- 01 May 2020 15:39
I don't think dooming the human race to extinction to avoid having to do the very hard work of healing what is wrong is the answer folks.
Got to work very very hard now on solutions to these enormous problems.
I find Dr. Vananda Shiva a fascinating woman full of great ideas.
There are many like her in the world. After all? We got billions of human beings, millions of educated people, millions of people who dedicate themselves to solving very difficult problems. We got super computers who can project outcomes and what might work. Use the advances but not for some short term pro profit elitist gain, but the entire human group of people struggling to make a better life in every nation of the world.
This pandemic is a result of encroachment of human beings into wild lands and biodiverse eco systems. The explanation of how this happens is in the content of a very interesting fairly short documentary on Netflix entitled Coronavirus, I suggest you watch it. It explains in very clear language why these viruses will always co-exist with us and what sort of actions one must take to avoid creating problems.
Again, my model of not fighting nature and trying to eradicate what has always co-existed with us is the answer to these challenges.
This means putting caps on spending on shit that is not worth your money or your time. False ostentatious consumption just for show needs to be strongly discouraged.
Also no more compromising with capitalist industries who only care about short term goals, using the same growth models, expansion models and corporate structures to control the world. Got to isolate and dismantle them strongly. It is a century fight. I would say at least four generations to get rid of those Devils. When the American Civil War broke out and the Northern Unionists won? The need to keep punishing the Confederacy was a futile thing. Those people were used to their lifestyle and their need to keep seeing other human beings as livestock and cattle and chattel slavery mentality was so deeply embedded? It would take about a century to finally get the thing to start functioning. From 1863-1963 is a century. In 1964 is when the Civil Rights Act was passed by the Johnson administration and the US congress after enormous pressure and changes that made the sixties such a tumultous period in American history. It took bloody assassinations and conflict to make it happen.
Getting rid of the Capitalists bent on the growth models and profit only and corporate-don't-tax-me mentality? Without nationalistic boundaries and with the need to destroy democratic traditions in nations? That is going to take about the same. I would say the year 2120 you shall see an end to these pro capitalist destruction models. But if you can get the ones causing the worse damage to be contained severely and fast track the cooperative models like Mondragon and others? Have worker driven government being done efficiently in most sectors of the economy? You will succeed in detaining the mass extinction problem. If you fail to do nothing by being cynics and doom and gloom only with no spirit of fighting for your future generations? You will have allowed our species to struggle without any real manifestation.
What is the purpose of human life? A big question. In the movie Planet of the Humans there was a person who said that our destiny was extinction. It is. But that is not the purpose of human life? The purpose of human life like all organisms that live from nature and the natural world and who are here to manifest their natural development within the context of natural law and the rules of a loop system that is alive like planet Earth is? Is very simple. To become the BEST representation of our species and to give the world back what we have taken from it. To love it for giving us life and to treat it and each other with the respect such a creative and infinite system uses to constantly renew itself.
Look at the birds here in the Yucatan? I sit now and every morning thinking about what to write about @skinster and many other pofoers, and this place in the Yucatan peninsula--was the place the meteor hit millions of years ago. It hit this spot. About twenty minutes drive from this city. It killed off the dinosaurs, drove the rivers and streams underground, flattened any mountains there were existing before and the dinosaurs became mal adapted to such terrain. They died in droves. That is why near here in Tabasco state and others there are such huge oil reserves because many dinosaurs left their carcasses there underground. After millions of years of land building up over the dead bodies of the dinosaurs. Making them this liquid black crude mass. We live off that energy now for about a century.
Where did those dinosaurs go? As dinosaurs they died off. But they re-emerged as birds. This region has vast bird variations of species. A lot of birds and different kinds, including the rare and sacred Quetzal. Quetzal is the word for bird in Nahuatl and also in the Mayan language. It also means feathered or feather. Quetzalcoatl is two opposite things. Quetzal=feather or bird, and coatl=snake. Feathered snake. Snakes don't have feathers and don't fly at all. So? Why call a God a feathered serpent. They do it bringing two separate concepts into one. Sky and Earth. Seeming opposites but how would you notice the sky and air and flying and freedom, if you don't notice the earth and dragging yourself close to the earth and being grounded and not flying at all. Slow moving and labored? The dinosaurs became something not earth bound anymore after the catastrophe. They joined the ones flying around far from the ground they died in.
That is a clue to what will become of the Planet of the Humans. We might not be humans anymore, but if we struggle enough to make it through a catastrophe we guarantee we shall become something new and something wondrous. But without fighting for it? And allowing the best of our human nature to reach its peak manifestation of what our potential is? We never will find out. Got to be at least as resilient as the dinosaurs eh? I think we are and more. How about you?
Rio Grande de Loíza!... Alárgate en mi espíritu
y deja que mi alma se- pierda en- tus riachuelos
para buscar la fuente que te robó de niño
y en un ímpetu loco te devolvió al sendero.