How far would YOU go to save the environment?
Me? I do my thing, here and there. If I don’t need a bag, shopping, I don’t take it.
If it’s paper, I always crack the joke: “Nah, save the trees.”
I try to utilize what I have and try not to go beyond what is needed.
But far from a saint.
It’s crazy to see, how much the average family accumulates in trash…
Especially, from my observation, families with boys.
Endless pits of activity and EATING
They’ve got singly packed prunes now…
have you seen that?
C’mon. Talk about waste.
Convenience is making the world FAT and is also destroying it.
But in the end, who cares? Right?
That’s tomorrow’s worries, not today’s.
Coming from the Bahamas, I’m exposed to how global demand
can damage ecosystems and rob oceans or their bounties.
If we were to live, solely on what our surroundings can provide…
we’d be one step ahead of the game.
But instead, we have our massive meat factories, over-fishing of oceans
In order to make a significant impact on mending what we’ve destroyed
we’d need a world-wide, ALL TOGETHER NOW!!
And we AREN’T going to get it…
because, simply, people SUCK.
I’ve already “tested” ’em out.
Most people are too selfish, too ignorant, too blind, too corrupt…
too much of what we don’t need
and too little of what we do.
Let’s take this Kony movement.
Most people get this HIGH for thinking they are helping.
For being a part of something “good” and BIG.
My friend Ant and I write and share important issues all the time
yet…once something gets sensationalized and “Hollywood”
It takes off.
However, what are you really doing?
How are you helping?
Do you really think, the ailments of Africa will magically heal after the capture of Joseph Kony?
He’s “small fry.” Merely a puppet of the higher, evil of GREED fed by consumer demand.
If the “world” of this fleeting and substance-light “Let’s save it”
movement truly wanted to make an impact on the lives which are sucked under in chaos and suffering in this world…
they’d have to do a HELL of a lot more
than a simple “like” and “share” on Facebook.
However, beyond that, is where we unearth the TRUE nature of most of humanity.
Most people are only willing to give up that which does not
bring them discomfort. Natural, no?
The relationship between the desire to make a difference
and the effort and sacrifice it takes
is inversely proportional.
Desire decreases when one’s comfort level’s disturbed.
Liking, sharing and giving money to someone
is a small, quick act. Bravo to you…
but what else?
Yay. We can all recognize Kony and the elephant-donkey merge pic.
How long will this “fad” last for?
And, what about all the other warlords and violent leaders?
Oh what? Huh? There’s just him?
Ahhhhh. Ok. Sorry, my bad. I didn’t know.
Yay! The bright future for Africa and its people is on its WAY!
Let me give you a small list of things you CAN
do, to eradicate the multiple harsh realities of those in Africa.
Stop buying these:
Who’s onboard? Ready to save the world!!!
(Yeah, I thought so.)
Hard to separate this “new” world we’ve created for ourselves
without damaging the less fortunate worlds we use(d) to get here.
A line, a damn line to get the latest and “greatest.”
Camping out for an iPhone.
Nice to see where priorities lie in some.
And guess what?
I bet a nice percentage of these folks…with their latest and greatest in technology
are the same supporters of Occupy Wallstreet.
Crying over the “evil” 1% like spoiled brats not getting their way.
The lovely west. No wonder so many people hate and want to destroy it.
Would be nice, for some, to be able to stand in line…just to merely get something to eat
or freedom from slavery, rape, abuse and violence.
Where’s that line?
Gold, coltan, tungsten, wolframite and cassiterite.
These commonly mined minerals are estimated to be worth
$30 trillion dollars.
Yay for Africa, right?
I mean, LOOK! Just look at the luxurious lifestyles of the citizens of this RICH nation!
Some of the beautiful faces of repetitive rape, torture and slavery.
And…a once beautiful face, unrecognizable.
Hard to look at, huh?
This is “life.”
These are the faces and lives, or lack there of (life that is), of your precious diamonds and minerals.
Doesn’t look so pretty/flashy now huh?
This is why kids that WHINE about video games, iPads, phones, useless material wants, etc etc etc
need a damn SLAP. Anyone for that matter who whine about shit they WANT
yet don’t NEED.
It’s fine to “enjoy” the finer things in life, if you can afford it.
But crying about material and useless luxuries
when people are out there shedding tears for the simple “luxury” of a decent life
without the option of even trying to create a better one…
to me, is just.
You’re so quick to see the “EVIL” in the top dawgs. The 1%.
How about the “evil” that lies in you?
The 1% just supplies.
If you stop the demand…
where would they be?
1% can’t support the 1%.
Ever thought about that?
((This wasn’t the “stay tuned” entry I was talking about yesterday. But, it just came. Flowed. Sprung forth from an article a friend sent me. I started reading it but then my mind went off on its own little “adventure.”)
I dare you…
to SHARE THIS!
The world can only begin to repair itself
after it finally realizes that it’s broken.
Open someone’s eyes, today.
Quickly touching on the “engineering humans to save the environment” part in bullet point because I just can’t be bothered to write out what I initially started off wanting to write about:
- A stop eating meat pill
- Genetically engineering humans to be smaller (Thereby consuming less)
- Drugs to increase empathy and altruism (over the counter ecstasy??? 🙂 I’m up for that! Prescribe me please!)
- Making human’s eyes more cat like so they’d need lighting. (decreasing energy demand) Yeah no, like really.
So what say you?
Ready to save the environment too?
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