While much of humanity still struggles with the pain of current and historical racism, a racism of far greater importance is too gradually emerging into our consciousness.

According to animal rights and environmental advocate (those two issues are greatly intertwined) Philip Wollen, human lifestyles are extinguishing 10,000 species per year.

Lifestyles like deforestation, desertification, defaunation, overpopulation, nuclear waste, intentionally detonating thousands of nuclear weapons, littering outer space, massive greenhouse gas emissions, ocean acidification and temperature rise, smog, ground litter, and massive global river pollution.

The issue is now so dire that we are initiating the sixth mass extinction.

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And humans exhibit either near unanimous apathy or even pro-overpopulation attitudes and actions.  In countries such as The United States, government rewards overpopulation with tax, insurance, and other benefits for having children.  Even the childless go along with political parties tickling public ignorance on this topic.

‘We are more important than all other species combined so let’s make more of us.’ egotism by the human race threatens the survival of 1/3 of species.  Tens of thousands of species have already disappeared because of our vanity & willful ignorance.

So while the current white vs. non-white racism perspective is important, it is human racist to not discuss diversity in relation to us eliminating many other races of life.  We not only need human diversity, but also biodiversity.


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2 Responses to Racism

  1. osolynden says:

    It is an incredible arrogance that we find it acceptable to crowd out other species and it will be our demise.

    • Well said, Lynden.

      To paraphrase a favorite celebrity, Willie Nelson:

      ‘Malice is a child of ignorance.’

      The more informed I become, the more I realize how true this is. On both small and enormous scales.

      Thank you for stopping in for a visit;-].

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