Friends, this excellent if somewhat satirical drawing shows the evolution of the naked ape. One flaw it does have is that it shows the spear in the middle stage being replaced by the rake and the jackhammer.
As you will all realize, the spear has given way to much more sophisticated and horrific weapons which modern man has turned into a gruesome art form with exhibitions regularly held in various places in the world (Iraq, Afghanistan, The Palestinian Territories, etc).
The final stage represents me, typing away, foolishly thinking that my clumsy words are going to make a difference somehow, somewhere. Fat chance! Once the pen may have been mightier than the sword but no more.
Besides, many people no longer read. They glean their information from places like Fox News! It gives them information about the wonders of capitalism and tells them what to think as well. Two for the price of one. How generous. Ah yes, the mega-wide plasma screen indeed is a wondrous thing! Especially for immoral, mindless materialists.
Is there to be another stage in the evolutionary process? Or will the final drawing simply show a mushroom cloud? Or an empty moonscape caused by global warming? Or nothingness?
We live in interesting times!