…ok, I’m back. I’ll start with my normal “belligerent, inflammatory comment.” Who the heck cares about the stupid environment, anyways!?
There… I said it. I don’t care about the environment. And here’s why. The planet Earth has survived quite nicely for many years, and I doubt very much that we human beings are capable of actually destroying the world by polluting. How prideful is it to think we have the means to actually destroy the planet? And while I’m at it… Who the heck cares if a species becomes extinct because of something we do!?Come on, folks. Really. Don’t we all believe the whole thing about “survival of the fittest?” I thought that was the way the world got better… by the weak genetic strains being killed off, or dying because they couldn’t acclimate to the environment.
What will really happen if we pollute too much, or strip mine too much, or use up all our natural resources, is that WE will die. Yeah, we might kill off a few “lesser” species in the process, but ultimately, we’ll only hurt ourselves. The planet will continue quite nicely without us if we manage to extinct ourselves.
Why do we care so much if some stupid baby seals go extinct? If they’re so special, why don’t they build themselves some factories and manufacture guns to defend themselves? It’s because they are just DUMB animals. You can argue with me all day long about it, and at the end of the day, I’ll still say that humans are more important than animals, if for no other reason than we are capable of invention and creative thought. You’ll never see an ostrich winning a Nobel prize. I’ve never seen a dog taking a business class. So get off your high horse and find something really important to worry about.
Before I leave you, I’d like to share a joke with you that my sister told me. Panda walks into a bar, orders a hamburger and eats it. Then he gets up, pulls out a gun, and shoots at the ceiling. Then he starts to walk out. The bartender yells after him “HEY, why’d you do that?” And the panda says “Dude, I’m a panda…look it up” and throws the bartender a dictionary. The bartender looks up panda in the dictionary: “Panda (n) Small bear native to China. Eats shoots and leaves.”