One wishes that things were much better, such that one could just blog about wildlife and nature’s flowers, but they are not. The ship of the world, whether we realize it or not, is in a very precarious condition and it, due to indifference, is most definitely sinking; too many of us are walking around as if we are on a luxury cruise.
In ancient Rome, the conniving politicians held the masses in complacency by providing them with plenty of entertainment in the Colosseum; there were many forms of entertainment that involved death. Now, dancing from the strings of fossil fuel corporations and big industry, most politicians robotically react, and people get big fossil fuel transportation vehicles to have a lot of fun in. If all fossil fuels ended today, our atmosphere would remain critically polluted for 60 years. At the Colosseum, there was a lot of indifference among the endless entertainment back then; many of us haven’t changed from that paradigm whatsoever.
The fusty,old politicians have succeeded,so far,
at keeping myriads of us(in this particular
So many of us sit complacently,hog-tied mentally,
while hitching a ride with hypocrisy
laughing at jokes along the way
Most of us should be pronounced DOA(not
necessarily down in any hospital,but just
They divert our minds,consume our integrity,
and want us to philander with superficiality
as we lower our underwear
Excellent post and photos too!
Thanks much, Belinda! 🙂 I realize that you are very aware (and very appreciative) of nature and her immense fragility.
The way of leaders of this world will never change. Would be nice to have peace and quiet on this planet. Liked your photo – a view of the past.
Thank you, Peggy! 🙂 Yes, they — most of them, anyway — are locked into rigidity and a bourgeois mentality. We can function without politicians… through computers that are run by variable, large (community) groups (while using referendums on an ongoing basis).
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Most politicians only think about (their) profit and forget the environment. Money doesn’t stink for them, at least less than a dunghill. As you say, the ship is shortly before sinking, but everybody is blind. People are only thinking about themselves, having fun without thoughts about tomorrow. The world will eliminate itself by stupidity. I hope your concerns will be heard. Regards Mitza
Yes, Mitza, most are miseducated into neglecting the environment and the whole and, instead, they focus on mere entertainment; they are not so very different from the crass Colosseum spectators. Stupidity, unfortunately… yes.
Yes, that’s unfortunately true and the old Roan slogan “panem et circenses” is still valid today, too. Most politicians know that. 😦
Yes, Mitza! 🙂
We need to do more of what i mentioned to Peggy (up above)… using computers and referendums run by the masses themselves.
You hit the nail square on the head. Visions of the Titanic with people dancing, dining and laughing right before the ship goes down come to mind.
Yes, Sandy, i had visions of the Titanic as this post was being written! The Titanic hit a large iceberg. However, now, the huge icebergs are melting, the permafrost in the north is melting… and the lack of reflection caused by their absence (and the methane released) will make things exponentially worse in the near future, unfortunately. But they are dancing and are not concerned!
I don’t know how there can still be people around denying climate change. Politicians should know better, but they seem to be as bad the world over.
Here in America, Bernie Sanders was keen on making environment care and cleanup a top priority. Though i don’t care for politics one iota, i did donate a lot to his campaign. He was different. But people are too crass. The Donald won… and he understands the environment and cares for it about as much as Hitler cared for the Jews. We are in way more of a precarious situation than people realize. The dominoes are falling, and it will be too late to stop the sequence soon. (I recently read that South Africa, too, has massive season changes going on already, for example.)
That is the sad thing – that people voted for the non-environmental person. 😦
The whole world has had enough of us humans. Changing the climate might be one way to get rid of us!
Immensely sad indeed!
monkey bet tom enjoy novel Not Even Light by friend of monkey. it set in world of far future where condition of today come to inevitable conclusion.
Thanks, Mr. Monkey, but i do not read novels any longer. I’ll tell my wife about it, though! I only read books on nature, fossils, pets, and science. 🙂
Great post and picture 🙂
Thanks, Leyla! So good that you understand! 🙂
I supported and donated to Bernie Sander, too! You are right, he was so right on many issues! You probably have heard that HC and Bill just bought another huge house…
Good to hear, Amy! The donation money, that you and i gave, was not wasted; a lot of good things are still happening with the (caring) movement that he is still involved in. I am not surprised about how so many voted for a cruel, pathological, unbalanced, so-called human being; there are tons of uneducated, unbalanced, crass, indifferent people out there, unfortunately.
