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SPEED, plague of our times?

Nowadays almost everything must be fast, that is what all media preach, that is what is being inserted in the brains of people. Races of any kind, cars, horses, dogs, people, quiz shows are based on the speed of the responses, not on knowledge, a data base of very little sounding content but trickery, shallow and media gossip on celebrities, films, songs, rock groups, politicians, not useful for anything else but for quiz shows, they are made to block everyone’s minds to learn the real and meaningful culture, the commercials technique.

Meanwhile the professionals are “built” in universities under the scientific, technological and cultural-social principles, with emphasis on giving adequate responses to problems based on knowledge, study, evaluating things, taking the time to do it well, the world outside is molded by media and it asks for exactly the opposite, be fast, don’t think it for long time if not somebody else will take your place and so on.

Speed only leads to mistakes, nothing steady, durable, meaningful, be prepared, take your time, apply the old diving say we are taught to become divers: plan your dive and dive your plan, if not, abort your dive to save your life. It applies to everything in life, see, think and touch afterwards.

Social media and nudity…..

The title might be deceiving but in a sense people are nude when they publish something on the net. Photographs, videos, comments, reviews, they can be jumping around forever, I personally catch sometimes some of the above,  20 years old and still up there, can’t be erased, modified, they are simply laying there and when the search word is the right one, they come up.

Social Media is the simplest way to post photos, videos, comments and unfortunately “other” stuff. Anybody feels the necessity to say something, to publish something and this is where the title comes into life. Most people write with huge shortcomings on their native language, mistakes of any  kind can be found, if they went to school, school did not work for them, they are nude on the web, As part of the ignorance problem they do not know they are and do not even take the 30 secs check up  -at least- on a  spelling corrector.

Anybody feels entitled to give an opinion of anything, no matter how ignorant is on the matter, not having the qualifications to do so and not taking the simple step of visiting the easiest, Wikipedia, The result…..another way to show nudity.

Personal fanaticism, lack of consideration to others, lack of respect for others thoughts, filling their messages with information that is totally irrelevant (or embarrassment) to others, personal feelings for the person beside them are other ways of showing nudity on social media.

There is a line between what is personal (all of it) and what can be shared but most people -the majority- do not seem to find it, it is like the TV reality shows (reality craps) now, there are no boundaries, everything seems to be fair to get their personal goals, for me it is the sickening view of advertising and celebrities, what seems to be driving this world to its future, not precisely the brightest one.

Doomsday, really?

There are three million millionaires in the USA that do not pay taxes because their assets are registered in tax paradise “countries” around the globe, many have another citizenship, a great prove of patriotism, no doubts about it.

There are also three million doomsday preppers, they have even a convention, a TV series in NatGeo, websites, facebook and social media pages and a whole industry that provides them with all what they need, costly, ridiculously fashioned and very successful but …..what is a doomsday prepper? A doomsday prepper is a guy, working alone, with friends, with his family, that believes de-facto that in case of a catastrophe the federal/state government will not help him/them to survive any life threatment situation, it can be an earthquake, a cyclone, a hurricane, a tsunami, a nuclear plant explossion, economic crisis, a war of any kind, bio threats, nuclear attacks from other countries, terrorism, comets, asteroids, solar flares, magnetic fields, gamma rays and whatever you can put into your imagination.

The rule of thumb is that you need a supply of food, water, energy, a bunker, hundreds of guns and ammunition (easily there) and training to stop any of their hungry citizens that did not prepare for that, to invade your space to take advantage of what you did to protect your family.

My conclusion is simple, there are out there at least six million guys who do not care about their country, government, society, institutions, marines, armed forces, FBI, CIA, NSA, DEA, fellow citizens, for them God Bless America and The Land of the Free are just a songs they sing on baseball games, the only important people are them!

https://www.quora.com/Why-are-there-so-many-preppers-doomsday-survivalists-and-people-distrusting-of-modern-society-in-America
http://fortune.com/2013/11/11/what-i-saw-at-the-doomsday-prepper-convention/
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/industries-making-most-money-doomsday-103557775.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099714/Meet-preppers-Up-3-MILLION-people-preparing-end-world-know-it.html

Global warming, a lost war?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-14/february-smashed-all-time-global-heat-record/724635

Are we loosing the the war against global warming?, yes…. ignorance, apathy and personal interests are winning.

The 6th mass extinction began with the last ice age and now it’s being catalyzed by man on a geometric progression. Honest scientists agree with the evidence so far. Dishonest scientists (there are a bunch who sold their soul to the devil), politicians and big economic powers deny the truth because they can not see beyond their own generation, do not want to see, do not care beyond that. Ignorance and stupidity of the people (who associate dinosaurs to cavemen) help them a lot with their behavior. The results are obvious, when the conveyor belt that regulates the temperature on far north and south of the globe will really slow down, we will have a new ice age, now with 8 to 10 billion people instead of the few millions of 10.000 years ago, with depleted resources of all kind, famine, lack of water, deserted oceans and more. Apocalyptic, yes it is,  but the scientific evidence so far and the projection based on it shows no bright future. How many honest people in the world know about this? Is there a future? Emissions control right now is like a band aid put on a terminal ill patient and since advertising controls the mind of the week, there is no doubt about what will happen.

