"An idea no longer shrouded in mist, through wave or ether comes to me, like a star from high up in the skies, or a pearl from the bottom of the sea." - Victor Hugo (Les rayons et les ombres)
I had never heard of him Gwil - but a brilliant speech - puts things well into perspective.
I nearly put the one on he made about the ten commandments. That's also good.
Whenever I say this people on blogs come down on me like a ton of bricks, like we have to save the fucking planet, we're all gonna die if that field is a field of soya, and those tracks we can see from satellites through the Amazon rain forest are trick photography, the lungs were always lungs. No they weren't, there were roads there and towns and all that shit about the lungs of the earth if they go will kill us is just what it is, brainwashing shit. The human race will adjust as it always has done.
I've noticed people like to have a go at you when you say these things. The planet is changing all the time. That's obvious. As he said it's an organism. If you stand on the Dingley Cliffs in Malta for example and look at the sea you can see the old tracks 200 meters below you. The planet can survive anything we humans can throw at it. If the air gets too bad to breathe planet will just change its clothes and carry on for another 4 billion years, and as he says maybe insects will rule for a bit. At least we can try and live in a civilized manner during our tenancy here. Maybe major corporations can give child miners in the Congo a better deal than poor working conditions and slave wages for example.
Thank you. Incidentally I have never heard of George Carlin before.
I was just watching a film about sea shell fossils on tops of 2,000 meter high mountains in Austria. Actually they are not uncommon. I've seen them myself on the Dachstein massif. These were presumably lying on a beach 180 million years ago. The nearest beach is in the Adriatic, far away. We have to keep things in perspective. Doesn't pay to get excited. Carlin has a good attitude. He's the exemplary detached observer. Why exemplary? Because he has a great sense of humour to go with it.
I looked at it on my tablet in original language. Told my husband to watch it too and he found it with Italian subtitles so, together we watched; "the ten commandments", and another couple of his shows. Enjoyed them. Some of his interviews are very interesting too. Thank you GWil. Greetings Maria x
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