* Future Advice (announcement - in German)
The face of the Earth shows in the butterfly, in the caterpillar, in the face of the gray heron and the baboon, the trout and the rattlesnake. But also in the oaks, the rhubarb bushes and the grasses and daisies. It is the volcanic lake in the Eifel, the ridge on the Weser with its rabbits and lynxes, the semi-desert with its cacti.
But the blank faces of those who two legged creatures, chatty and busy, are not associated with the Earth. They delude themselves into thinking they were the owners of the Earth, the owners of billions of chickens, pigs, steel and nuclear power plants, high-rise buildings and halls and lunar landscapes. They have been waging war on each other for 12,000 years: Who will be the winner? (if there should ever be one) Who will be the superstar? My earth day, states the Earth, will be the day when all these slave owners are gone for good.
© 2020 by Antje Lienen
I am the home to billions and billions of creatures. I am the Earth, and all these creatures living in my oceans, on my land surface and in the air belong to me, they are parts of my physical and spiritual body. We are an entity, a complex entity. We live in a peaceful way, we communicate, we develop each other and ourselves. In millions of years we altered, new creatures form out in the life zones of my surface.
One of these species is a creature walking on two legs, has two gifted hands and a gifted brain. Human beings have been part of life, took part in natural communication and live peacefully.
Some thousand years ago some groups of humans invented a new lifestyle. They became farmers, they founded towns, they constructed a hierarchic society with priests and kings at the top. They founded armed forces to wage war on their neighbours. They conquered their small world, they founded reichs and empires. These warrior humans started to kill all peaceful humans, only a small amount is left living in marginal areas.
For about 5 or 600 years you crowded my life surface, you so-called civilized people. And you have declared war on all creatures, and on myself. Now it's time to show you who is the real master of this world. I will send you the seven plagues and more.
© 2020 by Antje Lienen
Humans considered to be a homo sapiens regard themselves as being peaceful, friendly beings. However, by non-human beings they are called: those who torment, torture and bring death.
When people see a film about a group of lions hunting an antelope, bring it down and together with their children, companions and relatives eat it, they often complain: How cruel! The poor little antelope, who immediately appeals to the protective instinct of humans with its cuteness (Konrad Lorenz’ kindchenschema), had to die. However, in case it is a human who shoots a lion, has his head stuffed as a trophy and fixed to the wall of his living room, not much people will dare to say anything. The lion kills in order to survive, the man kills (in this case) because he thinks this to be fun, and to show off in society.
The following comments on the EARTH MANIFESTO receive confirmation by many organizations, scientific institutes, projects and NGOs. Almost 8 billion people will live on Earth in 2020. This is an extremely high number when compared to various animal populations. You don't have to be a zoologist, your own observations will perfectly suffice: in the animal world, excess populations as a rule are not viable, they usually will collapse. Since humans undoubtedly are living beings, they will have to account for the fact that they will inadvertently face such a fate.
Pandemics like Corona are a major threat to nuclear power plants. They are among those events that threaten the propper running of the systems and must therefore be placed in the same category as earthquakes, floods, tsunamis or fire.
Since December 2019, mankind has been confronted with a new pandemic caused by a corona virus. Science has named it SARS-CoV-2. The starting point was the megacity Wuhan in the Chinese province of Hubei. After the novel disease was able to spread rapidly, initially unnoticed, the central government ordered a lockdown on Hubei in mid-January and imposed a curfew. Nevertheless, the virus was able to circumnavigate the entire globe within a few weeks with the help of international air traffic. In addition to the Chinese hotspots, above all Wuhan, others were created in Iran, in northern Italy, in Spain, in some Austrian holiday resorts, in two German provinces and in the US state of New York, to name a few. In these hotspots we see a high rate of infection and high death rates, often combined with a collapse of the health system.