Never thought that i would quote Freud (!*?!@!!)
BUT here goes it...
"If we consider mankind as a whole and substitute it for an individual, we discover that it too has developed delusions which are inaccessible to logical criticism and which contradict reality.
If, in spite of this, they (the delusions) are able to exert an extraordinary power over men, investigation leads us to the same explanation as in the case of the single individual. They owe their power to the element of historical truth which they have brought up from the repression of the forgotten and primeval past."
Your thoughts would be read.
"cradle of civilization not the cradle of humanity"...nice quote
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