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[–]magnora7 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

It's almost like... maybe we should try and just live in harmony with the existing environment, instead of constantly trying to control everything and it constantly backfiring?

[–]Jesus 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Well, if the technocrats can control the world and the enviorment, then they can become like God. I honestly, think some of these people think they are Gods.

Now, twice convicted predatory monopolist, Gates, wants to geoengineer the enviorment to cool the planet by blocking the sun with sulfur.

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I agree. Narcissists always think they are god, basically. And most everyone with a huge amount of power is a narcissist. Everyone else doubts themselves too much to rise to that level of power. Only a cocksure narcissist can have the unrelenting conviction required to fool themselves and the millions who look up to them.

[–]Jesus 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Everyone else doubts themselves too much to rise to that level of power. Only a cocksure narcissist can have the unrelenting conviction required to fool themselves and the millions who look up to them.

Doubt and distraction. But there were many good souls thoughout antiquity and history, like Jesus. But what happens to these people? They are assassinated. Most do not live long enough and the majority of people are too apathetic to follow in their footsteps or even understand their words.

Also, what the hell was that fad where hundreds of thousands of people on the internet and elsewhere were shilling for Bill Gates as one of the most righteous persons on earth.

I remember arguing with someone at that time who thought Gates was awesome, I asked him why, and he couldn't give me an answer. I mean, yeah, he's got a lot of money and throws it around to causes and think tanks like it is candy, but he also probably has a lot in assets such as property. And he's a twice convicted predatory monopolist, but the guy is totally awesome and should be put into a meme for teenagers to share on twitter as an example of a good person who always does good things for the earths people.

[–]Ian 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Next logical step, involve killer bees for some double hybrid fun!

[–]Optimus85 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I was expecting huge deformed flesh-eating mosquitoes. Just a tad disappointed.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

The title is missing something.

"'Plan to kill off mosquitoes' backfires, spawning mutant hybrid insects"

The assumption being that the original intent was to actually kill them off.

[–]Robin[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Hence the " marks.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I upvoted your comment.

We're typically on the same page.

[–]dark_devil_dd 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Seems like the title was "embelished", nothing as scary as the title suggests.