Flimsy Sanity: Peace on Earth

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Peace on Earth

Sometimes when I feel like worrying, I think about worldwide economic collapse, global warming and starvation, big brother surveillance (the oil and drug businesses creating a new fascist society under the guise of religion). We have the ingredients in place for some horrible recipes even though the Republicans like to look on the bright side and think you can make cookies out of manure.

Of all the bad choices, the least horrible is a pandemic so that people would again not be so plentiful. Maybe they would again be valued and the earth could support them - at least disease is a fast, nondescriminating killer unlike wars and starvation. Years ago I read the bestseller The Territorial Imperative by Robert Ardrey and in it he said that territory was as important as food supply in regulating growth in the animal kingdom. Humans continue to breed no matter how crowded or miserable their future might be.


  • At 5:09 AM, Blogger michael greenwell said…

    happy new year!

    i once heard it suggested that maybe human beings are like a planetary disease of some sort and thats why the aliens are keeping well clear of us all - we are quarantined.


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