On Japan and R.E.M.

Special Report: Can Japan find “New Deal” after Triple Whammy?

I hope they can find something. The title is accurate. Triple whammy. And like most natural disasters, they never saw it coming. It’s really sad. The earthquake itself was devastating, but the tsunami that followed? I heard on the radio this morning, 1000 bodies have washed ashore. I really need to turn off the radio on my way to work. Gruesome and tragic. And the nuclear plant that may meltdown? How are they going to deal with that as well? I hope the sea water cools it down.

Those near the epicenter of the earthquake said it felt like the end of the world. Literally. Even though I’m one of those “I’m spiritual, not religious” people, I do believe we are in the End Times. It doesn’t depress me at all. I’ve been pretty fatalistic and negative for as long as I can remember. I’m not a glass half empty kind of person. I’m the empty with a crack kind.

I hope the Mayan prediction of 2012 comes true. My faith in humanity was lost long ago, and it continues to tank (even below zero). We’ve raped this planet (i.e., garbage gyres in the oceans, floating polar bears). We brutally torture and kill each other and not just during war time (i.e., Zaire/Congo, heinous crimes that are reported all the time). And then there are those who have no trouble torturing and killing animals, God’s innocent creatures.

I hope we are ushering in the apocalypse. It’s selfish to wish for it, but I don’t care. At all. It probably won’t happen anyway.

But I still want it to happen. 2012? Asteroid? Pole shift? Nuclear winter? Bring it on.

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.


4 responses to “On Japan and R.E.M.

  • lbwoodgate

    I understand your despair with humanity spinny but people throughout history have predicted some fatal end of the world scenario, especially when nature was flexing its muscle in the form of floods and devastating volcanoes. Though life as we know it may be doomed because of our own inability to see how our actions impact it, I suspect the earth will be here in some form long after you and I have departed it, but with just a few less humans to f— it up.

    Perhaps a future cleansing of the planet will leave a smarter batch of humans than those that survived the last glacial period over 11,000 years ago.

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