climate change! the most important issue facing today’s world. i also caught that interview with professor anderson on democracy NOW! and am impressed by his honesty. he admitted that those whose income reaches his level contribute more than their share to global warming. empire america presents the greatest threat as we, here, consume per capita the largest share of earth’s resources.
What Anderson doesn’t mention in the interview, but what must be added here, is that militarism and war are also seriously part of the environmentally destructive wastefulness that must be curbed. Whatever its mission, whatever its strategy, whatever its tactics, war is ecocide.
in fact i believe if we could declare peace on earth that in and of itself would change the entire deadly paradigm.
we do not
go to war to promote democracy.
our soldiers serve to extract resources for corporations.
the fossil fuel industry causes the greatest environmental damage of all and it’s the military who waste the most fossil fuel.
perhaps d_n doesn’t wish to draw the ire of the oligarchy by challenging our department of war!
you know, i think i may have found the solution while watching this week’s pbs’ Animal Reunions on Nature! we saw several scenes of men and women rescuing orphaned baby animals–like gorillas, chimpanzees and elephants–loving, nurturing and preparing these babies to return and live as Nature intends. after a few years the scientists returned to find out if the animals remembered them. oh boy, did they! this episode ended with a conclusion that LOVE–mother LOVE–is the most positive force in Nature.
the man who made friends with the elusive cheetah was also very interesting. she learned to trust her human friend and sought him out every day, but then suddenly disappeared. he put out the word and a few months later someone told him of a sighting that might be his good friend. he jumped in his jeep and rushed out to see and, yes!< there she was nursing her new born cubs. would she now fear him? no! she remained calm and in time the cubs were busy making a human friend.
you see “mother Love” the instinct to protect and nurture is a part of all of us female and male. all animals–especially mammals–but i suspect others LOVE their young. also cross species friendships happen more than most humans realize.
koehler concludes, “I can only hope that such change is reflected in the upcoming elections,” but my faith isn’t in the political hierarchy. vote your conscience but we need to respect all life as we respect ourselves! as 'theoldgoat’s video points out we humans are a part of a symbiotic living network!