Our DNA is about 97% identical to chimpanzees.
But the thing that separates us from animals is our ability to reason.
Leaders of institutions that demonize reason and would cause mankind to
act based on a fear-based motivational system of...carrots and sticks would essentially have the masses become dogs to satisfy their self-aggrandizement.
Reason is what makes us human. (It's our wits that make us men.)