posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 08:44 PM
a reply to: FlySolo
This is not a call for gluttony, but a call for sanity. Our whole lives we have been fed the lie that we can somehow waste water, and this is not the
truth. We can deplete local supplies of water, so, yes in areas like Texas, you shouldn't fill a swimming pool in the middle of a drought, but this
isn't resource appropriation. We aren't importing our water from Qatar, depriving poor people in the desert of this life sustaining commodity. Also,
decreasing demand for water in the US isn't going to lower prices so it can somehow magically be reprioritized to be shipped abroad.
The fact of the matter is that those people earn so little money and we care so little for their lives that we literally will not give them water at
our own expense even when they are dying from a lack of it. Something that is almost as free to us as air, and we are still so greedy with it that we
refuse to give it away. This lack of generosity stems from the very same oppressive puritan attitude that tells us that we should be ashamed of
enjoying the bounties of this planet and be grateful for the fact that we merely get to be here in the first place.
The only thing wrong with the people of the world is that they have had to live on this planet for so long competing for life while squabbling
puritans have marketed the lie that life is miserable and have striven very hard to make sure the lie becomes a reality. Had they been on a world full
of talented people, embracing this opportunity and generously bearing their gifts into reality for all to share, they would be prosperous and well
adjusted people. It is a testament to their greatness that they are withering in this environment. Would you expect an orchid to thrive in a cesspit?
It takes a very perverse person to become accustomed to this insanity.
Anyway, humankind was not meant to toil in the earth, treating our problems with the daily sweat of our brow, suffering away until gravity and the
grave consume us back into the earth. We were meant to transcend our problems, to engineer permanent solutions to them and to become great enough that
we condemn our critics to be forever thrust into the depths of our shadow. You would not believe what we could become: self-engineering, immortal.
Very soon in our history, nothing could be impossible for us, if we simply unshackle ourselves from the lie that life has to be some kind of chore and
that the only way we can be worthwhile with our time on this planet is if we somehow sacrifice our every ambition and our every pleasure to the
anti-humans on this planet.