Planet Earth is a ship and we all share the helm.

Warning: This post is a bit of a downer, but it helped me visualize the steering of this great ship called humanity. Perhaps it’s not a downer, and instead it is an opportunity to see our effect on the direction, speed, and course of this ship, so that we may collectively do something to correct its trajectory (and ensure its continuity) through the seas of time.

The sitch:
Energy   Crisis
Global Warming
Economic Collapse
Destruction of Flora
Extinction of Fauna
Disease + Overpopulation
War & the threat of more war
Shit culture begetting shit people
Nuclear/ Petrochemical Disasters
Yadda, yadda, yadda; you get the idea.

We are collectively steering this planet, and all upon it, over a dividing line. This line, once crossed, marks our irreversible extinction on planet Earth. Will we see explosions, or will the sky turn red when we cross the line? Will we know when our fate has been sealed? No. Nothing will happen on our level of immediate awareness, and we stand so little a chance of knowing that it may have already occurred. (I’m going with no, it hasn’t occurred… because apathy, while good for TV watching, is terrible for life-living.)

Our destruction from this point onward, to the moment where all is truly lost and dead to time & the greater scheme of the universe, will be degrees of the end, but the end nonetheless.

“Rubbish”, you say. “The world cannot be reduced to something as simple as a great ship, cruising at speed toward a precipice. And if it was, it isn’t you or I steering it; it’s wall street, the corporate state, or those evil globalists.” Wrong. It is you and I in control, and we all are culpable in the nearly-certain calamity that awaits us.

Imagine not a steering wheel with a villain at the helm, instead imagine a Ouija board with every hand of every creed, big or small, upon it. This is your control, your life, your participation, your opportunity, and your duty owed to all that lives and everything that is good.

The Ouija board is a tricky device. Simply the weight of the hands upon it can unthinkingly guide it. Perhaps we ought to put some thought into it. Perhaps we ought to be aware of our tiny, tiny part in shutting the door on a Universe where humans do their dreaming among the stars until the end of time (and perhaps beyond, but let’s go at this one existential crisis at a time.)

Anyways, here are some links. Mostly unrelated stuff. Cheer up, for anyone reading this, life still kicks ass about 900,000,000% 😀



And the rest…

About Ossington

I often think but seldom share these thoughts. And if the product of my thinking is to affect anything but my own sense of satisfaction, then surely it must be shared. Here you may try to know what I believe to know.
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