reply to post by CoNsPiRaCy PhReAk
Fact is we are pathetic creatures. Frightened of death we invent funky religions which, over the ages, have stolen myths and actual events from each
other morphing them to fit the cult du jour. These are the worst of the tribal schemes we continue to invent to keep each other as enemies (GOP v.
DEMS, Red State-Blue State, north sider- south sider etc.) continuing the animal in us as territorial or sexually jealous and incapable of rising
above the basest of instincts. But man's worst crime is the insane overpopulation which feeds all the other ills.
Looking only to ourselves and unable to even notice the Earth under our feet (just dirt to some) we abuse the only true god puny man has ever really
known. Mother Earth, from which we rose and in whom we depend for life itself. City dwellers can't even see stars, think all animals belong in zoos
or on a plate and many find the Sun an annoyance. I'm 55 and when I was born there were 1.5 billion humans. today, over 6 billion and in just 40
years will have over 8 billion. Expect to read more asinine stories about how bears, cougars, bobcat etc. are "encroaching" on us!
Modern man can't even see the common link all to each other that the FACT of evolution proves and so have no respect for any life. I'd consider the
Sun for worship as well as the rain, wind and seasons. These, not hocus pocus invented gods in mans' image are the tangible entities worthy of, at
least respect. And if there must be a devil it is oil. Think about it.
The ancient cultures, most, through the march of time destroyed by the newer, less life and earth friendly cultures, were always considered primal and
savage by their replacements. It was always easier for the leaders to get their "normal" folks to slaughter the uncouths, particularly after a
period of demonization. But these people knew that the earth was numero uno (interspersed with the Sun) and that the earth's place in the universe
was a fact none dare ignore. Look no further than the history of Earth conscious Native Americans. I'd compare this awful repetition of history, and
its future implications, as a city dweller, piled on top of millions of others and thinking WalMart creates the food they eat, looking down on the
gentle folks of Appalachia as rubes and ignorant hillbillies because they scratch out an existence in humble (not urbane) circumstances. Well New
Orleans almost turned cannibal only a few days after Katrina and when the disaster is such that it is national or even worldwide I believe those
simple folk with gardens and earth knowledge will fare much better than Mr. BMW or Ms. Gucci.
We are nothing but annoyance to the planet, which does not need us, and it will shrug us off it soon. Perhaps on the Winter Solstice of 2012 when the
Sun and other planets align and the subsequent gravitational yank sends the Earth we think ours spinning like a gyroscope, with poles shifting,
volcanoes spewing and earthquakes renting apart a planet we never did deserve.
Yes, to the other reply, it isn't any fun being this negative about the future and there is plenty to enjoy now, though these parcels of content
dwindle just as elbow room does with insane overpopulation. Today I enjoyed the company of a hawk, bluejay, several cardinals, hummingbirds, a gentle
breeze and fair weather in my little corner lot in a small town, but interspersed with loud motorcylces, cars, sirens, lawnmowers and festooned with
electric wires and jet trails. Imagine living such that one knew what the wind was saying, what the birds are warning, what the seasons really mean.
Live long enough and you know that there is no hurry because there is nowhere to go. Sit in quet peace, eat modestly, waste not and rise above the
animal evolution is trying to lift you from. Show aggression to none.