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  • hardie karges 1:09 pm on March 26, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Goodbye Corona, Hello Global Warming, Dark Age Optional… 

    Proof of Vaccination

    I got my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine against the Covid-19 virus today, so I guess that now is as good a time as any to put the finishing touches on this pandemic. Yes, I know that it’s not over and could go on at least another year or more, but for me, this is a defining point, and so I think I hear the fat lady singing. And I say that with a twinge of sadness, because for me it’s been a good year, not in material acquisitions, but in spiritual gain. Because the times of greatest stress and suffering often coincide with the greatest spiritual gains. This is as obvious in Jesus’s eschatological emergence as the Roman Empire entered its down days, as it was in the Buddha’s times, with the emergence of India’s and China’s rise as the two dominant centers of world population, a position that they maintain to this day.

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    • Dave Kingsbury 4:17 pm on March 27, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      First, congratulations on receiving the double dose – each successful step something we can all celebrate. Second, can’t fault your analysis of the recent past nor your prognosis for the near future. Third, you outline new ways of thinking and responding which are also – satisfyingly – a return to older wisdoms. Vive l’humanite!

      • hardie karges 5:03 pm on March 27, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Hear hear! Thanx for your comments, Dave…

  • hardie karges 10:05 am on December 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    New Year 2021: Thank You, Covid-19 (but we really need a Gandhi)… 

    Years come and go. The dharma stays the same…

    Assuming that Joe Biden will eventually win this monster of a 2020 US election, we can only thank one thing: the novel Coronavirus, aka Covid-19. That much is clear. Without it, and DJ Trump’s miserable performance in combatting it, he likely would have won, assuming that everything else remained the same, which is not necessarily the case (but it would have been even closer, if that’s possible)…

    Specifically I’m referring to the massive protests and riots that have accompanied the Black Lives Matter movement, which I fully support, despite the massive looting and violence, which I fully detest, to the point of disgust. I reiterate: that might not have happened, were it not for Covid-19 (lockdown stress disorder?), butterfly effects of Covid-19 yet to be documented… (More …)

     
  • hardie karges 7:39 am on March 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    The Rift 

    Africa is cracking up, slowly but surely, just like clockwork, albeit a big-ass clock.  India’s long gone, with Madagascar hot on its trail.  Arabia’s not quite so sure, but don’t expect it to return anytime soon.  Rifts don’t heal that easily.  Future geographers will see soon see an island to rival the size of Greenland out there any day now, give or take, say, fifty million years.  Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, and large parts of Ethiopia and Mozambique will have their own little mini-continent.  Uganda could go either way.  God help Rwanda and Burundi.  They need it.  They’ve got enough rifts already.  Unfortunately a large portion of the Earth’s fresh water is locked up in those lakes in the rift.  That’ll all be lost to the open salty sea.  That’ll be bad news for some flamingoes and baboons. 

     
  • hardie karges 8:28 am on March 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    AFRICA 

    Can Africa even conceivably catch up with the rest of the world?  Africa makes India look organized, 800 million people with 1000 different languages, two major religions and many minor ones, yet hardly a prayer for the future.  This is where it all began, DNA far older than the rest of us, meaning Caucasians, Asians, everybody.  Africans are the true humans; the rest of us are speciating into something else unearthly.   I wonder if future scientists will be able to figure out what we see every day, that there are many different kinds of humans, but that yes, we’re all humans.  Will anyone in the future even care?  Will there even be anyone?  Does Africa even really want to catch up with the rest of a world with a death wish?

     
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