Wednesday, March 01, 2006

A Fundamental Restructuring

I don't know if it's going to last the year. Frankly I doubt it. There's a family of six in Boston somewhere that's just this very minute tucking in for bedtime. They don't realize it, but their very way of life going to end before the kids are even out of college. Everything that we do, everything that we take for granted sits on The Razor's Edge. On the one side of that edge is the Pirhanas of Uncertainty. The other side is worse. That one has rotating knives.

Global warming is irreversible. Did you know that? It can't be fixed. There is no solution. The world will continue to get warmer, bit by bit. Even if we stopped burning oil today, we are still screwed. The only thing we can hope to do is damage control. Only we can't even do that. You know why? Because there's 6 billion people on this planet that all want a piece of the pie. There's 300 million people in the united states who couldn't live without oil for one day, let alone for good. They can't do it. And China has even more people. More people who will use even more oil. We'll burn it all up. And when we run out, we'll find a way (I believe there's a process) to turn coal into a cheap source of diesel fuel. We'll convert all of our cars to diesel. We won't burn ethanol. Fuck that. That's lame. It's dorky to like trees. It's stupid and hippy-ish to think that maybe, just maybe there's something more important than how much money you earn each year. We are addicted to our high speed internet, our Hummers...mmm...Hummers...

I know, I know, you're saying, "When did you get all serious, Doctor?"

I've always been serious. Look over it all. Everything I say is riddled with only the most serious, the most pressing, the most urgent of tones. I don't joke around people. I only tell it like it is. And I'm sick of how it is.

13 comments:

roman said...

I'm sick of how it is."
You can say that again! It is damn depressing when you know that it's totally out of our control. The planet is doomed and unless there is a "miracle" discovery of alternate fuel sources to petroleum or coal, we will keep sending up the gases and emissions in ever increasing amounts. This will accelerate the demise of that thin sliver of fertile earth and breathable sky where we all live that much quicker.
Mankind is running out of time fast.

Froyd said...

"Global warming is irreversible"

yes it is, the planet will right itself, given enough time.

funny thing is, that in the 70s people were worried about global cooling.

interesting stuff.

whether or not humans will be there when the planet rights itself and the ecosystems is anyone's guess.

Dr Kuha said...

While what you say is technically true, the damage we have done is now irreversible in any sense that we would have control over. The time to act was thirty years ago. Now, the most we can hope to do is damage control, and that's very unlikely to happen.

Froyd said...

call me an asshole, but I see no problem with the human race dying off.

Dr Kuha said...

It's just that kind of misguided thinking that is going to prevent you from being a bridge to the overman.

Froyd said...

I ain't no one's door mat kuha!

Puuda Maggui said...

I like those personalized door mats that have clever sayings on them. My favorites are: "PRIZE PATROL: Please leave giant check under door, thank you!", or
"No Solicitors!", or the my favorite,
"No Bills Allowed!"

Wow, what great advancements humankind has made in the arts :)

Oh, and Froyd, you did sound a little like an a-hole. At least you didn't say anything negative about Star Wars.

Froyd said...

oh no! sound like an a-hole did I?

oh dear, whatever shall I do?

Dr Kuha said...

That statement is perfect with that picture, Froydo.

Froyd said...

I does whats I can.

Puuda Maggui said...

You take some sick photos doc, ever thought of doing photography instead of saving lives?

(-)(-)Blind_Mystic said...

Razor Blades are better for cutting than to be used in an analogy, besides that at least the world won't be so damn cold anymore. if you will my dear doctor and i know you are one so don't deny it, and this goes for the rest of us kuhanians here but we need to look at the bright side if you percieve the bright side to be good that is but this world shouldn't come to an end in our lifetimes. so just relax and let the earth die like any other thing alone in space. as for being serious play some poker with your life savings all in, now that's serious!

(-)(-)Blind_Mystic said...

oh and another thing "DOWN WITH BUSH AND CORPORATE AMERICA!" that goes out to all you hippies out there!