Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Flora and Fauna

What responsibility do humans have to the rest of creation, specifically, on planet Earth? We live in decadent times, indeed, since it is now en vogue to be philosophically suicidal. Some track this back to Neitzsche, but the root actually goes to day one: in that day you will surely die. What? You won't die, and don't call me Shirley! And so goes the great lie, that we can be as gods.

However today we see people actually espousing the destruction of the human race, so we stop abusing the rest of nature! I kid you not: yesterday I saw a bumper sticker which proclaimed, "Plants and animals die to make room for your fat ass."

These people have confused America's freedom of speech with countries which really do abuse the planet and don't care.

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