Archive for ‘This crazy world’

“Where logic disappears and the full experience of being alive in this crazy world is laid bare.”

Humanity needs to grow-up soon

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Last updated on December 13th, 2017 at 08:02 pm

“For a government to admit to a problem, it would first have to have a solution. Using global heating as an example, hearing such news, the people would demand a solution, but there is no solution when every nook and cranny of your civilization works against the obvious solution.”

Are religion and politics the true enemy man.

Are religion and politics the true enemy man.

Reducing the burning of hydrocarbons in a world reliant on growth contradicts itself.

This leaves any government impotent and obviously reluctant to admit its shortcomings, so it’s best just to leave it for the next administration, parliament or even generation to deal with.

Skepticism is a far easier solution to adopt than to face the actual problem head-on.

A sceptic comes in two types: (more…)

A curious tale of stale friendship and the toxic pizza

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Last updated on December 13th, 2017 at 08:07 pm

“I have some wonderful and kind long-term friends back in my hometown, but searching for good or appropriate friends in my location seems to be harder to achieve. I write this for my son who one day will read this and hopefully learn from his daddies tale of woe.”

Real friendship is forever.

Real friendship is forever.

After dropping off my son to his mothers, I decided Pizza would be a one-off treat for my tea, so I put this half supermarket and half self-made creation into the oven and waited with anticipation and a rumbling tum. Ten minutes later and the house filled with smoke!

Once the thick, toxic smoke had cleared, I discovered that someone had left a plastic grill handle in the bottom of a brand new oven, which I didn’t see when putting my pizza. The pizza was now toxic and as I am about to find out, so was a new friendship. (more…)

An historic week with no headlines

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Last updated on December 13th, 2017 at 10:10 pm

“Two historical moments occurred this week, but the most amazing aspect was the minimum media attention that you would aspect of such mammoth news events.”

Catastrophe confirmation.

Catastrophe confirmation.

Firstly, the French President Francois Hollande made a speech at the green energy conference in Abu Dhabi finally admitting the world is on course for ‘environmental collapse’, saying “The world is headed for an environmental “catastrophe” if countries do not invest in renewable energy”.

This catastrophe is historic because no high-profile G8 world leaders except Barack Obama have ever admitted the true scale of the environmental problems we see today. Mr Hollande also added “If we don’t act, if we don’t do anything, if we don’t invest anything, we can be sure that we will have a catastrophe very soon”. (more…)

Extreme wealth hoarding is antisocial

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Last updated on December 14th, 2017 at 09:09 am

“Last summer’s youth riots, Arab spring and austerity protests showed how quickly society can break down and thus, we are now seeing wave after waving of draconian measures introduced to keep the working class, victims of the banking crisis and the youth in check.”

Putting extreme wealth to good use.

Putting extreme wealth to good use.

I would argue that it’s the extreme wealth hoarders of the world who could help modern civilisation with its social and global warming problems.

In 2012, the world’s 100 wealthiest people became $241 billion richer. They are now worth $1.9 trillion: just a little less than the entire output of the United Kingdom.

Extreme wealth is very different from entrepreneurial wealth – Let me explain. (more…)

An alternative apocalyptic view of 2012

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Last updated on December 14th, 2017 at 09:27 am

“The countdown to apocalypse has begun, and everyone is waiting in great anticipation for the ultimate end of humanity’s great evolutionary story. Not convinced? Well me neither.”

Alternative Mayan Calender.

Alternative Mayan Calender.

If there are no asteroids on the horizon or biblical floods heading our way, the coast for humanity may not yet be apparent as ‘the beginning of the end’ may have been misinterpreted as ‘the actual end’.

The whole 2012 apocalypse originates from the Mayan calendar which may or may not has been translated correctly, but when you look at the message with the perspective of hindsight, maybe the Mayan people predicted the beginning of the end? (more…)

Our world more vulnerable

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Last updated on December 15th, 2017 at 05:56 pm

“As humanity’s greatest achievements in the form of the Voyager one and two spacecraft reach the outskirts of our solar system, whose primitive cameras were realigned to take a photograph of a small blue dot called Earth.”

Blue dot Earth.

Blue dot Earth.

Very few of the 7 billion people living in that small blue dot, set within the vastness of space, will ever see that poignant image, but the spacecraft launched 35 years ago will be a time capsule of the human experience, and will probably wander lonely and eternally undiscovered for billions of years.

Our planet can also describe as a time capsule, which has wandered around our galaxy, for the most part, shielding its precious cargo of complicated life from the hostile ravages of space and time. (more…)

Is humanity as successful as it thinks?

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Last updated on December 16th, 2017 at 12:45 pm

“Is modern civilisation sprinting in a long distance race?”

The road to a successful species.

The road to a successful species.

Certain changes in my life, including the birth of my son have called into question for me, the fundamental question. Are we as a species really successful?

For a few generations including my own, the outlook was bright; progress was bountiful with year on year developments in medicine, technology and agriculture. This progressive golden age has increased our species numbers like never before. Success is ours, or is it? (more…)

A sense of the common good

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Last updated on December 16th, 2017 at 12:52 pm

“An open letter to the Green parties of the world.”

After the appointment of Natalie Bennett of the United Kingdom’s Green Party, I feel I speak for many when I see an opportunity to do the right thing.

Changing the seemingly impossible is possible.

Changing the seemingly impossible is possible.

Apart from a very loud vocal minority, most people are convinced that our climate has changed for the worse as a result of human activities. Most people given a chance to do the right thing would do just that, but often mainstream party politics do not have any alternatives.

The problem comes from the green party having an image problem, which is preventing most people from taking them seriously. The clue is in the name, “The Green” Party. Green politics is still perceived as sandal-wearing wishful thinking and does not encourage average families to adopt a greener way of thinking. (more…)

Economic growth and the environment

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Last updated on December 16th, 2017 at 12:58 pm

“If you’d have told the builders of the Roman Colosseum, that people would fly in their hundreds of thousands from across the unknown worlds to see it, then that concept would have been inconceivable to them.”

What lies ahead, environmental disaster?

What lies ahead, environmental disaster?

Likewise, a broken planet Earth can seem inconceivable to us now, but it doesn’t mean it won’t be right. I firmly believe we have not grasped the seriousness of the situation.

The biblical-sized ecological catastrophe, with both sides turning up the heat on each other. People with unabated growth and expansion while the planet, turns up the heat a little further with every action we make. (more…)

How democracy will destroy civilisation

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Last updated on December 16th, 2017 at 02:19 pm

“Democracy seen as the pinnacle poster boy for all of our species struggles for freedom and fairness.”

Will democracy save the planet and mankind?

Will democracy save the planet and mankind?

With millennia of previous generations before us, bereft of a voice, or any rights we take for granted in our modern world, the struggles and endurance of those that fought for our right to vote, was a dangerous and life-threatening thing to do.

Such sacrifices are still going on today, so the achievement of those countries that succeeded in a one man, one vote system, cannot be understated. (more…)