Here we are over a month from the 2012 elections and less than three months until the end of the Mayan calendar and the human race continues on a downward spiral. It doesn’t appear the end is imminent as some think the Mayan calendar predicts, but how can it be described any other way if you consider the entire planet and it’s human population? A downward spiral. The current population is over 7 billion and under current growth rates should reach 10 billion by around 2050. For the younger set, when I was born the population was a little over 2,5 billion.
The science Is above most of us but we keep hearing about and experiencing global warming or climate change which apparently is being caused by the increasing number of humans and how we live on this planet. We’re having problems now and we keep adding more and more people while trying to live the in same manner. That seems to indicate the problems will worsen. Can you say "Duh"?
The efforts by governments and individuals to alter the course appear to be much too little (that's being too generous, governments, especially our own, aren't doing shit except making it worse) and maybe much too late for billions of humans. Americans read this kind of thing and their condescendingly conditioned, racist minds automatically shift to starving Ethiopians or bloated black babies in Kenya. They don’t or can’t acknowledge that Mother Earth plays no favorites.
They go about their almost perpetual election routines, where everything except what really matters is reported ad infinitum in print, TV and over the internet. The entire spectacle has become surreal now, not that the political process hasn’t always been a painful way to our faux democracy. But now it’s become kind of like torture, Executive assassinations, illegal wars, drone attacks, spying on Americans, and TSA genital gropes. The lies, the showmanship and the utter bullshit are blatantly obvious, out in the open, expected and imperviously accepted. It’s all about who gets to control the downward spiral at any given time. It makes me wonder how the hell far they can take this. Evidently it’s to the bottom.
No, “we’re” not better off than we were four years ago. How the hell can anyone who isn’t totally self- absorbed, like the partisan “follow Obama’s lead” democrats for instance, think that the country and the planet are better off than four years ago?
"Well, ya I’m better off because I got my 23 year old kid back on my insurance policy. And I’m better off because I got my job back putting car doors on cars, even though my pay and benefits were cut, still better than being unemployed ya know. I’m better off because now I can join the military as a gay person and serve my corporate masters without discrimination." The "Are you better off than four years ago" tripe was pure bullshit and they knew it which is why they dropped that theme like a hot dragonfly drone.
Get past your selfish selves and look around. Not just here but all over the planet. Poverty is increasing worldwide. Rising food prices and shortages, Water shortages. Austerity cuts to pay the bankers and Wall Street for their losses, Social Security and Medicare in the short sights. Pensions being cut, Wages falling. Massive unemployment. Middle class disappearing. A capitalist system requiring the endless production of goods to sustain itself. Illegal Wars and more wars with the threat of WW3 closer than any time since WW2. Weapons and intelligence industries becoming the top industries on earth. The Military Industrial Complex on Steroids. Armed drones proliferating the globe. Oil wars. Financial collapse. Banks running the world. Inflation, militarization of law enforcement, war on drugs, drones over American skies, tanks in American cities, the rich keep getting richer (really FUCKING rich), the banks are buying and selling all the assets with the bailout money, Austerity protests in Spain and Greece and throughout the Middle East. Famine and more fucking genocide in Africa. Reinvigoration of the Cold War with Russia and official insittution of a Cold War with China. The Global War on Terror lasting FOREVER. A quadrillion dollar derivatives market out of control! HEY! Do you know what that is? I don't either but it's fucking bad.
“Things” are going progressively downhill on this planet and everybody fucking knows it. They can feel it if anything. Ask your neighbor. Ask the little old lady across the street. Any little victories like the Lily Ledbetter Act , DADT, and Obamacare are easily overshadowed by the overall condition of “things”. Deep down people know, they’ve read and watched the science fiction books and movies and have envisioned the possibilities imagined by the human mind about what could happen to the human race. Internet searches for and interest in George Orwell's 1984 has never been higher. They can see alot of that shit happening right now and can certainly imagine more down the pike.
I’m a father and a grandfather and yes I do wonder about the future for my descendants. I have a brand new grandson, three days old at writing, who will be 38 in the year 2050, when the population on this planet reaches 10 billion, all things considered, lord willing and the creek don’t rise. That's not long, time flies and I don’t want my grandson to be facing apocalypse when he’s the same age I was introduced to lattes.
So go though your fucking election season again and elect some more politicians. Listen to the speeches and debates, read the signs and watch the commercials. Take it all in like you do when you’re watching the newest season of American Idol or The Voice. Absorb yourself in another artificially created reality show while the human race flails about. It’s not going to solve any of the problems the human race faces. It’s not going to make us better in four years. It's just going to make things worse because everyone is ignoring the real problems and pretending a corrupt human system will somehow save the day.
In fact, many are already talking about 2016. Hillary in 2016 or Jeb Bush in 2016. What the Fuck (WTF).
Boiling Frogs. Stop being Boiling Frogs.