'So long and thanks for all the fish'

SophieBel.com "So long and thanks for all the fish"

If you are familiar with, ‘the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’, by Douglas Adams, you will recognise the title to this blog. If you haven’t, it’s a message left by the dolphins as they depart Earth, just before it is demolished to make way for a hyperspacebypass the Vogons are building. If you are unfamiliar with the Vogon’s, they are an Alien race, described as, “one of the most unpleasant races in the galaxy; not actually evil, but bad-tempered…officious and callous" Anything that gets in the way of the Vogon's plans is destroyed, in the name of progress, including the Earth. If you were to put it to the Vogons that the Earth is our home and worth preserving, they would tell you, not to be sentimental; that the Earth is doomed in any case and space colonisation is the future, a view shared by certain Earthlings. Other Earthlings would argue that there is an arrogance to the notion, that humans could create an artificial environment where we could thrive as eloquently as we might on Earth, which has evolved, over an estimated four billion years. The Vogon’s are, incidentally, also described as being the authors of the third worst poetry in the Galaxy. A Vogon Tweet might go something like; ‘Let’s demolish the Earth to make way for a hyperspacebypass. Jobs! Let's make the Galaxy great again!’ What we need are the Poets to save the Earth. As John F. Kennedy put it, “If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics, I am convinced the world would be a little better place.” I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one. You can click the link above or the links below for more blogs, more about me, products I use & my children's website: TheLittleAcornThatDreamed.com      

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