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The Poisoning of our Earth. Is Pollution Real or Imagined?
Sources of Global pollution
A world in denial
The polluting of our planet.
Ignoring pollution will not make it go away.
Relying on an uncaring government, or corporate America, to protect us and our fragile planet, is insufficient and foolhardy.
We must first admit there is truly a problem with pollution globally.
This is not a local problem, or even a national problem, it is a global catastrophe, with no one willing to take the initiative to find a solution to the problem.
We have a government, Corporate America, and many uneducated citizens adamantly denying that there is any problem with pollution in this world.
Air pollution, ground pollution, oceans pollution, and drinking water supplies pollution, are all real problems. Ignoring them will not make them magically disappear.
We must first come to the realization that this is NOT a contrived idea by the radical progressive liberals, or tree huggers, or fanatical groups. It is real. It is true. It is occurring right in front of our faces. Ignoring and denying will not make the problem less severe or less dangerous.
We, (in the "civilized" world) have denied any responsibility for the current calamitous and extraordinarily grave predicament we find ourselves in today. And still we deny it's very existence.
We are at that crossroad in our own existence where we find ourselves in a morbidly grave situation that denotes the brink of such a fatal event that can only be marked by catastrophic losses and everlasting distress and affliction, culminating in a persistent and long lasting man made covenant of inevitable loss and suffering. And still we deny its very existence.
The motivational persistence that created, sustained, and maintained this tragic outcome is insidiously simplistic in origin and the perpetrators vehemently vindicate its continuance: capitalism corrupted by greed.
Instead of creating sustainable goods, man discovered that by consistently creating goods that have shorter, and shorter, life spans, they ensured a continuous need for consumers to require more of those goods at a faster rate.
So here we stand today facing a dilemma that has but one solution. That solution is to reverse the trend and start to create more durable goods. The expertise is here, the desire is not. Greed will always triumph over all common sense even at the expense of self destruction.
- Throw away automobiles lead to more junk yards
- Throw away electronics lead to hazardous waste dumps
- Throw away plastic containers lead to land and water pollution.
- and the list goes on and on..
Everything we do today is with this "throw away" mentality.
If our "values" were more altruistically re-directed the problems of today would resolve themselves.
Altruism: 1) Unselfish regard for, or devotion to, the welfare of others. 2) Behavior by an animal (man) that is not beneficial to, or may be harmful to, itself (less profits) but that benefits others of its species.
Humanity took a wrong turn somewhere in history. If life were based on altruism, in lieu of selfishness, there would be NO hunger, famine, fighting, wars, hatred, or intolerance.
Democracy and progression would be a way of life instead of perceived as evil. If every human being had access to every benefit that life provides we would truly live in a Utopian world.
I often wonder if there are sentient life forms on planets across our galaxy and/or the universe itself; and just how many of those worlds are Utopian in nature instead of akin to this evil thing our world has become?
by d.william 06/10/2012
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