COULD THERE BE A VIRUS WORLD WAR ONE DAY THAT WIPES OUT HUMANITY LEAVING NOTHING TO JUDGE OUR CIVILIZATION BY, BUT BOTTLE CAPS?
Judging from this pandemic, I can’t help thinking there may come a time when super viruses replace nuclear bombs as the ultimate end-all weapon in international warfare.
Could souped-up, vaccine-proof viruses be the new weapon of mass destruction? Will one day nations wanting to annihilate each other in the worst possible way send armies of tourists testing lethal positive to go around hugging and kissing as many as they can?
Could this make all human species extinct and their civilization known only by their trash, particularly those indestructible, omnipresent round little caps from plastic bottle caps?
After a virus world war perhaps all that will be left intact by which our civilization will be known will be those everlasting caps from plastic bottles from which mankind drinks, then discards daily like there’s no tomorrow.
Is this how human beings will be known in the millennia ahead–a species of fervid plastic bottle and cap worshippers?
I once wrote new lyrics to the song “Show Me” from My Fair Lady based on the plastic caps cluttering the beach where my wife Rita and I love to walk beside the ocean during the pandemic. Each day among the seashells we walk by are washed-in cigarette lighters, face masks, snorkels and toothbrushes, plastic toys, rakes and shovels and a sea of plastic caps and bottles.
My satiric lyrics go like this:
Caps! Caps! Caps!
I’m so sick of caps!,
Blighting my beaches through;
A bottle here, toothbrush there, is that all you plastics do?
Don’t talk of love, shining above. Pick up those plastic caps. Show me!