reply to post by MamaJ
thank you Mama J for being so bold as to call out the primary issue facing us as a civilization!
all other debates are distractions... and when all is said & done and the petty illusions of the Human Drama have run their course, i think the true
calamity that WE as humans have caused will become glaringly apparent.
it boggles my mind how there are so many of us who cannot simply admit that we as a species are "fracking" up this planet well and proper.
---strip mining. clear cutting. mountain top removal. dead zones in the seas. islands of trash in the ocean. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.
this willful ignorance reminds me of the smoker who has no idea why they are chronically ill, or the person who eats fast food every day and wonders
why they are overweight, or the person who watches 40+ hours of TV a week and wonders why they are depressed. it is willful ignorance, plane and
it is WE as a species who are causing of the Sixth Mass Extinction of this planet... and yet our national debate is commandeered by bickering over
percentages, taxes, vouchers, evangelical fervor, and a host of other political pablum.
this issue transcends politics... it transcends Al Gore's rhetoric, it transcends carbon taxes, it transcends the milieu of bullsh!t we have
distracted ourselves with. the bottom line is; we as a species simply cannot continue to pillage this planet without there being serious
repercussions. it is the law of natural consequences.
one day, we must pay the piper.
forgive the cliche quote... but the sentiment is no less true:
"When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money."
everything else is a sleight of hand. everything else in an illusion.
in Hindu, the word Maya means "Illusion". an interesting serendipity of words in light of a particular date that keeps getting mentioned, no?