While we glimpse around at the wondrous earth we inhabit we are reminded of the reckless and indulgent behaviour of profit-driven industry
Our planet has seen extreme environmental effects such as increased volcanic activities resulting in two tsunamis, unusually large rainfall leading to such things as floods in China, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand and the USA (http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/may2011/clim-m23.shtml), big shifts in the gulf stream (such as la nina http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Ni%C3%B1a and el nino http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Ni%C3%B1o), If this wasn’t enough we have the effects of over-fishing (http://endoftheline.com/), continued deforestation and cash crop farming in the Amazonian basin, sustained or increased CO2 output in most major developed and developing countries, the increased and sustained use of oil as a fuel and the increased and sustained use of weapons including production of nuclear and atomic weaponry.
You can probably guess where we are leading.
Fukushima was a tragedy waiting to happen. It is a testament to our stupidity that we continue to supply the demands of a population of consumers by providing them with electricity derived from nuclear fuel rods; electricity which enables the technology that I am using even now to write this, that enables you to read it, interconnected to a satellite network of communication signals otherwise known as the World Wide Web.
Would it be that we are looking at the final days of our technological achievements before the abundant and limitless technological mindset destroys the very limited and vulnerable earth we inhabit? I think this is the case.
No Nuclear Future
Our government wants to provide our power-hungry consumerism with cheap, lobby-driven nuclear energy, endorsed by French energy giant EDF (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-13887579). When viewing the renewable options, our government made statements which said they were looking into the ‘most profitable’ solutions/investments out of the renewable choices. In this instance, I am calling for the immediate resignation of the person(s) who bowed to lobby pressure and endorsed the nuclear sites and to demand that the government provides a new tender for the greener future energy needs of this country.
Failure to do so amounts to the most gross crime imaginable; not just environmental negligence but bribery and corruption resulting in the destruction of our planet. It is no small matter.
Crimes in civil war or genocide are horrific. The pain we cause to fellow man is shocking and captures the imagination of us all. The murder of the planet is much quieter and less ‘humanised’. Yet, once we begin to see increased mortality in the younger generations due to cancers, birth defects and radiation poisoning wholesale – we may begin to understand, alas, once it is too late.
The total lack of responsibility of our government to make themselves accountable has not yet reached its peak. It is less about their handling of global finances and war crimes and more about the total disregard of the earth we live in which defies belief.
What about the children?
This is something I have spent a long time thinking about. Are politicians thick? They endorse the wrong things (war, greed, power-sharing, multinational exploitation) yet they have children who will end up adopting these bad decisions. They wage war against peoples of a distant land saying that the act of war will make the world safer for them and their children yet their children will suffer the consequences of their actions ten-fold (http://thinkexist.com/quotes/tony_blair/). Yet these examples play out and yet these people are still in office! No, we are thick for not putting a stop to them. It is our lack of responsibility for not throwing the scumbags out when we first saw it coming.
I am calling for the end of our incompetent rulers – don’t accept excuses, no compromise – overthrow this shower of shit
When a ruling party has shown they are not fit to rule – there is no question ‘anarchy’ (for want of a better word) should ensure. It is necessary that the rulers leave – either by abdication or if needs be, by the use of force and the opposing strength.
This has shown itself, time and time again, to be the only way for society to be curbed by power mongering. History has shown us time and time again that it was the needs of power which overthrew power. This time, could it be that it is the desire for peace and the survival of our planet which drives this change? One can only try to be optimistic or else there is no hope whatsoever. Maybe there isn’t?
I call upon every person fit to stand to call our government, industry and power structures to account; to those who rule and have been impotent to act: resign now. Or we will face the consequences. We will see these consequences as a dangerous and man-made defective planet which we inhabit. I can only see this as an epic failure of mankind.