While usually difficult to view, the collective conscience is civilizations shield.
How behavioral pairs work
Both human intelligence, and civilization is in critical part created by behaviors. Behaviors that are unique to humans who are not psychopaths, and all animals as they are, in the natural world. These behaviors are not simply very fast rational thought. “I think therefore I am” is inadequate.
This can be seen by comparing unique human behaviors to their closest animal kingdom counterpart. This comparison provides another critical service. A science based foundation for human rights. Beginning with the most basic building block of society, the sovereign self.
Self Sovereignty – Behaviors unique to humans in nature, following a path least intrusive to other humans, forms civilization.
The conscience is comprised of emotional metadata which is a fast risk engine that has emergent behavioral properties. Humans display testable (falsifiable) behaviors, that form a subconscious wisdom of future good, not expressed by other animals (or psychopaths)
Property – Identity of an place, object, or accomplishment belonging to a being or a group. Honored and understood as a provision of autonomy to a distant time.
Territory – Control of a place, object, or role by a being or group. Enforced by violence. Revoked by absence.
Currency – A convenient object or idea, representing and interchangeable with property or caloric expenditure, held with expectation of said returns upon exchange.
Favour – A treaty, a yield of territory to display deference to hierarchy.
Freedom – A cooperative model of non interference. The perpetual expectation of non-interference in exchange for a return of the same.
Treaty – A stalemate, a mutual temporary cessation of conflict to avoid over exertion.
Friendship – The expectation of continued freedom between parties, despite periodic violation of it, for the purpose of communicating risk subconsciously in diminished samples of harm.
Alliance – A temporary teamwork towards and depending on a common goal. Restricted to roles.
Investment – Dedication of time and calories into a being’s or a groups creative development. Requires property and currency to realize return.
Assignment – Dedication of time and calories into another’s territory with the expectation of favour.
Justice – Revocation of the rights of someone who curtails the rights of others, for a time reflecting the loss. A corrective act to shape societies conscience, to lower the risk of loss of rights.
Fairness – Enforcement of equal outcomes for individual by role. Enforced by violence. Revoked by absence.
Insight – Subconscious messaging describing super-sense attributes not previously connected. Instantaneous like instinct, but presenting novel information, so selection pressure or experience can’t program them directly. Emergent.
Instinct – Instantaneous recall of appropriate action to reach/avoid emotional primitives (despair, bliss, and will to action). Based in direct or genetic experience.
Civilization – An organization including insight, property, freedom, friendship, investment, currency and justice. Characterized by trust. Allowing investment (manufacture, farming, storage, trade), and subsequently specialization, and it’s side effect, economy of scale.
Pack – An organization based on instinct, territory, treaty, alliance, favour and fairness. Structured by assignment of roles. Role based equality(fairness). Transient.
Faith; Knowing something you can’t prove: Insight, Freedom
Ignorance; Reacting to something you don’t know: Instinct, Treaty
Money; Liquid property: Currency, property
Debt; Mobile territory: Favour, territory
Specialization: Investment, freedom, insight
Compliance: Assignment, treaty, instinct
Markets: Freedom, property, currency
Subsidies: Treaty, territory, favour
Free speech: Friendship, currency, justice
Directives: Alliance, favour, fairness
Sexual preference: Freedom, property(of self)
Provisional autonomy: Treaty, territory
Innocent until proven guilty: Freedom, friendship, justice
Continuity: Treaty, alliance, fairness.
Right to exit; Moving away from oppression: Justice, Investment, Freedom
Banishment; Rejection from hierarchy: Fairness, Assignment, Treaty
Right to fork; Creation of new competing hierarchies: Property, Investment, Freedom
Deposal/Regicide; Temporary ascension to top of existing hierarchy: Territory, Assignment, Treaty
Religion: Faith, investment, property(of self)
Cult: Ignorance, assignment, territory
Beneficence; Serving human rights: Freedom, Justice, Friendship
Utilitarianism; Appearing good: Treaty, Fairness, Alliance
Threats in absence or conflict(waste) of core human rights. Threats include commons tragedy, foreign states, natural disaster. These threats present a danger to civilization and other rights.
Self defense: Property, currency, freedom, friendship, investment, justice
Fitness; (natural selection): Packs enforce their fairness, territory, favour, assignment, treaty, and alliance, through violence
Economy of scale: Investment, markets, faith
Stagnation: Assignment, subsidies, instinct
Privacy: Property, currency, freedom, investment
Narrative: Territory, favour, treaty, assignment
This version 2. See ‘Behavioral pairs‘ for it’s origin and version 1.
Update v2.1: Unpacked conflation of ‘The right to fork’ and ‘the right to exit’ More accurate.