Mon. (Jan. 21) the Israeli government announced its support of an
ambitious plan to install the world's first electric car network in
Israel by 2011
The initiative is aimed at addressing global dependence on foreign oil
from undemocratic regimes and mitigating the health and environmental
damages caused by emissions from gas-burning vehicles. Said Israeli President Shimon Peres, "Today
is a new age with new dangers and the greatest danger is that of oil.
It is the greatest polluter of our age and oil is the greatest
financier of terror.”
According to Paul Watson of the Sea Shepard Conservation Society, humanity is a virus that is killing it's host, Earth.
A river is an artery and a vein, and
streams and brooks are capillaries. Put a dam on a river and you cut
off an artery preventing nutrients from moving downstream and you cut
off the vein preventing the waste from the land from being removed and
Plankton, plants, and especially
forests are the lungs of the earth, removing carbon dioxide and
producing oxygen. Overfishing, plankton harvesting, and deforestation
is literally diminishing global lung capacity.
Species work interdependently to
develop mutually beneficial strategies that maintain and strengthen
ecosystems. Every species removed diminishes the system and weakens the
collective body of the biosphere.
Humans are presently acting upon this
body in the same manner as an invasive virus with the result that we
are eroding the ecological immune system.
A virus kills its host and that is
exactly what we are doing with our planet’s life support system. We are
killing our host the planet Earth.
I was once severely criticized for
describing human beings as being the “AIDS of the Earth.” I make no
apologies for that statement. Our viral like behaviour can be terminal
both to the present biosphere and ourselves. We are both the pathogen
and the vector. But we also have the capability of being the anti-virus
if only we can recognize the symptoms and address the disease with
effective measures of control.
Watson thinks that the parasitical human population should be reduced
to less than a billion, and those chosen to survive should inhabit
colonies of twenty thousand or less, with uninterrupted wild areas
separating them. They will all be vegans or vegetarians, of course, and
reproduction will be limited to those who are responsible enough, in
Watson's judgement, to handle parenthood.
While he grieves over the extinction of the big animals that used to
roam the earth not so terribly long ago -- mastodons, mammoths, etc. --
one can almost hear his pants strain to hold down his erection at the
thought of one fairly large hominid -- humans -- becoming extinct or
The simple question is: Why doesn’t this Watson start reducing the
population by offing himself? He could make a great statement by
locking himself up in his compost pile with no food or water until
nature takes it’s course. Isn’t that what a leader does, do what he
thinks is right.