Wednesday, June 18, 2014

When Winter Comes, It Is The Fate of Grasshoppers To Die

Ants live year round and they thrive and prosper in seasonable and unseasonable weather. The ant is full of win all year long and is not a flash-in-the-pan party animal.

Grasshoppers die when the cold returns. They tell each other stories about a future in which their worst fear will  be an unbroken run of hot days. They pretend they will hop about in a wild breeding frenzy for all eternity and if anything changes, it will be even hotter summer forever.

The normal state of the weather on this planet is cold. We live in a strange unusual interruption in "normal" called the Holocene.

The Holocene is over.

You can hold all the conferences you want about how you will raise your hand like King Canute to hold back the tides.

Nothing will help you but learning to live in cooler climes. If you don't learn, then - like the grasshopper - it is your fate to die. A consensus won't protect you any more than it protects grasshoppers as Fall arrives.


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