Sunday, July 23, 2006
At Last The Rant Is Done
The Democrats and the Republicans basically have the same goal; economic victory. They differ only in their methods. While we are being fed the journalistic equivalent of baby food by the likes of Fox News, they are laughing at us for being so gullible and congratulating each other on a job well done.
They make laws that don't apply to themselves to feed the prison industrial complex. They start wars to line the pockets of war profiteers. (war profiteering is treason) As long as we are too busy watching "Friends", they are free to do whatever they want. They keep us poor and rape the planet, all the while convincing us that our biggest threat is terrorism.
NewsFlash- You are more likely to win the lottery than to be blown up by a terrorist. To keep that in perspective, you are more likely to be struck by lightning than to win the lottery.
What freedom will they emasculate next? Congress passed the Freedom of Information Act on July 4, 1966. Now they want to render it toothless in the name of "...a reasonable thing for any nation to do in the post-9-11 arena".
TERRORISTS! NINE ELEVEN! FEAR! IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN!
Who said "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself"? I bet 50% of you don't know.
What excuse do they give for this latest assault on liberty? "They don't need bombs anymore. They can hack in and tell the Hoover Dam to release the water." Why didn't I think of that?
So now all the soccer-cows will docilely put another ribbon shaped sticker on their Stupid Useless Vehicle. And all the baptist fundies will conveniently forget that "pride cometh before a fall". It is much easier to manipulate people when they don't realize they are being manipulated. Tell the soccer-cows that it's for the safety of your children. Tell the Christianists it's all part of Gods plan. Anyone who believes in invisible friends that live in the sky will believe anything.
Meanwhile they tax blank tapes and tell us listening to music on the internet is piracy, whilst the corruptable among them lust to obtain in postions of power so that they can manipulate (subconsciously, I'm sure) world events so that the prophecy will be self-fulfilled.
But I guess you can't hate the fundies. It's merely a symptom of a damaged planet. When you have a disease, you don't care what the motivation of the vector is. The Nazis wanted everyone to die except for the racially pure; the fundies think Jesus is coming back to destroy the world, and they want to give him a head start. In my opinion, they are about as different as dyssentary and shigella. If overpopuation is like a disease, then genocide is like severe vomiting and diarhea leading to acute dehydration. The problem with using warfare and genocide as a cure for overpopulation is the same as that for any medicine; it must be administered at the proper dosage and time, and who wants to be the one to decide that?
But what can we do instead of killing of large portions of populations? Well, since a majority of people seem to feel that they are not "complete" unless they procreate, a planned breeding program or other form of mild positive eugenics is considered distasteful, not to mention a logistical nightmare. So that limits our options.
As much as we'd like to believe otherwise, we are intimately connected to the rest of this bio-sphere. Soon we will develop sufficient technology and the motivation to settle other planets. This may be our only hope. Even then. we will need to take part of the food chain with us, at least until chemistry advances enough to the point where consuming life-forms becomes superfluous. I speculate that even at that stage, said chemistry still need fresh DNA from time to time.
We are running out of resources here and in space there are vast amounts of metals and hydrocarbons. We are not ready at all for the coming oil crash, but I doubt I will be able to convince our leaders that the last bit of petroleum would be better spent exploring space than filling up thier luxury SUVs. Thats why the blog is called the pre-game show. It's about to get very interesting.
Are there other options? Yes, but I will leave that as an exercise for the reader.