Thursday, May 27, 2010
Arrogance & Extinction
How arrogant of us to think we can live forever, albeit in a more flimsy format. A forever V2.0. Which adds another level of arrogance to the whole scene.
At the accelerated rate of the plundering and subsequent exhausted demise of this planet, some other, more superior being is going to want us to rape and pillage theirs?
See what I mean about arrogant?
Even if possible, who, outside of this tiny earthly realm in their right mind would welcome us?
Wasn't it Stephen Hawking who said we should lie low, we shouldn't be searching for other planets, other beings, for if they find us they will annihilate us as the pestilential plague that we are.
We come up with the means to control our breeding but do we use it? No. We continue to overwhelm this tiny place with a population that is, in most cases, poverty-stricken and starving. We can't even perform the simple task of feeding and housing what we create.
And can we get along with each other? Take a good look around. Animals, birds and fish get along better than us, sharing resources. That is, when we don't exterminate them like we do each other.
We allow paedophiles and misogynists to dictate the terms of our one and only earthly life with the instructions to breed till we drop and exhibit hatred towards others who do not share these 'values'.
We allow rampant corporatocracy to pollute our brains, our land, our woods, our very water and who then proceed to sell the remnants back to us at inflated prices.
I am reminded of all of this as I watch, with horror, the whole deadly plume of crude overwhelming the Gulf of Mexico and wending its way up the Eastern seaboard and maybe right up to Newfoundland.
And what do the supposedly best brains on the planet do? Leave the foxes of BP in charge of the Atlantic hen-house. The foxes who failed every single competency test in the drilling and management of oil-wells.
We are an appalling species. We are not entitled to be in this life. Not to mention any 'next'.
I predict we will be totally extinct within 100 years, maybe less.