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On the Supersonic Track to Extinction

 
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UndercoverElephant



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:30 pm    Post subject: On the Supersonic Track to Extinction Reply with quote

Never seen this website before...

http://collapseofindustrialcivilization.com/2015/01/15/on-the-supersonic-track-to-extinction/

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If we shed our anthropocentric blinders, the harsh reality is that nothing of substance is being done to prevent our own extinction, and after looking back at humanitys track record for slowing down this beast of globalized industrial civilization even one iota, any sane and rational person would have to conclude that there are forces at work well beyond the control of any one group of people, any state, or even any one country. Humans have the dubious honor of being the earths first sentient beings to have thoroughly documented their own demise while arguing with each other over whose fault it is.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good site. Thanks.

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Humans have the dubious honor of being the earths first sentient beings to have thoroughly documented their own demise while arguing with each other over whose fault it is.


Indeed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the same theme: Noam Chomsky: Are We on the Verge of Total Self-Destruction?

Noam Chomsky wrote:
So imagine that youre an extraterrestrial observer who is trying to figure out whats happening here or, for that matter, imagine youre an historian 100 years from now -- assuming there are any historians 100 years from now, which is not obvious -- and youre looking back at whats happening today. Youd see something quite remarkable.

For the first time in the history of the human species, we have clearly developed the capacity to destroy ourselves. Thats been true since 1945. Its now being finally recognized that there are more long-term processes like environmental destruction leading in the same direction, maybe not to total destruction, but at least to the destruction of the capacity for a decent existence.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chomsky wrote wrote:
Both political parties, President Obama, the media, and the international press seem to be looking forward with great enthusiasm to what they call a century of energy independence for the United States.


Heh heh. No doubt that was a studied phrase. Not "All" but "Both". Laughing Laughing Crying or Very sad

Fascinating article, by the way, as is to be expected from such as he.
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