Is this civilization, or a homi/suicidal jungle?

In honor of O'Bama's trip to England, and his chess-like intersection
with the queen, and the public TV coverage of it; I would like to
ask.....what exactly is civilization and civilized behavior?
For some reason, probably constant PR, I think of the queen as
the epitome of that "old-style-civilization. Am I wrong?

I started thinking:

There are different types of civilized behavior. Person to person.
Country to country. Rich to poor, and poor to rich.

I don't really want to talk politics, since I prefer being
a mad scientist. So I will just ask "are we being civilized?"

Remember reading/seeing "Lord of the Flies"'s horrifying.


2009 by zentara