Wednesday, August 13, 2008

That's The Way(My Mind Is)

Watching commercials really IS bad for your health!


I was watching the Olympics last night and a commercial came on that gave me the biggest, logical, epiphany I'd had in a couple hours.

There are starving, diseased, ill, children and adults in the African and south African countries. Yes, its true. Old news. Anyway, how many years have we seen the commercials for those foundations that are out to feed them and cure them? "For pennies a day YOU can save a life!" Now I'm all for people being healthy and stuff but let's be realistic.

Africa, South Africa and all the countries in between are highly over populated, ridden with disease and there's simply not enough food to feed them all. Now, these people want to cure all the curable disease over there so everyone can live in happiness. Go for it. You spend all that money on vaccines and mosquito nets. Everyone is saved right? Wrong. Once EVERYONE is cured of these maladies... who's going to feed them all? Well, then you're going to need 100x the amount of money you needed to cure everyone and just how long will it last them? New babies are being born every minute there. Can you all keep up? No. Its improbable and impractical.

There's this age old thing called Natural Selection. The weak die out and the strong live. Now, everyone in those countries hasn't died all at once. They virtually CAN'T go extinct. Everyone needs to die sometime. Personally, I'd rather die and have that minute chance at rebirth into a different place or as a different animal, than starving because they cured all the disease and don't know where I am to feed me.

Conclusion, let them die. Sounds cold but death is only the beginning and having people interfere with death is just wrong. There's realistic goals... and then there's insanity...

12 comments:

Bishopk said...

"Conclusion, let them die. Sounds cold but death is only the beginning and having people interfere with death is just wrong. There's realistic goals... and then there's insanity..."

And then there's letting innocent people die. As humans, we have adapted our environment to suit out needs. The place where this is not happening is Africa. Make no mistake, the people there have "houses," but they are not suitable for the environment. Similarly, Africans have survived for years with unsuitable healthcare. Does this mean we should just let them develop their own? Sure, that might work, but odds are thousands, if not millions, of innocent people will die. If we have the power to help these people, then does that not also mean we have the duty?

Vampi. said...

Yes, if we have the power to save them then we should. But saving the 5000 innocent lives only lasts their lifetimes. There are more after... and there are still those who can't get that help. What about them? Not really fair to feed the people closest to you and not throw a burrito over the crowd to the people in the back. They are kind gentle people yes and if I could give them everything they deserved I would. But I can't. No one is so powerful to fix the ways of the world. As much as the UN tries. What they SHOULD do, is take all that gold from the mine and use it on the country not the wealthy. But...that is a utopian idea. And that's all utopia will ever be... an idea.

Cap'n_Jack said...

I agree with Shafo, we need to stop fucking with natural selection. But we need to hurry it up so it's not dragged out by starvation, which can get a little nasty. What we need is another huge world war, something that puts the other two to shame. Everyone everywhere has a gun, and it's an all-out brawl. Much quicker than letting a whole bunch of people starve. And more fun to watch. One day they could make an epic movie out of it, providing we didn't kill everyone by then.

Vampi. said...

/e wonders where shafo came into all this?

chickenboy said...

Jack has a telepathic relation with me. He relizes that I was agreeing with Vampi, thus Jack is on the side of kill all the un-savables in Africa. Gosh, keep up Vampi.

Jack, Russia is trying to live out your dream as we speak. They invaded the soverign nation of Georgia (that nobody had ever heard about untill this dispute), they are waiting for not so great britain, or some other large father/mother country (like the Us) to attack. Of cource, we (by we I mean the douches in control of our military) want to avoid the dispute outlined by the wise Queen Jake, so it wont come true. They will just move into Georgia, kill everyone, and leave there country in ruins. Then we just have more starving people to save from hunger and disease. Whoops.

Cap'n_Jack said...

Man Shafo, that was creepy. I indeed am psyched about the whole Georgia thing. There was a ceasefire, but Russia's already broken it, so who knows. You are right about avoiding a huge war, but if Russia can get some good powerful allies, then we're talking. China would be really fun, especially if you arm all of them.

Vampi. said...

O_O I didn't expect such a... positive? response...

As for the arming of China. Totally.. I wanna drop a bomb or thousand on em. They've been tainting our food, poisoning our toys and making better chicken lo mein for long enough! Hokay.. soo.. FIRE ZE MIZZLES!

shadowoftruth said...

i vote we coat the entire country of africa in oil (this will probally use up all the worlds oil supply forcing us to go back to nuclear power) then we light it. after most of the dumb people burn to death we swoop in and bring back slavery (not chattel that is just dumb) just give them a debt and make them work to pay it off that way there are no more jobs for the mexicans to take. Also about russia and gorgia all russia is trying to do is bring back the old soviet union when they had power and good dictators lie putin is trying to be so i vote we leave them alone till they finish remaking the soviet union the we go finish what the korean war started

Vampi. said...

you scare me sometimes...

shadowoftruth said...

and what about the rest of the time

chickenboy said...

I personaly consider sean an idol. We could all be a little more like the violent, explosive loving, science addict with the spanish(ey) sounding last name. I think that this world would be a muchos better place.

Vampi. said...

Dont know you the rest of the time xD