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Unless We Take Urgent Action, Covid-19 Won't Be the Last Virus That Jumps From Animals to Humans

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/07/13/unless-we-take-urgent-action-covid-19-wont-be-last-virus-jumps-animals-humans

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Global capitalism is the virus.

Equality of rights – of all living beings – is the cure.

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Great picture of the Trump family.

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Why would you insult pigs like that?

Isn’t the cost of our cruelty and disregard for other species the whole point of this article?

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John is wrong!!
We release a new contagious disease every ten years.
Same as our start a war average.
Fort Detrick, Maryland was closed down last summer - and it was not for missing paint on the wall.

Menards, a big box hardware store, tested employees for C-19.
One younger lady, who works early checking the contractors out, tested anti-bodies.
She was advised she had received the virus mid December 2019.
She remembers having a cough.
Married with two children

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Clearly, you take “political correctness” to the extreme.

The informal definition of pig is -

~a greedy, dirty, or unpleasant person.

Lighten up.

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Good article!

If humanity is to survive, it must realize and accept the reality that we are One World, interdependent with all other life on Earth. The paradigm which revolves
around nation-states and uncontrolled extraction and consumption-----must and
will end. The only options are between a hard, very hard, landing, or a mutual
and just soft one. Ultimately, those are the only options. The “status quo” is
not sustainable.

Except that pigs are much smarter.

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Except for the greedy ones like Trump.

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According to the Pope, there can be no equality of rights since he stands on the doctrine that humans–only humans–are “mini-me” images of God and have divine sparks, denied other animals. They are devoid of God’s divine sparks. Christians are opposed to “elevating” other animals to the moral status of humans.

I say, fuck anthropocentric religion!

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Nevertheless, it’s a speciesist slur, not based on science or the true nature of the pig.

Ummmm…humans are animals…

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Again, it’s “not” about the animal, it’s about the "greed."

Different meaning.

Anthropocentric religion is why God doesn’t take His vacations on Earth anymore! Last time He was here, He happened to get a Jewish girl pregnant, and He hasn’t heard the end of it since!

By the way, God enjoys eco-tourist vacations. Earth would be one of His favored destinations, were it not for the anthropocentric religiosity that blights its dominant species.

Ordinarily I would heartily agree… except that this particular pope happens to be about the only “world leader” who has actually used the word “anthropocentrism” – a word I ordinarily only hear cross the lips of fellow believers in rights for non-humans – in an official document. In his encyclical on the environment, he said that our “misguided anthropocentrism leads to a misguided lifestyle,” warned against “human beings plac[ing] themselves at the centre,” and spoke of “our indifference or cruelty towards fellow creatures of this world.” It may not seem like so much, but given how those in power generally think of non-human animals as no more than commodities, seeing that in print was enough to make this lifetime atheist take notice.

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Humans both the bane and blessing of the universe !!!

What do we choose ? Do we choose to thrive or continue to de-evolve as we seem to be doing .

There is no right or wrong life goes on …

But there are consequences to our actions , the law of cause and effect all choices have effects .

It’s not often that an event has come around that has an effect on all of us around the globe all at once .
Affecting rich and poor. Are we observing this ?
Life is trying to put us on pause a chance to re-set something that’s not working our treatment of nature the speciesystem ,the way we treat our home planet and each other can’t
on.

I think this is our last chance I really do ,listen to what life is screaming at us .

Just stop …please stop …let’s awaken each other ,we are not without help .

Here is the Help…

16 Differences Between Highly Evolved Beings (HEBs) and Humans Living in an Unawakened State

In Conversations with God-Book 4: Awaken the Species we are told that there are Highly Evolved Beings who live in another dimension in our universe who are assisting human civilization in its evolutionary process. When asked, “What is the difference in their behaviors and those of humans?”, God replied. “I can give you a list of them.” Here, from the text, is that list. These are the common behaviors of Highly Evolved Beings, as compared to the behaviors of those humans who are living in an unawakened state.

  1. An awakened species sees the Unity of All Life and lives into it. Humans in an unawakened state often deny it or ignore it.

  2. An awakened species tells the truth, always. Humans in an unawakened state too often lie, to themselves as well as others.

  3. An awakened species says one thing and will do what they say. Humans in an unawakened state often say one thing and do another.

  4. An awakened species, having seen and acknowledged what is so, will always do what works. Humans in an unawakened state often do the opposite.

  5. An awakened species does not embrace a principle in its civilization that correlates with the concepts that humans refer to as “justice” and “punishment.”

  6. An awakened species does not embrace a principle in its civilization that correlates with the concept that humans refer to as “insufficiency”

  7. An awakened species does not embrace a principle in its civilization that correlates with the concept that humans refer to as “ownership.”

  8. An awakened species shares everything with everyone all the time. Humans in an unawakened state often do not, only sharing with others in limited circumstances.

  9. An awakened species creates a balance between technology and cosmology; between machines and nature. Humans in an unawakened state often do not.

  10. An awakened species would never under any circumstances terminate the current physical expression of another sentient being unless asked directly by that other being to do so. Humans in an unawakened state often kill other humans without that other human requesting them to.

  11. An awakened species would never do anything that could potentially damage or harm the physical environment that supports the members of the species when they are physicalized. Humans in an unawakened state often do so.

  12. An awakened species never poisons itself. Humans in an unawakened state often do so.

  13. An awakened species never competes. Humans in an unawakened state are often in competition with each other.

  14. An awakened species is clear that it needs nothing. Humans in an unawakened state often create a need-based experience.

  15. An awakened species experiences and expresses unconditional love for everyone. Humans in an unawakened state often cannot imagine even a Deity who does this, much less do they do it themselves.

  16. An awakened species has harnessed the power of metaphysics. Humans in an unawakened state often largely ignore it.

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(Each item on the above list is fully explained in the text of CWG-Book 4: Awaken the Species.)

Asked if we might have just a brief example of what is meant by Item #4 , the dialogue offers this, in God’s voice:

If your objective is to live a life of peace, joy, and love, violence does not work. This has already been demonstrated.

If your objective is to live a life of good health and great longevity, consuming dead flesh daily, smoking known carcinogens continuously, and drinking gallons of nerve-deadening, brain-frying liquids like alcohol regularly does not work. This has already been demonstrated.

If your objective is to raise offspring free of violence and rage, placing them directly in front of vivid depictions of violence and rage during their most impressionable years does not work. This has already been demonstrated.

If your objective is to care for Earth and wisely husband her resources, acting as if those resources are limitless does not work. This has already been demonstrated.

If your objective is to discover and cultivate a relationship with a loving Deity so that religion can make a difference in the affairs of humans, then teaching of a god of righteousness, punishment, and terrible retribution does not work. This has already been demonstrated.

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As with “curing” Global Warming and its resultant Climate Change — Good Luck with That!!

As with “curing” Global Warming and its resultant Climate Change — Good Luck with [fixing] That!!

On second thought, just as Tweetle-Dumb is only a symptom of D’Uhmurika’s deep problems, Multi-NaZional Korp­orations are only a symptom of the Earth’s deep problems.  A root cause of both is the gross overpopulation of two-legged cancer cells – humans – on this planet, and until that is addressed all other “solutions” will come to naught.

As noted many times previously, if we do not decrease our birth rate significantly and humanely then Mother Nature will increase our death rate drastically and inhumanely – and it will NOT be pretty.  Covid-19 is but a very weak foretaste of what awaits humanity in the relatively near future.
 
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Appears to me that you are describing dogs.  I have never met a dishonest dog.

OTOH, the very concept of a god is based on falsehood.