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I MUST CONFESS…

I had stopped watching the news for quite a while, sick of hearing the name trump, seeing his ugly face, and having to see any of the faces of his vile spawn or criminal allies…or the vapid faces of his stupid base.

Environmental Disaster HD Stock Images | Shutterstock

However, I now must confess that I am watching the news again. I am watching because I am mesmerized by the ongoing story of the stupid self-destruction of the equally stupid human race. And, I further must confess that I am convinced that this planet will be better off without us.

Climate Change Science: What it is and Scientific Evidence - Iberdrola

We have destroyed our climate and poisoned the very air we must have to breathe. We have polluted our oceans and our ground water, and in doing so, we have poisoned the food and water our bodies must have in order that they may function.  And, the proof of how insane, and thus undeserving of existence our life form is; this human degradation of our planet has been going on for at least as far back as in ancient Roman times. 

Confronting the challenges of climate change on Africa's coastal areas

I will give humankind a pass that far back, they were not in possession of the information we have had for the last century. But, we, of the “information age,” have known we were destroying our planet since the middle of the last century. Yet, we persist in cutting down the rainforest, our planet’s lungs. We keep burning fossil fuel, which has released massive amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – into the very air we breathe in order to stay alive. And we keep dumping raw sewage into our oceans, rivers and streams. Humans are insane! We are too stupid to continue to exist.  

GOP Election Rout Delivers Blow to U.S. Leadership Role on Climate Change -  Inside Climate News

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. Mankind is 140,000 years old. If condensed into 24 hours, then humans have been alive for just 3 seconds. The damage we have done to the planet in those three seconds is catastrophic.

Polar bear climate change Blank Template - Imgflip

I am sorry to be the bearer of the news that the planet Earth has had enough of us. We, ourselves are a virus on the planet. We have given Earth a deadly fever. Until we are eradicated, the planet Earth will continue to attack us with every weapon at it’s disposal. Floods, fires, tsunamis, extreme heat, extreme cold. And Covid-19 will be followed by more and more deadlier viruses than even we are, as the planet seeks, in it’s defense, to wipe out its worst enemy. 

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9 thoughts on “I MUST CONFESS…

  1. Perhaps a virus or perhaps not. It could be so but I prefer to think not.

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    Posted by Linda Kraus | August 2, 2021, 1:18 pm
  2. “Earth is the lunatic asylum of the universe.” –Albert Einstein

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    Posted by mistermuse | August 1, 2021, 8:08 pm
  3. It had already occurred to me that Covid is Nature’s attempt to cleanse itself of a nasty infection — us.

    That polar bear pic is gut wrenching and heart breaking.

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    Posted by Pied Type | August 1, 2021, 7:18 pm
  4. Dear Tony,

    I must confess too! Despite years of fleshing out the (conceptual, philosophical, ethical, practical and/or social) framework in examining the possibility or plausibility of environmentalism meeting the needs and expectations of all humanity to help us to survive as a species, fundamental progress is still far too slow. There may be no hope for humanity on Earth as we continue our wasteful and non-sustainable existence plus over-population. As for the future of humanity and migrating to other extra-terrestrial world(s), I have the following to add. Let me quote just a paragraph from one of my fellow bloggers by the name of Robert Elessar as follows:

    Of course, as physicist and pioneer of quantum computation David Deutsch argues beautifully in his book The Beginning of Infinity, we humans—and our descendants, whether biological or technological or both—have the potential really to become significant on a cosmic scale. As he also points out, there is no guarantee that we will do so, but there appears to be nothing in the laws of nature that prevents it. It’s up to us** to decide.

    Furthermore, I would like to add that the culture of expansion and exploitation as well as the ever-burgeoning population seem to be both the crux of, and the bottleneck to, our becoming significant on a cosmic scale.

    Since the human species has not (always, adequately and/or consistently) been a good custodian of the environment and the Earth (not to mention countless wars, atrocities, resource depletions, species extinctions, environmental degradations and so on, plus an area of rainforest as big as 100,000 football fields is being cleared or destroyed everyday), there is no assurance that once the human species migrates to another planet, the same problems would not again surface and plague us, perhaps at an even quickening and/or devastating pace as a result of better and greater expansion, production and technology. We would indeed export our baggage and problems to other worlds!

    Another blogger, Matthew Wright, commented to SoundEagle on 16 July 2013 at 11:39 pm as follows:

    I think if we went to Mars, we’d deal to it the same way we’re currently dealing to Earth. Richard Attenborough summed it up when he referred to us as the ‘scourge’ of the planet. Caused an outcry, but it seems to be true. Jared Diamond has published a good analysis of it, if a little deterministic for my liking. The reason would seem to be a faulty survival mechanism – hard-wired techniques for maximising resources that worked when we were on the ragged edge of extinction in the ice age, but now serve to create problems.

    Perhaps we could also liken humans to cancer cells on the petri dish that is Earth.

    Extinction is a euphemism for extermination, considering how many and the manner in which members of many endangered species have met their fate and untimely end.

    More than 99% of all species that ever appeared on Earth since life began are already extinct.

    The average lifespan of a species is one million years. The human species (counting the early hominids) has lasted six million years. Extinction is the rule; survival is the exception.

    Even if humanity were to survive and later conquer other planets, there will be no guarantee that humanity will not repeat its mistakes and export its problems to other extra-terrestrial worlds.

    As you probably already know, we are already in the midst of the Sixth Great Extinction. If you are interested, the main issue is twofold: speciesism and anthropocentricism. Until we critically deal with the main issue, even environmentalism in all its diversity may not suffice to turn things around, as discussed in my multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary post entitled “SoundEagle in Debating Animal Artistry and Musicality” at http://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/soundeagle-in-debating-animal-artistry-and-musicality/

    Being simultaneously witty and serious about a number of outstanding issues, the said post actually ventures far beyond whatever its title may suggest or mean to any reader, especially in the very long “Conclusions” section. Please note the ISEA Model that I have devised to analyse and describe the Instrumental, Spiritual, Pro-Environment and Pro-Animal/Plant perspectives.

    Happy August to you!

    Yours sincerely,
    SoundEagle

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    Posted by SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ | August 1, 2021, 6:39 pm

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