posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 09:03 AM
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
In a way this is everone's fault for becoming dependant on oil in our daily lives. We love the convenience of cars and airplanes, the cd's and
dvd's in our players. The plastic that covers nearly everything we buy including the grocery store. We have forgotten how to live without it and now
we're junkies searching for our next fix. This time we drove into the wrong neighborhood to find our drugs.
If we ever get out of this mess we have got to find better ways to live on this planet, ways that do not endanger every fish in the sea and bird in
the air. In doing so we endanger ourselves too.
Seeing those oil covered animals is so truly sickening and sad. It is my fault, and I am sorry for my part in this mess.
Will we learn anything from this? Can we change our ways?
Our grandchildren will curse us for what we have done to their future.
Sorry, I have to say I don't agree with you on this and I don't think you should feel so bad. Yes we have some responsibility in the way we live
but many choices are made for us by our governments and big corporations.
I for one would like to live a self sufficient sustainable lifestyle but at least in the UK where I live, I am thwarted at every turn. Land is hugely
expensive if you want to build on it, getting permission to build a house that doesn't impact the environment is extremely difficult. Most people in
the UK work 9-5 and have no other choice but to travel in cars as public transport is unreliable, horrendously overcrowded and expensive. Anyone that
wants to live an 'alternative' lifestyle is viewed with suspicion by the authorities who balk at the thought of people paying less taxes and being
generally independent of their 'system'.
Of course like you, I am saddened and disgusted by the effects of the oil but I believe this is the reaction tptb were banking on. It's something
that David Icke has summed up as 'problem, reaction, solution', based on a theory called the 'Hegelian Dialectic'. In this case the problem is the
oil spill, the public's outrage and disgust is the reaction. The solution that is being offered seems to be Obama introducing reforms and maybe
forcing the US into a new energy programe that will no doubt involve crippling taxes.
911 is another good example of this tactic. Tptb came up with a problem, the terrified and outraged public called for action, then the solution came
in the form of invading Iraq and all kinds of laws that infringed on our liberties.
We are not the ones at fault, we are being manipulated.