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Mon Nov 16, 2020, 07:56 AM

 

Watching my species die in real time

It's kind of amusing, you know? The way discussions about honesty and reality get buried. The universe is indifferent, in case you didn't know.

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Reply Watching my species die in real time (Original post)
disalitervisum Nov 2020 OP
mrs_p Nov 2020 #1
bullimiami Nov 2020 #2
John Ludi Nov 2020 #3
MoonRiver Nov 2020 #5
John Ludi Nov 2020 #6
Backseat Driver Nov 2020 #8
PirateRo Nov 2020 #4
Ferrets are Cool Nov 2020 #7

Response to disalitervisum (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 08:40 AM

1. I would join you due to my

Strong underlying cynicism (gen x’er here), but I have a nine year old and gotta try to keep the hope alive. No need to ruin her childhood just yet.

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Response to disalitervisum (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 08:48 AM

2. since as a species, we appear too stupid to control our own growth and resource management.

nature is thinning the herd for us.

this will continue until equilibrium is found.




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Response to bullimiami (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 09:10 AM

3. My view

exactly.

Frankly, I see a lot of what is going on now as the unconscious suicidal impulse writ large. I suspect there is a latent control mechanism written into the human psyche/genetic code (how ever one prefers to frame it) that kicks in once real world limits are reached...and we reached them a while ago.

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Response to bullimiami (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 09:27 AM

5. Yeah, and supposedly intellectual functioning is our strong suit.

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 10:09 AM

6. Sadly,

we are slaves to the limbic system...especially Trumpers...and fanatics of any kind, for that matter.

It's a shame as we have the CAPACITY for higher-order thinking and forethought, but reading Buckminster Fuler is not nearly as fun for the reptilian brain as watching Jerry Springer (or whatever the big new brain-killing phenom is these days).

And so it goes...

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Response to John Ludi (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 11:11 AM

8. LOL - Who says? I own the challenge T-shirt: What would Bucky do? n/t

Also, considering owning some fullerene-laden shungite rocks too for all its anecdotal protective properties; trouble is, though, the authentic stuff has only been found and mined in Russia. https://www.healthline.com/health/shungite

One viewing of Jerry sent my limbics over the cliff, i.e., WTF is wrong with people!

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Response to disalitervisum (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 09:23 AM

4. We may end up in the great trash bin of history...ultimately.

It’s possible we will not have the collective brainpower to think out way out of extinction.

But, in the meantime, we can control how we live, we give credence to epistemology, science, an evidence-based decision process.

If we go out, well all go out trying
With our finger on the trigger
And our head in a book
So you know that we tried

If it’s the end of the world
You’ll know I’m trying
‘Cause this world
Is all that we got.

If the city’s on fire
I’ll stand in the ashes
And teach what went wrong
To move forward as one
Once again
There’s no turning back
It’s ready or not
So I’ll rise from my knees
And educate masses

‘Cause this world
Is all that we got
‘Cause this world
Is all that we got

I’m going down fighting
I’m going down fighting
With my fist to the wall, like a cannonball
I’m gonna take ‘em all out, gonna take ‘em all
Going down fighting
I will run, i will crawl
Gonna take ‘em all on

Credit Phlotilla

We may go out one day. But that day is not today.

Tomorrow’s not looking good, either.


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Response to disalitervisum (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 10:26 AM

7. ...



Doctor Doctor what is wrong with me
This supermarket life is getting long
What is the heart life of a colour TV
What is the shelf life of a teenage queen
Ooh western woman
Ooh western girl
News hound sniffs the air
When Jessica Hahn goes down
He latches on to that symbol
Of detachment
Attracted by the peeling away of feeling
The celebrity of the abused shell the belle
Ooh western woman
Ooh western girl
And the children of Melrose
Strut their stuff
Is absolute zero cold enough
And out in the valley warm and clean
The little ones sit by their TV screens
No thoughts to think
No tears to cry
All sucked dry
Down to the very last breath
Bartender what is wrong with me
Why am I so out of breath
The captain said excuse me ma'am
This species has amused itself to death
Amused…

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