Fear itself

In which there is only the heat death of the universe to worry about.

Cowardly lion from the wizard of oz

There are two great fears I have. Everyone should be scared of something big, the kind of worry that threatens to change your life if it came true or you had to face it. Before I tell you what they are consider this quote.aa

So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes. Franklin D. Roosevelt.

This quote is from one of the great leaders of the 20th century but it is a lie. It’s a great big whopping cake of a fib. There’s plenty of things to be scared of. I’m not including spiders or heights in this, they can easily dealt with by a rolled up magazine or not climbing a mountain. Plus they are perfectly understandable, spiders can be poisonous and falling from a few hundred feet is not conducive to having a good day. Yet these aren’t fears. They are worries.

Real fear is the kind of thing you cannot avoid or just irrational concern for something that might not happen, but it could and when it does then all bets are off.

Heat death of the universe.

This is the universe in a few trillion years:

Heat death of the universe
Behold the nothingness

What’s that you say, there is nothing there? Well that’s not entirely true, remember the Law of conservation of energy which states that stuff can’t be created or destroyed? Well all the stardust that made you and me and stars has to be somewhere in that picture right?

Well in a few trillion years this is what is going to happen, as the universe continues to expand then all the things that make me and you will have to go somewhere, and what will happen is that every atom will be a billion light years apart and never be able to react with another. Reactions will not occur to create new stars as the stellar dust nuseries will be a thing of the past, black holes will have evaporated and there will be no visible light left from the stelliferous period.

Here is a fact you should consider, the number of stars dying at the present time is greater than those being born. We are in a negative star growth period and cosmically we are in the infancy of existence. The Universe is dying and there is nothing Bruce Willis, Aaron Eckhart, Elijah Wood or Batman can do about it.

Mrs G asks me why I get so uptight about this as I won’t be around to see it (in the sense that there will be nothing to see). As I don’t plan on ever dying (and who does – they say a man who is tired of life is tired of life) then I should be putting this on my ‘To Fear’ list. There is nothing I can do about it, it is inevitable and scares the beejesus out of me.

Bears with guns

Bears = scary

Guns = scary

Bears x Guns = Scary2

Fear itself
Fear itself

I mean, where did a bear obtain a gun from? How does he know how to hold it, they don’t have opposable thumbs. This suggests someone is training a bear army. They are deadly killers anyway but now we weaponise them? It doesn’t make sense for a bear to bear arms and that’s what’s scary.

Does it happen? No.

Can it happen? Possibly.

Should it happen? No.

Will it happen? We turned other animals in to soldiers so another inevitability.

Once some crazed loon at the Pentagon puts in place Operation Yogi our time is at an end. The only thing that would be able to stop them is an increased race to militarise other mammals. It’s a more lethal situation than the upcoming robot apocalypse, at least they have logic boards. Have you ever tried to talk a bear down from a tree?

The only thing that works is a block of Camembert.

The end will only come when we give these guys the necessary tools to enslave us all.

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Source: Cowardice

Author: geekergosum

Ah, so you worked out the riddle. You just needed to use dwarfish and the doors to Geek Ergo Sum opened. Or perhaps you just used Google. Either way you are here, on my little corner of the Internet.

One thought on “Fear itself”

  1. I’ve also thought about the end of the universe and concluded (as your wife has) that I won’t be around to see it. It saddens me, and it is frightening. But, as you said, there’s nothing I can do about it, so I’ll just let it happen.

    Bears with tooth and claw are frightening enough for me, thanks. 😛


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