I don’t know who pisses me off most. The loony Christians who say that these are signs of the end of days, and that the Christchurch earthquake was caused by the gay and lesbian lifestyle. Or the environmentalists who say that it is our exploitation of the planet’s resources that caused these things, and the world will end if we don’t find stop eating meat, getting around and heating ourselves.
I guess the best solution would be to burn the Christian nutjobs to keep warm, ride the environmentalists to work, and keep eating meat out of sheer spite. Earthquakes have been happening a long time, tectonic plates have been on the move for millions of years, there have been huge volcanic eruptions – all before we sunk an oil well, or split the atom, or farmed sheep to eat, or owned a PS3.
These cranks have been saying the world is going to end for thousands of years, and yet ignore that it hasn’t actually happened yet. I guess one day, they may well be right. But if it does, it won’t be because of God or BP – it will be because of some natural phenomenon that is part of a process that has been going on for millions of years. Nobody will be to blame, it won’t be right or wrong, there will be nothing we can do to stop it, we won’t even know what it is until it is too late, and it won’t matter because the universe does not give a damn about anything – it just is what it is.
I hope it doesn’t happen like that – but it might, and there is fuck all any of us can do about it. Not even Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson or Ronald MacDonald.
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