Cough it up, Gaia

24 Sep

Everyman Pleads the Case:


Here’s what we need. You can do it, old girl. I know you can. Okay, I won’t call you that again. Sorry Goddess…Your Earthiness. We are now, we humans, about seven billion spread all over the place. I’m sure you know this. Now I realize you have other species to consider but don’t we come first? After all, none of them can even count to seven billion.

So the deal is this. Through one device or another we may have overextended ourselves. Maybe two or three billion would have been enough. But you know how it is. ‘Green revolutions’, building a bigger customer base, religious taboos and desire for additional members, reactionary eroticism and, of course National Pride in numbers…so…seven billion demanding minions R us.

Now it may be a strain but you have got to keep working with us. I know, I know, that’s a huge imposition but you can’t let us just starve, can you? Can you? Now I worked out the numbers and tried to be on the conservative side, i.e.

Yes, most first- world and even many second- world people expect three meals a day. Okay, but…
tons of folks are third -world and are happy to get even one meal a day. So I split the difference.
Call it one and one half meals per person, per day. Why quibble? What we need from you is to keep supplying the following:

Ten and one half billion meals a day. Works out to seventy three billion meals per week. Three hundred billion a month. Thirty six hundred billion meals a year. Indefinitely. Got that? Good.

I know. Yeah, Yeah. That takes up a lot of your farmland and fisheries. I know, nobody much eats raw so lots of your precious fuel goes for cooking all those meals. And the boats, trains, trucks, mules and camels to carry the stuff about. And we keep way too many cows, sheep and pigs. But what’s the alternative?

We starve! I can’t believe you’d do that. What do you mean you’re broke…oh, broken. Humans have made such a mess with your stuff that you have to cut your losses and economize. Swell!
You’re capping your largesse at four billion meals a day!! What will I tell everybody? You don’t have a clue. That’s great. Thanks for nothing, Gaia…old spoilsport.

So it begins.

Recuse the Prepuce/

25 Jul

or Mourn the Lack Thereof

The earliest graphic knowledge we have of prepuce interference are temple pictographs of men with knives focused knowingly on men with foreskins. Note: this is not porn; merely objective people watching, there is a difference. ( http://tinyurl.com/k3yge8c )

Those ancient murals of Egyptian blood ritual found on a tomb wall in Sakkara reflect something worth considering about an early slave-based culture. What we know of all recent slave societies is a demonstrated obsession with controlling the behavior of the chattels. Control of erotic tendency and desire is a very subtle and diabolic form of subduing pleasure-seeking and redirecting libido. Foreskin removal is considered by several recent studies to result in diminished eroticism; ergo, it provides control.

In non-slave societies this same technique has proved very useful for furthering desired agendas. If a religious component is present, limiting worldly pleasure in favor of promised afterlife bliss is a consideration. Where the cultural demand is for more offspring the loss of foreskin often results in a bias towards coitus for the pleasurable friction resultant. In developed, secular cultures a class based bias abetted by a specious medical profession’s self-interest is often present.

Much of what we know of the history of mankind, some of the woes and excesses, the unequal sharing of power and resources may have resulted from one common denominator: cell distribution. Specifically nerve cells; more specifically the erotogenic nerve cells that produce pleasure.

There was no doubt a sound biological component to this cell distribution that made perfect sense in evolutionary terms for early man. Unfortunately this same distribution accounts for much of the angst and pain mankind has experienced historically. When the sexes are surgically rendered unequal where pleasure gratification is involved, a power bent species like humans is apparently unable to deal with it benignly.
Recuse the poor benighted prepuce! Arrivederci!

Let’s start with some agreed upon numbers : 8 thousand cells vs 4 thousand cells; an enormous spread. The former number represents the accumulation of pleasure cells around the tip of the female clitoris, while the latter is the number of pleasure cells distributed throughout the entire surface of the male organ if circumcised. Big gap here, but consider this. The figure of roughly twenty thousand is the number of erotogenic pleasure cells contained in the ‘ridged band’ and ‘smooth’ area of the foreskin that is sacrificed to the drastic winnowing procedure of circumcision.

