😀 what makes you think there is a man alive who can ‘fix’ the world?
When has it ever been done?
Do you know that one of the most widespread effects of the switch from hunting and gathering to sedentary farming was mass starvation?
That was what our first stab at this whole ‘civilisation’ thing bought us. They have excavated skeletons from before and from after this change and the people from the early agrarian period were shorter than before and had lower bone density( indicating deficiency diseases). And that is basically the effect of this centralised system. Even as I type this, there are 2 billion people out there trying to survive on less than $3 a day. Poverty is in the design. These fragile people turn to whatever militaristic organisations that exist to vent their frustrations. And instead of fixing the system (i.e. Abolishing it) we label them terrorists and spend trillions trying to murder them.
But there is yet hope. The human mind created civilisation. The same can uncreate it.
Kim: These are the Cubans, baby. This is the Cohibas, the Montecristos. This is a kinetic-kill, side-winder vehicle with a secondary cyclotrimethylene trinitramine RDX burst. It’s capable of busting a bunker under the bunker you just busted. If it were any smarter, it’d write a book, a book that would make Ulysses look like it was written in crayon. Then it would read it to you. This is my Eiffel Tower. This is my Rachmaninoff’s Third. My Pieta. It’s completely elegant, it’s bafflingly beautiful, and it’s capable of reducing the population of any standing structure to zero. I call it “The Ex-Wife.”
[shoots off his nuke which goes up, hits the sky and fizzles]
Tony: Hammer tech?
Rody: Hammer tech.
America at war means you guys buy more debt from China to pay for the war.
I mean, who pulls the strings in NK anyway?
Who has the most to gain while you guys are stuck in another money pit where you dont even speak the language?
You guys go spread ‘democracy’ if you want.
In reality you’ll be REDISTRIBUTING your WEALTH to your creditor(China).
Kinda like the communists you detest.
Im so sick of hearing about bad stuff happening.
It’s all kinda sick really.
Iraq, Syria, now Conneticut. Evolution only makes us more evolved.
It is a pity that evolution doesnt make us ‘better’. We can certainly use an upgrade as a species.
In our strange world technology is constantly being improved as the human race is allowed to wallow in our decay. What we allow to happen is atrocious. It will mark us for a long time. This is where future generations will point as they seek to explain the asymmetric development of humanity compared with that of tech. We are dropping the ball big time as regards to the former. We make excuses for the human shortcomings. And then go on to herald our technological achievements. This is a grave illness we have in the name of progress. It is a lifeboat that will only hold the few, the elite and the fortunate. What happens to the rest?
Injustice is like a crack. It’s like a faultline in history. It tells you where the epicenter of the next global upheaval will be. My concern is that if we maintain the present course, in a few centuries there wont be anyone here to use all of the science and tech which we have in development.
Nuclear fallout certainly doesnt discriminate between allies and enemies. It simply falls.