philoserf (philoserf) wrote,

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The day the world ends, no one will be there, just as no one was there when it began. This is a scandal. Such a scandal for the human race that it is indeed capable collectively, out of spite, of hastening the end of the world by all means just so it can enjoy the show.
Jean Baudrillard Cool Memories
So many pessimists, pessimist informed by the arrogance that humans even can 'end the world'. Bullshit! All we can do is wipe out ourselves and take a bunch of innocents with us. The world and even life on it will continue, even if we are capable of removing ourselves. I doubt we can even accomplish that.

I once upon a time called for the "Coordinated Strike Treaty" in which all world powers would agree to coordinate a strike with a all chemical, nuclear, biological and conventional munitions in a pattern calculated to do the greatest harm to the planet. No more war, no more world hunger, no more identity theft, no more poverty, no more corporate greed, no more labor strife, you get the picture. Even then I am fairly certain, humanity will survive. Not living as we do today, for sure, but alive and capable of building a new world.

But I am even more optimistic than that. I think we will be here to see this world end. Then we will ride off into our homes among the stars.

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