hipsters are 100x more tolerable than superwholocks just saying lol
The choice is with us still, but the civilization now in jeopardy is all humanity. As the ancient myth makers knew, we are children equally of the earth and the sky. In our tenure on this planet we’ve accumulated dangerous evolutionary baggage — propensities for aggression and ritual, submission to leaders, hostility to outsiders — all of which puts our survival in some doubt. But we’ve also acquired compassion for others, love for our children and desire to learn from history and experience, and a great soaring passionate intelligence — the clear tools for our continued survival and prosperity.
Which aspects of our nature will prevail is uncertain, particularly when our visions and prospects are bound to one small part of the small planet Earth. But up there in the immensity of the Cosmos, an inescapable perspective awaits us. There are not yet any obvious signs of extraterrestrial intelligence and this makes us wonder whether civilizations like ours always rush implacably, headlong, toward self-destruction. National boundaries are not evident when we view the Earth from space. Fanatical ethnic or religious or national chauvinisms are a little difficult to maintain when we see our planet as a fragile blue crescent fading to become an inconspicuous point of light against the bastion and citadel of the stars."
Just watched 12 Years A Slave. It was fucking soul crushing. I have never seen a sadder movie in my life. But it’s also worth watching to remember people who might otherwise have died nameless, forgotten to history, that spent their entire lives beaten, raped, and terrorized. Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor really brought light and life to these characters, and I felt their raw sorrow.
Also, Michael Fassbender is TERRIFYING. Throughout the entire movie he manages to project this energy of being one step away from fully unbridled rage and insanity.
I’m really awestruck by the whole thing.