Currently, I’m a student in college studying for a Biology degree. However, my story doesn’t end simply there. I’m also a polytheistic pagan. Yeah, you read that right, I’m a STEM student who believes in a multitude of Gods and no I don’t find either conflicting with each other. Science is the study of the natural world and the physical laws that go along with it. Gods on the other hand are supernatural and are outside the realm of what science can perceive. So, science can not prove nor disprove the existence of the Gods, it’s simply based on the premise of faith and anecdotal evidence that, to me at least, the Gods exist. I do not speak for anyone else involved in the science field nor for any other pagans out there. This is solely my beliefs.
Now, lets get to what I’m really writing about. As many people know there’s going to be a country wide March for Science this Saturday. This is very very very very VERY important since we have an anti-science government in power in the US of A. They deny climate change specifically, which has been proven conclusively with over a thousand peer reviewed paper on the subject. The science behind climate change is literally being tossed out the window by the Trump Administration and being replaced with anti-science nonsense that is wholly backed by companies mainly in the fossil industries. Really, that shouldn’t be too surprising in the least. What else do you expect from a businessman? I believe it’s important that everyone get out, everyone who gives a damn about our planet whether you are pagan, atheist, agnostic or even Christian (you guys actually have some verses in the Bible that states pollution is shunned b your Gods), should be out there marching with scientists. There is an app for Android devices called March for Science that will help find you the nearest march. It’s for Free so there should be no reason not to download this app.
Science is the only forward for our species. The quest for knowledge, especially among pagans, is paramount. Odin sacrificed Himself for knowledge of the Runes and ultimately his eye for wisdom. Perhaps we all should be like Odin except without the dramatics of self sacrifice of body parts, but rather sacrificing our time in our lives to devote to obtaining new knowledge no matter how daunting it may seem. In the the end, the knowledge gained through hard work and research is far more fulfilling.
So I hope that the march will be successful in forcing the Trump Administration to avert its ridiculous war on science and that soon scientists will be running for public office to exact change from within. Hel, maybe once I get my degree, do some time in a lab, I’ll run for public office one day. We’ll see.
Brightest Blessings to all out there and have a great Yggdrasil Day (Earth Day)!!
Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? – Ripley (Aliens, 1986)
Unfortunately, this is a question I ask myself everyday since after the Election. The more I see how Trump supporters are outing themselves for the misled minions of a mutant Cheeto with a toupee, the more I wonder how far has the national IQ dropped. People, Idiocracy wasn’t supposed to be a documentary of what is to come, but rather a funny movie. No longer is it funny. It’s depressing because the very aspects of the culture of Idiocracy is becoming more prevalent these days than ever before. Trumps election to the head seat of the United States just proves how close we are to an Idiocratic dystopia.
I leave you, my wonderful readers, with this example of anti-science rhetoric we will most likely have to deal with for four years. Buckle up, it’s going to be one hell of a ride!
Some will say that I’m wrong and perhaps I am somewhat wrong to state that honor is pretty damn near dead in this society. Honor can still be found in our military, in our volunteer firefights, EMTs and to a lesser extent in our increasingly fascistic police. However, in our general, overall society it’s pretty much dead. When you read reports of people attacking others physically for material want, people opting a techno gadget over a human being, people risking life and limb going into a house for a TV or gaming system, people killing defenseless animals such as dogs and cats for no really good reason you have to come to grips with the reality of the situation: people have no honor anymore. How can anyone say that we are honorable when people won’t do the right thing, besides calling 911, when a fellow human being is being attacked on the streets? You can’t and it’s not an isolated incident either. We’re becoming, due to our rapid advanced of technology, our increasingly dependence on such, expanding social media, we’re becoming an alienated and, for lack of a better word, sucky species.
Perhaps those taking the brunt of our garbage intense society is the real War on Women. They are placed into a situation that creates in them certain ailments such as anorexia, bulimia and a host of other physical/emotional ailments due to weight. Back in the elder ages (ancient times) women who were skinny weren’t desirable and for good reason. It usually meant they were sick and malnourished. The women with a bit of meat on their bones were the ones who were sought after because it meant a healthy woman. These women were termed Rubenesque. These days, Rubenesque women are considered overweight and undesirable and the more bone skinny women are placed on the pedestal of desirability. And of course, where do these standards come from that women blindly follow despite calling themselves feminists? Men. Still, after all of these years trying to liberate themselves from the shackles of men they still slave along to the whims of men. We can’t decide if women look good with meat on their bones or just bones. Thus, we have driven them practically insane with self revisionism on a daily basis. I understand the negative health impact on people in general who are morbidly obese, but when it comes to a woman who ha a few extra pounds we’ll shouldn’t belittle them into oblivion because they aren’t what some individual metrosexual males consider to be ideal. And that’s the crux of the problem are these effeminate metrosexual who aren’t strong enough to deal with a woman who has a few extra pounds. That’s to be expected of these simple weaklings. Hell, if they can’t deal with a real relationship what makes you think they can deal with a real woman? Enough said.
Senior Citizens, Our Elders
Once upon a time, our elderly folk were revered for their breadth of wisdom. Today, we tell them to basically shut up and throw them into nursing homes because we simply can’t be bothered to take care of those who took care of us when we were puking, pooping toddlers. No, we no longer ask them to bestow their years of experiences compounded into wise anecdotes anymore. We ignore them and claim they are going senile. I ask you, what is the point of longevity when the wisdom that comes along with such long lives is simply written off and ignored? Good Gods! What wisdom we could use today with our faltering economy on how self-sustain ourselves and live simply during these perilous economic times! We must be insane for not asking those who went through the Great Depression on how we can improve our lot in life during these times. Our society took a nose dive into a festering piss pot when we decided it was a good idea to throw our elders into nursing homes that is rampant with abuse. We lost our humanity when the wisdom keepers were ignored and treated like a lame horse. We don’t deserve their wisdom and never will unless we change our ways.
Virtual Reality Trumps Reality
Video games are quickly becoming the escape hatch from reality. Adults and kids alike glue themselves to a screen where a virtual world opens up before where you can shoot and kill hundreds of digital people without thinking about it. And I can’t blame them. The world is pretty damn boring in comparison to the adrenaline rush you get from playing these games. I can attest to it as a game player, but these days I have hard time playing anymore due to my love for being outside. I’d rather soak up some ultraviolet radiation tending to my garden than play a game that doesn’t give me the same sense of purpose. That is my escape from reality for a few hours. Unfortunately, too many find the escape in games and they end up lost in it. And we wonder and gripe about the callous Black Friday morons who trample each other? By way of video games we have dehumanized each other and that climbing over the mountains of humans before us we can get what we want. Let it be known, though, I blame the individual adult and parents of these game addicted people and not the games or game developers themselves.
There are still those who hold the flame of honor high, but they are quickly becoming extinct as our callous nature continues to grow with our being constantly wired to our technology. We find it hard to detach ourselves from our shiny gadgets and look at the world as it is. Just one day away from our social media outlets and we feel lost and alone despite our friends and family being a cellphone call away. Despite the alone feeling, however, we treat each other like aliens from a different planet. Someone does something nice for another person and it’s either met with a surprised over-reaction or a look of suspicion. The world isn’t as it used to be, honorable, where kind actions were just everyday things that one appreciated, but wasn’t surprised to experience. This is how bad this society has become and it’s not getting any better. Instead, it’s getting worse with each new day. Maybe, I can be proven wrong when I’m an old fart in a nursing home.