Ok we’re commiting species-suicide; but how DARE we become species-suicide-bombers killing all OTHER life with us

Ok we’re commiting species-suicide; but how dare we
become species-suicide-bombers killing all OTHER life with us

A correspondent of mine, from here on
Amplify, emailed me to recommend a book by John Leslie titled, “The End
of the World.” She said that the book makes a disturbingly solid case
for our extinction, saying that we are among the last generations of
humans.

This got me to thinking. Of course what I know confirms his conclusions
in spades, but I couldn’t help feeling irked by his all-too-familiar
perspective. For, to me, it is not just about our species. It is not
just about our extinction. It is not just suicide, but murder.
Recently, Open Intelligence used the term, “ecocide,” to make this kind
of point.

I checked on the actual number of species recently, which currently are
on our planet, and the number was estimated at 500 million SPECIES. I
think the whole problem IS that we only see “life” in terms of “our”
life — our species. Indeed, some people think only in terms of life
being for those of their religion, nation, social group, tribe, family,
or even just oneself — all of which aid the murder of those who are “not
life.” So, Leslie is apparently thinking along the lines of many others
who are not seeing the tragedy we are perpetrating to those other than
our species, which is a milder form of the bigotry and prejudice we hold
for one human against another type of human. I think that is a shame.

But then we cannot seem to even wake up people to saving themselves or
their children, so how we get them to empathize with the trillions upon
trillions of other lives and the multimillions of other life forms we
share this planet with.

I guess that is my problem with his approach: It comes from my feeling
that: OK, we are committing suicide, but maybe we fucking deserve it.
But how DARE we “blow up” — like a species suicide bomber — without a
second thought for their pain or their lives — which we are only too
dumb, and ego- species-centric, bigoted to see, let alone empathize with
— as simple “collateral damage,” innumerable multi-bijilliion-trillions
of innocent souls/ life forms and hundreds of millions of other entire
species of them with us. That is murder of the highest degree, and an
evil that this planet has never imagined before this time.

But, again, I see the point of talking to people where they are coming
from as a starting point, as Leslie is doing. But shouldn’t we try to
raise as much awareness as possible of, to me, the much greater evil
that we are committing, for those who can hear it? I say, if we want to
kill yourself off, fine. But how dare we sink to becoming the biggest
mass murderers of all time, by a multimultitrillionfold? We are
currently making the Nazis look like Mother Theresas by comparison. Can
you say, “Gulf Oil Spill dead zones,” just for starters!

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About sillymickel

Activist, psychotherapist, pre- and perinatal psychologist, author, and environmentalist. I seek to inspire others to our deeper, more natural consciousness, to a primal, more delightful spirituality, and to taking up the cause of saving life on this planet, as motivated by love.
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