Friday, November 27, 2015

The Issue the Mainstream Media Wants You to Ignore

I like filling my mind with "thrash."
I'm sure you've seen memes like these before.


"Oh no!  Someone paid more attention to things I don't care about than things I really care about!"  Can you feel the righteous indignation?  Can you feel the sanctimonious bullshit?


By the way, I'm using these images without permission or attribution because fuck these guys.  Fuck these guys who think you're stupid for caring about what you care about.  Fuck these people who call you "sheeple" for enjoying life.

You want to know about what really matters?  You want to know the issue you should really care about?
This is a rock.
BAM! Up yours, stupid meme guys!
What, you don't get it?

This rock is just like an uncountable number of other rocks, perhaps trillions.  You could count rocks all day, program satellites to circle the Earth, counting them, but you'd likely never find them all.  Even if you did, it would take decades.

BAM! Up yo-
Still don't get it?

This is an asteroid, a rock floating in space.
BAM!
No?

There are about 150 million asteroids in our solar system.  Up to a million of those asteroids are one to two kilometers long.
BA-
Still don't get it?  Really?  Wake up!  Stop filling your mind with "thrash!"

Of those millions of asteroids, there are some (we aren't sure how many, but certainly thousands) over sixty kilometers across.  Sixty kilometers is big enough to wipe out all life on Earth.

BAM!  Literally.
If we were to have advanced warning, we could do something about it.  We could build and send up a rocket to push the asteroid out of the way.  You wouldn't even need to push it that far.  A one degree change in direction would make it miss the Earth.

Of course, you'd need a lot of advanced warning.  The farther away the asteroid is, the less you'd have to push it.

Advanced warning requires a system to find the big asteroids heading towards us.

We don't have an advanced warning system.  We barely even started one.  We're behind our goal of tracking 10% of a third of all the asteroids by 2020 because of budget cutbacks.

Budget cutbacks.  We haven't found even 10% of a third of the dangers to all life on Earth and our government is more worried about everything else.

Does that scare you?  No?  Here's an asteroid that nearly hit us this year that's big enough to have its own moon.


Here's an asteroid that nearly hit us we didn't see coming.

Here's a tiny one we weren't aware of until it blew up a piece of Russia and injured 1,500 people.



So, go ahead.  Get pissed off that the stupid people around you don't seem to care about the environment, or healthcare, or the plight of homeless veterans.  But imagine this, first:

We've solved every problem.  Every endangered animal is saved.  Global warming is over.  Every poor child has enough food and healthcare and opportunities.  Our veterans are cared for.  We're just signing a pact that will guarantee world peace...

But just as it's signed, before the ink is dry, just as the last signature is signed and the pen is about to leave the page...

An asteroid hits the Earth.

An asteroid bigger than the one that wiped out the dinosaurs.

The atmosphere ignites.  Everyone dies in a few minutes.  Every animal dies.  Every microbe dies.  Every trace of human civilization is blasted into dust.

We were so caught up in fixing Earth's problems, we didn't see it coming.  All those problems we fixed?  None of it mattered.  None of it.  We're all gone.  Everything we ever did was gone.  The only memory of humanity are a few satellites and probes and ancient television signals radiating out into space.

The real problem you aren't paying attention to?

Please.

2 comments:

Aleksey said...

Sorry for my english first))
I`m from Chelyabinsk.
And here is some interesting facts:
1. All the VIPs were evacuated the day before!
2. Something really blown that "asteroid" up from the back!
(i heard from my friend, who has close relationships with "military guys",that those, who had to know about that "asteroid" - knew about it at least the day before, and that it was blown up by missle)
3. "...millions of dollars of damage and injuring 1,500 people..." i don`t know))...may be in documents of corrupted politicians. Of course it dealed the damage: plenty windows all over the city was destroyed, few meters of brick wall (factory territory brick fence and walls) and few roofs in industrial block, and lot of people cuted with broken windows glass.
4. All the communications were switched off in a second, like by the trigger(button? can`t remember exact word)))! Imho to prevent the panic.
5. My friends in Kostanay city in Kazakhstan saw that thing! It flew right above their town. -> so now some weird facts:
6. Most of those who saw it told that it looked like big missle. People who interested in actual weapeon told that it was missle with H-bomb (don`t know how to say it right), that it flewed like H-bomb, it blowed like H-bomb.
7. If you draw the line on the map that will come through 2 cities - Kostanay and Chelyabinsk... exactly on that line but a bit farther stay one scarry object - the biggest nuclear repository, made by the way according to american blueprints...
So it could be planned action from abroad... if that "asteroid" flew just about 60 km farther - Chernobyl, Hirosima and Nagasakie would looked like child`s game!
There is the topic for those of you who searching the truth:
- Russia is a world`s main nuclear repository. google it (or not) - it really scares, and good luck bros and sisters!

Matthew Kagle said...

Aleksey,

I appreciate you writing, but you seem to have completely missed the point. Conspiracies like the one you think happened always turn out to be fake.

My friend told me...
Did you know a group of secret people weren't there...?
Some people said that...

In this case, dozens of cameras picked up the meteor. Hundreds of scientists examined these videos. If you have anything that would convince them, please send it. You'd get some rather impressive rewards.

Until then, I suggest you focus on the REAL problem. There's an extinction-level event coming and we don't see it.