Some days this summer its been too hot to go to the beach.
And when I do go, and I lie there on the baking sand, I can't help thinking of the sun as the enemy.
Burning the life out of the planet.
The four-year-long drought that affected western Canada and the U.S. at the turn of the century was the worst to hit the region in 800 years, say scientists who warn that dry spell was nothing compared to the “megadroughts” still to come.
But of course the sun is just the sun. And one only has to look at the comments about that story, to understand that we are the planet's biggest enemy:
Its' amazing how man can cause global warming, yet can't heat his house in the winter. Something doesn't add up. These are no more than new approaches to sell the same old bogus hype. Water covers two thirds of the earth and we haven't been able to pin that on Noah yet. Maybe it just isn't man's fault?
With our burning ignorance, our capacity for denial, and our greedy economic system that would put money before survival.
Even though protecting the planet for future generations is our most sacred responsibility, and failing to do so would be the greatest crime in human history.
But don't tell that to the RCMP eh? Because they seem to think that those who would defend the land, are a terrorist menace.
“The Canadian law enforcement and security intelligence community have noted a growing radicalized environmentalist faction within Canadian society that is opposed to Canada’s energy sector policies,” says the report.
“Tactics employed by activist groups are intended to intimidate and have the potential to escalate to violence.”
Which makes me wonder will they also call these people terrorists?
“Our people are prepared to go to the wall against this. There is no doubt about that,” warned Grand Chief Phillip, president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. “There is absolutely no way we will tolerate a project that would violate the environmental integrity of our traditional territories along the pipeline route and along the B.C. coast.”
And what will they call bloggers and others who stand with them? Terrorist supporters?
Because if so I better plead guilty already eh? For although I am a peaceful, gentle person, I will not be intimidated by Big Oil, the RCMP, or the Harper Cons, I'm not afraid of ANYONE.
And I will not look on silently as our beautiful planet is turned into a desert, racked by mass starvation and water wars. Or condemn the children of today and tomorrow to live in a scorched wasteland.
But the RCMP is right about something. If there is no change, there will be trouble from those who will inherit the nightmare.
For this too is true.
When will we know, what we should see?
What we've sown, is what we'll reap...
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