Could be anywhere in the world ...

VSD's picture
Submitted by VSD on Wed, 2016-12-21 15:44

my apologies for the German text - it's not really relevant ... shows pictures of Aleppo before and after the war - could be anywhere in Europe ... to me it brought home what homo sapiens sapiens is really about: the greatest creation possible in this jungle but also the greatest destruction imaginable ... on a scale that goes far beyond Aleppo ... and it doesn't matter if it's girls/boys, blacks/whites, geniuses/imbeciles, christians/muslims or savvy businessmen and politicians vs. silly girls that bring about this contradiction - they are all HomoSaSa and each and every one of them made this possible.

Happy Human Holidays ... and keep telling yourself that your salvation/saviour is just around the corner of the next picture ...

Immortality for who?

VSD's picture

if you achieve genetic immortality will it be the Hanks of this world or will it be the Peters who will become immortal - not to mention the Lillians? Or will they remain in basically the same proportion we see today?
our civilization is so invested in quantity (mass population, mass production, mass conflicts, mass life) that we completely forgot about quality ... quality can be better achieved with fewer numbers - in people and even in years - how many years of your life-span is an average human really productive in terms of quality?
ask my mother who's in a home basically retarded to early childhood who tries to eat the flowers you brought for her to smell, simply because I'm not allowed to help her die in spite of her express wishes ... solve the quality problems first, then the quantity issues will take care of themselves ...

Aspirations for Humankind

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Vera -- "One step forward, two steps back" does not correctly describe the history of mankind over the past million, one hundred thousand, ten thousand, or even thousand years. Your ultimate disaster has never happened.

As for "the demise of our current civilization" that will likely be in the next century or two when humans achieve immortality via genetic manipulation, or mating with our computers, or both.

But I'm curious, Vera: What are your higher aspirations? And what are your worthy life forms?

math doesn't add up ...

VSD's picture

... if it's one step forward two steps back ...
if humanity follows it's 100+ millenia pattern our current civilisation is bound for it's earliest demise yet ; )
that's no longer an excusable mistake, that's an inherent flaw ... the higher the civilisation, the faster and deeper it's fall
you want to compare your own species to (alpha) dogs and (chestbeating) chimps feel free - I have higher aspirations for worthy life forms - and keep the whales and dolphins out of it : P


Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Vera -- Humans do make intellectual and moral mistakes. We take two steps forward and then one step back, repeatedly. But eventually people get it right. Dogs, whales, chimpanzees, and every other known life form can't do that.

(But you're right, of course, that SoloHQ never should have been split up.)

that's what's so depressing ...

VSD's picture

... for thousands of years we build one high point after the other only to destroy it again - can humanity only grow through destruction?
On this particualr small scale: SoloHQ got split, RoR went dead and SoloPassion went more passion than reason, which is why only the hardcore passionate keep extolling the virtues of their exclusive part of humanity here and at the same time deploring it's demise everywhere else ... it's still humanity though - tell me that's not a contradiction - or just some unchecked premises ; )

Onward and Upward

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Nice video, Vera! I think there's a lot of that enchantment and magic in some of the current animated Christmas videos. Also some of the Japanese anime ones.

But please note: Humanity ascends. We get better and better over time. Humans have been doing this for thousands of years. And we're not done yet. Smiling

Nothing's changed here ...

VSD's picture

two years and we still have the puppy-love-fan-club extolling the virtues of their current alpha-dog-of-the-day as the only contenstants going strong ... guess "my blood does not boild and I'm just a waste of space" cause after (skip-)reading for 2 or 3 hours now I find that I can't be bothered responding to all the hypocrisy of humans going on these days
maybe another two years down the road we've trashed this world good enough that someone wakes up and smells the smoothie ... I know there's enough brain-cells around here somewhere : )
see ya
who can't believe the world is not trashed enough yet for people to stop 'fixing humanity' by throwing insults at each other ... a little something to tide you over til then ... just found it the other day and was pleasantly surprised how lighthearted it made we feel after all the crap going on here ; ) and yes: after just listening at it again "my blood boils again" - from the dancing, not the topic du jour : P


Andrew Atkin's picture

Well I certainly don't believe in faith in the sense of..."Don't do anything, because it will all sort itself out".


gregster's picture

Not "faith," never have faith in anything.

It's not just the demons ...

VSD's picture

since the dawn of mankind humans have kept destroying everything beautiful, admirable, worthwhile they ever created ... I don't have causal proof for this being hardwired into mankind but the slate does not look good and it's usually not deprivation that leads to this destruction - they wouldn't have the resources for such large scale destruction ... however in the end it does not matter if this creation was destroyed by evil in an orgy of violence, by leftists in an orgy of goodness, or by Galt himself stopping the motor of the world - in the end Manhattan will be just a pile of rubble for tourists of the future to marvel at man's creation and destruction - destroyed by man...
if that's the future of mankind then scrap the species and start over ... of course until then we get to mud-fight over who gets to destroy what but to me it just leaves the question why keep creating if that is the final goal?

The truth about Homo sapiens...

Andrew Atkin's picture

Humans have been a neurotic mess since the beginning of time. My article to explain it:

The war to end all wars will be the war against deprivation.

I'm open to some kind of international federation to enforce basic human rights, and whether female circumcision/honour killing cultures like it or not.

All those ghastly terrorists, can in a way be seen as a product of our own neglect. They are the children we allowed to be born into hell, and allowed to be formed into "demons".

I have faith that we will one day sort ourselves out.

....Merry Xmas Smiling


VSD's picture

I just think you might run out of expletives and insults one of these days and may have to borrow some from Trump ...

You can stop apologizing for Hitler

Doug Bandler The Second's picture

I realize you're a leftist dingbat. In your case a self-loathing German one. But do some reading on Syria. And hope that Trump, ie my "salvation", has enough sanity to stop US meddling in the Middle East.

The near totality of the Objectivist movement thinks he's a "leftist" because he doesn't want to nuke Mecca and go to war with Russia. And you think I'm crazy.

yep - that's what the addendum was for ...

VSD's picture

and keep telling yourself that your salvation/saviour is just around the corner of the next picture ...

You should be happy Trump won

Doug Bandler The Second's picture

You also should be on the side of Russia as they are the ones defeating ISIS and providing medical care to the wounded. Putin and Russia look like angels in this affair. You should likewise be against Obama and US foreign policy because America has been arming ISIS. And why? Because Assad is a dictator and he's against "Democracy". Also, because Israel and the Saudis want certain nations destabilized. Interesting bed fellows those two.

Syria is an ugly affair that make America, Israel and the Gulf States look evil. Let's hope Trump stops this insanity.

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