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Fri Jul 18, 2014, 12:57 PM

"It means we kill"

Occupying the top of the food chain is a very hard place to be. It means we kill.

We kill other species, we kill our own species. We cannot take the time to be introspective, because it's them or us, so we kill. I'm not only talking about animal species, we kill weeds, we kill grass, we kill insects, mostly because they are not in the place we want them to be. So we kill them, no bother anymore.

Humans are the only species on the face of this earth to be such indiscriminate killers. Humans are the only species on the face of this planet to have religion or philosophy which ironically teaches us not to kill. Killing must be an inherent trait.

We preach tolerance, love, understanding, that's all bullshit. It just makes us feel better. We need to kill. The sooner we accept that fact the better we will be.

I read today on this board we should be able to see the pictures of the dead. The dead of our wars, the dead of the plane crash because then when forced to look at the carnage, we may become sane. We may not want to kill after we see those graphic images. We may stop the killing. Bull.

What you don't get when you see pictures is the smell of death. The copper-like odor of blood, the smell of the elimination of body waste, the retching odor of decomposition. The lingering stench of charcoaled bodies, burnt beyond our comprehension. Once you experience that...you may become a little more of a pacifist.

Until we can understand why we kill, why we need to kill, we will never stop. There will be wars, we will hunt, we will slap insects, we will eliminate the undesirable plants in our midst. We will continue to kill.

Humans are a despicable species. Think of all the terrible things we are capable of, torture, murder, we revel in it, we glorify it. We entertain ourselves with our atrocities in movies, tv shows, literature.

We are capable of so much more. Look at the strides we have made understanding our world, understanding the universe we live in. Simply amazing. Yet we bypass the understanding of our very selves. What will it take? When will we say enough?

I have no answers, only questions.

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N_E_1 for Tennis Jul 2014 OP
flamin lib Jul 2014 #1
N_E_1 for Tennis Jul 2014 #4
hfojvt Jul 2014 #2
N_E_1 for Tennis Jul 2014 #3
conservaphobe Jul 2014 #7
N_E_1 for Tennis Jul 2014 #11
magical thyme Jul 2014 #20
Iggo Jul 2014 #5
MineralMan Jul 2014 #6
N_E_1 for Tennis Jul 2014 #12
Boom Sound 416 Jul 2014 #8
N_E_1 for Tennis Jul 2014 #16
Tierra_y_Libertad Jul 2014 #9
N_E_1 for Tennis Jul 2014 #14
PowerToThePeople Jul 2014 #10
N_E_1 for Tennis Jul 2014 #13
Dreamer Tatum Jul 2014 #15
N_E_1 for Tennis Jul 2014 #17
alterfurz Jul 2014 #18
N_E_1 for Tennis Jul 2014 #19

Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Original post)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 01:18 PM

1. Yes, it's the smell that stays with you for the rest of your life. nt

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 01:37 PM

4. Yes it is....

In my nightmares.

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Original post)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 01:34 PM

2. so bats and birds don't kill bugs?

Dogs don't ever kill? Wolves or coyotes either?

My Mitzi, one of the sweetest dogs ever, who just loved people. She once found a baby rabbit on one of our walks. The little baby was just squealing there, trying to hide in the grass and her tail was just a wagging. She was gonna have some fun hurting that rabbit.

It was I, the homicidal human, despicable me, who said to her, "no, you cannot do that".

Yeah "slapping insects" is just so evil. Why not just let them feed on me and carry diseases and such? I kill plantain in my yard. If I didn't, the plantain would kill the grass. Oh, and who was it who planted those lilacs and that maple? And watered them daily when it was super hot and dry?

Despicable me.

If only I had been born something harmless and loving, like a rattlesnake or something.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 01:36 PM

3. So totally miss the point.

Sorry I like the posts you make, but you missed on this.
No disrespect.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 01:38 PM

7. My cat loves to kill. It's his favorite pastime. nt

 

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 01:44 PM

11. Btw..

Look up plantain. It is a beneficial "weed". The sap from it stops the itching Fromm insect bites. Been using it for decades. I make a poultice of it with olive oil using it for all sorts of rashes and the like. As stated, we just kill stuff. We have no regard of its usefulness.


http://wellnessmama.com/4638/plantain-herb-profile/

That's just one. Google yarrow, another backyard pest plant. Simply amazing. Used this for decades also. Always keep it on hand. Harvest yearly.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 06:13 PM

20. you kill plantain?

 

that's a very beneficial plant. I nurture mine, but then my "lawn" is a mass of weeds, from dandelions that feed the bees to clovers, to who knows what else...

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Original post)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 01:38 PM

5. I don't need to kill.

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Original post)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 01:38 PM

6. You wrote: "Humans are a despicable species."

Are you other than human?

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 01:45 PM

12. I try to be.

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Original post)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 01:39 PM

8. It's called the human comedy

 

And it ain't changin'

But the good news is, it's not nearly as bleak as you describe, at least not in totality.

Hang in there

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Response to Boom Sound 416 (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 01:48 PM

16. It may not sound like it from the post...

But I truly believe in the inherent goodness og mankind.
But we have to awaken to our greatness, then live it.

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Original post)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 01:40 PM

9. Yet, we humans like to tell ourselves that we're the pinnacle of the evolutionary scale.

 

When, in reality, we are a flash-in-pan species who will probably still be patting ourselves on the back when we go extinct.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 01:46 PM

14. All the way to the grave.

Thx for your input.

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Original post)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 01:43 PM

10. I go back to this movie scene often

 



We do need some serious introspection as a species.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 01:46 PM

13. Thank you.

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Original post)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 01:47 PM

15. Oh brother.


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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 01:51 PM

17. Lol. That's exactly what my brother said.

Love ya.

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Original post)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 03:54 PM

18. The Earth is an organism, and that organism has a skin...

...and that skin has diseases; one of those diseases is man. -- Nietzsche

For this world that men have made, none is bad enough; for the world that made us, none is good enough. -- Edward Abbey

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Response to alterfurz (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 06:02 PM

19. Read that in my teens....

Stayed with me loo these many years.
Thx

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