Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the once again star studded, moon lit, all round gorgeous island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Friday, very early in the morning, the 10th day of October, 2014. Just another day at the beach as you can SEA above, one of my many furry, four legged pals here on Cape. “Gibson” is a Golden Retriever, of which I have had three thus far, and he is a good boy. He is kind, he is loving, he is gentle. He asks for little and gives a whole lot more back. Bringing Joy and Love that only man’s best friend could, an embodiment of nature as a whole if you will, the real world–that is all around us. Look quick, for it may just vanish before your very eyes if we don’t start taking better care of that world, you know, the one we are going to leave our kids and grand kids…
I suppose we all know what is going on with the wars that seem to be never ending (and unless you are living under a rock, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, CNN, RT, AJ, PBS…won’t let you forget the name ISIL!), along with all of the diseases that invade our very conscience daily, none so ‘dangerous’ here in the U.S. as Ebola… None of that matters much if there ‘ain’t no earth no more… There is little doubt that what we are doing to planet earth is directly affecting us, the ‘all powerful human being’, top of the food chain. Powerful, wealthy industrialists who can bend the will of the wind while turning the seas red with filth from yesterday’s fun. When will we wake up? When will we understand? When is enough, enough?
Like the book “James and the Giant Peach”, our earth is slowly being destroyed by consumption, brought to it’s knees by greed and now fought over until there is nothing left to fight over, but will find a way to fight over it anyway, and then fight some more… If you gander at a ‘time’ table of the Industrial Revolution, that spawned the spewing of carbon dioxide, methane and other green house gases into earth’s fragile atmosphere, creating that green house effect of trapping heat near the surface of the planet, thus causing the temperatures to rise, thereby causing ice to melt exponentially and seas and storms to rise and become more powerful, yes, if you look at that ‘time’ table, you will notice that it is not very much ‘time’ at all, in fact, this is all happening as I write these words, as more and more devastating droughts bring famine and more potent wildfires, biblical in proportion…
This vicious cycle has continued unabated for a good 150 years or so and it looks like it will continue until the mean temperature goes up by 7 degrees Fahrenheit, and that, coupled with all of the GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) out there destroying the soil, could spell the end for mankind. As we, like the 40 percent of animal species that have become extinct already, look to that fate, the fate of the Polar Bear, once the King of the Arctic–until our greedy, blind egos destroyed that icy wilderness.
We could be looking at some food shortages, as well as mass migrations due to uninhabitable island nations or vanishing lands due to those rising sea levels, spelling out big problems for those pushing for more coal plants in Kentucky. Clean coal, right Mitch?
Gotta love those Ostriches! And good luck to you Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, in one of those all important U.S. Senate races coming up soon, with Allison Lundergren–Grimes, a fine independent democrat winning in the end. Mitch, I’m sure you have all those ‘hillbilly’s’ in the bag, as you have hoodwinked them, and ‘the American People’ for over thirty years now… But, hold on, aren’t you down by two points? And with 7 percent undecided, and 25 days left until the November 4th Midterms, perhaps people from Kentucky are not as stupid as you have made them out to be these past thirty years, so why not just bow out of the race now, save yourself a whole lot of humiliation, or is this whole thing rigged (voter suppression, gerrymandered districts, Citizens United, etc.) just like the Senate will be if the Republicans take over that distinguished government body? I think Allison was right the other day at that fancy Kentucky outdoor ‘roast’ when she said to ‘ole Mitch McConnell, and I quote, “…well isn’t this nice, everybody has come out to say thanks for a job well done here at your retirement party, isn’t that sweet!”
Have a nice day and week end folks and don’t take any wooden nickles from FOX. The information gleaned from that ‘news’ station is as toxic as the Ebola virus they are ‘covering’…using FEAR as the weapon of choice. Since 1996 by golly!
If you are going to cover something, look no further than Ferguson, Missouri, as this is the ‘week end of resistance’. And as Rachel Maddow (TRMS on MSNBC weeknights at 9 p.m., eastern) puts it so often on her venerable show that contains nothing but TRUTH–regarding this whole sordid affair of a Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, gunning down (with a barrage of 10 bullets at a target with his hands in the air) an innocent and unarmed black kid, Michael Brown, in broad daylight and most would say in cold blood–”…watch this space”.
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M