Nature was not very obliging in endowing males with an almost instant arousal mechanism tempered with a laborious climax timeline, while females have a much longer arousal period but when reached, have an almost hair-trigger climax function.

While the parameters are set by nature and are followed instinctively by other creatures circumcised humans seem to need an operating manual. Lacking this, generations of priests, pundits and charlatans have offered opinions about what to do and how it should be done. Simple observation of the techniques of self pleasuring between males and females should demonstrate how the imbalance in erotogenic cell location is manifest if there has been circumcision The male approach resembles a frenetic cross between churning butter and popping a champaign cork while the female could be caressing the door bell to paradise except in those violently misogynous areas where female circumcision is in vogue. More covert control intent perhaps?

This biological joy deficit among circumcised males raises the need for prolonged and constant friction for success. Ergo, the widespread male worship of coitus, uber alles, in those unenlightened regions where such brutal coercion is endemic. So, downplay foreplay; ditto patience and exploration, forget fondling, caresses and kissing — go for the gold.
Then watch as the numbers pile up as the population on the planet metastasizes with no benign way to control the growth.

Rather than solicit input from impartial observers for clues to remedy this predicament males have resorted to asserting superiority and infallibility and creating social structures to maintain the illusion. One nefarious illusion enforcer is the production of various ‘instruction manuals’ and alleging them to be of divine origin. Another is endowing a medical fraternity, mainly of their peers, to pontificate professionally though the ages with various degree of misinformation or propaganda.

Before planet earth decides to evict our seven billion demanding minions (imagine an equivalent number of say, groundhogs or sheep or buzzards and guess how long it would take nature to call in the exterminators) let’s hear some other opinions for a change. Might help save the day.

Stories of the Future

17 Jun

Two premises undergird the following tales. The future of industrial society will soon be altered by the scarcity and punishing expense of fossil fuels. Our future lives will be subject to severe limits to growth. These topics weigh heavily in the narratives.

The War Between Men & Women: 2050CE

5 Apr


We now understand that in the matter of ‘armaments’ in this ‘war’, one side was endowed by nature with vastly superior equipment. This information has been kept from the populace since time immemorial by a sort of ‘5th column’ of subversive minions seeking to influence the outcome and favor the weaker side.

We are rapidly approaching the final showdown because the overt and arcane actions of generations of these minions have dragged mankind to the crossroads of survival. The dominant characters in these biased operations have changed over the millenniums. In early days shamans and witch doctors led off the process followed in time by priests, conjurers, theologians and necromancers.

These subversives have been often abetted in their work by Machiavellian villains such as inquisitors, sin-hunters, witch finders and other despots. Despite all their collective efforts the truth is emerging and we have finally seen the opposing parties in the altogether and the results may astonish some of us.

The War Between Men & Women should have been over before it even started. One party so outguns the other that there never was a contest. The battles were fought over the primacy of pleasure in the lifetime of humans versus suspension of pleasure to a future life. The issue should have been decided long ago.

Only the interference of self-interested fanatical partisans prolonged the final skirmish to the middle of the 21st century where we have somehow miraculously arrived somewhat intact as a species. This has happened despite most of the growth deemed vital for life in an industrial society having come to a (literal) screaming halt along the way.

It is stunning to observe how the machination of those minions over the centuries have so distorted perception that even now the fundamental perspective of most of mankind regarding the true nature of our species is still awry. The simple biological facts at issue are not clear to a population still floundering in darkness.

How then can we present the sum total of the attributes of the two belligerents in such a way that even the dullest can understand?

We’ll try by stating that the reason the two parties have always been so unevenly matched in the arena of earthly pleasure on earth is this:

“The clitoris is the only human organ designed purely for pleasure, and no other reason.

But there’s a great deal more clitoral tissue hidden inside her body; the size of that can be about
four inches – the size of a guy’s un-erect penis. Women who have given birth tend to have larger clitorises – the longest ever measured was 12″! ]” ibc.co.uk

In our equation a four inch male penis is a musket mounted on a powder keg trying to compete with the rapid fire machine-gun action of a four inch clitoris connected to a smile.

