Monday, August 08, 2011
Sorry, My Head is Exploding
Per capita government debt in 2010 in descending order, thank you Irish Times. Big changes in 2011?
I wrote here quite a while ago that I would only touch upon this crazy world of ours and all its ills if I felt my head exploding.
My head is exploding with the confluence of all that is happening. I have many questions. And very few answers.
Why is everyone so shocked that the global economic meltdown is happening?
Did everyone seriously think that this unsustainable way of life would continue forever?
Didn't the serious imbalance of food, water, housing amongst the wealthiest and the poorest (of which there are far, far too many) weigh on those who are so privileged?
Why on earth was the population of the world allowed to explode (and continue to explode) to a completely unsustainable level while the majority of the Woo practitioners and their worshippers condemn birth control and abortion? And allow thousands upon thousands of birthed children to die each and every single day?
When and why did we allow psychopathic corporations to dictate who gets into the highest offices of government and then allow them to pull the puppet strings of their patsies?
How on this tiny planet did one country spend one trillion dollars illegally invading another (not to mention all of the others) and not expect it to come back and haunt them. For generations yet to come.
How can we be so flip as to say “technology will solve everything” whenever the subject of finite oil (peaked and gone in my humble estimation) is mentioned. And people run out and buy these great gas guzzling rigs to get their weekly groceries? Using decades worth of gas and oil that would supply tiny cars like mine for another 50 years if we all drove environmentally responsible vehicles?
Do those in charge (Demz Wot Rulez) not give one single shyte about their own grandchildren?
Whatever happened to making the way we run our little portions of the world smaller – i.e. Locally supplied power, etc., community gardens, etc. Instead we are planning multi-billion dollar hydro developments here in Newfoundland. I won't get into the destruction of tribal lands and environmental degradation this will entail. Mortgaging our great-grandchildren's lives (if they survive) and doubling our utility rates. All this in a province where wind and waves can be harnessed at a fraction of the cost. And locally.
Gaia is beginning to shrug us off like the pesky bunch of fleas we are, is there anything we won't destroy for money?
But, of course, the ICH* will save the repentant and the prayerful, like Rick Perry.
*Invisible Cosmic Housekeeper