This is NOT doom porn
Indeed. It is doom reality.
I think that answers the questions about why people dont want to confront it... because its real. For realzy real, and that scares people to such a
degree they compartmentalize it and stash it in the back of their minds, or the truly adept at denial will simply erase it from their memory all
together so they may continue to believe the illusion theyve created of a well structured and ordered, stable society.
I was saying way before I ever heard of any conspiracies that humanity would destroy itself well before any natural catastrophe was likely to occur. I
personally always thought that it would be the accidental release of an engineered experimental virus (we all know that # is still going on), or
through true global warfare when resources started to dwindle substantially.
But I guess I put way, way to much confidence into humanity that it could AT LEAST
kill itself in an interesting, and perhaps exciting, way. It
wouldnt be the first time Ive been disappointed in this species... but wow, killing itself via a global cancer pandemic after a recklessly built
nuclear plant breaks, distributing radiation around the planet... novel, I guess... but not very exciting... nor interesting.
Not surprising, though, that it might end this way. At least its consistent: the end, like the journey has been, will be a major disappointment and a
flagrant squandering of potential, reflecting an emotional and spiritual infancy that humanity refuses to emerge from.
Humanity is strangely immature for the technology it wields. Its a very strange dichotomy... emotionally and spiritually, humanity is at the "mud hut"
level of evolution... but technologically, they are at the beginnings of the space-faring level, which ironically they, as a whole, they couldnt care
When things become so unbalanced like this in any system, there is always a balancing event to even out the grossly asymmetric proportions.
Fukushima seems more and more likely everyday to be that event that will balance out the system.
Its unfortunate that so much knowledge, so much culture, and potential, will be lost, yet again. But such is the natural end of embarking on the path
of materialism, or the external, while completely ignoring and even outright denying the existence of, the internal aspects that are the guides and
the ultimate determinants of destiny.
Its like a tree that says "I will live without my roots, that is how great I am", so it cuts itself from its roots, and hops upon the ground. But
without its roots, the slightest breeze will knock it over. Without its roots, it slowly wilts and dies. Its bark becomes moldy, and its limbs dry and
brittle. Without its connection to where it began, and indeed from where all its life springs up from, the tree is a helpless victim of its own pride,
doomed to slowly die.
edit on 9/22/2013 by CaticusMaximus because: (no reason given)