Coffee days are intense. My brain fires and moves at light speed like electrons through a circuit board.
Today, thinking about the grand cultural myths and paradigms in my lifetime, especially Nuclear holocaust & Environmental holocaust. Fifty-eight years of the world is going to end in a huge nuclear fireball or in a slow inexorable decline into depleted oxygen, intense heat, melting ice and starvation. True: we did come very close to blowing up the world a few times: but we didn’t. The primary reason we didn’t is that nobody except Jack Ripper and Buck Turgison (Dr. Strangelove reference…coffee!) wanted it to happen.
I don’t think the world is going to burn up, though there is a lot of evidence that supports that it is changing rapidly and we better do something about it soon. Saving the Planet is a ridiculous concept, as if the planet cares one wit about humans. I read the Gaia Hypothesis. That was science, not woo woo.
Environmentalism (careful coffee boy, you are one) and the new Eco-religion is often wielded as a righteous club by those who are the worst contributors to the problem against those who are new to the world of burning fossil fuels.
I think it is ridiculous to walk around waiting for the world to end and promulgating the sentiment that we’re about to perish. What an absurd path to walk.
Better to get involved in making a real change, and I don’t mean paper, plastic, or Prius. Coal fired energy plants are what is heating up the Earth and releasing all the greenhouse gases, so how about doing something about that and quit walking around like Chicken Little saying, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” (Sorry, coffee can occasionally be disdainful and intolerant).