I attended this morning's "Y2Kyoto Or Bust" rally/Sunday service here in London's Victoria Park. At least, I caught the tail end. After all, the Earth could wait to be saved until after the last carbon-licious morsels of bacon and coffee had disappeared into my ravenous belly. We show up late so you don't have to.
Those who perpetuate the activities that fuel global warming need to be stopped. Those who choose to be ignorant, and simply don't care -- they're the enemy. They're destroying our environment and killing our future generations. We cannot stand idly by while our oceans are being toxified, our trees are being cut down, our air is being poisoned, and our soil is being degraded. There is no action too radical in defence of mother earth. Logging is target. Factory farm is a target. SUVs are a target. Big corporate polluters are a target too. The world is going to hell but we can save it. It's gonna take the greatest revolution in history. The green revolution is here. And it won't be stopped. I hope you're ready.Let the chanting begin. (Audio excerpt 2)
Put the earth first!It's one thing to use imagery like that that in a Canadian public park as we walk around on a Sunday morning without fear of being killed by rebels with a cause -- and it's a creepy 'nother to get applauded for pledging allegiance to the idea. And another when members of federal Parliament are in attendance and don't bother to distance themselves from calls like this. Is it just me?
Genteel-looking parents with little children on their shoulders and around their legs cheering notions such as "Fuck the economy!" Folks with peace buttons applauding because fascists and warmongers wear suits, and want nothing to do with chanted declarations of enmity, the enthusiasm of the young, or the desire to all come together to save the world.
People, please. It's nonsense.