
    Richieb799posted 8 years ago

    Who's calling who civilized? I'm sure it was said tongue in cheek, whoever said it wink

  8. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I'm civilized at times...I let my self go wild in my dreams and daydreams though big_smile

  9. Shadesbreath profile image83
    Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

    Being "civilized" is an ideal.  It's a moving target that will always be just out of reach because it will always be relative to where we actually are and what we can dream of as defined by our religious myths, social philosophers or whatever other "what if" scenarios we envision for ourselves outside the ever-evolving reality of our day-to-day.

 
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