Rising higher with melted glacier water
Creatures poisoned, toxic … dying
Coral reefs decimated
Garbage patches multiplying
Plastic-choked ocean creatures & territories
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!
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…)
(fooling no one, I’ll warrant, least of all their very own selves)
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
(note my considerate, & considerable, politeness here. No harsh swear words, though trust me, they tempt me)
Please please please please 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!