And the unflinching, grief-drenched literature of possible near-term Extinction begins. . .
Ninth post in a series.
November 10, 2013
Note: For the complete post, plus all the art, videos, and urls used to research it, go to the original, here.
It begins thus:
Standing on the observation deck of the Pleiadean science vessel, looking down on Earth; it was unsettling to hardly recognize the place from the images in the historical record. The verdant greens once so striking from space are now muted & diluted by the Fukushima Radiation Belt covering the entire planet in a perpetual blanket of death. It hardly looked like the same planet at all. As I waited for the scheduled historical tour to begin, I couldn’t help but wonder to myself why no real efforts were ever made to prevent the self-inflicted genocide of these people, on what was once considered a rare gem of a planet. What could possibly have been more important to them than the survival of their species? Why didn’t they act?
From the safety of high earth orbit hundreds of cold & silent satellites appear as a swarm of angry space insects surrounding the planet like a metal mist. Like their creators, the satellites are all dead now, serving only as tombstones marking the sad absurdity of human arrogance on this toxic & quarantined planet. Just another fledgling civilization that failed to survive the Drake equation, and who too late learned that just because youcan do something, doesn’t always mean you should do it.
The historical record shows that the humans had the technology to save themselves, but chose not to…the why of it being forever just another galactic mystery that may never be understood. Was it the Archon infestation which drove the humans all insane, or were they able to defeat the parasites only in the death of their entire planet? The archive shows that in the final years of life left to them, the humans took to spraying their beautiful blue skies with a toxic cocktail of aerosol dispersants which were deadly poisonous to them. Was this act the height of insanity, or a noble final effort to prevent the spread of the Archon infestation to the rest of the galaxy? Because there are no survivors, perhaps we will never know. Their own records might have answered some of these questions, had they all not been intentionally destroyed by the gatekeepers of truth.
The auto-vid-tour will begin shortly but I find myself mesmerized by the view of the dead planet from the observation deck. How very sad that with so many naturally occurring dead worlds throughout the galaxy, that these humans turned their home world into another one ~ it’s simply beyond reason, they had such great potential. The humans learned the hard way not to take life for granted, and that the universe can be a cold and dispassionate place sometimes. All that remains of them now is serving as a monument to self-serving stupidity, and perhaps a cautionary tale to other civilizations as well.
The auto-vid-tour begins with a beauty shot of the Earth that was, a blue-green jewel of a planet reflecting Sol’s sunlight in the star filled black of space. It’s no wonder so many other races were drawn to this world, populated by those who neither respected or valued it. In the before times, earth was a resource laden oasis in the cosmos; known asthe water world, because few planets could boast having as much of the precious universal solvent. The humans were rich beyond the dreams of avarice; and what did they do with their valuable water? They polluted it, along with everything else on the planet; seeing their only home as something to be exploited for monetary gain. Mass insanity!
The audio track of the auto-vid-tour talks about the earth as it was. As I gaze at the image, comparing it to the view outside the ship, I wonder once again what it must have been like to live there, in those days long before everything went bad.