I have been thinking lately about all of the causes which include the words “Save the . . .” in their name. It seems to me that these days with everything that is going on there should be a “Save the Humans from Their Own Stupidity” cause. Or maybe this should just be shortened to “Save the Humans”. Apparently, someone already thought of that cause. There is actually an organization called “Save the Humans” (www.savethehumans.org). Here’s why.
Save the Humans is a bipartisan coalition of young humans who believe our species is worth saving. . .
We are 17 million first time voters who will prioritize climate action when we pull our first levers and
mail our first ballots. . . We believe in a 100% renewable future that is equitable, just and safe. And we
believe we can get there if we put our human brains together.
Is “our species” just “young humans”? Why just climate action and a 100% renewable future? And we can only get there if we put our human brains together? There would seem to be a lot of other things that a “Save the Humans” organization should be focused on.
The good old days when the only thing we had to worry about was climate action and renewable energy have been over for at least 3 months. Boy, those were the days. Now we have a whole bunch of new worries including a pandemic, one-way aisles in grocery stores, looking interested during Zoom meetings, not shaving and a never-ending barrage of new streaming services that add to the expense of watching TV and prolong my search for something good to watch.
This got me to thinking (without the need to put my human brain together with other human brains) . . . what are some of the other “Save the . . .” causes in the world doing or not doing (and perhaps that they should be doing) to save the human race?
“Save the Children” (www.savethechildren.org)
In the U.S. and around the world, Save the Children does whatever it takes — every day and in times
of crisis — to ensure children grow up healthy, learning and safe.
A great organization and noble cause. Children are the future, but unfortunately the adults are squandering their future. Too bad there isn’t a “Save the Adults” cause. Someone probably figured out that saving just the children was more rewarding and less aggravation then trying to save the adults too. At least “Save the Children” is focusing on a vulnerable segment of the human race and not trying to save everyone like those overachievers at “Save the Humans”.
When I asked “Save the Children” what they meant by “Save the Children does whatever it takes” they informed me that “whatever it takes means whatever it takes”. Ok, that’s really good focus. They also told me “to hell with climate action and a 100% renewable future”.
“Save the Family” (www.savethefamily.org)
Save the Family . . . offers a variety of programs designed to empower families to conquer homeless-
ness and achieve life-long independence . . . Save the Family recognized that families . . . also need
skills and confidence to lead productive, self-sufficient lives . . . offer an array of programs . . .
- parenting skills, personal development classes, and support for victims of domestic violence,
- career development, literacy support, and financial education, . . .
A very worthy cause and an impressive array of services. What about single people? I could not find a “Save the Single People” cause. I guess single people aren’t worth saving? Perhaps that makes sense. Afterall, what are single people contributing to our world other than a vast array of dating apps and annoying social media posts.
“Save the Mommies” (www.savethemommies.com)
Saving women from pregnancy induced heart failure (aka, peripartum cardiomyopathy).
Another really good cause for a somewhat rare health condition. Given their narrow focus they probably could expand their cause to also address both toddler and adolescent child induced heart failure in mommies.
And what about the fathers? I could not find a “Save the Daddies” cause. There is, however, a book written by a woman (Kathleen Parker), who is a Pulitzer-prize winning author, entitled “Save the Males: Why Men Matter/Why Women Should Care”.
Wow she must have been reading my mind. The description of the book on Amazon.com states that “She argues that the feminist movement veered off course from its original aim of helping women achieve equality and ended up making enemies of men.” I didn’t say it; she did.
So how will we save ourselves from our own stupidity if there is no organization dedicated to our cause? First, it will be necessary to raise some money. An organization will need to be created to do this. Better yet, why re-invent the wheel. Perhaps we can just borrow George Costanza’s charity idea from Seinfeld and create a real “The Human Fund”. We can also keep the original slogan “The Human Fund – Money for People”. That’s a straightforward cause everyone can get behind And as Jerry Seinfeld said to George about this idea, “It has a certain understated stupidity.”
As Albert Einstein once said, “Two things are infinite. The universe and human stupidity . . . and I’m not sure about the universe.”
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