Look What They Have Done To Our World Ma, Look What Have They Done

The Title of a Song - Dont kill the World

Trite, sentimental drivel, but in reality so very bloody true. I read a hub today that really moved me.

Baited-Birds? This Hub is by Ajcor, give it a read - if you care!

I felt all the anger and frustration of the years and eons of destruction and rape of all of our resources. That have been slowly and meticulously pillaged by all of our Governments, Private Corporations, as well as State owned and controlled suppliers of electricity and our other utilities, this is not only over herebut applies to every single nation on this planet.

In the comments on her Hub this is what I penned.

Man is to blame,

Legislation is to blame!

That great god Dollar

Legitimate handling of Eco disasters

Lines their coffers

offers sobs

issues clouded

fresher headlines

cloak

and cover the

Avian skeletons

that cover over

oil soaked penguins.

Mans needs

Dollar greed grow

disasters continue.


Man's shame!


Beaches Polluted Aw Shucks!

Damn! What a shame will have to give surfing up in some areas this Spring Break, what a drag.

This would be the take on the majority of the earth's population.

They do not see this as the tip of an Iceberg.

What is the real effect of these and other spills and potential Eco disasters that are going to happen more and more frequently as the measures in place to stop prevent and control these from happening have not in the past nor will in the future prevent these from happening.

The fines are imposed and lines some coffers of some department or other, what happens to those fines?

The down side of imposing fines, is that, we then all end up paying for those fines! Do you really think that the share holders, backers and other investores will incur any loss in return for there investment, I think not, however I also do not believe in the tooth fairy any longer.

So in the long run you pay!

 

Watch This Following Video

Beware this following video speaks for itself.

As a photographer myself, i have always agreed with that axiom of 'A Picture Paints a Thousand Words' This video is the complete and unabridged works of Shakespeare in my very humbled opinion. 

The photographs may shock or bring a tear to the eye, the music haunting.

But will it help? 

Will we be able to make any changes?

It all begins with You!

 

 

Look What they are Doing!

So What Can We Do

We can hit them were it hurts the most, in there pockets, attack that bottom line, reduce their profit margins.

Yes we attack them by withholding our buying powers.

We exercise that constitutional right, we refuse to buy that brand of petrol, or any of its subsidiaries products and by products.

We can even take it further and also boycott of any other product that is carried by that owners of that tanker liners.

We refuse to travel on any of the tanker lines owners, other ships, planes or rail.

Extreme, yes maybe, as a lot of smaller people will be hurt in the process but how else do you stop the Dollars strangle hold.

If you take a look at the process, we have transport fleets that have to travel this vast planet, carrying produce from point to point. These machines need maintenance, but if we do a quick check and clean up it ill look as if well maintained. However these shoddy "Preventative Measures" for the sake of quicker turnaround are applied.

When a disater occours, which it will eventually, we have loss of life, human as well as environmental.

That is criminal, but a slap on the wrist, logged as operator error, pay the fine and carry on regardless.

What if, this is now the ramblings of a retired Safety and Security Officers fevered mind.

An accident occurs and there is a loss of life, limb, or an ecological impact. Then the following should apply.

All trading ceases, all vehicles return to their last drop off or pick up point, and are grounded until each and every vehicle is certified by a competent authority that they meet the required safety standards as applicable.

There we have our politicians who need to have that bill implemented.

Petition each and every Department and Governmental Committee and sub committees to get some sort of statute passed.

 

A Post Script

This minor attrocity is no less than what big business is doing.

Pollution effects in our daily lives!

The impact of smoking on others really hit me just recently.


We had to look after a ring neck for a fellow worker who was going on a business trip. Well the poor Bird was a drab dull grey cammo green, who shuffled around on its perch. Well as I always take my Goompy, also a ring neck, for a shower under the garden sprinklers, I took the house guest as well.

Some fiveteen minutes later, and sitting in the sun preening itself for what must have been a first for it as well, was a different bird all together, the true ring neck came shining through.

Well after a month of the little bird having almost daily showers. The owner of the bird was back from the business trips and when confronted with her bird she could not recognise it, the change being that noticeable.

