Saturday, July 9, 2011

Saving the Planet

"We're so self-important. So self-important. Everybody's going to save something now. "Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save those snails." And the greatest arrogance of all: save the planet. What? Are these fucking people kidding me? Save the planet, we don't even know how to take care of ourselves yet. We haven't learned how to care for one another, we're gonna save the fucking planet?

George Carlin

Lately I have been a great fan of him even though he is cynical. People do things for their own benefits, if they hadn't, do you think that abstruse religion would be into existence? 

Today, the topic however is saving the planet. I like the notion, save the Planet, that slogan is cool but are our actions anything near to saving the Planet? No ! Get what I am trying to say? We want to save the planet but at the same time we want to own smart phones, have beautiful homes, have posh cars, branded clothes, drink mineral water in crowd to act like tourist, want more papers to write on, buy things that are neatly wrapped in plastic bags, take pics in KFCs and McDonalds, and every other bullshits and yet, before we turn off that CFL light, we say, save the planet and sleep as though the whole world didn't mean shit to us. 

We have only handful of guys amongst us who actually care for trees and actually plant them. Remaining all of us, we are burden to the planet. Let me again quote George Carlin, "The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through all kinds of things worse than us. Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles...hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worlwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages...And we think some plastic bags, and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? The planet...the planet...the planet isn't going anywhere. WE ARE!

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