Wednesday, 5 June 2013

World Environment Day - Irony

On the eve of World Environment day, I would like to quote Agent Smith of Matrix Series.

His perception about Humans goes like , " I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure ".

It is indeed true that we are plaguing this planet which is being inhabited by countless other species. 

If there were some higher beings with heightened sense of perception, they would have abhorred us for our sense of hypocrisy and mulling over guilt. 

Our sense of hypocrisy is making us follow 'Not in my backyard policy (NIMBY) '. When a Nuclear power plant comes up in vicinity, when go all gung-ho about the perils of Nuclear technology, safety,Fukushima, this that and blah blah. We also try to play as an Innocent victim who is being victimized by majority forces. But when it's operated in next state and we reap the benefits, there seems to be not much problem about that.

Next is the guilt which makes us whine at things instead of finding a better solution to the problem we face. Guilt makes us do pointless Facebook and tweet campaigns which have become nothing but as an empty celebration of our supposedly 'Benevolent' traits. 

We Shout 'Go Green' on Facebook , when our every status consume immense power in their ever running servers . And sadly servers doesn't run on human goodwill but on energy that comes from Dirty Coal plants which we protest against. 

Indeed ,things can never become more Ironic than World Environment Day itself.

Green on Facebook


  1. Great post. To some extent, I agree with your post. But, as per my perception of things go, I do not expect the world to change anytime soon. The change, to what we are today, has come up in years, and so, the change to what we expect ourselves to be will take years to take effect. This is a gradual process, and changes don't come up overnight. But, I believe, change will come, sooner or later, it will!

  2. CyberKID, I absolutely agree with you. In fact, I place faith on the collective power of social media for it has ability to alter our behavior too. I just wish we take a pragmatic view regarding our Energy choices rather than taking a confrontation stance for the sake of peer pressure and act completely different.