This post consists of a list of things I’m so passionate about I’d be willing to chain myself to something over them. Stuff that really really really bugs me big-time. So here is the list of things I’m willing to get into trouble over. Full disclosure: I’ve courted arrest, been arrested, been to many a so-called “protest” over the years - & I think tons more of us need to do tons more of this … not that I’m exactly holding my breath on this happening (delighted to see that plenty of protesting is taking place all around us over the issues named below, & many others).
Our lives are being positively steamrolled into extinction by our governments & the corporations that run them. Only wish I were making this up.
We need to speak (& act) up!!
Worth chaining myself to something over:
- Further cuts to CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) radio programming (Canada's prime minister & his ruling party positively despise CBC radio & are doing all they can to squeeze the life out of it)
- Nuclear crimes
- Tar sands / climate crisis
- Waste incinerator in Durham Region
- Other crimes paving the way to what is now shaping up to be our non-existent future.
p.s. My clever phrase: “I believe in the non-existent future.” (I like to tell myself it’s clever, anyway. )
p.p.s. as regards further cuts to CBC, could a bunch of us DO something, please?? I have heard the ‘Ideas’ 3-part series on depression so many times now, as a so-called “encore presentation,” it is making me depressed!? Honestly, it’s very-very frustrating, all this repeating of shows…
‘Quote of the day’ with this post: “I didn’t mean to be brave, it just happened when I panicked.” – Allegedly said by Piglet (a character in the A.A. Milne Winnie-the-Pooh stories)
Runner-up Quote: “I can say that it is time now to play ‘the end of the world’ symphony. I don’t know what instrument you hold, but you need to play it as best as you can, & find your place in the score. You don’t have to play a solo here. But this is our task now.” – Dr. Sandra Steingraber, in a recent interview with Bill Moyer