Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cool, partly cloudy and rather windy island of Nantucket! Great to be with you all on this Wednesday morning, the 24th day of September, 2014, that’s right it’s another wonderful day to be living on Cape Cod, as I just am returning from a morning at Kalmus Beach, at the end of Ocean Street in Hyannis, famous for it’s windsurfing and incredible views of Nantucket Sound. I was happy to find a horseshoe crab exoskeleton that will probably be worth money someday, or perhaps be placed in some museum for children to look at as the guide says perhaps only a few hundred years from right NOW–
“…these beautiful sea creature once were plentiful on the shores Cape Cod and the Islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, but alas, man in his folly, greed, cowardice and willful ignorance chose to ignore empirical science and bowed to the WILL of the multinational corporate oil, gas and coal conglomerates, who controlled most of the U.S. Congress at the time, but moreover controlled vast international markets, while exploiting the masses with vicious tactics–amassing more wealth than the world had ever seen…
As the greenhouse gases of Carbon Dioxide and (the increasing 87 times more potent than carbon) Methane (via the melting of arctic tundra, due to global warming of air and water temperatures, thus a vicious cycle) continued unabated for the first half of that critical 21st century, the world’s population had to play catch up in the latter part of that century and many species such as this one began to vanish from the face of the earth–kept in perpetuity by science, educators, environmentalists, spiritual leaders and others, via high tech animal habitats.
The problem was, the world could not seem to get a solid consensus on ‘whether not it, Global Warming, was real and what “it” would do next, etc., (hence a real WILL), thereby allowing the big polluters out there, mostly oil and gas companies, to run rough shod over the world’s citizens, such as in the horrible practice of fracking for natural gas, emitting much of that ‘natural gas’ METHANE into said atmosphere, thus exponentially adding to the overall soon to by cataclysmic event known as global warming.
In short, cooking the planet. If our ancestors would have collectively KNOWN about the practices of said oil and gas giants of the time, making “profit over people” their Gospel, their modus operandi, yes, if they would have known this (along with the SCOTUS 2010 Citizens United case, allowing those big corporations, mostly the polluters, to buy elected officials, thereby writing the laws they wanted to see written into fruition, effectively writing the Environmental Protection Agency at the time out of the loop completely. In fact, in the case of U.S. fracking, the EPA was in bed with them all along. Sorry about that kids, please don’t tell your parents I told you this, but in reality most of this cozy corporate/regulatory agency nonsense is really X rated smut, hotel rooms filled with the drug Cocaine, but again, please don’t tell your parents that one either…
In conclusion, this little horseshoe crab is one of a kind, for as Cape Cod and those famous islands began to ‘take on water’, very few of them survived in tact, as the mad rush to find higher ground was on in full stride by the turn of that century, a century I bet they wish they could have back if they just would have listened to Al Gore. A man who should have won the White House in 2000. But who knows, international treaties with those other “competing” countries–such as China, Brazil, India, Germany and others—may have worked if the humans would have just had a little bit of vision, not much, just a tad. For all of the newly industrialized nations on earth began using carbon much like the U.S. did at the turn of the century prior, with the U.S. and other rich nations not lending a hand to the poorer developing countries, via renewable energy source technology, never seeing that WE ARE ALL CONNECTED. And it all happened the next year at the conference in Paris, in the “City of Lights” where much of the world’s fate was decided that week…”. Or something like that.
Have a super day folks and beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing, no offense to real wolves anywhere in the world, we love ya here at Sea Cape Cod! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M