Save Australia’s Animals: The Pain We Will Never Know

Source: ladbible

Human beings, the so-called intelligent species, are so callously cruel and insensitive, that in their imagined achievement they call “civilization,” they have forgotten to respect the planet they should consider their home. They have lost respect for their fellow creatures. They have lost respect for Mother Nature.

In their everyday hustle and bustle, pursuing money and other imagined property, they don’t care about the disasters in the natural world anymore. They don’t care whether thousands of species are going extinct. And this is happening when humans are supposedly at the peak of their technological and civilizational peak in history. Well, they have peaked too early.

Shame on us for letting this happen.

The world must be grieving right now for a billion animals lost to this mass extinction event, perhaps the greatest disaster to animal life in living memory. While all of us have our part to play in this disaster thanks to the obstinance in our indifference to climate change, but also criminal negligence in terms of protecting the environment and wildlife, especially on behalf of Australia’s current administration.

Policies propelled by Australia’s conservative Liberal Party Prime Minister and climate change denier Scott Morrison are a part of the problem in the worsening wildfires in Australia. It is an eye-opener for the Australian people too who have been supporting ignorant politicians and regressive climate policies for a very long time, other than their problematically notorious anti-immigration xenophobia.

What is encouraging is that common Australian people are fighting these fires bravely. They have witnessed the disasters firsthand and they realize that they are of man’s own making. They are asking tough questions of their inept leadership. They are demanding answers. We must appreciate the selfless firefighting volunteers and the wildlife rescuers and strengthen their hands.

It is indeed our responsibility to do the firefighting at least because we simply cannot undo and reverse the damage that we have done to the planet in terms of both Amazon and Australian forest wildfires. Therefore, I urge all the readers to do their bit to save wildlife in Australia. A little help can save one more koala or kangaroo and many more endangered species indigenous to Australia that we were not even aware existed.

Please donate:

Port Macquarie Koala Hospital:

gofundme.com/f/help-thirsty

Koalas in Care:

koalasincare.org.au/?fbclid=IwAR1L

The Rescue Collective:

mkc.org.au/donations/trcq

WIRES:

wires.org.au/donate/emergen

 

The Deep Roots of Human Prejudice

Source: buzzfeed.com

Source: buzzfeed.com

The roots of human prejudice are so deep, and it is so pervasive, that it almost feels like second nature to man.

While it is widely believed that men are born free of prejudices, you would find it hard to believe just how naturally they come to us. It almost is the best, most suitable reasoning shortcut.

What if prejudice were an inseparable trait of an intelligent species? And if it isn’t. Why do people continue to indoctrinate their children with prejudiced ideas and undoubtedly have been doing so for centuries? And does prejudice go beyond nationalistic, ethnic, and religious boundaries? Apparently, it does.

What if prejudice is a problem that possibly cannot be separated from the act of thinking?

We are surely the only prejudiced species, or so we believe.

 

Is liberal education enough to get rid of prejudice?

Liberal education may or may not cure someone hellbent on antisemitism give up support for Nazism, for instance, but it certainly does improve the odds of minimizing that.

One way or the other, you would be shocked and surprised at how deep the roots of human prejudice go. It’s a huge challenge.

And is training for critical reasoning enough to get rid of our intrinsic, deeply embedded prejudice and biases? Even despite learning about all the logical fallacies, biases, and flaws?

 

Are we really free of prejudice when helping others escape it?

And do we really when we think that we have escaped it? Judging others for it?

 

So how deep are the roots of human prejudice?

Guess we’ll never know.