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In 9056 the NewEarth corporation unearthed a diamond box


The box contained 100 cuneiform tablets


Te engine of capitalism is already dead


Next te engine of life


All we can tell you is a diamond box was deep in the mantle


12 miles down


The tablets? Carbon


Yes, carbon


Slow-mo violence


Petroleum compounds


End up in all bodies


The question was raised: Could this have been prevented?


Yes, there were "environmentalists"


People who cared about the fate of the planet


Yes, they wanted to prevent it


Yes it appears that a "liberal" created the 100 tablets


They represented a very small but vocal subgroup


Known as the "liberals"


They were a loosely defined branch of a political "party"


What was a "party"?


It was a social gathering of invited guests, typically involving eating, drinking, and entertainment


Also conquering production co-opted creation binary economies goods and services


Everything was exploitable and disposable


Were humans considered disposable?


Yes


Can you hold your questions?


Why would anyone want a party when the earth was "doomed"?


The priority at the time was making things out of "plastic" and that required being disposable


Everything in the ancient world was made of plastic


Mumble mumble


Can you please hold your questions?


This is just one tablet


There are a hundred tablets in the diamond box


Translation is ongoing and cannot be hurried


Send your questions to


I was just informed that we have run out of time


Just a second


. . . Yes, OK


Nothing we have translated has revealed any insight into the thinking of the last people to inhabit the planet


But to recap, the assumption is that by the time the biosystem failed, so much plastic had infiltrated all organic systems we have to assume that the


The conversion of the earth into a


I'm sorry. We hav run ut of tme


Was anyone angry?


We don't know


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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger and author of several nonfiction books, a collection of poetry, "Children to the Mountain" and a memoir, "Finding Myself in Time: Facing the Music" Over the last few years he has begun calling (more...)
 

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