Thursday, 14 May 2015

"I Don't Care That My Lawnmower Pollutes," says Young Mother Of Two

That's right. Why care about the pollution from cutting a HUGE lawn? She's "not an "environmentalist"' - so why should she care?! I should have asked what that all means. But I was a little stunned by her apathy, and the disconnection between human activity and pollution. And the disconnect between us and "the environment" - the air, water, land...we are part of them and need them all. More importantly though, she lacked any sense of responsibility for how she lives, others live or, ultimately, how civilized man [sic indeed] lives. I did reply that I would think she would care since she has 2 young boys to think of.

The dis-c o n n e c t
is a jolt to the head
or more to the heart

Will a jolt 
make people wake up?

Haven't all the reports
on climate change
and habitat loss
and no clean water
no edible fish...
ad nauseum
made an 'impact'

When is it enough to stop
and think
to stop
hurting others

and our-selves

is destroying
the habitat
you live in

does that include
deluding our-selves
into thinking 
or non-thinking?
[that we have no impact
both on our surroundings
and to change our impact]

time is running out
so it's time to start running
toward solutions
toward change
toward caring
and self-sacrifice

Why do a few privileged
get to use up all the resources
and live in luxury
and self-indulgence
while most can't even get a glass 
of water?

stage 1: denial
stage 2: entitlement
stage 3: justification

stage 4:

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