The entire ancient world was looking at Rome. The Empire’s decease was obvious to the contemporaries, it was especially obvious to provincials, which still lived in a traditional lifestyle of a balanced society. Those who lived in provinces in which various cultures coexisted, cultures that withstood the test of time, knew not only what caused the decease, but how to cure it. It is not surprising that Christianity appeared in one such province. Christianity was the most effective compensating mechanism of the time, it absorbed the experience of previous religions as well as understanding how to resist animalistic instincts in conditions of very high safety and satiety levels. It was so effective it become the foundation, the basis of the civilization that eventually surpassed Rome, and everything else known to man. The biological meaning of the Christian maxims will be described in details in one of the following sections, here is the abridged version, the one that concerns the gender relationship. The very basis of Christianity, the legend of original sin conveys an obvious anti-matriarchal message. The God (highest reason) ordered not to eat the fruit. But the woman (a high-instinct-drive individual) under the influence of the serpent (animalistic nature, the “steal” instinct”) took the fruit, and let the man try it to avoid personal responsibility. This is how women act in real life, we will address this in details later. The man, instead of making a decision on his own, has listened to the woman, performed the decision she imposed onto him, and took full responsibility for her instinct driven actions. As the result, both he, she and their descendants got in a whole lot of global trouble. The most obvious lesson that any contemporary man learned from this legend, in the context of Rome’s flaccid henpecked citizens was “thou shalt not live under the heel, for the responsibility for decision made alieni juris is huge”. Besides, one of the Christianity’s ten commandments is “thou shalt not commit adultery”, and Jesus included in definition of adultery thoughts about adultery, divorce, and marriage to a divorced women. Christianity gave its maximum support to a life long monogamous marriage system and worked against the pack sexual market. Also, given the Rome’s demographic crisis, the alternative oppositionary religion could not do without a cult of motherhood. Once, looking at art exhibition in Louvre, I found section dedicated to the young days of Christianity. All it had were images of the Virgin Mary with the baby.
The strength of catholic principles in the anti-matriarchal aspect, namely, getting the entire clergy out of the area of women’s influence (celibacy of catholic priests) gave a powerful impulse to all countries that adopted Catholicism. Later, the Medieval Inquisition, among other things, performed a massive “witch hunt”, which pitted the female’s self-preservation instinct against her gender instinct and removed the women’s desire to dominate in a society for a few more centuries and extended the life of the European civilization. These few centuries, in which the instinctive programs were under control, were enough for the Europeans to start the scientific and industrial revolutions, expand all over the world and put half the planet under control. Unfortunately, the Catholic Church, like all other religions before it, got too preoccupied with commercial aspect if its activity to the detriment of its main function. Furthermore, it put itself in the way of progress. As the result, it lost influence and control of the situation. Which led to degeneration of morals and the resentment toward the clergy. During the sixteenth century, the church was either reformed or replaced with more liberal Protestant churches. That sped up the economic and social development of a number of countries — their hierarchies transformed into non-pyramidal democratic structures. The low-instinct-drive fraction of the gene pool has been accumulated to a sufficient threshold, which made the transformation possible. And, the level of technology and material culture was followed by safety and satiety, which surpassed the Rome’s levels.
The Rome’s tragic experience, however, has been forgotten, and Protestant confessions were formed to suit the political and economical needs of the moment, without understanding of church’s primary function to keep animalistic instincts in check. Furthermore, they lacked any real power and, therefore, had no intimidation and deterrence system. Compensation mechanism became powerless. The commandments’s importance and messages weren’t as obvious as the were to Rome’s contemporaries, in fact, the demands of traditional Christianity were seen as a set of arbitrary, meaningless rules that limit life’s simple pleasures. And, under the slogans of personal liberty, enlightenment and struggle with medieval obscurantism the cultural tradition was reformed, and the animalistic instincts were freed from its control. Some men, having failed to understand the proper purpose of religion in evolution of humankind and seeking to increase their authority and rank started to kick the powerless super-dominant. One declared that “God is dead”. Another one declared religion to be an “opium for the masses”. The third explained that the origins of religion lie in ancient human cowardice and ignorance, and its functional purpose is to oppress the working class (in addition, practical application of his philosophy is something we still have to deal with today). Others stampeded to parrot, to destroy the “senseless” dogmas and break cultural prohibitions. Liberalism, personal liberty is a ideology that frees the pack-level instincts, which is followed by decadence of morals. Since that time, every intellectual considered it to be his duty to declare his atheism and independence of his animalistic instincts from the needs of society, the so called “personal liberty”. The church was separated from the state and became an object of constant attacks from the “enlightened” individuals.
An increase of female domination in these societies. It was a logical consequence of the increasing imbalance in European societies. There was, and is, nothing left to impede it. The female domination manifested itself in the suffragist movement, feminist movement, and, eventually, in the full scale gender war. The pack sexual market was revived and filled the streets of European cities with multicolored fashionable women’s clothes, thus establishing the culture of sexual provocation (described in later chapters in details). Pushing sex as a product, and increasing its perceived value using the newest business technologies, fashion, style and mass media, women gained control over state politics. This started a new era, an era of modern matriarchy. The era of gradual degradation of gender and hierarchical structures of a society, which no longer can effectively resist the animalistic instincts. The rise and fall of the Roman Empire, take two.