Monday, September 20, 2010

Human Race Sucks

And will keep doing so through eons...
If you have been following my blog closely for while, hmm... well no, actually let me be more precise, if you have been following my _thoughts_ closely for while, then you might know HOW much I detest the highly mis-considered pinnacle of all races, The Human Race...


Nothing I say can be summarized better than what Jonas Salk beautifully put, which regurgitated my latent thoughts about this most celebrated of races in history:

If all the insects on earth disappeared, within 50 years all life on earth would disappear!
If all humans disappeared, within 50 years all species would flourish as never before!
-Jonas Salk.

And the meaning of these two lines go way much beyond mere ecology and pure biology, that is if you are willing to step back and think about it for a while. If there were just one singular race of any living organism that I look down upon the MOST with my utmost disgust, it is this human race. If there ever were a living nemesis of everything and anything on this planet, then it would be the human race.

And yet there are a few in this sad race of ours that make living worth for! In this case, only (an infinitesimally) small percentage of people gives the whole race a good name, which is otherwise totally fcked up and rolled-in-bull-crap.

Don't get me wrong, I still love my family, friends and more, and will continue to do so, all of whom are humans :-) It is the race itself that has gone down the gutter and will forever disgust me ~~~utter disgusted grimace on my face~~~

Just a few references on my blog about why I say ours is the most @#$~'ed up race to ever crawl (not walk!) the face of this otherwise very beautiful planet:
  1. Wanna wear Fur? Think again! Very Seriously!
  2. Money Trumps Everything
  3. Infuriation
  4. You know why humans suck?
  5. An interesting question...
  6. I am Back!
  7. Random Thought
  8. Very disturbing animal abuse at slaughter houses (Warning: Very graphic video link!) If the link doesn't work, just google it and you'll get a few hits.

6 comments:

Sagar Bhanagay said...

Take it easy, brother :-)

The Shaolin said...

I know! I was! That is, until Malcolm Gladwell had to mess with my mind one fine day not too long ago on one of his Ted talks by making this unforgettable predicament :(

Quilvis said...

I don't see how you can get "the human race sucks" after seeing Malcolm's talk on Spaghetti sauce (maybe you posted the wrong link?) but thanks for the link to the TED website!

The Shaolin said...

Ahh Quilvis, nice catch! I mixed up the talks.
But the talk didn't have anything to do at all with human race, I *only* wanted to cite it as a reference I heard the quote from.
This was the talk by Ken Robinson (time marker 18:11, I verified it this time): Schools Kill Creativity.
The talk in itself (unrelated to the post) is a very interesting one.

Martial Arts Software Dev said...

Good to see somebody else who is a martial artist AND software developer! How do you like VIM? I'm a Rails dev (and believe it or not, my main app is actually a martial arts software web app. Also - I think it's really important for us martial artists to emphasize (like you did) that martial arts is NOT just for fighting! (I'm a big fan of Gladwell, too, but disagree with him on a bunch of points). Like the blog.

The Shaolin said...

Glad to see you too, fellow Martial Artist!

> How do you like VIM?
Quite frankly, I don't like VIM. I LOVE it! Vim is my-way-of-life (or at least one of the ways).
If you haven't already read, here's the post on my blog about My Love for Vim!

> Also - I think it's really important for us martial artists
> to emphasize (like you did) that martial arts is NOT just for fighting!

Yes! It is ok when a layman thinks of martial arts as just-fighting, but it just breaks my heart when Sensei's from around the world go preaching that the only important aspect of martial arts is to do one thing: Winning in any physical confrontation. Period.

Glad to see another fellow martial artist take the stand that there is more than fighting to martial arts!