I'm living in Kusatsu-shi, Shiga-ken for an undetermined amount of time and teaching English as a second language at a local high school. This journal is to document my experiences, thoughts, and to stay connected with others at home and abroad.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Darwin's Nightmare

Darwin's Nightmare

It's really hard for me to speak after watching this documentary. I'm overwhelmed with the feeling that if I am contributing to the globalization process that thrives on and perpetuates human misery such as this, I hope I would have the decency to my fellow man to shoot myself in the face. I don't want to do this, so I'm looking very carefully at my life right now. I suggest others do the same. And while I'm not a person of institutionalized faith, a very certain and solid emotion sits in my gut right now that people who are currently profiteering on war, famine, prostitution, and crippling the minds and bodies of children, these people are going to sooner or later, one life or another, find themselves eating piles of their own HIV infected, maggot-covered shit. Like any other boddhisattva out there I'm a fan of compassion, but some people have just pressed their luck too far, and whether or not they will eventually face a hell for these actions, it's in the best interest of those of us, who still have a chance to make something of ourselves and the rest of the world, to tell the assholes to quit fucking up this divine gift of life we have and bite the bullet--literally. We'll be fine without you, "don't stand in the doorway, don't block up the hall."

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Blogger Rebecca said...

we watched that in the anthropology of eating class i was telling you about - have you seen King Corn?

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