the only disease is us
by Philip Carvel
The speech from the season opener of Utopia, where Philip Carvel explains why mankind is doomed and how we messed up. Set during the energy crisis of the mid 1970s. In short, his “Greater Good” justification to do the horrible thing that the show is about.
An alternative viewpoint would be to acknowledge that this is a unique moment in history, an opportunity to spread forwards into the universe, burning through all the energy that the Earth and its history has gifted us. Even if that means fleeing into space like so many seed pods from a dying tree.
One thing we can both agree on: sustainability is stasis is death. There’s no putting the brakes on, it’s mass death and the coming collapse, or populating a living universe. I say accelerate!!!