The end is not near, it’s already here.
We all have thoughts on how the world may end someday. Disease, war, pick your poison. There are so many movies depicting different ways the planet will be destroyed, and it seems like as many movies as there are, so are the different demises depicted. Flood, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes; who’s to say what or who is right?
Climatologists have a whole slew of movies to hang their hats on. One of my favorites is The Day After Tomorrow starring Dennis (“The Grin”) Quaid. A worse-case scenario predicated mainly on refusal. Refusal to believe in the science that shows daily extinction of species, a dwindling of habitable living (and hunting) space, and the constant raising of the oceans’ water levels. Global temperature drop sending us into another ice age and erasing the slate so humankind can start over. I think this scenario is not the unlikeliest. Yes, over the years there have been many improvements, but the truth appears to be “too little, too late.” You can’t erase three hundred years of pollution overnight. Not by throwing the same tired dollars at the problem in a perfunctory move to show that you are making a difference. You are not.
Spend the money necessary to prolong life on this planet.
This won’t get done as long as our fresh water supplies are not being maximized and protected. Don’t get me started on another pollution tirade and the special place in hell that is reserved for those greedy bastards.
Belief is a crazy, volatile thing. I contend the privacy of one’s own thoughts and opinions are sacred to each individual. What I don’t get is the insistence of one side (and I don’t even care which side) insists on impinging their ideas, fears, and their “solutions” on the other side. No one is right. No one is wrong.
My totally impartial take is that The End has begun and I think it is not from disease or war.
The same politics that saw brother turn against brother in the very first war America ever lost. The Civil War.
And the prospect of another senseless slaughtering of people and their beliefs is on the horizon. There are too many angry people in positions where the law is the rule, NOT emotions or beliefs. These people are choosing to ignore facts and science (and the laws), instead focusing on themselves and NOT the Greater Good. It is THEIR rights being infringed upon, it is THEIR freedoms being compromised, but what of everyone else?
Get your head out of your asses (whether you are a Republican or Democrat) and start thinking outside yourself. Here’s a novel idea:
Shut the fuck up and do the job you are being paid to do.