Food for Thought:
What if the same dynamic was at play in our world, Planet Earth, Gaia? It just could be that Elephants and Rhinos have a critical role in the evolution of our Planet. Now I am completely making this up as I go along, but what if, over time, our planet had to evolve, it had to download inter-stella upgrades to allow life, as we know it, to continue on Earth? Imagine that the devices used for these downloads were pyramids and ivory, living, breathing, walking ivory. While you are at it, what if there is a minimum mass of ivory necessary to carry out this job and as we indiscriminately kill off our Elephant and Rhino brothers we are committing our own suicide?
Viewing our performance to date on the planet, it might not be such a bad idea.
These are not miners.They are not refugees. They are not emigrants. They are not foreigners. They are not criminals. They are people. They have mothers. They have fathers. They have sisters. They have brothers. They have children. They have dreams. A person with nothing to live for is dangerous. When you kill the dreams of people, you create human bombs. There is no defence against people without dreams. It's much easier to help people achieve their dreams......... than to deal with the alternative.
We are not saints. We have children and we want to leave a better world for them!
Switch reels to Hollywood:
In Earth's future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth's population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind's new home.
Since we really do not know why certain animals are here on the planet, and if there is any correlation to the survival of the planet that really belongs to our children and not to a handful of insane adults, before going crawling through wormholes looking for more planets to destroy, how about preserving what we have and what we know and what has patiently served us despite our crazy suicidal mission to kill each other off, HIROSHIMA, NAGASAKI, CHERNOBYL, etc., etc.
We are just a small group of people who believe that Business can and must serve the broader community. That business must solve social problems. That business must not be a tool for amassing so much wealth to one person that they must spend a significant amount of their time giving it away, Bill Gates style.
By: Ron Samuel
The future of life as we know it on Earth is in our hands!