The system isn’t ‘going to collapse.’ The system IS the collapse itself.
—Unknown (via universalequalityisinevitable)
Coffee and conversation regarding problems bigger than we could ever possibly solve. He says something about building a bunch of antimatter cannons in space and drilling a coming neutron star to keep it from showing up in the solar system and destroying everything.
I laugh and say, “That’s some Kardashev II level shit, at least.”
Then, a moment between coughs, pondering what sort of goals a Kardashev II society would have, being all post-scarcity, at least to the reckoning of a Kardashev 0 bumpkin such as myself.
These people would seem as gods to us, perhaps. Much like a 21st century person could easily freak out someone from the year 0 or whatever, they’d be at least that impressive to us.
Advanced races such as those… have they already conquered poverty? Or is there such a thing as a hyper-poverty that we couldn’t imagine? Do they long for things they cannot have, such as we do?
What do gods fail to achieve?
This is probably the closest fashion magazine analog to how I really dressed in the 1980s, or at least the direction I tried going in, anyway.
So when I see teenagers (and young adults!) dressed this way for 1980’s themed parties:
… It sort of makes me giggle.
It’s irrelevant, anyway. My own nostalgia’s for the nineties. It was the first time in my whole life I had any sort of legal agency, and the mistakes I made then were more memorable, at least.
From the YouTube description:
Long before it became common knowledge that the Catholic Church supports and covers up child abuse and child rape, Sinead O’Connor shocked the world by calling out the Pope as the leader of an evil organization on The sketch comedy/music TV show Saturday Night Live.
The audience, in disbelief, was silent as her last note fell and she ripped up a photo of the pontiff.
She was lambasted in the press, and even pop-fame-machine Madonna found a reason to insult and dismiss her in an effort to pander to a nation that was not yet ready to know the truth about the RCC.
Years later, we would all find out just why Sinead was so angry.