Thursday, August 14, 2008

there are many things in this world i doubt i will ever understand. they don't make sense to me- and no amount of explaining away makes it clearer to me. wars and deliberate hierarchies of haves and have nots- are a couple of examples. the biggest one that i can't wrap my mind around is the denial of global climate change. or perhaps 'willful ignoring' is a better term- i borrowed that from a buddhist author in the book i am reading. how else to explain this?

amazon rainforest threatened by new oil and gas exploration

riches in the arctic: the new oil race

i think it's fantastic that most nations of the world pay lip service to global climate change and the effects oil, coal, gas and other pollutants have on it-- and that's all it is. 'blah, blah, blah, corn based ethanol, blah, blah, blah'- and then it's on to more oil and gas drilling. this is why i don't ever think i will be a buddhist.


thepoetryman said...

The way things are going none of us may get the chance to be a Buddhist.

thepoetryman said...

"Willfull ignoring" ...I like that.