Some thoughts on Lion Attacks, Global Warming, & Personal Sovereignty.
If a lion is attacking you, do you need someone to tell you you have the "right" to run?
The whole idea of rights is predicated on the idea of personal sovereignty, manifest destiny, democracy, and an unholy mess of MiST-created memes meant to nudge us ever further out of what-we-know, and into a morass of empty theory and polemics.
Global warming isn't directly threatening either ourselves or our families. The only thing it is threatening, maybe, is civilization, and so what? Living in a stinky, polluted city is a real drag. But no one has to live there. It's a choice.
I live in a relative paradise, free of visible or smellable pollution, while still on the grid (I shop at a grocer's store, go to the sauna, and download movies on my PC), and on an income of around $500 a month. That's my reality. So from my POV, I know the environmental crisis is a scam. At least for today.
It's true that I think our current way of life is messed up, but I'm OK with it and I don't pretend to have any solutions. Nor do I think a solution is required. The urge to create "solutions" and improve upon the way things are is at the root of any and all problems you could care to name.
The real disease is personal sovereignty, and one of its leading symptoms is the desire to want to fix or change things.
The Universe is taking care of everything, and absolutely nothing happens that isn't a direct result of its mysterious movements.
All we get to do is look after our own: our bodies and those under our protection. It's not a right, either; it's a delight.
There's nothing else to this life, once we let go of our personal sovereignty (and the arrogance that thinks we have control over anything outside our own actions), besides that sheer delight of being.
The world may appear to be in a quandary; but that's only because the world (like our constructed identities) is a false edifice blocking the flow of being.
If a snake identified with the skin he was shedding, that snake would perceive itself to be in a quandary. But snakes are not that dumb.
The Universe is not in a quandary; how could it ever be? The idea's a joke.
Does anyone here really think that we-as-a-species are more responsible for global warming, or anything else, than the Universe?
We are just the fingers and farts of the Universe anyway. Anything we do, the Universe is doing through us. Might as well get used to it. Fun and frolics for the Universe is a living Hell for sovereign beings.