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Photographer Salgado tells AFP 'planet near extinction'

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posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 06:12 AM

originally posted by: Floydshayvious
As a species we seem to have this "all or nothing" attitude until we, literally, cannot behave the same way anymore. We only change when we're FORCED to. I think it's because we're still young in an evolutionary sense - just beginning to open our eyes to what's actually going on here and "out there" in space in any meaningful sense.

We're still eating our boogers and suckin' our thumbs thinking we're in control lol.

Not a very nice time for anyone who happens to be alive - but eventually I think we'll turn towards the ideal automatically - like a farmer is a attracted to good soil.

Just saying but for the past decades, a great number of countries tried to bring changes to the table, regarding the environment, the existing conflicts and the economy.

Changes which are almost always single-handedly vetoed by the corporatic government of the US and it's aversion for any form of regulation.

It's not "we as a species" like you seem to say it. There are entire population and cultures disappearing and people dying right now because of the decisions of a few representatives who are representing corporate interests.

The responsibility of the current situation is very clear, it's not spread over the whole human race, far from it.

Not everywhere in the world do people follow the current American model of the "culture of the self". As Christopher Lasch explained it, the American culture of the XXth century is marked by a normalizing of pathological narcissism.

The current cultural models of the American mythos are psychologically diseased, pathological narcissists. How can this give birth to a sane society?

And one of the biggest problems when having to deal with Americans, a country so huge its inhabitants have usually not much knowledge of the rest of the world, is that they tend to believe the whole world is and think like them, to project.

It's not true that we don't change until it's too late or when forced to. But it sure seems to be a good way to describe Americans in particular.
edit on 17-12-2014 by JUhrman because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 06:17 PM
a reply to: TrueAmerican

Thats nice. What's next, painters who give opinions on brain surgery?

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