My dear Earth, I have a confession to make. I am weary of you and the political promises made on your behalf by those who live totally artificial lives; who watch your “nature” by sitting on a couch in front of their TV and who “love” you without having a clue as to who you really are, or rather, what you have become.
My dear Earth, I’m tired of your bullshit. In my opinion, backed by having grown up within your actual wilderness, by lifelong observations; by involvement in “environmental” efforts and studies, I say you are either a rank hypocrite, or you simply don’t give a horse’s patootie about what goes on over, on or in your body. I think if I could hear your response it would be using that particularly offensive current expression: “It’s all good.”
Well no, it’s not all good. In fact it’s far from being even a bit good. My first challenge to your fans’ claim of status, that you are a goddess, has to do with predation. Yes, you heard me correctly. You accept, support and probably believe, or at least want your supremacist, exceptional homo sapiens species to believe that predation, the killing of large numbers of totally innocent and helpless life in order to feed much smaller numbers of not so innocent and much less useful life is of paramount necessity to the promotion of a “balanced” slate on this world.
Let me point out how utterly wrong you are on that. Let’s take your most successful predator species to-date, “man” and see if their unchallengeable success is conducive to engendering a balance of life on this world, on your body. What do you think? Even among these ultimate predators (ignoring for the moment any alien force equipped with planet-busting weaponry) there is a saying, “a bad predator annihilate its host.” This so-called intelligent predator is ostensibly aware that his life-sustaining system is entropic. After man, nothing. I don’t call that balancing the slate, I call that utter irresponsibility, arrogance and injustice of universal proportion.
Now Earth, if I actually believed in evolution I would have to state categorically that this nefarious, and may I add, absolutely useless and pointless predator called “man” is a child of your desire and invention. It is so perfectly adapted to your modus operandi that it is in the process of destroying itself and your living environment in the bargain. It’s all about predation. Every system man has used (I will not say ‘invented’ because the creature is mentally incapable of such invention) is predatory in expression. Boil the chaos instituted by man to its lowest common denominators: organized religion, government and finance, and you hold in your cauldron all the evil that man has wrought against all other forms of life and against its own species.
Whence comes lust? Greed? Lies? Wars? From man’s civilization. What sustains that civilization? The three predatory abominations mentioned above. Remove them and what’s left of that civilization? Nothing that would uphold man’s claimed superior tenure of earth, of you, Earth.
Let me back off from man and look at the rest of your “creation” and assess that. The process of creating stress, fear, fight-or-flight reactions and necessary successful killing attack modes among every creature that flies, swims, walks, crawls or tunnels is everywhere apparent. Simply put, it’s how things work here. Kill or die. Rule or be enslaved. Where’s the middle ground? There isn’t any. You haven’t allowed for that in your twisted reasoning. Everything must suffer, either the predator’s fear of missing a kill and going hungry, or the victims’ fear of being targeted while simply engaged in foraging, or in raising young in a burrow or hatching eggs in a nest. Your entire system is based on raw fear. How did you ever let it come down to that? What made you fall so low that you would sell your surface dependent life to fear and constant depredation?
You made a very bad choice a long time ago. You became addicted to fear, hate and pain. You learned to use gratuitous violence to create your drug. Subsequently you discovered man and subverted him to your horror, addicting him to an innate need of violence, particularly by shedding innocent blood. You taught him to use violence against all life, but mostly against the smaller, the weaker, the most helpless. You demonstrated how the prey would greatly multiply as a defense mechanism against annihilation of its species and taught that predatory killing was a defense against the prey “taking over” the territory legitimately staked out by the predator.
You know me, Earth. You know I’m here observing, taking notes. You know you don’t have me. You know the programming used to subvert intelligent life here doesn’t work with me. So don’t lie to me. That worked for a time. I believed the lies; that you were not really sentient; that you had nothing to do with what went on; that you were a victim. Yes, I recognize that you are a victim, just like a drug addict is a victim.
In the name of all that is fair and just as Life understands it, I condemn man’s civilization and I also condemn you, Earth, to a just death. Your anti life perversion and corruption is beyond redemption, as is man’s. You possess a few very shaky years yet in which to change, in which to make amends, in which to prove me wrong about you.
I suggest you get to it.