You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #2: Well, humans had a good run [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 10:50 AM
Response to Original message
2. Well, humans had a good run
But its past time.

Tough to feel sorry for all the other species they took out. I mean really...they didn't put up much of a fight now, did they? How many millions of years does it take to develop complex language or civilization? Sorry lizards and frogs...you will not inherit our cess pit
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
  -Corporations and capitalism will be responsible for the end of life as we know it. ej510  May-14-10 10:47 AM   #0 
  - I have this image of those guys in suits from American Psycho running the country  Mari333   May-14-10 10:48 AM   #1 
  - Recall the notorious Enron phone calls of yuppie fascists joking about taking granny's $  Echo In Light   May-14-10 10:51 AM   #4 
  - nope, brain cells dying....but am interested. Could you please refresh my memory?  bobbolink   May-14-10 11:12 AM   #17 
  - here you go  Mari333   May-14-10 02:54 PM   #73 
     - Thank you *very* much. Those quotes about stealing from "granny" will be  bobbolink   May-14-10 03:22 PM   #75 
  - I remember that.  FiveGoodMen   May-14-10 04:46 PM   #89 
  - Alas, it's not just an "image!"  villager   May-14-10 10:52 AM   #6 
     - someone on DU who worked on WallStreet said it's true  Mari333   May-14-10 11:00 AM   #9 
  - Well, humans had a good run  Oregone   May-14-10 10:50 AM   #2 
  - More animals will go into extinction in the next 20 years.  ej510   May-14-10 10:52 AM   #5 
  - Love the sig line!  tavalon   May-15-10 10:29 AM   #93 
  - I think you can cast your net wider than that.  geardaddy   May-14-10 10:51 AM   #3 
  - Actually I did with overpopulating, but I could said littering, like throwing garbage in the ocean.  ej510   May-14-10 10:55 AM   #7 
  - Monsanto trying to privatize the world's food supply won't help either.  Webster Green   May-14-10 10:58 AM   #8 
  - +1000  geardaddy   May-14-10 11:04 AM   #10 
  - I agree, but greed rains supreme globally.  ej510   May-14-10 11:04 AM   #11 
  - Capitalism must be phased out  chillspike   May-14-10 11:06 AM   #12 
  - Sadly, we don't have the time for a "phase".  bobbolink   May-14-10 11:14 AM   #19 
  - Imagine a vampire movie where the good guys decide to phase out the bloodsuckers  Oregone   May-14-10 12:02 PM   #36 
  - Life as we once knew it is already history  randr   May-14-10 11:07 AM   #13 
  - Frog. Lobsters know to scream and try to escape.  WinkyDink   May-14-10 01:02 PM   #61 
  - human extinction is, of course, pretty much a sure thing.  cali   May-14-10 11:08 AM   #14 
  - I did mention overpopulation destroying natural habitat; which destroys necessary food chains. The  ej510   May-14-10 11:12 AM   #18 
     - Yes, but what is the connection between overpopulation and corporations or capitalism?  jberryhill   May-14-10 12:15 PM   #43 
        - I should worded the headline better, because I didn't mean to confuse you.  ej510   May-14-10 12:21 PM   #48 
           - I Agree - People Are Indeed The Likely Culprits Behind Overpopulation  jberryhill   May-14-10 12:23 PM   #51 
              - We need a moratorium on births globally, but it won't happen,  ej510   May-14-10 12:30 PM   #54 
              - I could not stomach so many deaths.  ej510   May-14-10 12:32 PM   #55 
              - Well, That's Quite A Bind  jberryhill   May-14-10 12:40 PM   #57 
                 - So who should we condemn to death?  sabrina 1   May-14-10 03:00 PM   #74 
                    - That's the list: "The non-productive poor, the elderly, the disabled? "  bobbolink   May-14-10 03:24 PM   #76 
                       - Free Suicide Pills?  jberryhill   May-14-10 03:47 PM   #78 
                          - "What kind of commie are you?"  bobbolink   May-14-10 03:51 PM   #79 
                             - I have no idea what you are on about, actually  jberryhill   May-14-10 03:54 PM   #81 
                                - sorry... the "you" is the collective "You".... to be more precise, the government.  bobbolink   May-14-10 03:58 PM   #82 
                                   - I am not a "collective you"  jberryhill   May-14-10 04:04 PM   #83 
                                      - Sorry, then. I will keep it to myself.  bobbolink   May-14-10 04:09 PM   #85 
              - Capitalism begets poverty.  blindpig   May-15-10 11:29 AM   #96 
  - "Crony Capitalism Is NOT Capitalism", see DU post below.  jody   May-14-10 11:08 AM   #15 
  - Capitalism is a wealth distribution mechanism that works efficiently...  Oregone   May-14-10 11:18 AM   #21 
  - Don't forget the most important element of capitalism ...  daggahead   May-14-10 11:23 AM   #23 
  - Capitalism started with slavery. Every global super power had it at some point.  ej510   May-14-10 11:29 AM   #25 
     - It is the notion that one man can purchase the right to profit from another man's labor  Oregone   May-14-10 11:36 AM   #28 
        - Low wage workers are slaves. Capitalism has put borders around the working class. The middle class  ej510   May-14-10 11:43 AM   #30 
  - Thanks for sharing your opinion with me. I don't know of any economic system that operates  jody   May-14-10 11:26 AM   #24 
     - And never did I suggest that such a system is needed  Oregone   May-14-10 11:32 AM   #26 