That’s it! If coat of-arms were designed the male crest would feature a rocket hovering over a chastity belt and the female a winged cork on a field of purple over a turkey baster. Ergo, the battle was lost before it had begun.

In the quest for earthly pleasure males were in second place from the start; hence the invention of a future life where just deserts would be sorted and pleasure would be granted the pious providing reality and pleasure was suspended over one’s lifetime. Hence also; the tricks and devices dreamed up by the minions over generations to deny the facts and shade the outcome.

Tom Robbins,
“Ol’ Abraham and his peevish herdsman buddies—cowboys, now that I think of it—inventing the one-god-our god-and-he-be-a-bruiser concept as a response to and a rebellion against the sexual superiority of women.” …fierce invalids home from hot climates

The fear and resentment of the superior physical attributes of the distaff and the resentment of that superiority among males has made the history of mankind a sink of despair and gore. And the history of the stronger, the innocent , the nature favored gender, become one of constant subjugation and denigration up until now.

Until now… but just maybe the ongoing follies that have delivered us to this mid 21st century juncture, weighing the Epicurean principal, long repressed in society against the Stoic pose, favored by the oppressors, will cause us to finally reject the latter. If so, it will be none too soon as the planet is reeling from the proclivities of jealous sore losers who have been thrashing about for eons attempting to find compensative pleasure in a material world for that which has been denied them in the erotic world.

End of Evolution: a Retrospective

25 Mar

November, 2042
The natural evolution of life on planet Earth began to come to an end one hundred years ago on December 2, 1942 under a squash court in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The wizard who precipitated this event was the brilliant Italian physicist, Enrico Fermi.

Now the planet is de facto, bankrupt; no longer solvent. At this moment in time, the natural evolution of species is perhaps doomed to end and be replaced by worldwide genetic contamination as mankind can no longer afford to safely maintain or dispose of the countless machines and devices that have been produced since Professor Fermi released the genii by starting the first successful controlled nuclear chain reaction.

There had been opportunity for America to neuter the jinn from that day in 1942 until September 16, 1985, the day on which the USA went broke, became a debtor nation, no longer a viable Empire and could not afford to bear the costs and responsibility for the hideously dangerous forces it had released; assuming, which is exceedingly doubtful, it ever had intended to do so. No limits to growth were seriously considered in those halcyon days. Limiting growth then, as now, means sharing what we already have. Anathema, then, as it is now.

At the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, the apex of the misadventure, there were, according to Nuclear Power Today, updated in February, 2011:

“… now over 440 commercial nuclear power reactors operating in 30 countries, 56 countries operate a total of about 250 research reactors and a further 180 nuclear reactors power some 140 ships and submarines. Over 60 further nuclear power reactors are under construction, while over 150 are firmly planned”.

“The magnitude of the radiation generated in a nuclear power plant is almost beyond belief … The original uranium fuel that is subject to the fission process becomes 1 billion times more radioactive in the reactor core. A thousand-megawatt nuclear power plant contains as much long-lived radiation as that produced by the explosion of 1,000 Hiroshima-sized bombs.” Dr. Helen Caldicott

That huge number of nuclear appliances was dwarfed by the tally, courtesy of ICAN, of 23,300 nuclear warheads around the globe. Add to this the immense volume of nuclear waste which had always defied safe long term storage. This was the situation worldwide decades before the looming end of nature’s sovereignty. In the year 2011 it was theoretically possible, with a huge expenditure of resources and treasure worldwide, to prevent the catastrophe looming just ahead. The knowledge of mankind having long passed the peak of affordable oil strengthened the resolve of industry and political decision makers not to open honest discussion or to consider implementation. Nothing at all was done.

An example of the mind-set of most humans at that time is the launching of a missile towards Mars in November of 2011 containing scores of ounces of Plutonium regarded as the most lethal substance known. In what must have been the most maniacal piece of uber-hubris in decades that mission, curiously enough called ‘Curiosity’, was purported to seek signs of Life on that sphere but by sending forth a parcel of Death always in the name of Progress.

Mankind had prior warning of the consequences of uncontrolled nuclear fission with the experiences of Chernobyl, Ukraine in 1986 and Fukushima, Japan in 2011. Nevertheless, In the inevitable course of events, the tens of thousand of devices resultant after the early Chicago experiments have been left poorly attended. Without the absolutely precise knowledge for their maintenance, combined with the enormous cost of this critical attention, they have been effectively abandoned.

“Ionizing radiation—the kind that minerals, atom bombs and nuclear reactors emit—does one main thing to the human body: it weakens and breaks up DNA, either damaging cells enough to kill them or causing them to mutate in ways that may eventually lead to cancer.

… This ionizing radiation can damage DNA molecules directly, by breaking the bonds between atoms, or it can ionize water molecules and form free radicals, which are highly reactive and also disrupt the bonds of surrounding molecules, including DNA.” POPSCI The Future Now

Peter Dedon, a member of the Radiation Protection Committee at MIT, explained: “What happens is that the nucleus of radioactive elements undergoes decay and emits high-energy particles. If you stand in the way of those particles, they are going to interact with the cells of your body. You literally get a particle, an energy packet, moving through your cells and tissues.”

“What long-term effects can radiation have?
The effect of the radiation may not be to kill the cell, but to alter its DNA code in a way that leaves the cell alive but with an error in the DNA blueprint. The effect of this mutation will depend on the nature of the error and when it is read. Since this is a random process, such effects are now called stochastic. Two important stochastic effects of radiation are cancer, which results from mutations in nongerm cells (termed somatic cells), and heritable changes, which result from mutations in germ cells (eggs and sperm).”

… ACHRE Report

With all of civilization on the edge of abyss here in the middle of the twenty-first century and trying desperately to feed and/or quell the remaining billions of frantic citizens, little effort or funding is directed toward confronting the pending nuclear dilemma. This oversight is critical because without constant attention these neglected devices ultimately begin to alter life on the planet. Nature has little ability to cope with the radiation emanating from those thousands of impaired devices and storage facilities and the genetics of living organisms is affected in myriads of ways by the onslaught.

Those lethal ions spewing forth unchecked bring illness, death or failing both, blast apart DNA and change forever nature’s prior mandate. Species are affected to varying degrees and for all time. Were any Martian organisms doomed as well by man’s folly?

Women of the World Summit / ‘Bitchkrieg’!

17 Mar

April 3-5, 2040
Western Hemisphere Conference
Monterrey, Mexico
Note:
The outstanding success at 2039 United Nations Congress in Canberra, Australia where our female delegates pursued and enacted Resolutions taking the Big 4 Nations to task for the first time for past psychopathic behaviors, is now a part of our history. Monterrey has been very hospitable, plus being high and dry, for the ten years we have been meeting here and we are thankful the port at Tampico is able to still handle our vital sea traffic despite the flooding problem. Some delegates still brave overland travel regardless of the punishing fuel cost. We salute your determination and welcome you all.

In preparing for the upcoming W of the W Summit please keep the momentum going—

(Suggested Agenda)

1. Consider disqualifying from positions of power women who have arrived to prominence emulating men. Not helpful to perpetuate all those bad habits. Search for women who have tendencies and traits that demonstrate freedom from testosterone mimicry.

2. First order of business: Reclaim uteri and other personal appurtenances. Disregard all advice and restrictions for maintenance and usage not female originated; especially ignore celibate elderly males.

3. Recommend immediate change to specifications for the new United Nations site at Canberra. Since the world is already saturated with phallic oases, in the spirit of limited growth, replace this next, really huge tower, with three story walk-up. No elevators; great exercise for delegates, et al.

4. Put hold on all future development plans until vetted by female engineers or female city planners unless more phallic oases are intended.

