The Rose-Colored Glasses Brigade

Oceans dying.

Heating

Acidifying

Rising higher with melted glacier water

Creatures poisoned, toxic … dying

Coral reefs decimated

Plankton disappearing

Garbage patches multiplying

Plastic-choked ocean creatures & territories

Oil slicks

Chemical contamination

Radioactive waste.

 

On land?

Similar assaults of a 1000 shocking, appalling, unimaginable kinds

Bees facing extinction

Species extinctions reaching a shocking crescendo

As we kill mine torture poison experiment invade destroy corrupt.

The Earth itself poisoned, toxic

Our food growing in toxic soils

Watered with polluted water

(There is no clean water left on the planet)

 

The plants, critters (& we ourselves)

Breathing carcinogenic air

 

Protective ozone layer shredded.

 

Climate chaos breathing hotly down our necks

Very very hotly & heavily indeed.

 

But here come the members of the Rose-Colored Glasses Brigade!

Ever cheerful

(Ever deluded)

 

Everything will be fine!
Somehow, it will all work out!

🙂 🙂 🙂

If we just do this

If we just change that

(no sign anywhere of ANY of these massive changes needed, mind you

Changes that have been called for, for decades now…)

 

Nattering nonsense

Proffering platitudes

 

(fooling no one, I’ll warrant, least of all their very own selves)

 

Truth?

Plain speaking?

Unwelcome.

Not. Wanted. On. The. Voyage … thank you very much

 

 

Biggest elephant in the room EVER

In all the millennia of our species’ history.

 

Fie on you, Rose-Colored Glasses Brigade

Fiddlesticks.

(note my considerate, & considerable, politeness here. No harsh swear words, though trust me, they tempt me)

 

 

Please!

Please please please please please

 

Spare me.

 

Please.

NTE (near-term extinction) categories on this blog:

  • NTE-related postings
  • NTE resources
  • Relevant Graphics
  • Relevant Quotes

Grief! Here & here
& hospice, here
Joanna Macy on How to prepare internally for whatever comes next

Quote of the day’ with this post:

“But what it comes down to is that we are here now. So the choice is how to live now. With the little time left, we could wake up more. We could allow this whole experience of the planet, which is intrinsically rewarding, to manifest through our heart-minds—so that the planet may see itself, so that life may see itself. And we can bless it in some way. So there is some source of blessing on us, even as we die. I think of a Korean monk who said “Sunsets are beautiful too, not just sunrises.” We can do it beautifully. If we are going to go out, then we can do it with some nobility, generosity and beauty, so we do not fall into shock and fear.” – Joanna Macy on how to prepare internally for whatever comes next

p.s. & yes. I’m STILL an activist… Why?       ‘cos activism rocks!