posted on Jun, 28 2005 @ 12:12 AM
Wow this show has been fantastic so far. Makes you appreciate how small and insignificant we are. Also makes you want to reasses our "Rape Earth"
first policy considering that Nature can wipe us off whenever the schedule declares so. Makes me remember a great moment in comedy when Carlin
declared the state of the earth...
The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through all kinds of things worse than us. Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics,
continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles...hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by
comets and asteroids and meteors, worlwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages...And we think some plastic
bags, and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? The planet...the planet...the planet isn't going anywhere. WE ARE!
We're going away. Pack your #, folks. We're going away. And we won't leave much of a trace, either. Thank God for that. Maybe a little styrofoam.
Maybe. A little styrofoam. The planet'll be here and we'll be long gone. Just another failed mutation. Just another closed-end biological mistake.
An evolutionary cul-de-sac. The planet'll shake us off like a bad case of fleas. A surface nuisance.
You wanna know how the planet's doing? Ask those people at Pompeii, who are frozen into position from volcanic ash, how the planet's doing. You
wanna know if the planet's all right, ask those people in Mexico City or Armenia or a hundred other places buried under thousands of tons of
earthquake rubble, if they feel like a threat to the planet this week. Or how about those people in Kilowaia, Hawaii, who built their homes right next
to an active volcano, and then wonder why they have lava in the living room.
The planet will be here for a long, long, LONG time after we're gone, and it will heal itself, it will cleanse itself, 'cause that's what it does.
It's a self-correcting system. The air and the water will recover, the earth will be renewed, and if it's true that plastic is not degradable, well,
the planet will simply incorporate plastic into a new pardigm: the earth plus plastic. The earth doesn't share our prejudice towards plastic. Plastic
came out of the earth. The earth probably sees plastic as just another one of its children. Could be the only reason the earth allowed us to be
spawned from it in the first place. It wanted plastic for itself. Didn't know how to make it. Needed us. Could be the answer to our age-old
egocentric philosophical question, "Why are we here?" Plastic...asshole.