Are Citizens Tame Humans?
He points to the fact that domesticated animals tend to have smaller brains than their wild ancestors, and then draws our attention to the startling revelation that the human brain case seems to have shrunk on average since the rise of the state. Get it? Huh? Huh?
Domesticated animals are bred for docility and obedience. The dog is bred for loyalty to his human masters: essentially a wolf who views the human as an alpha male. And nobody wants a sheep or a cow, obviously, that's smart enough to ask "what's in this for me?" And likewise, ruling classes don't like subjects with critical thinking skills.
The next time you hear of a schoolkid diagnosed with "oppositional defiance disorder," you might stop to ask what's the agenda here.