Don Cheadle learns that his ancestors were owned as slaves by the Chickasaw Nation and that after the end of the Civil War the five ‘Civilized Nations’ refused to liberate their slaves. Further more, after the Chickasaw agreed to liberate their slaves they didn’t offered them citizenship.
It seems that the ancient Romans were right when they said that ‘homo homini lupus’ – man acts like wolves do towards other people.
Only his can be interpreted in two apparently conflicting ways.
Man predates on other people or
Man helps his mates, just as wolves do.
In reality both interpretations are valid simultaneously.
Men coagulate into packs, just like wolves do, and then go prey on other human packs, called ‘herds’ by the ‘hunters’. Just like wolves do.
Only wolves do this unconsciously. We need to find pretexts. And we almost never fail to come up with new ones
Or we may choose to act the better side of ourselves.
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