The Octogenarians

For Alexander:
On Sun, May 29, 2016 at 10:21 PM, Alexander Thomas <alexanderanthonythomas> wrote:

Dear Mr. Spencer,

It has been some time since I last posted here, but I feel it important to address your comments about our “nature” as a species. What you paraphrase as the political and socioeconomic incursion of the left is, in actuality–and evidenced by History– a direct response to our inherent nature. As the comedian Colin Quinn once said, “we are not evolved from the ‘after-you’ but the ‘after-me’ people.” Redistribution of value within a society is reflective of the evolving dynamics of the society itself. It has happened, and it will continue to happen. This is largely because the “nature” that you speak of is a history of violence, and involves Ice Age tactics of cutting the weakest link in the group when resources are limited. Here’s the key: we have evolved to look…

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