…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
I have nothing against preparations for the future, though preparing, in 1900 A.D., for the anticipated shortage of horseshoes in 2000 C.E. might not had been too wise. And the people, if any, in 3000 P.C.* may not know what are those pieces of strange metal for. To make fire with?
Nevertheless, “the storage of 864,309 seeds as a ‘backup’ against agricultural doomsday in the Global Seed Vault in the abandoned coal mine near Longyearbyena, at Svalbard archipelago, thousand kilometres north of Norway”** could, conceivably, have some merit. According to the experts they are protected by permafrost or, should, against all the evidence and common sense, the charlatans’ computer models be right, by a permaswamp. However, nothing the politically correct scientists do is right – “Last winter, the vault saw its first withdrawal: barley, wheat and grasses to replenish a gene bank damaged in the Syrian civil war.”
Have I missed something? Is the war over? The global medial machine fed by the misanthrope Soros still produces the tear-jerking stock images of the cruel conflict so that the West welcomes as many jihadists as the befuddled and largely voiceless public will tolerate.
If, as I suspect, the war is still going its merry way what is the point of throwing the precious seeds on the battlefield? It would seem that the Syrians are barely able to look after their ipods and kalashikovs; and even grasses are beyond their horticultural skills. Donated seeds will be eaten, traded for ammunition or, most likely, just wasted. But the brainless do-gooders feel even ‘gooder’.
*/ Past Civilisation
**/“The terrifying face of a new sublime” New Scientist 2-7-2016