I die for a selfie

On these days, shallow people measure their achievements by the “friends” on social media, the “likes” they get on every post, the amont of “selfies” they make and publish. As I mentioned in other posts, this is what advertising and media want, these are the false values they seed in the absence of family or school values, now vanishing in this modern absurd world, where ficticious needs are created and people embrace them as if it was life or dead.

In a world where now “celebrities” rule, not precisely a role model to follow, people have always taken pictures of themselves, in old times you always could get someone  kindly taking a photo of you (or couple) at a site but the invention of the name “selfie” and the adoption and spreading of it in the showbiz, the paraphernalia around it, has reached ridiculous and unbeareable limits of indecency and bad behavior, showing the dark side of most people.

If you travel, in/out of your Country, you will see bunchs of people arriving to iconic places and in five minutes they get the camera/phone/Ipad out and take selfies, they do not spend but a few seconds looking or enjoying the site, the selfie is enough, no matter if a number of people are there trying to enjoy their visit. Noisy, uneducated, arrogant, jumping and screaming all over the place, the goal is the selfie, not the place. A paralell can even be made for most of those 4×4 aficionados running with their expensive machines anywhere just for the fun of 4×4, all what they say about the places they visit is bullshit (just a way to justify the absence of crowds) , they do not admire the scenery or anything, only their machines, they do not even  take photos, only if it is a TV program.

This behavior is turning worse by the day, as this recent report in Costa Rica shows

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/19/world/americas/tourists-thwart-turtles-from-nesting-in-costa-rica.html?_r=0

Selfies or selfishness is reaching extremes that only human race (Homo porcinus) is capable of doing. What is next? Anything is possible.

Man is a freak of Nature, a mistake in Evolution.

Animal Rights?, the Right Ones..

There are half a billion dogs on the planet and if we add cats and other pets the number skyrockets to over a billion. There are also about a billion people that does not feed well, ranging from malnutrition to famine but….. we prefer to look the other side while we feed pets, give them living facilities, grooming, pet-sitting, entertainment, psychologic consultation, vets, insurance, medicines, hospitals, surgical attention and more, much more. Many, many people do not have access to that quality of life. There are exceptions though….working dogs as sheppards, trained dogs to detect bombs, illegal money, drugs, fires, rescue, dogs for the blind, dogs for vigilance, dogs for people that lost all loved ones are all out of the question, what I am against are the pets converted into parasites, just suckling resources to fulfill man’s miseries.

Besides that, there are thousands of NGO defending the rights of animals to avoid abuse by man but most of them refer to pets (mainly dogs) and animals used/trained for entertainment. Most of those people do not have any idea that hundreds of millions of animals are massacred every year on behave of feeding stupid culinary,  medicinal or economical apetite. Sharks fin soup at 100$/plate, (tasteless but flavored with a cube) causes 100 million sharks to be de-finned and launched to the sea still alive. The wholesale “sport” hunt in Africa, the unproved “oriental medicine” based on myths make kill a huge amount of elephants, rhinos, big cats in general for those “special” parts that cure or invigorate sexual powers. Besides dozens of other examples, the continuous destruction of habitats leads to death to numerous species causing the unbalance of Nature’s equilibrium.

All of the above is much more important in terms of “human rights” that caring for pets, once species are gone, are gone forever and it has a crucial influence in human life, man spits to the sky and then tries to avoid it using an umbrella, what a paradox, but this paradox seems to be imprinted in the genes. We know what the future will be, at least some of us know, either for us or those that don’t by ignorance or looking the other way, the future will be the same. The history of Earth and its inhabitants has given enough evidence about the short term future on a geological magnitude.

The Neon Gods we made

Since Anthropologists and Archeologists started digging in our past as a species and we passed the bridge between oral transmission and written messages/drawings depicting the “human life”, we learned many things that we might consider were product of ignorance, fear, misunderstanding about Nature, life itself, life after death. I’ve asked myself many times if we have changed, then I remember a verse from the 1966 song of S&G (the sound of silence)… “and the people bowed and prayed to the neon god they made” and I realize that we have not changed a bit. There is not much of a difference when comparing with our ancestors, now we bow and pray to the “gods of technology”, the “gods of the show business”, the gods of The political world”, the “gods of economy power” and the very same “gods of war”. How could one explain the act of sleeping on the streets to buy the new Iphone, bargains from a store, petrol on sale and lots of more behaviors that Einstein perfectly qualified as: man’s stupidity is infinitum!