Originally posted by tappy
However, I still can't agree that those oil rig workers deserved to die.
Well, don't get me wrong, I would have really preferred them to still be here among the living. I don't WANT anyone to die, nobody today, nobody
tomorrow. But, humanity is pursuing an unsustainable lifestyle, and to be honest, many many more are going to die .. all because of of this path
society is following today. It's already beyond the turn-back point now, so it's a certainly now.
Eventually many more are going to needlessly die when this unsustainable way of life comes to a halt, be it caused by dwindling resources such as
water, an economic crash, the next war over limited resources, or the next natural disaster. It is inevitable now and a fact we all should be
preparing for. The only unknown is exactly when, where, and how ... and how many, will be next.
I really wish everyone in this world could just GIVE IT UP, this pursuit of excesses and unnecessary things in our lives today, live minimally,
modestly, etc. But that's not the path were on, and so I fear for the worst, and I'm prepared for the worst. Of course that doesn't guarantee
much, as I could be the next casualty, by means of war, theft, pollution, natural disaster, gawd only knows.
It's the world we live in now. We're on a train with no breaks. And it's a fact that somewhere just ahead down the track, everything will come to
an abrupt halt ... guaranteed within the lifespan of many here.
You know, the world population has tripled within the last 60 years. Does anyone believe that it can sustain another tripling within the next 60
years? I'm a dreamer, but not even I can dream up how THAT could be possible.
Those that care should immediately reduce EVERYTHING in their lives and then try to stop all the others too, and then maybe, just maybe, we can
squeeze in a few more years before doom is upon us all.
BTW, I'm using only about 2 gallons of gas each month in my attempt to prevent the next unnecessary drilling accident. I've been using very little
gas for the last 10 years. Now, compared to many others, exactly who bears more responsibility for those 11 lost lives? I'd give up using that 2
gallons of gas if it would save the next 11 lives. Anyone else ready to give up their automobiles to save the next 11 lives? Hum?
Oh, and remember too: 115 people die on American roads EVERY DAY, so lets not forget about them! Really, who cares? And who doesn't? Hum? Hum,
world? I don't plan to use my crappy car until next weekend when I need to fetch some groceries ... I can walk or ride my bike for everything else
instead .. because I care ... I REALLY do.
[edit on 3-7-2010 by Divinorumus]