That Damned Human Race

You have to wonder when you pay attention to what people are actually doing in this world, if the human race needs to be exterminated once and for all.

I know that as jokes go, that one is a little bit dark. But as we may actually be faced with a tipping point into the funnel of human extinction in only twelve years, it seems to me we are more likely to go down that awful rabbit hole at the bottom of the funnel than not. And that is not a very nice flesh-eating bunny we are going to find in that particular hole.

Remember, please, that I am, in fact, a pessimist, both temperamentally and philosophically. I look at the worst that could happen. But I am chagrined to see that people are actively either ignoring the climate change problem, or working to bring it on even faster by deregulating polluters in the name of making higher short-term profits. So, when the Midwest becomes an inland sea, the oceans rise to make New York and Miami into underwater bubble cities like the Gungans have, and we will have to learn to eat dirt in underground tunnels as drought and heat eliminate farming completely, we may very probably be getting what we deserve.

Obviously we are not taking things seriously enough when we continue to let the criminal orange monkey sit in the White House in pile of his own political poo and tell us things like “The Green New Deal is the radical Democrats’ attempt to turn us into a socialist country!” He doesn’t even understand that the Green New Deal is merely a strongly-worded resolution not to die in a blaze of heat generated by greenhouse gasses, and to be willing to do whatever it takes or pay whatever it costs to stay alive.

Maybe the whole question shouldn’t matter to me. I will, after all, probably be dead before the end comes for the rest of humanity. Like the Koch Brothers, I probably don’t need to fear the consequences of what industrialists like the Koch Brothers have done to our world just so they can have more money to stuff under their silk cushions to sit on.

But I do care about the world I will be leaving behind. I have many children in it. Three of my own and over two thousand that were mine for a school year or two or three to nurture and teach and shape into real human beings. I will be leaving behind a literate culture that I love and have tried desperately to add to. The worst part of that is all the wonderful books that I will never get the chance to read and own and share with others.

But there is an answer.

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If we can laugh about it as the ship is sinking, we will be alright, no matter what the outcome.

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9 responses to “That Damned Human Race

  1. We are no different than a comet impact or mass vulcanism, or ice age. In the long run, cataclysms are good for the world in that it opens up niches for an explosion of evolution. Without the occasional mass extinction, the world would be a much less diverse place.

  2. The issue for the lack of action taken to deal with climate change is the politics and the culture we have allowed to be created around those politics. Lots of jaw flapping with unbridled biases and very few looking at data and facts without bias. There can be no expectation of progress if we (speaking in general terms) don’t get past the political bullshit storm that we have allowed ourselves to create in the first place.

  3. smiling to your making lemonaid
    out of the lemons we’re stuck with!
    with the future looking real hot,
    best head to the poles 🙂

  4. We don’t have any control in the matter. Do what little we can and worrying doesn’t help.

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