5. Consider doing something men would never do. Save something for the future. Unless you want the gran-kiddos living on berries in caves, leave them a little something. Maybe some coal or oil; some raw material to make stuff with; a few trees and maybe a fish or two. Whatever you can spare which, as of now, is— nothing! It’s all spoken for. Best estimates say another 24 years, then zip, it’s all gone, unless you put something aside for them now.

6. Until people are dropping dead on the street, males tend to defend the indefensible i.e. Fukushima, Chernobyl, the recent others, etc. Very likely babies will die from the fallout all over the place. While you’re deciding what to leave the grand-kids consider a big pile of dough to shut down the reactors, generating plants, spent fuel storage facilities and a score of thousands of old nuke bombs which will be still laying around festering. Oh, and another pile of dough to educate future nuclear engineers and technicians to do the dirty work in getting rid of them.

7. Until the ‘Uproaring Twenties’, if you were unhappy with the way you were raised in the amatory arts, you felt helpless about your own daughter’s training. In your day women were likely to be led through the elysian mysteries by that greatest of all tutors; a randy young male. The radical gals of the 20’s changed the way we educate our young women, hopefully, for all time. Include a tribute to them.

Summation

The male mind set that has been governing the globe lacks a clear future inclination and could lead the species to extinction if allowed to continue unabated, therefore:

A hundred plus generations is quite enough as we, all of us, are now quite noticeably…stuck. We are stuck in the here and now; stuck in today, stuck in a male mind set.

Human populations were not sufficiently numerous nor technologically advanced in the past to cause grievous planetary harm. This is no longer true. Every day we come closer to the point of no return and nowhere is seen the remedy for reversing possible terminal decline.
Two things, and only two, are commanded by nature: reproduction of species and death. All else is option.

Males are largely indifferent to the former but appear much devoted to the latter.Too often the violent demise of some other male is a consuming focus of male effort.

The Earth has endured a hundred plus generations of male domination. Human life may one day soon be forfeit as a result. An innate lack of future orientation sufficient to overcome exploitation of the planet for temporal gain suggests males are unfit for continued leadership. Be advised.

Ad Hoc Committee
The 2040 Women of the World Summit

Sanity of Big 4 Nations Examined

11 Mar

U.N. 2039

Background*
The official dispatch from United Nations Headquarters in Canberra, Australia contained guarded reference to the heated debate between advocates for including Brazil among the Big 4 and those opting for selecting Japan. Emotions had been heated at plenary sessions worldwide before the onset of the annual conference.

Japan, long a major player on the world stage had suffered financially early in the 21st century and after the Fukushima disaster, struggled mightily to retain its position. Brazil, on the other hand, had an ploddingly slow rise into late prominence by 2020.

Bulletin*
The first act of the plenum was the vote which put Japan on the agenda rather than Brazil.
( This was only the third annual U.N. conference since Australia was chosen to replace New York City as U.N. Headquarters and was proving to be the most difficult.)

Aside*
Our crew outside U.N. Headquarters here in Canberra strive to keep up with events happening inside and rely on delegates willing to talk off the record to us.
One of our wags has labeled this session … “Madness and the Web of Days”

Background*
When events in the Northern Hemisphere had become impossible to control, a series of treaties, pacts and detente’s had been initiated to curtail violence and retard further massive emigrations. When oil first hit $200 a barrel commercial air travel became history and made Australia a reluctant choice for U.N. Headquarters because of the travel distances involved for many countries. With stringent regs. on new growth it was impossible to even consider a permanent presence for delegates as had been the past custom. Reluctantly, a six to eight week annual session was established.

(Our crew left by steam/sail December 7 to assure being here and ready for this very sunny opening day, January 10, 2039.)

Scheduling of January as the annual date for meeting was prompted by the weather in the region but caused countless problems in transportation for northern countries. Travel of course is limited to sail assisted steamship for the most distant travelers and travel time is unpredictable. Adding to the daunting logistics is that, in addition to the delegates, staff and functionaries, a large contingent of mental health experts are included in this session. 2039 is shaping up to be a game changer year.

