But that was humanity. That was who we were. We went from bullying in the playground to rape and murder on the street. We splashed out on designer clothes and let children die of dirty water. We enslaved, we lynched, we bombed, we gassed. We slaughtered for land, then destroyed that same land with pollution. We told each other to lose weight and tan and shave and pluck or else they’d die alone. We beat our kids and threatened them with eternal fire every Sunday, in the same churches we pretended to drink God’s blood, because that’s what we were – blood-sucking parasites.
In creating human beings the universe made its greatest error – it became self-aware. And self-awareness comes all too often in tandem with self-destruction.