This thread may be destined for the flame forum, but I am going to start it anyway. Let me preface it by saying that I am a regular poster here, but I don’t want to hide behind my forumosan alias. Stew Pendous is my recognized and published nom-de-plume and I go by this name in various circles of my life. It would not be that hard to figure out who I am, if you wanted to put the effort in. The reason for my “new” name is not to hide but to be open to the ctiticisms this thread should invoke.
The planet is going to hell in a handbasket as dear old Granny used to say and I have been pondering what can be done about it. I am not talking about all the indescrimanate murdering of innocents perpetrated by terrorists and freedom fighters…I am not talking about SARS, AIDS or any other disease-ridden acronym. I am talking about our treatment of the planet as a living, breathing entity. The most important book I’ve ever read is Ishmael by Daniel Quinn and I take what he has to say rather seriously. He urges his readers to discuss options for saving the planet and this is the reason for this thread.
To put Quinn’s thoughts in a nutshell, we humans do not obey the laws of nature…and as the bad guy in Matrix put it, we move to an area and totally deplete that area of natural resources and move on top the next one…like a virus…and yes, we are a virus, an unstoppable one…or so it would seem.
So, I am going to begin a little fantasy world here at Forumosa. In this world, I am King…I decide the fate of human and animal kind. I welcome your thoughts and will be open to suggestions, but my decisions are final.
I call it “The Stew World Order” and welcome to my machine.
First order of business, cull the herd…
We are doing a pretty good job of it already, what with the above mentioned wars and pestilences and with buses going over cliffs and trains derailing hither thither, but as long as we keep feeding the undernourished and uneducated, we will keep breeding faster than we can kill each other off. I am all for death these days, I am it’s greatest cheerleader…spiffy uniform, all black with one of those big cleaver thingies instead of pom poms…but I digress…we are not dying fast enough…therefore, I am devising a test…1 wrong answer and ZAP, you are gone…
Do you believe in God, Allah, Jehovah or Krishna? Answer yes and you are gone…ZAAAP!
There…the herd is now culled…I spared the Buddhists and Daoists because they are in tune with the laws of nature and we will need industry to keep moving forward…I can’t kill everyone off or the cure would be worse than the virus
Do you want to have more than one offspring? Answer yes and you are gone…ZAAAP!
Education becomes the main focus of my Stew World order…war is abolished and the economy goes thru the roof as the entire planet has now become that elusive global village think-tankers and utopians so fond of espousing. No, not that Global Village, the other one…sheeesh :?
Now we are getting somewhere.
Any thoughts? Or am I going directly to the Flame Forum? If so, you will never hear from StewPendous again…my alter-ego, however, will continue to post his/her mirthful, tantalizing, insightful bits-o-nonsense on a daily basis.