Female delegates have outnumbered males in the U.N.by a ratio of three to one since the gender renaissance of the ‘UproaringTwenties’ and early thirties. Female assertiveness and refusal to countenance further degradation of the environment helped greatly in bringing about the detente’s, treaties and pacts that have cobbled together the tenuous ‘pax cogito’ we endure.

The keystone event on the calendar is scheduled for today’s session. As a carry over from the 2038 session, it is easily the most controversial and fraught with peril item ever attempted by the U.N. in its long history. Today will witness the four leading nations, China, Japan, United States and Russia on the proverbial couch each trying to prove why they should be judged the least psychopathic of the Big 4 nations. Scores of professionals recruited for psychological expertise will be laboring to examine past and recent performance to try to ascertain which of the group is most (least) likely to upset the delicate world equation. Such a psychoanalytical undertaking would have been unthinkable prior to the introduction of female sensibilities into world governance in recent years.

Aside*
Rumors from our off the record delegates has produced hints a majority of delegates see Russia as the least mentally disturbed of the lot. Often cited was the remarkable transition that occurred in the later part of the 20th century during the collapse of 70 years of Soviet control. In a short period of time that nation underwent radical change with amazing resilience, reached down deep in the collective psyche for stability and balance and became a significant world force soon afterward despite constant provocation from the West.

When pressed for further word of final rankings, our delegates confessed witnessing profound confusion as to where to place China and the United States in the line-up. They are both seen as mentally unhinged and potentially deadly if ever lapsing back to former behaviors. That both were once incredibly materialistic and had exhibited profound motor car mania in the past is repeatedly cited.

Most delegates agreed the U.S. was the primary initiator of most of the excesses cited but China was scorned for ignoring history and having come willfully ‘late to the party’ as if nothing was known of the devastating negative impact of excess materialism and unbridled growth. Most agreed that perhaps the U.S. was slightly the lesser of evils since, as the novelist Gore Vidal often wrote, it was the ” United States of Amnesia”. In the early balloting China was higher in the rankings due to greater potential for psychopathic lapses than was the United States, but by only by a narrow margin.

Aside+
Criticism of the ability of clinicians to attempt psychoanalysis at such removal from the subject was countered successfully by reminding delegates that during World War II Carl Jung, the noted Zurich analyst, was recruited by the Allies to psychoanalyze Adolph Hitler at considerable distance.

Bulletin*
We now have firm reports in the standings i.e.; fourth among the four and lowest in potential threat to peace and stability in the future is Russia. The United States, almost by default,’ Amnesia’ being the droll deciding factor, was ranking next by a slim margin. ( Many in the mental health community were very reluctant to cede this position to the U.S. because of her militaristic excesses over countless decades. None the less, as several colleagues insisted: recent behaviors must take precedence over past misdeeds.) China, therefore comes in second from the top.

Aside*
One historian among our group harrumphed,” If the Ming Emperor had not called back his immense treasure fleet in 1433, the tardy effort launched in 1492 by Christendom would have had different results and most of the Western hemisphere would be speaking Mandarin and we wouldn’t here.”

Bulletin*
Final balloting was overwhelmingly in favor of putting Japan firmly as the number one candidate for future psychopathology.

Background*
The plenum discounted the militarism of the nineteen thirties and even the atrocities attributed to her armies. Japan’s chronic lack of petroleum and world events that preceded Pearl Harbor were weighed and discounted. But what could not be ignored was the nation’s pell-mell rush into nuclear power generation in a terrain totally unsuited for it. They felt that Japan had willfully ignored the dangers inherent with so many nukes in a densely crowded land with two hundred volcanoes and subject to some 1500 earthquakes annually.

The determining factor, however, was the continued pursuit of this technology after the disasters at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. There was even considerable effort to restart idled power stations after Fukushima: a singular nightmare that is still an ongoing problem.

Sign off**
With this major issue of potential future national pathology hopefully resolved, we look forward to reporting the policy suggestions touching upon the findings as released.

“Madness and the Web of Days” Crew

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