“Human Beings can do just about anything, literally anything, if given enough time and resources”. FACT OF FICTION? – I ‘d say FACT…Sounds like i am pretty confident about my specie.
I mean let’s look at the facts:
We have a proven record over history, time and time again, to come up with remedies of diseases that plague us… (assuming that the bureaucracy isn’t counterproductive) “#winning”
We barely need to leave the confines of our homes with the internet, saving time that can be reallocated to other needs. “#winning”
We go to space on regular basis to the point that we seek to now build an elevator to shuttle things back and forth… “#winning”
and etc… and etc… “All we do is win mehn”. except and its a big one, … EXCEPT when we face NATURE. yep. “NATURE” is undefeated… I even once read a tweet that said “nature is cruel”, some would say “nature is a beast”, the irony of that!!!. Could “NATURE” be a subtle reminder that something outside of our egocentric, individualistic self may just be larger than us.
Nope this isn’t your typical religious fanatic, it’s the “end of the world” speech…Although I would urge all, in the words of my Lord to “STAY AWAKE” .
I thought of writing today when i saw this news, scrolling down my daily feed after Mass…: “Japanese nuclear plant declares state of emergency”. I immediately shivered. Well one may ask what is the big deal? I feared the worst so i tweeted on impulse:
Nuclear power is loose, Japan into state of emergency- Here lies the irony of “human protection” -ending up being self-destructive.
Well the effects of radioactive particles in the air can be far more “crual” to humanity than any natural catastrophy that happened ever. Well, one may say: “It is still nature’s fault, if it wasn’t for the tsunamis, there would be no emergencies to begin with.” .
Well, our various top-notch nations in their ascension to world domination have standardized the nuclear weapons to qualify absolute power. They saw it fit that protection of human lives (in a given country) is by acquiring arsenal that will threaten human lives (in another). The most logical question here would be: What if these arsenal turn against us ?
In the bigger scheme of things, just as the Lord came in a manger, not a single soul would expect the end of the world to be a self-destructive tragedy. And in that case would it really be nature’s fault or our fault. Tectonic plates must realign, we can continue to blame nature in fear, plus nature has no lawyers… but in a bit of self-examination, perhaps we should begin to look at the man in the mirror.
P.S. I applaud the various efforts made by the NWS recently (better late than never) to reduce nuclear content within their cocktail of arsenal. And I sincerely hope it isn’t political talk.
P.S. We must continue to pray for those affected in Japan… Such events bring humanity much closer and there are no doubts about it…The antidot of a “cold war” would be a “warm hug”. It’s sad that it takes humanity catastrophes of this size to make such step… We still continue to thank God.