In my meanderings
2008-11-23 18:51:38 ET

I found this quote:

It is an absurdity, it is laughable, to speak of such a pending disaster as “The End of the World.” We are discussing the end of Humanity, or we are discussing the end of Civilization, or we are perhaps even discussing the end of some this or that Empire that we mistakenly believe to identify with.
The end of the world will come when the sun expands and engulfs it.
Now, is it truly a surprise that our discourse relates economic tragedy with an ecological one? That we actually behave as though a marked downturn in the Market can somehow be compared to the death of Nature? We are so enamored with our vastness and resource that we have forgotten the lark and the sparrow.
So I say, come armageddon. Come, you horsemen. Let us speak these things no more.
—Takici Kaneko, 1934

2008-11-24 02:01:51 ET

Heh. Taking the figurative literally.

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