posted on May, 30 2010 @ 01:03 PM
Thank you for your post. I appreciate your (partial) exposure of just how remarkably stupid our species can be. As you're surely aware, for about
the past couple of hundred years (and I'm being generous), our planet has been experiencing its sixth mass exinction in its history. Most of this
latter destruction can be dragged quite convincingly to the human door.
Your post reinforces the greedy madness and lack of empathy for others that has driven our species for some time, now. The people who own these
factories do not live near their destructive effects. And they have no concern for those who do live near them.
Unless we finally advance past the "I got mine, good luck with getting yours" social construction we've endured since at least the discovery of
irrigation, all of our species--the owners of the factories, etc. and the people who suffer living near them--will become victims of this sixth mass
extinction. Life will go on. The Earth will go on. But humans won't. ALL of us. The planet is set to dust us off like a bad case of fleas.
I don't think it's too late for us. Well, I say that, but I have no idea what happens if the British Petroleum issue in the Gulf infects the major
oceanic currents. My point is that, yes, technology can play an important part in our rescue--and we do need rescuing. But we must pull back in some
very real ways from the overwhelming greed that has poisoned us all and begin working WITH the planet instead of against it. At least working with
the planet in regards to the continuation of human existence.
Thanks again for your post. Truly informative.