Let's face it, we love ourselves so much that checking FB and whatsapp has become a priority. Screw breakfast. I need my quick fix of Me. We want it here. We want it now. We feel we have the right to make many babies, a PLETHORA of cute Mini-Me's, as El Guapo would put it, even if this means the destruction of life as we know it. Right now, there are over seven billion people on this planet. (Who cares, right?) And by the year 2050 that figure will have grown to nine billion. (And?)
So here's my question: who are we kidding? Who are we trying to fool? Ourselves, that's who. Green tacos are NOT the solution. Windmills that only work when the wind isn't too strong (plus they are ridiculously cost-ineffective) are NOT the solution. Green Apples are NOT the solution. Priuses are NOT the solution. They only make us feel good. There are simply too many people. This speck in space shouldn't be called planet Earth — it should be dubbed planet People. Pee-Pee. If there were as many vultures today as there are people, something tells me some of us would want to hide under our beds and say a prayer. Better make that a green one.
But who cares? We are people. We are the dominant species. We have the right to ejaculate to our heart's content. It's called love and procreation. We learned about this in human development. Weren't you paying attention? Plus we always do it on a green IKEA rug. That makes us green lovers, which is laudable and good. People first! The universe was made for us! So what if we eat more than we should? It's our God-given right. Forty-five million turkeys know what chop-chop really means come Thanksgiving. Screw them! We need to eat. I eat green tacos for crying out loud. I'm not a hypocrite. I separate my garbage! I love windmills! I just adopted one!
The point I'm trying to make — and maybe I'm not being very subtle about it, repeating the mother of points like a commercial advertising green tacos — is that we say we care about Pee-Pee but we put ourselves first. And that's the main problem. Always has been. Always will be. Human beings are selfish and egotistical, and as a result incredibly destructive with a pinch of self-denial, and I know it's in my DNA too. But let's at least be honest about our hypocrisy: seven billion, nine billion, a hundred billion... who gives a freaking flute?
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