The sad fact is that she and her family smoke so the poor feathered beastie will undoubtably end up drab and grey green again, with a shortened life expectancy.

A report to the local animal-anti-cruelty will reach the shelters desk very shortly!

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JamaGenee 7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

I did read ajcor's great hub before I got here, and yours is great too, Rodney!


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Julie-Ann Amos 7 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

Thanks - great hub and I'm off to see Ajcor's now


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Just_Rodney 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Jama, I appreciate your visiting this hub and your thanks for your comments.

Julie-Ann Hope that you enjoy Aj,s hub.

Thanks both for the comments.


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

I read hers and yours very nice both of them are...and how sweet of you to take such good care of your friends bird...I bet it wanted to just stay there with you..sad to think of it back where they smoke...have you seen it lately? and did the owner ever say anything about bathing it...since you had?  Awww poor birdie...G-Ma :O) hugs & Peace


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Just_Rodney 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

G-Ma, I do not think she thought about it, as they will splash around in there water disihes as well. Most probably thought that that would suffice.

Thanks for the comments.


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RGraf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

Wow, very deep and moving. You are so right in the fact that humans are being so destructive and why so many believe that they can do nothing about it. We can if we look aorund and try.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.


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Just_Rodney 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

RGraf, tevery idividual has that power to change a single thing, that starts to make a difference. Every bit helps in the long run, as it has the snowball effect.

Thanks for your kind comments.


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sixtyorso 7 years ago from South Africa

Powerful hub Rodney Great writing!


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Karen Ellis 7 years ago from Central Oregon

Rodney, as I get older, I feel less and less in control of my life, my world or almost anything that goes on in them. In the U.S. our congress and presidents (former and current) have given billions to failing banks and insurance companies in our name and that our decendents will have to pay off. It makes everyone sick, we (90% of the people) felt we should just let them go under and start again. So, why did our government make choices as representatives of it's people - different than what the people wanted? I can't figure anything out any more - It's starting to get to be a really scary place, this world.


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Just_Rodney 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Karen, in my naivity, I would agree with you and the other 90% of the people to let the banks sort themselves out. However what is involeved is that if they did that, the country would be in dire straits, the economy would resmeble that of Zimbabwe or worse.

The people are the only ones that can take things back, restore it to the past, where there was a sense of honour and values.

Here are a few ideas:-

Do not use credit cards,

stop using banks,

do not accept or issue checks, only cash is acceptable.

Encourage others and support small mom and pop type businesses.

Then maybe a bit of sanity might just re- establish itself.

However the down side of that would also be unemployment as large supermarket chains close.

People losing there pension funds.

It is a spiral, but on the end we have to do something, maybe by hitting the banks and every not using credit cards, hey even those in store charge cards as well, will do the trick!

Thanks for staring this mini hub.

CYA


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

Thanks Rodney. I can't watch the video, you know that I am a lover of animals and mostly birds. It's too damn heartbreaking. Great hub friend. See ya around now, when I can.


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Just_Rodney 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

CC, take care now! May what is happening now become what you need, also what you want it to be.

Take care and when you can visit us, visit us.

Fromm Goompy as well.


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J. Kumm 7 years ago from Washington

I encourage everyone to watch this series on the plastic trash island floating out in the middle of the ocean. It's informative and sobering.

http://www.vbs.tv/player.php?bcpid=452319916&b...


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TrudyVan 7 years ago from South Africa

Yes we are to blame for the torture we put our planet through. Each person has to be accountable because it is our needs and wants that cause all this.


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Just_Rodney 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Trudy, yes we in our everyday lives, our every day ways help to perpetuate further pollution.

Thanks for the comments

Ban plastic

ban poly carbons.

Not just the plastic islands J. the effective effective measures of any of the initiatives.


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Very powerful message - I always think how the world will be saved, it is a killing sensation to me...


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Just_Rodney 6 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Moulik Mistry,

It is by all people with a voice protesting and striving for a cleaner safer planet that things will change.

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