Evidence of Galactic population decline and inevitable extinction of humans is growing. The conflicts of right and wrong in the Western World have spread to the entire world.
A recent example is the discovery of a relic of Earth. It was found in Antarctica by a British researcher and documented in a recently published paper in the scientific journal Global Change Biology. The find was significant because until now, humans have only known about one of the relics of the living planet: Earth.
According to this paper, it is only possible to conceive of humans as the living planet's "first creatures," although that is considered to be the true definition. In recent years, and especially the last few decades, the biological makeup of humans has changed in significant and entirely unexpected ways. This evolution seems to have taken place more or less simultaneously with the origins of Homo sapiens, although details are scarce. This is not the time to linger on detail; the human species is changing in significant ways, and it is important to note that these changes will have implications for every living being on Earth.
The research team led by Dr. Simon Darroch, a British bio-sociologist, discovered some of these changes in humans' DNA, focusing specifically on the Y chromosome of one particular human whose population declined precipitously during the early years of the Industrial Revolution, around the time of the European colonization of the Americas.
The data suggests that the most notable changes have been in the incidence of deleterious mutations. A disproportionate number of these mutations are in the gene paternally expressed. This particular gene produces red hair, freckles, moles, and susceptibility to red eyes. It is also responsible for mannish behavior, and is the equivalent of the "danger" gene in humans.
Human females from populations in Europe, and especially those from France, that date back to the Industrial Revolution, typically display relatively fewer mutations in this gene. A similar genetic pattern has been found in a Japanese male and the extinct Neanderthal.
The find, according to Dr. Darroch, provides the first example of humans living in an ecosystem where they have become the dominant species. What he is describing is a pre-industrial scenario, where humans are the only survivors of an ecosystem previously dominated by some other group of creatures. Thus, there will be no more Neanderthals or Cro-Magnons, and no more Homo sapiens. In this situation, the use of the language of evolution becomes very pertinent. It is only a matter of time until Homo sapiens, though they will be the last common species, will be no more than a paraphyletic assemblage of various primitive species. In other words, these changes will be so dramatic that the typical use of the word "species" will no longer apply to humans.
The next question is obvious: what will become of all these paleo-humans? Most of the European and Asian populations, whose origins are associated with the early days of the Industrial Revolution, are not particularly pleased with the discovery. Europeans, after all, have had a fairly comfortable existence in the last several centuries, but this happiness will be short-lived. The burden of guilt and responsibility to maintain the integrity of the living planet will fall squarely on the shoulders of the "savages" of North America. A recent article in the Daily Mail presents a rather dim future for the "First Human."
After centuries of making the planet their playground, humans will be forced to face the consequences of their over-use. They have polluted the air and water with pesticides and plastics, depleted large areas of valuable natural resources with hunting and fishing, and placed a huge financial burden on the rest of the world through the need to manufacture goods for a growing population. All of this was done while the earth was virtually in their control. The much-needed healing of this world will come at a heavy price.
By the end of the 21st century, this planet will have grown weary of the ways of our ancestors. Humans will be forced to do something about the damage we have done to it. Since the industrial revolution, humans have generated a tremendous amount of waste, such as plastic, which now threatens to outweigh all the fish in the oceans. In just the last decade, the oceans have become completely over-fished, not because of over-harvesting by humans, but because of the vagaries of climate change and ocean currents, as well as human fishing practices. It is hard to comprehend, but the seas that were full of fish will soon be empty of fish.
Humans are a very hard species to understand. For one thing, it is very difficult for the average person to fathom the relationship between the living Earth and their own lives. Many people live a good life on a comfortable planet, while others go to sleep at night in a prison-like environment. Despite the high prices we pay for gasoline and food, it is difficult to comprehend that billions of people exist on a world that is in much better shape than they. What it takes to comprehend is the completely false and fabricated way that people are indoctrinated to think about the environment.
The primary objective of people who wish to increase their wealth and power is to increase the size and extent of the natural world. The more species of the planet that they kill or destroy, the more resources they will have at their disposal, and the more likely they will be able to fulfill their plans for the future.
The notion of man as the primary cause of the ravaging of the earth has reached a critical point in history. The choice that lies before the human race is between genocide or cooperation. Most people still live in the illusion that human beings can change the world for the better. But if the civilized world is unwilling to cooperate with the rest of the world, the environment will become the next planet in the crosshairs of this over-exposed species.
Unless the human race seeks to cooperate with the other species on this planet, there is little that mankind can do to stop the destruction that is occurring. The savage lives on a planet that has the same number of species on it as the human race. Most of these species coexist peacefully with each other. Many of these species require no oxygen or water to live.
The assumption that human beings should act in a rational and caring manner has been a self-fulfilling prophecy. We have, for the last 400 years, held millions of other species in a mental prison for the sake of the next human-built world. Now, human beings are the only ones who still continue to treat the rest of the earth as an object to be used.
If the human race continues to abuse the earth, it is going to destroy itself. As it is being destroyed, it is becoming increasingly apparent that all of the components necessary to sustain a human life are disappearing from the planet. Despite the best efforts of a few very talented scientists and researchers, we have a long way to go before we can provide a safe, healthy environment for our children.
As the human race continues to encroach on the living planet, the living planet will retaliate, and it has already begun to do so. The world’s forests are being cut at an increasing rate, and so are the world’s fish and game.
When human beings begin to destroy themselves through pollution and over-population, our planet will have the opportunity to reclaim its life. When we, as a species, discover that we are capable of destroying the world and ourselves, the natural world will fight back.
The human race has only been on the planet for about 200,000 years. The period during which the human race was driving new species to extinction, occurred for about 2,000 years. During the period that preceded the extinction of the dinosaurs, the human race was destroying new species for approximately 1 million years. The natural world is becoming increasingly impatient with our destructive ways, and there will be a point where the human race will cease to exist.
The ability of the human race to fight back against the natural world will determine whether or not there is a future for the human race on this planet. At the current rate of genocide and continued extinctions, the future of the human race on this planet will be determined in about 5,000 years. The world can only wait for that long to find out.
Lance Taylor is the Chairman of the World Liberation Front.