Rev. Talen, the urge to place everyone in the same "unity camp" twists language in ways that take the Truth out of it.
There is a chasm-wide distance between those NOT given voice at major debates and electoral shows and those who OWN the narrative and receive all the press and air time.
Therefore, utilization of the all-encompassing pronoun "we" when used to attribute cause to all souls when what is done--by deliberate intention--is done by a few, is disingenuous. I make noise about this because the term WE drowns out alternatives by propping up a sort of one-size-fits-all uniform categorization. It takes what Power does and makes the mistake that this dominant force somehow speaks for all. Since it clearly does not, it makes sense for people to distinguish themselves from these normative statements in order to begin to cognitively sculpt honest alternatives to them:
"You might say that this silence betrays a love of the fear of death. This late in the game, 2016, we fetishize our fear of death if we fail to speak up for life."
I had the privilege of participating in a session with an esteemed trance-medium. Granted, having been interested in the paranormal for more than 40 years I've met my share of frauds. Yet among them, 3 genuine sources stand out and what they revealed to this day holds major meaning.
I was told:
"Many want oblivion... an end to it all."
This was before all the talk of End Times, too.
And when I began to see, particularly among the Evangelical Christians (although one sect has departed from the Group Think to act on behalf of saving ecosystems and the Great Mother Earth) this idea that End Times was "God's Will," I realized what had been done.
That since life is regarded as a spiritual gift direct from Creator-Source, few would throw that gift back in the "face" of this Source. However, to come up with a seeming spiritual narrative that justified the destruction of the earth AS God's will would be a quick way to do what Jim Jones did on a small scale: convince millions of people that the END was near and God, himself, had called it.
How many wars have been called and fought allegedly in "God's" name?
How about primogenitor: This idea that ONLY the first born son was holy and therefore destined to inherit his family's fortune?
How about Divine right of King or the selling of Indulgences?
The elites have created a narrative that makes it possible for THEM to block investments in fossil fuel free technologies. This narrative makes it possible for them to poison the ecosystems and kneecap politicians from writing laws to block such acts.
End Times is the spiritual version of Free Enterprise. In both instances, the commons are robbed under the guise that graft, corruption, and sins against Life somehow fall under a Best Practices rubric.
Very few sins against humanity don't have God's name falsely attributed to the various and sundry campaigns of ruin. This is yet another.
MANY of us are keenly aware of the Earth Mother's plight--and many speak about it from Ronnie Cummins with his dietary advice to Vandana Shiva on the ancient farming practices that would reconstitute the soil and help to bring down atmospheric CO2 levels.
There's Bill McKibben's committed efforts and the Cowboy-Indian alliance, all the brave Kayakavists and journalists & environmentalists on the front lines of documenting the horrors.
To suggest that "we" don't care because corporate sellouts toe the Exxon-Mobil line is not a solid analysis... and frankly, it's not honest.