The accidental suicide of the human race?
The human race, or the collective human entity, is doing some pretty crazy things. We don’t have to be too observant to see things around us that just don’t seem right. Things like deforestation, huge fields of just one crop, dumping wastes in natural rivers, spewing pollution into the air and creating cities by almost completely covering the living land with concrete. They might seem “normal”, but hopefully these things don’t seem “right”.
When we were born into this world we were supplied with nature. Nature contains everything we need and actually shows us how we supposed to live. Effectively, nature is our users guide for life (see Original Knowledge – where does it come from?). We weren’t made to think that we’re better than nature and can find our own ways of doing things, and just treat nature as a resource to be exploited. That’s were the beginning of the end starts.
Four documentaries that opened my eyes
Here are four documentaries that all have similar evidence that basically shows nature shouting at us – “YOUR NOT DOING THINGS RIGHT! THIS ISN”T GOING TO WORK!”. Do we have a chance of listening? Or is this the signal of doom for the human race, and the Earth overall?
Fresh – this movie shows how our modern agriculture is unsustainable. We don’t grow crops or raise animals as nature intended, and we can easily see the negative effects. Organic farming is so important. [More]
Dirt! – another amazing resource that life depends on. We treat it as something dead, but it’s very much alive. And there’s a limited quantity of it on earth. If we allow it to be washed away, blown away or if we cover it with concrete, we’re actually sucking the life out of the planet (and that includes us). [More]
Vanishing of the Bees – the bees are one of the first things that are suffering from the damage that we’re doing to the earth. Our persistent use of dangerous pesticides is now killing off the bee populations. Bees, being relatively frail, are an early sign for us. Can we understand it? Do we realise what’s in store for us? [More]
These films are worth watching.
Some could say we need all the scientific evidence before we can accept that what we’re doing is wrong. I argue that what we see here, and see around us is enough. This quote from Albert Einstein backs up this sentiment;
It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.
There’s enough evidence if the movies above to understand why diseases like obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease are all on the rise irrespective of the efforts of modern medicine. Food is our primary medicine and we’ve forgotten that.
We are consumed with progress and making money (whatever that means – it doesn’t mean anything to nature). We’ve forgotten that nature is trying to show us how to live. This North American Native Indian proverb is particularly relevant;
Only when the last tree has died
and the last river has been poisoned
and the last fish has been caught
will we realize that we can’t eat money
I just hope that we are collectively smart enough to snap out of our madness and reverse these deadly trends before it’s too late. It all starts with each one of us. We can respect nature in every way possible, support organic farmers and suppliers of natural products in general. Let’s hope we can do it.
There are lots of people out there concerned about this stuff, here’s just one example. We need more and more people to begin to realise that we must respect nature if we’re going to survive.