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Sure, the primary sources themselves.

Read any of Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales or Rosseau's "Discourse on Inequality" or "The Civil Contract," or Proudhon's "The System of Economic Contradiction."
You will find that the common thread is the romanticizing of the trope of the "Noble Savage." The fundamental premise is that humans, in the original state of nature, were morally superior and therefore worthy of deep romantic admiration.
In "Discourses," Rousseau posits that in the original state of nature, there was no conflict between good and evil because, humans being totally uncorrupted were virtuous by their NATURE because of their "independence, along with the peacefulness of their passions, and their ignorance of vice,” make evil actions unthinkable due to a complete lack of negative incentives. The savage remains noble so long as he rejects the "corruption" of civilization.
The danger is that the myth's continued survival requires the continued maintenance in perpetuity of the zookeeper-animal/pet relationship. The need to create a myth that the rules of a "game" were promulgated by the "Creator." It requires the perpetual infantilization of the client people or race.
BTW, On exactly which of the seven days of creation were the dimensions of the crease revealed.
The Buffalo Bill and the noble Sitting Bull writ large.

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Posted: 10/03/2017 at 5:08PM


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