i have thought quite a bit about not posting anymore and just reading folks' blogs- because there are so many people who say what i want to say only better. i read the book and watched the dvd of 'an inconvenient truth' over the last couple of days- and i have to say that, while there were many things i took from the amount of research done, the single biggest thing i identified with was al gore's frustration at people not getting it. their refusal to believe or their paralytic fear of the ramifications of believing that, like it or not, we are destroying ourselves. you really don't have to take gore's word for it- i believe it is something many of us on the planet know intuitively. you can see what we will reap after sowing greed, war, misery, poverty and so on to less fortunate parts of the planet. you see there is a segment of the west who thinks they are smart to move their businesses to less environmentally strict countries. well, the laugh is on them because no amount of money will buy back a ruined planet. this isn't a purely natural phenomenon. if you believe the bush propaganda then please don't bother to comment because i don't want to hear it. there is no fair and balanced with this one here- i am going to do what i can to save my planet in spite of you. just be kind enough to stay out of my way and at least try to have less of a negative impact on the planet.
i used to wonder here how we, as americans, got to this place. this place of absolute power and imperialism has taken hold. we have had many conversations about the state of the population as a whole and how feelingless and greedy people in daily life have become. how we are so willing to settle for mediocrity instead of striving for the best. we have become a more self serving, narcissistic nation as a whole- and some folks link that to patriotism. it isn't patriotic to be ignorant. just thought i would say that out loud. how did we get this way? and what impact will it have on the planet? no one can say for sure but these 2 gentleman paint a picture far better than i can. please take a moment to read the links.
addendum: there is speculation that al gore isn't living completely green. come on people- would he be putting himself out there without his ducks in a row? the group that is decrying his utilities and what not has ties to rush limbaugh and is a group that is anti-environmental. go figure.