A hydrogen bomb detonation – a few are talking about what affects such a blast would have on sea life, and the ever debated ‘Climate Change’. Testing a bomb to make sure it works and in the process altering our entire planet for decades to come is a function of Ego and Pride. Hundreds of thousands of fish/marine life will die. Porpoises, dolphins, whales, and food fish will be altered by radioactive fallout. Their gene structures will be damaged. The temperature of the ocean will rise. The ozone layer will be diminished. Particles will be dispersed in the air and deposited on land detrimentally affecting animal and human life. Plant life could be harmed.
And yet, the only thing the media seems able to dispense is the fact that the actions of this narcissistic, insane man – are all Trump’s fault. As though his deep insanity didn’t exist until just recently. As though North Korea has never been a threat. As though North Korea used to be a nice liberal communist country until Trump was elected. Worshiping the same kind of communism that our Liberals embrace for America, somehow this topsy-turvy world has literally lost its mind.
And while Merkel and Macron tell Trump to ‘fix it’, Russia, the dreaded evil Russia, is actually doing something.
The Director General of North Korea’s ministry is currently in Moscow negotiating a peaceful resolution. In actuality, no country wants a North Korean war, or to be subjected to the after effects of a hydrogen bomb. But no one seems to have the guts to attempt a resolution, they all just point fingers – ‘you fix it’.
Apparently, the only request that North Korea has placed on the table has been systematically rejected by the US – “Pyongyang would suspend its nuclear and ballistic missile tests in exchange for a halt in joint US-South Korean military exercises.”
Seems reasonable to me! I could live with that. And so could the hundreds of thousands of marine ecosystems. There is no request that the US stop it’s own testing, it’s nuclear activity, or even exit South Korea, they simply want us to stop exercises with South Korea. In exchange the worst World War in history would be shelved.
But Ego and Pride are at stake.
Ego fuels the Israeli-Palestinian war without ever coming to a resolution. Ego fuels the racist war against ‘whites’. Ego and Pride could very well be our culmination. Are we really considering a World War because of our Pride?
In that light, I found the following quote: “In A War of Ego, The Loser Always Wins…”
When ego rules an individual, the person is inclined to act only for self instead of for the community, or group he represents. We are all guilty. But a responsibility exists when an action is so catastrophic as War. John Lennon famously justified his Ego as a function of elevating his – self.
“It is easy to tell the toiler
How best he can carry his pack
But no one can rate a burden’s weight
Until it has been on his back”
― Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Pride is an interesting topic because our schools and our society define it as something good, something children need to embrace, something that empowers. Black Pride, Black Lives Matter, demands the death of ‘White Pride”. It is rooted in hypocrisy. In fact, pride is the root of destruction, wars, chaos, selfishness, and The Fall.
“The tyrant is a child of Pride
Who drinks from his sickening cup
Recklessness and vanity,
Until from his high crest headlong
He plummets to the dust of hope.”
― Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
Personally, I’m not willing to pridefully agree to World War III and the wasteful desolation of Earth and all its inhabitants.