A Well Mannered Barbarian Tells All

a brisk fortelling of the world through a barbarian's eyes

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.

—H. G. Wells

tumblrbot asked: ROBOTS OR DINOSAURS?

Being that robots will someday rule the world, robots. I do love a good picture of a dinosaur in a seemingly modern situation though.

Technically second post

Greetings world. This is a blog to essentially get things off my chest that I wouldn’t feel comfortable talking about in any depth on twitter, facebook, etc. Here I can say what I would like to and if you don’t dig it, don’t read it.

There is a lot of crap going on, and for the most part we are being typical Americans about it, we are just not paying attention because “that’ll never happen to me” or “it’s not any of my business what other people do”. Well there is a lot going on right now that is everyone’s business because if we do not stop it, there’s not going to be a pretty future for our children to grow up in.

The simple truth of the matter is that every day we stand back and let more and more be taken by corporate profits, and letting more and more safeguards for you and your family slip away, the less we and more importantly, the next generation will have. And I think it’s not fair to them for us to be sanctimonious or worse, ignorant about this shift that has taken place. This is not crazy, look at any document showing US personal income vs. corporate profits and you will see the truth of what I am saying.

I’m sure that some will think me ignorant for the information that I post here, rest assured I’m okay with that. Because it’s only through discourse that we as people will be able to come to the truth at the heart of this issue. That without careful thought for our world, people and all life, we can and will wipe out this earth we have come to know. That is not fear-mongering, that is not foolish or crazy, that is a simple fact. Ask any biologist, when an organism reaches levels not supported by an ecosystem, bad things happen.

I don’t think there is any one solution, there has to be many solutions for such numbers of people. If the whole world switched to electric vehicles, we’d likely choke the air with coal fumes to power all that electricity. I’m sure that if we put up millions and millions of windmills that we would inadvertently do something to the wind stream, we need to stop thinking of things as an either/or mindset and start thinking of balance. I hope to show a balance of thinking in the months ahead and would delight in conversations for the future of all barbarian-kind.

Cheers.

Give us clear vision, that we may know where to stand and what to stand for - because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.

—Peter Marshall, US Senate Chaplain 1947