Sunday, 26 April 2015

Nepal

The Gadhimai Festival in Nepal, which sees thousands of animals slaughtered for the purpose of religious ritual.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/26/nepal-earthquake-death-toll-climbs-towards-2000-as-world-responds

Thus is worked out, from maggots up to man, the universal law of the violent destruction of living beings. The whole earth, continually steeped in blood, is nothing but an immense altar on which every living thing must be sacrificed without end, without restraint, without respite until the consummation of the world,the extinction of evil, the death of death Joseph de Maistre

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Because too many, yet again

I know, I know, this is an old bugbear of mine but I can't help it.

I wonder if I'm one of the few who finds the spiraling number of humans deeply nauseating and depressing. It's not like I attach much value to my life anyway, but objectively it's all exacerbated by knowing that there are 7.3 billion other stupid Janes and Joes out there, all scrambling to survive until their death. This troubles me just sitting by myself in my little corner, and then I only have to step outside my door to be tripping over buggies, brats and their awful mothers who consider themselves saints.

And as we all know, the more there are of something the less its value, so don't be expecting too many people to be troubling themselves over your fate - they've got other things to be doing, like scrabbling for food in the dustbin and queuing up for their ration of Soylent Green.

I live in London, and hey, by standards of the new world mega-cities London is a village, only 9 million milling around its market square. I was in Tokyo last week, 30 million people there. One guy I was talking to told me he got only 4 days off a year, such is the struggle to survive.

So a few basic points to consider:

More people means....   

less countryside....
less solitude, more people in your face....
more demand for endless garbage and crap....                            
more work and toil needed to provide said garbage and crap so....
longer working lives so.....
more pressure on social welfare and state pension.
more morons, as people tend toward the lowest common denominator....                          
so with more people, more vulgarity and crudity.

But as the morons say: It's all good.

I mean if I weren't an AN on metaphysical grounds, surely I might pause to think that any kid of mine is going to face a tougher struggle for survival than me and previous generations. But no, biology always wins. Oh well, I'm just gassing to no purpose, and not particularly eloquently, but there you are, I'm tired and there are more new people to be in awe of.

http://www.populationmatters.org/?gclid=CM-2lPe9_8QCFYoEwwodYyYAww 

https://www.facebook.com/PopulationMatters?fref=ts