Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sustainable


The problem with the environmental movement is the politics, not the facts. I don't claim to know definitively about 'global warming' or whatever we're calling it this week, whether it's caused by our industries or whether it is just part of the very long natural cycle of climate change, a colossal oscillation of cool and warm periods that has been happening for eons. I don't know if we are really going to run out of oil in the next few years or if we've got reserves in the world that will last for a few more hundred years.

The facts cover such a vast scale that it is almost impossible to make definitive answers.

But I have lived in cities most of my life, Victoria, Vancouver, Halifax and Toronto and I know we're doing it wrong. We live in a way that makes us sick, that fails to give us the food and exercise and environment we need to flourish and be happy and holy. We are enslaved and sickened by our conveniences and comforts and we are obsessed with meaningless pursuits and distractions.

We've ensmallened ourselves, shrunk ourselves down to creatures with lives so small they fit on a ten by fifteen inch screen. We've become so afraid of the least discomfort that we've stopped living.

Or maybe that's just me.



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3 comments:

Zach said...

It's not just you.

Jennifer McConnell said...

And never mind the ten by fifteen inch screen, they are two and a half by 4 inches now.

Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Zach said exactly my thought.

I love to come here and read you say exactly what I so often think--or say other things which make so much sense that we ALL should have figured it out by now.

The truth has become so bizarre it is difficult to tell truth from lie anymore. It is nice to know there are still a few sane people in the world but they are definitely not the ones in charge.
Kay