Whiskey. Peeing. Beating. General unruly and 'animalistic' behaviour - so if you are fighting for your country, to preserve your power, to garner support for your interests - is this what you would be doing? Societal perspectives and other cultural norms (for those the perpetrate them) illustrate the continued and vast plasticity of the human spirit - that remains after centuries of so called advancement and evolution. The animal spirit lives.