I didn’t hear about their house. We, like what was mentioned to Peggy up above, need to go beyond all political so-called leaders.
It really is unfortunate… The gap among voters was (still is) so huge, it is frightening, say the least.
So sad that people are so crass and mentally unsound that they vote for someone who is cruel, hateful, unhinged, uncaring about others and the environment, and deranged. Losing the election is one thing; losing the whole planet is something else.
We use the phrase “Green Energy” but folks are very uneducated about that process and what it will entail once the government subsidies (initiated by Obama) end. It really isn’t green at all… but it is marketed to be so. So much of what we are told are lies about the green energy industry. If you ask anyone in the (power) generation field, they can tell you what has been mandated by our government and why it is full of loopholes and lies. Solar power and wind power are great ideas, but the way the whole system is set up, is a sham. And of course, we, the consumer, will feel it in our pocket books once the government subsidies end. It isn’t about free wind and free sun and everyone enjoying less cost… and those wind turbines and miles of solar panels will be big hunks of junk littering our landscapes… and nature once again suffers. Our government officials and politicians are only interested in padding pockets for the moment and I believe most are not educated at all about what they are doing.
I do not think that green energy is much of a sham at all. Suggesting that it largely is a sham seems ludicrous; i never heard of such a thing! (The subsidies will end because the current administration is more into making hateful bombs and walls rather than being concerned about the environment one iota; they are even dismantling the EPA, and they have people in charge who are very anti-environment oriented.) Nuclear reactors and foul fossil fuel automobiles and planes clutter the landscape now. And nuclear reactors are not only humongous hunks of junk… they end up with tons of excess heat and radioactive energy. The big blades of solar windmills can last for eons; plus they can eventually be recycled and made into new ones. Solar panels are being improved all of the time; they are wonderful and are very efficient at producing clean energy without creating excessive waste. I helped build awesome passive solar buildings and, believe me, they are efficient and extremely earth friendly. We need to end carbon emissions and pollutants via decent green energy procedures and we have the technology to do that (which we’ve had for a long time).
At such a critical time in our fragile earth’s existence, we sure do not need people going negative about going green. How can you write the way you do, when the unconscionable things that the fossil fuel industry did (such as the many oil spills) clearly exist in our ugly past?
I am not sure what to say to you, Tom – I feel like you misunderstood the whole content of what I wrote. I am not against green energy and I certainly do not think we have done a good job at all treating mother earth kindly. I did not state green energy is a sham. I said, “Solar power and wind power are great ideas, but the way the whole system is set up, is a sham.” And my point was, “Our government officials and politicians are only interested in padding pockets for the moment”. I guess we will see how long these solar fields and miles in wind turbines last. I simply do not hold a lot of hope for consumers being “green-minded” when they get hit in the pocketbook eventually, and their idea of free wind and solar energy goes poof.
Lori, you wrote the following about green energy: that “it isn’t really green at all.” Later, in response to me, you are writing that you are not against green energy. You certainly are not promoting it!
Wind and solar are not merely great “ideas”; they definitely are not merely part of a big “sham”; they are viable alternatives to primitive, antiquated systems, and they create more jobs than the coal industry, for instance, ever will.
In its latest Annual Energy Outlook, the U.S. Energy Information Administration projected renewable energy consumption will grow faster than any other source through 2040, because capital costs fall as more solar and wind farms crop up and federal and state policies encourage their construction. They recently have discovered new ways to make wind generators far more efficient and cost effective; solar panels, too, are becoming much less expensive and much more efficient.
I would much rather get “hit in the pocketbook” for alternative energy — which probably won’t happen anyway –than for more and more barbaric bombs of destruction and for a wall (that some of my good friends laugh about because it will not stop them in the least).
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