You seem to have not actually read my article or to have not taken in what it said. For 97% of human history we did not live that way. Widespread dog-eat-dog behavior as an ingrained part of the social system is only 6–9K years old.

Having and maintaining a military has nothing at all to do with the rest of the society behaving as a social hierarchy based in domination, coercion, and violence.

“British archaeologist James Mellaart calls it a veritable archaeological revolution — open up the amazing world of our hidden past. They reveal a long period of peace and prosperity when our social, technological, and cultural evolution moved upward: many thousands of years when all the basic technologies on which civilization is built were developed in societies that were not male dominant, violent, and hierarchic. (emphasis mine) Further verifying that there were ancient societies organized very differently from ours are the many otherwise inexplicable images of the Deity as female in ancient art, myth, and even historical writings.”

Eisler, Riane. The Chalice and the Blade . HarperOne. Kindle Edition.

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