Sunday, March 04, 2007

Red Moon

Yesterday i watched the Red Moon…

i know, the Moon leaves us – and i know that the Moon is the one condition which makes the Earth unique (at least “more unique” than just a sun and a planet of the right dimensions) – so i know when the Moon leaves us, highly developed life may also leave the Earth. And of course, immediately the “rescue attempts” started: What will we do, when...???

you know, the American Way of Solution – stop a comet with the thumb of a “real Superman”, preferably an action actor like Bruce Willis or Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Yesterday i watched the Red Moon...

and i thought about the beauty of physics: the stars shone bright and the full moon seem to watch me watching the sky...

and i remembered a discussion the day before – about human future and how hard it is to convince people that we truly are on the edge of darkness...

and that actually...

no one cares. No one wants to make the first step and give up things others still have...

and because the rich people will never give up anything for anybody else than themselves (you know: "It is harder for a camel to go through a needle's eye than it is for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.")...

it is simply unlikely that humankind will be able to do what it has to do to survive...

because to destroy, to kill, murder, rape and poison – humankind is perfectly able to “work together”...

but to build, construct, protect and care? Oh no! That’s always the job of someone else!

No, i fear, mammals burdened by the unholy marriage of violence and sex, of lust and power, are basically not able to overcome selfishness – when competence is the only motor of your actions, when the next step in the career is not just a step in life, but the assurance to be allowed to reproduce yourself, when the dictate of the genes rules the daily life...

then you don’t have the chance to act intelligently...

not as species...

or will YOU – YOU YOURSELF – be the first to beat your inner chimp?

The first to drive the smaller car? The first to live in the smaller house? The first to earn less money, just for the sake of your co-workers? The first to eat the regional food instead of the exotic fruits? The first to buy the more expensive fair trade products? The first to go on holiday in the own country just to save aviation fuel?

Oh no, don’t tell me, you do that...

because there is always your inner chimp, whispering that the little bit YOU do consume and waste doesn’t matter...

because chimps can’t count...

because chimps will never understand, that even teeny tiny little bits count in case of 6,555,000,000 (Population Mid-2006) consumers and wasters...

but chimps understand competition – and when you drive the smaller car and offer the lesser income and the unimposing den (house), the female chimps will not sell you sex, will not choose you for reproduction...

so the mammal gene will not allow you to do what has to be done – act responsibly. To “fill the earth”, to make as much offspring as possible is more important than to care for them, to watch over the children you decided to bring into this world...

you prefer to kiss them with the Judas kiss – prefer to play loving parent but not be able to sacrifice superficial negligibilities, because your neighbor doesn’t sacrifice it...

the first rule of Chimps is to care for oneself - so they try to dominate others, to have more power than others, to be able to defend themselves against the envy and greed of others and get what the others have and want...

doesn’t matter what it is, doesn’t matter what it costs...

subdue the Earth and have dominion over everything!

That’s how mammals are, you can’t change them...

and so the rich will never care for the poor – and the poor will never care for their children – and all will never ever care for the whole...

and so???

Yesterday i watched the Red Moon…

and i thought, that humankind doesn’t have to worry if and when the Moon will leave the Earth...

because the intelligent species living at that time will not be successors of mammals – my bet are birds, btw – and so they may be able to work together, use their intelligence not just for the own sake, the own profit and career, not just to steal from others to get more power or rape others to get more sex or destroy what others did only to deny them success ...

using their intelligence not to diminish but to increase knowledge, wealth and skills together, for everyone, because everyone profits from that (principle of Open Source, btw)...

and therefore they may already have invented star ships...

so i guess, the higher intelligence of the next Avatar of Gaia will protect it and its future...

because that is what intelligence is for...

to preserve and to protect....

now and in the future

Yesterday i watched the Red Moon…

2 Comments:

Anonymous Robert said...

That was beautiful. Thank you.

6:12 PM, March 04, 2007  
Blogger Again said...

hi robert,

great to see you again - hope, your son is well?

your post was short - but very inspiring, pondered about the word "beautiful" the whole day ;-)

beautiful...

yes, the Red Moon was beautiful, but honestly, i'm always a fan of the full moon. Oh, i know, it's just a big ball outside there, but i see a face, really - and this face always looks so melancholic, as if the moon would be very sad about what (s)he has to watch

beautiful...

yes, the stars are beautiful - and the knowledge of the bigness, the unbelievable bigness of the universe is beautiful - i always think how unimportant homo sapiens sapiens is, but then, second thought, i think about the fact, how equally unbelievable complicated the human brain is and that it is the "other side" of the fate of information, the other end of "death of information" - as "mighty" as a black hole - and so, third thought, i think about information and the principle of connectivity - and how the whole universe arises from the randomness of the quantum noise and that therefore nothing is really isolated

yes, that's beautiful...

but i guess, the other part of my post felt rather "bitter" - it is hard to have to play the role of Cassandra, knowing what has to be done and not being able to convince others - and so - knowingly - moving towards hell. Ignorance is a bless, really...

but even then - when i look at all those rich people, driving us into hell with their greed and stupidity, when i look at all those not-so-rich people, behaving like sheeps just stumbling blindly behind their bosses and trying to get (and eat) each and every leftover the boss doesn't want any more, without pride and honor, when i can't understand how a mighty brain can be that unbelievably stupid - and mean spirited...

even then i am glad, that i am one of the "blessed", that i was able to study mathematics and physics and to see true beauty, a beauty far beyond the "eye of the beholder"...

when i studied Functional Analysis, it was a feeling never felt before...

did you ever see a cobweb in a clear morning? When the sunlight touches softly the dew drops on the threads, letting them shine like diamonds?

that's Functional Analysis - a beauty so clear and bright, that it is able to comfort your heart...

11:46 PM, March 05, 2007  

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