WORLD HAS NEVER KNOWN!
been five major extinctions charted through the geological record. That the sixth extinction awaits somewhere
in the future is not a question but fact. Whether that event results from an asteroid
impacting the earth or the moon; or the sun boiling away our atmosphere leaving
the earth like its sister planet Mars; or a cataclysmic volcanic event… The question is not if, but when and
There is a
new scenario to add to the mix. 3.2 million years ago, a creature came down from the trees and found it
could grasp a stick in its tactile hands and beat the brains out of other
animals and creatures like itself.
genetic difference between human and its closest relative in the great ape
family allowed development of a creature that has been able to bring most animal
groups to the verge of extinction, destroy the rain forest, pollute the rivers
and lakes and oceans of the world and contaminate the very air that sustains
life on earth.
The earth was
able to adjust to man’s destruction for 3 million years. Then in the early 1900’s, only 100 years ago,
the population of man exceeded one billion: thirty years later two billion,
thirty years later four billion… five billion, six billion, seven billion; and
by 2050 the world human population is charted to reach nine billion. The ability of the earth to support the
consumption of food, water and natural resources required by this human virus is
years ago, in the 1940’s man traded the stick in his hand for a nuclear
bomb. Now instantaneous mass destruction brought on by human error or madness is possible.
For sixty years
the sanest among the race have held the reigns on nuclear destruction while building
a nuclear arsenal capable of destroying the entire earth seven times over.
The fear has always been that at some point
in the future this power would fall into the hands of a person or persons unstable
enough to pull the trigger: fire and fury like the world has never seen.
years later, on the anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima and
Nagasaki, we have two psychotic narcissists being goaded by their minions to
unleash Shiva the destroyer of worlds – not understanding that the world they
will destroy is their own.