The Fruits of Former Civilizations and the Blossoms of the Contemporary
“It was from that group of Asiatic shepherds that the later famous Romans originated; their name having been taken from the name of their first common place Rimk.
“Those Asiatic beings who were engaged in ‘marine occupations,’ namely, in fishing and in gathering sponges, coral, and seaweed, emigrated with their families for the convenience of their profession and settled either on the western shores of their own continent Ashhark, on the southeastern shores of the continent Europe, or on the islands of the straits which still divide the continents Asia and Europe.
“The beings of those newly formed groups of three- brained terrestrial beings were then called ‘Hellenaki,’ a word that meant ‘fishermen.’
“The number of the beings, of that group also, gradually increased owing to the same causes already mentioned respecting the group of shepherds.
“The name of the beings of this second group changed many times and finally they came to be called ‘Greeks.’
“And so, my dear boy, the beings of these two groups were one of the chief causes that the Reasons of the con- temporary favorites of yours have become mechanical, and that the data for engendering the impulse of being- shame have become completely atrophied in them.
“The Greeks were the cause why the Reasons of the three-brained beings there began gradually to degenerate and ultimately became so degenerate that among contemporary beings it is already as our dear Mullah Nassr Eddin says, ‘a-real-mill-for-nonsense.’
“And the Romans were the cause why, as a result of successive changes, those factors are never crystallized in the presences of the contemporary three-brained beings there, which in other three-brained beings engender the impulse called ‘instinctive shame’; that is to say, the being impulse that maintains what are called ‘morals’ and ‘objective morality.’