Originally posted by mythos
reply to post by pluginkid
grimpachi & pluginkid... it is good to know there are those on ATS who are not caught up in the knee jerk reaction to the pressing issue of our age.
thank you for your concise words.
it boggles my mind how the conversation can be caught up in "Don't Tax Me", when the issue is far greater than the abstract illusion of $$$. any
conversation that gets bogged down in $$$ is simply a Sleight of Hand distraction... a stall mechanic to keep the dialogue off of the true issue at
hand; that we as a species need rectify how we treat this planet or suffer the repercussions of the Environment Holocaust we have caused.
there is a problem. it must be addressed. it is the Junkie and the Addict who refuses to admit they have a problem.
an argument that i have heard often here is that Climate Change is due to a "natural cycle" of the Sun. this is willful ignorance and plain silly.
natural cycles do not occur as rapidly as the current Climate Change we are facing has.
another argument i have heard is that "it is arrogant of humans to think we have the power to change the climate of this world."
would a cancer cell say the same thing?
when the Engines of Society can no longer sustain itself, perhaps the myopic debate over semantics, politics and taxes will seem as petty as they
Amen to you. Every time it comes down to money.
Folks don't mind spending 5 bucks on a coffee.
They don't mind going to Vegas and gambling away all their cash.
They don't mind spending Godless amounts on booze.
They don't mind spending hundreds on a damn cell phone.
But God forbid trying to preserve our environment.
Our environment might I add, that allows us to drink our 5 dollar coffee's,
gamble our money away, get drunk in, and talk on our precious little phones.
Because with out our environment none of this crap matters.
Yes I agree with you, it boggles the mind.
However, just like many other things that are a reality yet
some people refuse to believe it.
You're never going to change their minds until it's too late.
So it end up being a pissing contest of "I'm right", "No, I'm right" and bla bla bla
I know what I know and I know what I feel.
Something is happening to our environment and it's not looking well.
Yet we're still here still debating whether or not it's actually
happening instead of trying to take care of the problem.
Yep it boggles the mind