Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Epoch of The Straw That Broke - 2

Little-straw-mistakes add up to "one Titanic"
The first in this series, The Epoch of The Straw That Broke, set the stage for discussing a certain reality we tend to forget.

It is a bit like when the Titanic went down in the sense that the Titanic disaster was a series of events, none of which were alone sufficient to bring down "the ship that even God could not sink".

But after the tipping point had been reached, "the point of no return", then even the smallest event, anywhere in that series of events, was qualified to be the straw that broke the camel's back, if done again.

Like the Titanic scenario, we are in the epoch or age of the straw that breaks the camel's back too, in terms of the next event that does damage to the environment.

The gist of it is that there is an environmental tipping point which scientists talk about, a twilight zone on the edge of what the earth can take, but no more, without breaking down into a killing machine.

That killing machine, which world civilization is unwittingly making, will take out world civilization leaving only some of humanity to try to live on through and form a subsequent civilization.

Even the flowers, grass, trees, and other greenery are aware that something is terribly wrong, and they are moving toward safer ground.

Events are converging toward the border line while world governments seem incapable of keeping "the last straw" off the camel's back.


  1. I'm not a religious guy, but I have to admit the apocolyptic imagery in this classic is pretty provocative:

    W.B. Yeats

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
    Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.
    The darkness drops again but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast,
    its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?


  2. Interesting poem, especially "Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?"

    The strange thing about apocalyptic vision in today's religion is that it is composed of death wishes.

    Multiple ones. Death of self and death of others.

    It is crippling.

    That is why when we see it coming we don't do anything about it (like the feds and BP when told the Gulf of Mexico is a mine field).

  3. Dredd I don't know if you have seen the documentary Gasland on HBO,but it is my recommendation that you try to watch it!!I think the guy's name who produced it is Josh Fox.It really shows the evil results of Darth Cheney's closed door energy meetings!!The real sad part these environmental crimes are literally happening in American's back yards! Natural Gas is being touted as a major part of our solution to oil addiction,but if more people see this documentary I think they would think otherwise!! Again it's titled GASLAND by Josh Fox tell everyone you can to please take some time to view it!! Thanks Dan1902

  4. Anonymous (Dan1902),

    I am aware of it.

    Water from the kitchen faucet catching fire because of the gases in the water! Deadly chemicals forced into the water table, and on and on.

    Anyone reading these comments be sure to see GASLAND!