Professor Van Meter
December 13, 2013
The Conceptual Premise of the Human Mind
My dear overlord Van Meter, I am happy to announce I have survived for the past couple of days on the brutish and wild planet we know as KB1689 or Earth as the inhabitants call it. I have blended into their society by dressing up as the typical 19 year old male (they have a different age system than us) and I have studied their literature and societal behaviors, more specifically their Western views and activities, as was designated by my assignment. The strange images and texts of what they call “Fairy” have always intrigued our people, my queen, and so I exhausted all my possible resources to find out how this “Fairy” is connected to the Western ideas and theories that have influenced these people. What I have uncovered is a complex and rich history, one in which what the humans call “Fairytales,” has greatly affected. Marxism, Psychoanalysis, tales of forced relationships and of personal triumph over evil, all of which I have learned have shaped what is considered to be the modern Western beliefs. These lessons were not easy to learn or come by; I had to infiltrate numerous learning (as they call it) establishments in order to absorb the info I needed for
my mission. Thus I wrote my findings in my observational journal, so as to avoid looking conspicuous, that I have included in this report.
Among the first things I have discovered about the Western society is the term “culture.” No matter how much one tries to describe it, it is found to indefinable, always changing due to influences and behaviors of the people who follow it. In Western “culture” one of the prime examples of one such influence is Marxism. Marxism gave birth to the idea “…of a classless society, based on the common ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange [of wealth]” (Barry 157). Marxist beliefs were that one must put...