a reply to: SkepticOverlord
Do you think this poll is a microcosm of the societies? Or do people with Green views, in the US, less active online than Green users in Europe? It's
tempting to think there is a correlation, but given the type of site this is - a conspiracy site - it makes sense that American
libertarian/conservative i.e anti-establishment types would predominate. On the other hand, European youth tend towards Green views as countries like
Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Iceland, and to a lesser extent, Italy, Spain, and the UK, convert their economies from "fossil fuel" centric to
renewable energies like solar, win and geothermal. In Germany, for example, up to 30% of energy infrastructure is being converted to a 'lateral'
energy system where individual buildings create their own electricity via solar panels on the roof, vertical wind turbines on certain areas of wall,
and geothermal generators in the basement, with hydrogen battery cells as the storage device. In this ingenious, smart, and mindful system, people can
sell the electricity they're not using to a central utility company - which can then sell it back to the grid. So smart.
As I said earlier, I don't think were in a situation to ruminate about the beauty of multiple political perspectives. Usually, I think diversity is
great and good, but were in a dangerous ecological situation that threatens life on this planet as we know it. This being the case, I can only abide
political view points which recognize the existence of a problem and commit themselves to a course of action which will remedy it.
Yes, this is a horrible situation. Nobody likes it. Many people wont even acknowledge it's existence - whether it be due to a problem in reasoning, a
lack of familiarity with scientific concepts like entropy, homeostasis, systems theory, a general lack of feeling and empathy for "others" in the
"out-group", conditioning from birth and enforcement by like-minded thinking in the group - essentially a combination of all these factors - prevent
people from paying attention and "waking up!" to the severity of the challenge.
And the sickening thing is, were at this juncture, at this late period, because the people with interest in oil - essentially any manufacturer who
uses plastics, gasoline, etc, essentially the entire economy - cannot stop themselves. They are literally, and morally, making a decision for everyone
else: things wont change in a reasonable period of time because we cannot let ourselves lose our prominence in society. Evil selfishness. Evil because
it is destructive of life and those who want to be responsible stewards of it.
Green needs to become a viable option in North American politics. Either that, or the Democrats and Liberals in America and Canada need to adopt a
plan - not merely a "silo" - that changes the way we organize our economies.
Yes, I realize what this means. It means people lose jobs. It means people in the short term have to suffer. But think about it. If you find out your
sick, and you're told to adhere to a certain diet, and if you don't, you are sure to die within a short-time period, wouldn't you adopt the diet?
Wouldn't the long term gain for my life be worth it?
It is unconscionable, and perverse, that anyone could be tilted towards not caring, not giving a damn about the future viability of life; to
essentially not care about future humanity. To condemn them to a mad-max like world, but even worse, and on a scale too horrible to effectively
conceive. All I know for sure is, it'll destroy civilization and probably end in the extinction of homo sapiens.
This is precisely why a more spiritual awareness is needed to facilitate this change.