Rachel Carlson wrote "SILENT SPRING" in (1962). She warned us we would wake up one day with no birds singing. Maybe wake up with nothing we take for granted and just disrespect. Poisons were killing farm animals, and she tried toward us. We have had 60 years to think about poisons released into our environment. We not only ignored her warning but we gained no wisdom whatsoever. Yes, we stopped using a few poisons like DDT, but we increased the KINDS of toxins destroying our health by the thousands. I am not talking CHEMICALS. There is far more than actual poisons that can destroy our heath!
I said above we have actually "EXTINCTED" (screwed) HUMANITY. Humanity is people. Healthy people make up a happy society. We are not healthy and we are too stressed and struggling to be "happy". 😡 We have such amazing "progress" but such unhealthy unhappy people. Poor health is rampant. links . so is that really "progress". I suggest it is the OPPOSITE .. the destruction of humans.
Why do you think we are so unhealthy? A big part of the problem is our joy of "diagnosing disease", so we can prescribe drugs. But there is more. We have POISONED far more than our PHYSICAL health. Our heath depends on more than a well functioning body, because we had our green smoothie and avoided gluten. If we are stressed over an insecure job or lonely and anxious because we work alone at home .. do you really think we can be FULLY HEALTHY?
Health consists of not only Physical Health, but Emotional well being, AND the security of a "healthy" Economy and its SYSTEMS that REDUCE STRESS. Overwhelming ongoing STRESS destroys our physical body .. but also our Emotional health! ("Mental" health is physical, a brain MALFUNCTION like every other disease!! see scam link.)
We are ONLY HEALTHY when ALL 3 factors, Physical, Emotional AND Economic/ systems are functioning properly. Every one of these factors of health NOT ONLY DOES NOT FUNCTION FOR US TODAY .. They are all actually TOXIC to humans! "Pollution" or poison now affects EVERY aspect of our life! Instead of just toxic chemicals, every part of our quality of life is now toxic. Stress for the masses, and a focus on ONLY PROFIT for the powerful creates a TOXIC SOCIETY. That combination is disastrous to humanity. Capitalism's degradation to only a focus on more profit could be considered the VIRUS that destroyed humanity. Profit is fine, even ridiculous profit. But NOT when the workers of a society are struggling in every way. Then those in power are no longer human. Greed is the path to evil in our Reverse world's "religion". People who can feel no guilt at other's struggle are ether inhuman, very stupid (we may lash out in RAGE)or maybe they are alien
Rachel Carson worried about chemicals destroying our animals and giving us cancer. We have had 60 years to make that worry so much WORSE! Never mind chemicals or plastics! Our government is toxic, our beliefs are toxic, our language language, our selfish behaviour (shop more, listen to those INFLUENCERS).Everything about modern DIGITAL life is toxic. Our focus has become "me first screw you", not the respect, responsibility or good resource management of a CIVIL society. Those in charge care only about power and profit and WE care only about more, bigger, better and oneupmanship. (But far too many of us are "STRESSED selfish" to just survive.)
We had 60 years to CONTEMPLATE Rachel's warning and DO SOMETHING. Instead .. we ignored all the WARNING, like an undisciplined, shallow, selfish child. And in our lifestyle obsession of "progress", we created new "toxins" of even worse magnitude. Crime is toxic to society, BUT .. Bad guys are not born .. they are created by a society that cares only about winners .. but sadly most of us are now losers. We can't escape to mars but we have destroyed our own home. By actually WAKING UP .. like really using our brain .. can we save ourself? Can we find leaders who want WIN/WIN problem solutions? Hopefully .. or we too, not just Monarch Butterflies and bees will be EXTINCT.
Probably we can actually NOT LEARN to THINK again .. because the first toxins we were conned into (processed food of the 50's) have by now LITERALLY destroyed our brain! Our Brain wiring has been seriously damaged. (link) We lost our common sense in 1995, "the Death of Common Sense" (Phillip K Howard ).. and now almost 30 years later, even our logic and reason are gone. A "LYING Republican" may not BE lying .. their thinking Right brain hemisphere is probably just destroyed. Plus, maybe those of us who have our thinking wiring remain, are so frustrated at not being HEARD .. we have given up trying to learn or understand! To communicate a LIE, is easy when you only have half the FACTS. But finding TRUTH takes time, and like spoiled children .. we expect simple, easy FAST convenience.
We Humans (see Anthropocene) have destroyed the world because our ability to THINK before we act! Left brain people ACT, just want to "get er done". When only creating MORE profit or power, (rather than benefit to HUMANITY) is the goal, no future good can come from our TOXIC "progress" focus. We never listened to wise Rachel .. and we have become even STUPIDER (selfish and shallow!) now. The toxic Destruction of our Right or Left Brain hemisphere wiring has DISABLED US. Is there any reason to hope? Hopefully .. many more of us still have BALANCED "Think and then ACT" brain wiring .. as opposed to those shallow SCREAMERS we hear so loudly.
When America is divided in half politically, that is very terror creating. My only hope is the SCREAMING shallow people (gun! no gun, vax! no vax) those who only demonize and have no ability to DISCUSS opposing views, please god .. they are the MINORITY. We quiet church mice could get together and quietly FORCE CHANGE. Let's strike EVERYTHING next May .. historical anniversary of "workers of the world unite" (link). We workers create everything for the wealthy and powerful, but we also BUY everything. If we masses did nOT partake in ANYTHING of our ruined world .. just be a pioneer for a day .. we would show THEM who is the REAL boss. Just like NATURE, that we take for granted .. is now showing us who is the boss. If we simplify and SACRIFICE .. more, bigger, faster back to some balance .. we may still survive.
Are we really so arrogant and stupid we think the Monarch Butterfly is getting extinct .. yet us with our never ending STRESS are not dying off?? We don't even notice we are EXTINCT-ING ourself!