"Man is fundamentally an animal.
Animals, as distinct from man, are not machine-like, not sadistic; their societies, within the same species, are incomparably more peaceful than those of man. The basic question, then is: What has made the animal, man, degenerate into a machine? When I say “animal,” I do not mean anything bad, cruel or “base”; I am stating a biological fact. Man has developed the peculiar concept that he is not...
—an axe age, a sword age (and the sun rises)/—shields are riven—/a wind age, a wolf age—/before the world goes headlong./ No man will have/ mercy on another.
It sates itself on the life-blood/ of fated men,/ paints red the powers’ homes/ with crimson gore./ Black become the sun’s beams/ in the summers that follow,/ weathers all treacherous./ Do you still seek to know? And what?
18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets,...