Full 3 1/2 minute YouTube video is hereI sometimes strongly suspect species Homo sapiens is suicidal at most; or is a cruel, hateful, indifferent, and merciless horde of continuously warring tribes at the least.
Actually, my optimism as expressed above is perhaps being tempered by the news (as I type) that the U.S. Marine invasion of Afghanistan will be their biggest invasion of any nation since Vietnam (including Reagan's October, 1983, invasion of tiny Grenada which he afterward said gave the U.S. military the desperate redemption it needed from our "post-Vietnam demoralization.")
So I am posting this "Image of the Day" above of president Obama on Mt. Rushmore (who is presently unleashing his military muscle on Afghanistan, perhaps in some sort of "post-Grenadian invasion elation redemption" as a result of Reagan having kicked the shit out of that tiny island nation of 90,000 inhabitants a quarter of a century ago -- although Dada thought Iraq sufficed nicely in doing that already -- how much humbling do we need?). But I digress.
This banner was courageously unfurled yesterday by Greenpeace. If I am right about Homo sapiens and its latent suicidal lusting, to include not only our own death wish but the entire planet's, then I am optimistic about the G-8 nations and their elite power group of politicians now meeting in Italy at their annual summit. The very best humanity has to offer as representatives of us all and the future history of the Earth in their response to global warming will succeed in doing too little, too late, too slowly by agreeing to mostly disagree in favor of shorter-term, less painful strategies antithetical to a surviveable future of everyone and everything.
(Note: Dada may have already been accused of being one of "the doomsayers who continue to predict societal collapse on a daily basis" but was too dumb to realize it. I would like to apologize, but can't. That's because the evidence is just too damning at this point to convince me humanity is capable of trying to save itself until the writing has melted from the wall and embraced us all by the ankles in an intractable goo of irreversible doom that is our future. Other than that, I hope everyone has a great weekend!)