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August 25, 2019

“New cities need to be built…”

Filed under: Dance of Death — Tags: — Russell Bangs @ 3:51 pm

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(For some, this infinite abomination is ok because it’s in China and not the US. But the point is to be against abominations, out of basic decency and ecological sanity. Almost no one has this.)
 
 
Here’s a piece of idiocy from a thread at another blog, all too typical of one strain of fake “alternative” types:
 
There will be a lot more building in China….. new cities need to be built…..China will grow well for another 20 years no matter what.
 
Yes, because fossil fuels are infinite, and the biodiversity of the Earth is infinite and can be exterminated forever, and the ecology’s capacity to be devastated is infinite, and the Earth can be murdered forever. And all for the sake of the cancerous “growth” of the lowest vermin ever, materialistic Homo necropolis.
 
By now in the West there’s almost nothing left of humanity but psychopaths like this scribbler. Gaia will not mourn this species, soon to become the apex victim of its own mass extinction campaign.
 
It’s not me saying that destruction, or what psychopaths call “development”, has gone way too far. It’s the Earth saying it. And Gaia will insist on payment of all bills.
 
All their “infrastructure” was raped from the Earth and from peoples who never wanted any part of their vile Christian-scientistic “Dominion”. Including most people in the West itself.
 
And the most open, obvious secret is that it was all for nothing. Modern civilized grinders are the least happy, healthy, whole people who ever have existed. Including and especially the rich. Otherwise why are they such psychopaths who never can reach a point of relaxation and enjoyment of their wealth, but on the contrary must obsess ever more frantically on getting more, and especially on making sure that most people get less and less and less?
 
And the same dynamic goes for all Western grinders, at any level of the hierarchy.
 
And the same goes for all who ape Western civilization, including all who want drive globalization, and all who drive infinite cancer, aka “growth”.
 
And that’s the Hell they call “heaven” which they wish on everyone.
 
Thank Gaia that Earth can’t and won’t tolerate this abomination much longer.
 
Don’t speak to me, speak to the thermometer.
 
 
 
 
 

August 23, 2019

The Coming Amazon Desert

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What’s left of the Amazon rain forest is burning from hundreds of fires the orcs have set to clear space for ranching, timber plantations, mining and industrial farming. The lush paradise of water is burned out and transformed to arid pasture which withers to dust in a few years. The same scorched earth campaigns are underway in Southeast Asia, Africa and elsewhere. This final burndown is civilization’s final push to exterminate as many plant and animal species as possible and turn the entire terrestrial Earth into a desert. The Amazon and its companion rain forests are the lungs and the rainmakers of the world. Much of the Western hemisphere depends for its rain ultimately on weather patterns driven by the transpiration of the Amazon. Civilization’s goal is to stop the rain, permanently. And the destruction of the breathing forests, coupled with the heating and acid assault on the even more oxygenating ocean ecology, has the goal of rendering Earth’s system of oxygen, our very life breath, stagnant and failing. The elemental death wish, the fundamental urge to collective suicide at the heart of civilization, couldn’t be displayed more starkly, short of a joyous frenzied nuclear missile party, the 1914-style celebration of the launch of WWIII, which we may yet see as the entire US political class is lusting for it.
 
Civilization always has been an arsonist, modern civilization is the worst firebug of all. Starting in what used to be the Fertile Crescent, wherever civilization has gone it has turned fertility to desert. Thus the deserts have spread over the Middle East, southern Asia, Australia, North Africa, Latin America, the West and Great Plains of North America. The destruction of as little as 20% of what’s left of the Amazon – a few years more at this rate of arson – will render the residue untenable. The whole thing will wither to rainless dust.
 
Brazilian president Bolsonaro always has openly declared this to be his goal, to transform Brazil and as much of the hemisphere as possible into a desert. His voters, his supporters in Brazil, across Latin America, and in the US and European governments, all ardently embrace this goal. They prove it by their words and especially their actions.
 
This ecocidal goal dovetails with Bolsonaro’s proclaimed genocidal goal: What’s left of Brazil’s indigenous peoples must cease to exist, through forced assimilation or whatever other way is necessary. It’s clear that this government considers these natural peoples to be outside the law, and the orcs have gotten the message. Already hundreds have been murdered by ranchers, miners, loggers and other predators.
 
Just as with desert-driving ecocide, so this genocidal drive to generate a hominid desert is acclaimed or tolerated by a near-consensus among the civilized in Brazil, the US and elsewhere. Actions – of voters, media, officials – prove this.
 
The destruction of the Amazon and the rest of the world’s rain forest is the supreme destruction of the world’s greatest terrestrial carbon sink. To burn what’s left of the Amazon biomass would release as much carbon as all modern fossil fuel burning. Here again we see the kamikaze civilization’s drive to pump the atmosphere as full of carbon as possible, to heat up the Earth as much as possible, in a berserk lunge to perpetuate the interglacial Holocene (better called the Psychoticene) and stave off Gaia’s return to the normal colding, icing trend of the last several million years.
 
The Amazon is one of Gaia’s ultimate centers of biodiversity. Therefore it is a core target of the civilization’s campaign to exterminate all life except for elite hominids and their livestock, both of these groups to exist only in a genetically engineered eugenic form.
 
The goal is maximum destruction, maximum extermination of humans and other animals and plants, before the orc civilization is brought down by its own energy collapse, economic collapse, nuclear war; before Gaia’s Kinesis in the form of climate chaos, ecological collapse, pandemics and other retributions bring civilization’s omnicide-suicide ride to a close.
 
 
 
 

August 7, 2019

All Agree

Filed under: Climate Crisis, Dance of Death, Disaster Capitalism — Tags: , — Russell Bangs @ 10:39 am

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We don’t need these

 
 
The smug and gluttonous, they gorged and congratulated themselves.
 
They lectured: Each atom, shrink yourself while we expand. See how our maw gapes? See how we devour the final forests, the last grasslands, the last wetlands, the fugitive drops of water, the terminal elements of air? See how we kill and devour all before us?
 
They slapped green paint on all their black and red surfaces. The metal glared through.
 
They lied to children and sent them out to speak to children. The atoms must remain infants.
 
They taught that cancer is healthy when you rename it “growth” or “development”, and pandemics are salutary when you sow them for profit.
 
They preached that there is no Earth, only the image of it in your virtual bubble. Your connection to the Earth is your lifestyle whim. So choose to be “eco”! Choose to be “green”!
 
All individual choices are good insofar as they agree that the paramount purpose always is to drive production, drive capitalism, drive the economic civilization, exalt the American Way of Life. The only taboo, one must never want to stop destroying the Earth.
 
They exult in war, war is great, war is good, war is the highest purpose in life.
 
The beast has taught the atoms the necessity of the tyranny of production, of the economy, of total madness exulting in total destruction.
 
They have consensus, all agree that to stop industrial emitting, to stop destroying sinks, to stop exterminating life on Earth, would be to give up their only purpose in life. Their only difference, a purely superficial one, is what kind of con do they want to shill for: Anything from industrial renewables and electric cars to geoengineering and CCS to GMOs and fracking to simple denial. All choices are good which incarnate the fundamentalist commitment: The death march of production must continue, the binge of consumption must continue, the orgy of destruction and extermination must continue.