27 July 2006

apocalypse now?

Left Below? Where have I heard that before?

I've stated before that humanity is driven by self-destruction. As the drive toward complete totalization of the system becomes more realized, various parts of that system (both natural and man-made) will resist in acts of terrorism, suicide, and self-destruction. One could say that Thantanos has defeated Eros in the battle for the soul of America. Interestingly, there's been much discussion of how this is all going to end. People want to know which route this hand-basket is taking to hell.

Pop culture is on the case. The History Channel has been broadcasting shows on Armageddon and Biblical accounts of the rapture. A few nights ago Fox showed that Simpsons episode "Thank God It's Doomsday" in which Homer is rapturized to heaven while Marge and the family are left on Earth to be tormented by Satan. Even CNN wants to know if we are living in the last days.

Humans of all ideological stripes have been thinking about the end since the very beginning. The journey has to end somehow, right? For me, the journey is more important that the destination.

Both conservative Christians and environmental liberals believe the end times are near. One group believes that God will destroy the Earth due to the sins of man while the other group believes the sins of man are currently destroying the Earth. Obviously I believe in the latter. But these two opposing sides have more in common that they'd like to admit.


I guess you could say this is the "Original Pime". I stopped blogging here regularly in May 2008 (if you don't count the B-Sides diversion - yes it gets confusing) when I joined the Tumblr revolution. Going forward bravely into 2009, this site will serve to house any large image work I produce.

Peace out.


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