August 22, 2009
The immoderate erethism of the world;
‘coming’, home, with a shopping tote.
The cry to STOP of a child or a whistle blower goes unnoticed in the general agitation towards the peak of consumerism; a climbing orgasm playing out in grand urban centers all over the world and destined to leave our eyes weeping and teeth gnashing. What has been an advantageous enclosure of life behind a benign atmosphere may soon have been made useless by the Prince of evolution – Homo Vastus.
The contraction of Nature produced by such an orgasm, accelerating, all the time, in pace and agitation towards its own climax is posed to submerge our planet and species in a long coma of refractory time during which the ecosystem recovers its potential for life on what was our planet. What that life will look like and how long a rest the planet needs can only be an educated guess. It is likely to take a very long time and that we as a species won’t be there to see Nature come back in her new mantle.
The once civilized man, who in struggle adapted and learned to live in profitable coexistence with Nature, has become modern and savage; has lost his innate understanding of his origin and utter dependence on Nature and become a predator upon his own flesh and kin.
Greed forgets that balance depends on a JUST EXCHANGE and that the consequence of Hubris, of excess on one side of the scales or injustice, is Nemesis; a dark future…
‘Come’ …and get it.
To come alludes to a regular biological function related to procreation or the gestation of new life. Here the word is abused as a reference to what appears to be the unfortunate cultural foreplay to the birth of a rather difficult tomorrow.
Vastus (Lat) empty, desolate, waste.
If you liked this scribble you might want to read something I wrote, on those same lines, a while back: https://exuvia.wordpress.com/2008/08/15/the-revenge-of-atlas/