“Humans have evolved into an unimaginably complicated parasitic organism that is consuming and despoiling an otherwise heretofore healthy pristine planet. We are the cancer.” – Anonymous
Using the aforementioned observation as context, the bald-faced dripping hypocrisy – beamed across the known universe by the western media in reaction to the recent shootings in Paris – was merely one symptom of a terminal anthropocentric illness that has been in cultivation since our time on the planet.
I mean how does one draw a distinction between those innocents killed in the comic book murders and those of the drone strikes that have killed uncounted innocents in the name of “our” god and country? Or for that matter, the innocents murdered at the hands of Christian zealots seeking retribution in and around abortion clinics in this country?
How different, except for rote execution, are the Charlie Hebdo killings than the flash rallies, in this state and across the country, formed by armed white men in response to any mention of meaningful gun control? From this perspective, the narrative for our continued existence together, on this one and only planet, must change from the current course of events and disasters that have consistently left us with fewer freedoms as well as the inevitable weight of negative imprimatur bearing downward upon the trajectory of our arc in time.