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It's in our nature to destroy ourselves
It's in our nature to kill ourselves
It's in our nature to kill each other
It's in our nature to kill, kill, kill!
Papa Roach, "Blood Brothers"

Is the outcome of hypocrisy
Darkest potency
In the exit of humanity
Colour our world Blackened
Metallica, "Blackened"

Kingdoms fall to the ground
Crushed by their own greed
An unquenching need to destroy
Empires will fall by my design
Lust of power speeds
Time people need to destroy (yourselves)!
Set Abominae, "Sacrificial Kingdoms", Iced Earth

I tell you we are doomed my friends
Our time is come, our time is come
We live within a charnel house
Rotten to the core
Motörhead, "March or Die"

The day the world died, we kindled doom.
We burned the outside, took to the gloom.
But history's lessons... Are snubbed and spurned...
The day the world died, nothing was learned...

Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery, nothing else holds fashion!
Thersites, Troilus and Cressida

In the end, we humans aren't so special. Just the components you need [to] make a common bomb. You, me, we're all hollow. Worthless.
Zolf J Kimblee, Fullmetal Alchemist.

Humans are weak and disgusting little creatures who love to fight.
Clancy, Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doomnote 

As a species we are fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why do you think we invented politics and religion?
Ollie Weeks, The Mist

Y'know, mankind's been trying to kill each other off since the beginning of time. Now we finally have the power to finish the job. Ain't nuthin' gonna matter once those nukes start flying; we'll all be dust. (sets fire to a map of the United States.) And "Ozymandias" here will be the smartest man on the cinder.
Comedian, Watchmen

What makes you think human beings are sentient and aware? There's no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told — and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare. Other animals fight for territory or food; but, uniquely in the animal kingdom, human beings fight for their 'beliefs.' The reason is that beliefs guide behavior, which has evolutionary importance among human beings. But at a time when our behavior may well lead us to extinction, I see no reason to assume we have any awareness at all. We are stubborn, self-destructive conformists. Any other view of our species is just a self-congratulatory delusion.
Ian Malcolm, The Lost World (1995)

Funny. 'Cause I look around at this world you're so eager to be a part of, and all I see is six billion lunatics looking for the fastest ride out.
Glory, Buffy the Vampire Slayer ("The Weight of the World")

In the battlefield, there is no place for hope. What lies there is only cold despair and a sin called victory, built on the pain of the defeated. All those people who met there have wholeheartedly admitted the evil and foolishness of this act called ‘war’. As long as people don’t repent and don’t regard it as the most evil taboo, then hell would endlessly reappear in the world.

However, humans did not realize that truth no matter how high they staked their mountains of corpses. That’s because in no matter what era the courageous and fearless great heroes have always bedazzled the eyes of the multitude with their splendid heroic legends. Because of the wistful actions of those idiots and their refusal to admit that bloodshed is by itself evil, the essence of humans has stayed on the same spot since the Stone Age!
Kiritsugu Emiya, Fate/Zero

Welcome to the planet. We all paint on our happy faces every day, when all we really want is to pound the neighbor's missus, steal his Ben Franklins — and while we're at it, not think about the third of the world that's starvin' to death.
Spike, Angel ("Underneath")

War was money earned. War was the ultimate expression of that racial pride with which the Caucasian race had been so overly endowed... To the beat of tom-toms, they would all shout, 'Blood!' and the wars would continue, each more destructive than the last until no one on earth was left alive.
Gore Vidal, Hollywood

Javik: The Oravores fought the Densorin. The Enduromi conquered the Vandomar. And the Zha'til turned against the Zha.
Garrus: So... I guess nobody really ever gets their act together.
Javik: The Synril claimed to have found the path to eternal peace.
Garrus: What happened?
Javik: The Ditakur preferred war and wiped them out.
Garrus: I hope you guys had alcohol.

Eddie Barzoon. Eddie Barzoon. Ha! I nursed him through two divorces, a cocaine rehab, and a pregnant receptionist. God's creature, right? God's special creature? Ha! And I've warned him, Kevin. I've warned him every step of the way. Watching him bounce around like a fucking game, like a wind-up toy. Like 250 pounds of self-serving greed on wheels. The next thousand years is right around the corner, Kevin, and Eddie Barzoon—take a good look, because he's the poster child for the next millennium.
John Milton, The Devil's Advocate

Since the Industrial Revolution, humanity has used its technological knowledge for conflict and repeatedly risk its own extinction. Though great leaders appeared at times, they reach the end of their lives in a few decades and the world always returns to a state of chaos... Humanity never learns anything from the past.
Ribbons Almark, Mobile Suit Gundam 00

No matter how much you change the rules, no matter how much you refuse to admit defeat, in the end, the creatures known as "people" will always sign their own death warrant by acting out of stupidity and evil.
King P, MOTHER 3

This is mankind's dream, mankind's desire, mankind's destiny! To be the strongest, to go farthest, to climb the highest! To compete, to envy, to hate each other, and devour one another!
Rau Le Creuset, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

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Hereby it is manifest that during the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war; and such a war as is of every man against every man.
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan

To philosopher and historian the madness and imbecile wickedness of mankind ought to appear ordinary events.
David Hume

War, at times unavoidable, is part of human society. It has been since the dawn of time—and probably will be until we are snuffed out by our own foolishness.
Chris Hedges, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

We have flamethrowers. And what this indicates to me is that at some point someone said to himself 'Gee, I'd sure like to set those people on fire over there, but I'm way too far away to get the job done. If only I had something to throw flame on them.' And it might have ended there, but he mentioned it to his friend; his friend who was good with tools. And about a month later he came back, 'Hey, quite a concept!' FWOOOSH.

Modern Borefare 2 and Twattlefield 3 not only show that people should stop making realistic shooters, but also make a convincing case that people should stop existing generally; and perhaps we should save time, form a big circle, and on an agreed signal all cap the person to the right.

On another day some idiot destroyed the town's only water supply, because he'd been told to boil water to kill bacteria and so assumed that all water was dangerous - thousands would now be short of water in a time of epidemic...Everyone appears to be a lying, self-serving bastard, you question who to trust, and by the time the army arrives towards the end, bringing with them their own brand of Soviet justice, you quite relish the idea of everything going up in flames courtesy of General Blok's heavy artillery.

To some extent this is probably just a personal idiosyncrasy. It comes down, in the end, to the fact that I can't bring myself to let go of the idea that history is teleological, and that progress is a thing. And it’s entirely possible – probable even – that I’m wrong, that civilization is a disease that destroys planets, that everything that looks like progress is just the hubris leading to an economic and ecological collapse, and that we’d have been much better off in the long run if we’d just stuck to an oral tradition and cave painting.

As a filmmaker, I'm not interested in 9/11... The history of the world is like: 'He kills me, I kill him,' only with different cosmetics and different castings. So in 2001, some fanatics killed some Americans, and now some Americans are killing some Iraqis. And in my childhood, some Nazis killed Jews. And now, some Jewish people and some Palestinians are killing each other.

It’s depressing to think that humans, in our current state, could be the Omega Point of consciousness. Maybe sentience and the knowledge of our inevitable death have given us a sort of survival vertigo that we can’t overcome. As the separate paths of environmental exploitation quickly and quietly converge around us, we might just tumble off the precipice, drunk on fossil fuels, making duck faces into black mirrors.
Nathan Curry, "Humanity Is Getting Verrrrrrry Close to Extinction"



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