So yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day, and I was thinking about how I have good survival genes, because my ancestors have repeatedly survived hell (I’m Jewish). And I realized something. War is a kind of unnatural Selection. Survival of the fittest, in a way. In war you have three kinds of people who survive:
1. The people who are best at surviving
2. The people who are best at hiding
But most of all you have
3. The people who are best at killing.
That scares me a lot. Because those are the people who are going to reproduce and spread their genes.
So it’s not survival of the fittest. It’s survival of the cruelest.