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Re: Repeating Past Mistakes - Rimmer

From: John Rimmer <jrimmer@magonia.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 23:24:24 +0000
Fwd Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 23:59:19 -0500
Subject: Re: Repeating Past Mistakes - Rimmer

 >From: Christopher Kelly <tophar@iprimus.com.au>
 >To: <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Subject: Repeating Past Mistakes
 >Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 22:49:42 +1100

 >Back in 1999 at a web site called The ScifiVine, I wrote about
 >how we were thought of by other races in the Galaxy as being
 >nothing more than a race of murderous barbarians and that we
 >would never be allowed off this planet unless we changed our
 >ways and some beliefs.

I wonder if any other races in this or other galaxies hate
themselves as much as so many human beings seem to?

 >Money, guns, war, it is all humans seem to think about, besides

So that pretty much finishes off art, literature, music,
philosophy, scientific enquiry, philanthropy, medicine and the
simple fact that most humans do seem to be able to rub along
quite happily without killing each other - despite all we have
witnessed lately.

 >This leads me to the coming prophecies and one that stands out
 >is about the end of Human Kind. If one reads or interprets the
 >prophecies correctly, it does only say that Human Kind comes to
 >an end as we know it now, and not all life on this planet- which
 >is consistent with what has happened in the past.

And there are a lot of people - like Mr Kelly - who seem to be
hardly able to conceal their glee at the thought! (BTW, what is
a "coming rophecy"? Is it a prophecy that hasn't been prophecied
yet? Even smarter than a regular prophecy!)

 >So is this coming doom nothing more than a big slap on the wrist
 >of us getting it wrong yet again? Can we ever get it right? It
 >is really sad when you think about it. We could be interacting
 >with other races, visiting other planets, learning about our
 >real past, (even though it might not be as grand as we would
 >hope for) doing things we only thought we could dream about. Yet
 >for a few selfish greedy mindless so and so's, none of this will
 >happen for us, it will only ever be a dream.

Just so long as we don't get to interact to much with that
enlightened race which seems to be so keen on abducting us and
doing some rather unpleasant things to are innards.

 >I get depressed by all of this sometimes and wonder why I should
 >be stuck on this planet of losers? Knowing too much is sometimes
 >a curse and not a blessing. Being blissfully ignorant of such
 >things has its advantages. But I am human and one with all
 >others on this planet - part of the original sin. This original
 >sin... is it that many years ago we ventured to other planets
 >only to kill, plunder and return home with the spoils? It
 >wouldn't surprise me if this were the case.

And I get depressed by people who, like Mr Kelly, live at a time
when the world is more peaceful - yes! - and prosperous for the
greatest number of people at any time in its history. Yes there
is a lot of misery happening around the world, but we're not
going to even begin to tackle it if we just sit around waiting
for some saviours from space to turn up and "interact" with us.

 >Still, for some reason I hold a small glimmer of hope that one
 >day we might raise above our evil ways, lay down our fears, put
 >our faith in that which created us and not in weapons or money
 >and join the rest of the Universe.

How about rising above our alleged evil ways through our own
efforts and letting the rest of the Universe just get on with
it's own affairs?

 >I did, however, argue a point with those that told me about such
 >things as we did sort of go from horse and buggy to space travel
 >in one hell of a short period. My argument was that perhaps we
 >had been interfered with, lead down the path of destruction
 >through no choice of our own.

Maybe we are actually quite a clever species. I know this is a
difficult concept for some people to grasp. Curiously, the
people who have this attitude tend to be the people who like in
the most peaceful and prosperous parts of this planet. Maybe
they're not busy enough trying to improve their own lives by
their own efforts, like people in less fortunate areas, that
they have time to sit around and write stuff like this.

 >I guess there is nothing more to say, but goodbye 21st century,
 >hello Armageddon. Those that know about this have themselves a
 >space ark or is that International Space Station? Not that I
 >think it will do them much good, since by the time the dust
 >settles they will have spent so long in space there will be no
 >returning to the surface anyway. Though I wish them good luck.

 >So as Bender would say "Bring it on Baby!"

As Rimmer would say, "Pur-leez!"

John Rimmer
Magonia Magazine

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