Let’s take a group of men and women from different nationalities, different languages and different religions.
Let’s put them in a remote place where there’s no civilization close by.
Let’s leave them there with no equipment, no tools, no supplies, and even no clothing.
What do we have?
They all look the same; have the same type of body with just a slight difference in skin and eyes color, and maybe some difference in eye shapes.
There are no main differences.
They will need food and shelter to survive, so they will have to hunt and either build something or find a natural shelter like a cave.
They cannot talk to each other using a language since they speak different ones and don’t know the languages the others speak, so they have to rely on gestures and imitation of natural sounds.
Let’s assume one of them sees a deer going by and realizes the possibility of getting food and some protection from the elements with the skin of the animal.
He would probably start signaling the others about the deer, so they can go hunting. They will realize the presence of the animal and see the possibilities.
Most probably they will use hand signals to direct each other to surround the deer and attack it with rocks and sticks.
If they do not succeed at first (which is the most probably outcome) they will organize better for the next opportunity.
After a while and with a better knowledge of each one’s performance in those situation, using hand signals they probably will select a leader to follow, creating a form of organization.
My point is that, without the technology and civilization we have today, we are no different from cavemen, and even more important, without our civilization, we are no different from each other. Races do not matter until we create differences by language, religion and customs.
All this is very nice to think that we are equal and should behave as brothers and sisters, but there is also the other side of the coin.
While we might be the same and no different from cavemen, what would happen if we bring, let’s say, Cro-Magnon men to this civilization?
If we teach them the language and several skills like driving, shopping, dancing, etc, so they can interact in our environment, being cavemen who are bound by the opportunity of hunting and stuffing themselves when a good piece is catch, mostly because of knowing it may be many days before the next one is available for feeding, wouldn’t they eat all they can, drive with madness sometimes with a sense of opportunism? Even vote for a candidate that promise what’s more important for them rather than the whole?
My point is; do we have a civilization? Or just lots of technology and creature comforts that, although it gives us a different kind of life that the one our ancestors had, does nothing to change us from the origins?
Just another crazy thought!