“Ancient Apocalypse” was released on Netflix earlier this month, and it only took me two days to binge the entire series and completely revitalize aspects of my own thesis on the ignorance of our humanity in macro-society.
Graham Hancock hosts “Ancient Apocalypse,” an epic deep-dive docuseries into his fairly substantial theory that an elite, developed civilization of humans reigned planet Earth prior to the last major cold snap, known as the Younger Dryas period. (Listen to his interview with Joe Rogan for more on this.)
As this sudden, cataclysmic event struck, plunging the world into a frozen extended winter, these elite humans traversed the globe to inform hunter gatherer societies of the potential impending doom and to pass on their knowledge of agriculture, architecture, and other aspects of developed civilization.
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Hancock has plenty of evidence to support his theory that humanity has developed to a form of peak civilization before. I don’t want to give away too many spoilers, but the archaeological sites he visits on the show, and complete ignorance of modern archaeologists to dig further than a few thousand years into our past, suggests he’s pretty much on the money as far as his research goes. He’s not even the only person to come up with the idea.
There’s an amazing book called “The World Without Us” that argues if all humans left Earth right now, it would take less than 10,000 years for every trace of our existence to disappear back into nature. Considering how much of the stuff our version of civilization has created is digital, plastic, pointless, and so easily destroyed by the natural world, it’s very easy to believe that humanity has probably been built up and then almost wiped out several times over the last couple of million years.
Anything related to the apocalypse is right up my alley, as all my regular readers know. I’m fairly certain we’re heading for a major collapse of modern civilization pretty much any day now, so I found Hancock’s work and thesis alarmingly calming. His evidence suggests that elite, developed societies collapsed under this global cataclysm, but the hunter-gatherer populations, those who live in unison with the planet, began to truly flourish into what we are today.
The biggest takeaway from Hancock’s epic first docuseries (I do hope there are many more) is just how fragile and redundant so much of what we’ve created truly is. We forget that this planet, this solar system, doesn’t care about the enormous, ugly cities we call home, nor the ease of Amazon shopping, and definitely not about the money we make at the jobs we hate.
More than that, if the electricity went off and the internet died today, what would you have to show for your life? Or would you even have one? You don’t have to do hallucinogenic drugs to understand that, without the natural world, humanity does not exist. Without most of what we’ve developed in this iteration of civilization, we’d probably be a lot more fulfilled, happy, and loving. (RELATED: Read This Barclays Financial Note And Decide Whether God Hates Joe Biden, Or He’s Just Getting Tired Of Humanity)
Should another major catastrophe strike — either as a major natural disaster, from our own planet or the skies above, or a pandemic, etc — those who depend on the state, shops, cities, computers, television, politicians, Big Pharma, Big Everything, will be the ones who don’t pass on their genes to the future of our species. Those who live smaller, self-sufficient existences, will likely be the godfathers of whatever civilization comes after ours.
I know which side of history I’d prefer to be on. How about you?