        - Basically you are saying a democratic-socialist government would suffice. I agree.  ej510   May-14-10 11:37 AM   #29 
        - Do you expect that a "democratic-socialist government" would protect individual rights? n/t  jody   May-14-10 11:51 AM   #32 
           - The right to make laborers so poor they die from lack of access to medical treatment?  Oregone   May-14-10 11:59 AM   #34 
              - Democratic-Socialism would provide medicine and affordable college. The U.S. has privatized public  ej510   May-14-10 12:04 PM   #38 
              - In #32 I meant "individual rights" enumerated and unenumerated protected by our Constitution.  jody   May-14-10 12:12 PM   #40 
                 - Most true. Socialism isn't concerned about the individual and individual rights  Oregone   May-14-10 12:13 PM   #41 
        - You said "Corporations and capitalism" and "All the polluting" etc.  jody   May-14-10 11:49 AM   #31 
           - No I didn't  Oregone   May-14-10 11:57 AM   #33 
              - mea culpa, I confused your post with ej510 posts. n/t  jody   May-14-10 12:02 PM   #37 
  - Stop being an apologists  blindpig   May-14-10 02:36 PM   #70 
     - The issue is whether one wants a central government that controls production & decides which rights  jody   May-14-10 04:08 PM   #84 
        - That makes no sense.  blindpig   May-14-10 04:30 PM   #86 
           - Government controlled by corporatist ostensibly favors capitalism but that's really crony-capitalism  jody   May-14-10 04:42 PM   #88 
              - No, that's capitalism..  blindpig   May-14-10 04:59 PM   #90 
                 - OK, we've exchanged opinions. Have a nice day and goodbye n/t  jody   May-14-10 05:31 PM   #91 
  - Movie triple-bill which describes it best: Idiocracy + Soylent Green + Brazil ..n/t  LeftinOH   May-14-10 11:08 AM   #16 
  - The Boiler Room ...  daggahead   May-14-10 11:15 AM   #20 
  - Boiler Room damn near described what Goldman Sachs was doing,  ej510   May-14-10 11:19 AM   #22 
  - LOL  kctim   May-14-10 11:35 AM   #27 
  - flawed logic. simply because we've adapted in the past  cali   May-14-10 12:00 PM   #35 
     - I don't think we have enough time to adapt or the intellectual heft to.  ej510   May-14-10 12:09 PM   #39 
     - You forgot to add "Non corporate contraception"  jberryhill   May-14-10 12:17 PM   #45 
     - Such dire things are always spoken of  kctim   May-14-10 01:46 PM   #66 
     - Of course there is no guarantee  kctim   May-14-10 01:33 PM   #64 
  - Corporations are "overpopulating"?  jberryhill   May-14-10 12:14 PM   #42 
  - Much, much more likely since the mid-20th century  Echo In Light   May-14-10 12:15 PM   #44 
  - Yes, all certainties become more likely to occur as time proceeds /nt  jberryhill   May-14-10 12:17 PM   #46 
     - Especially with the advent of tens of thousands of extinction-ensuring weapons...  Echo In Light   May-14-10 12:22 PM   #50 
        - Yes, well our original poster seems concerned with overpopulation  jberryhill   May-14-10 12:24 PM   #52 
           - Those who trivialize the actuality of the situation almost always overlook the most obvious factors  Echo In Light   May-14-10 12:27 PM   # 
              - The most obvious starting point for approaching any situation  jberryhill   May-14-10 12:44 PM   #58 
                 - The multi-faceted problem of attempting to hold Power accountable  Echo In Light   May-14-10 12:56 PM   #59 
  - You misunderstood me. I was talking about human population. I blame part of it on religion.  ej510   May-14-10 12:18 PM   #47 
     - Okay, so we need a list of culprits  jberryhill   May-14-10 12:22 PM   #49 
  - If this was capitalism you'd have a point  nadinbrzezinski   May-14-10 12:27 PM   #53 
  - Capitalism has no constraints. They buy government officials then wreak havoc on the planet without  ej510   May-14-10 12:37 PM   #56 
     - Alas what you are describing is FASCISM  nadinbrzezinski   May-14-10 12:59 PM   #60 
        - Mousalini's choice government.  ej510   May-14-10 01:04 PM   #62 
           - Regardless, language matters  nadinbrzezinski   May-14-10 01:23 PM   #63 
              - Lets just call a shovel a fork  Oregone   May-14-10 02:21 PM   #68 
  - I emailed a similar point to MSNBC years ago & was shocked to get an interested response  blueworld   May-14-10 01:40 PM   #65 
  - We are all slaves to the current system.  ej510   May-14-10 01:49 PM   #67 
     - Less so than you think  Oregone   May-14-10 02:25 PM   #69 
     - True, but even in very small small ways, like product selection  blueworld   May-14-10 02:41 PM   #71 
     - No, you just lack the courage and conviction to stop participating  jberryhill   May-14-10 02:51 PM   #72 
  - No doubt.....And if people don't wrap their brains around that quickly......Oh well.  marmar   May-14-10 03:28 PM   #77 
  - Not life, just humanity and civilization as we know it. Life is remarkably resilient. nt  Umbral   May-14-10 03:53 PM   #80 
  - Corporations gave Sociopaths a Purpose  fascisthunter   May-14-10 04:32 PM   #87 
  - Complete destruction of the world.  ej510   May-14-10 08:33 PM   #92 
  - I heard a streetcorner preacher screaming about armageddon the other day  MajorChode   May-15-10 10:39 AM   #94 
  - I think so, too.  Quantess   May-15-10 11:13 AM   #95 
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC