“Climate change could collapse civilization.”
Attenborough then implores the ‘leaders of the world’ to address this threat.
At the same time, Premier Rachel Notley is embarking on an oil extortion scheme to wring out more tax and revenue money from Canadians for Alberta and to prompt Trudeau to ‘do something’ on making the pipelines happen. Trudeau, of course, poses for the cameras, hugs poor school children and talks of love. Trump, of course, lies about everything, hugs the Saudis for making more oil available and states that the US is producing more oil too, so all is good.
Big Oil, big greed and BIG STUPID seems to be doing OK.
But thinking people are left scratching their heads. “Oil is bad for life on the planet but the economy is obviously more sacred than life. Right? The economy is considered healthy when oil is expensive and poor people can’t afford it (see French riots). How is that right? How can we consider any economy healthy if it will eventually kill us all?”
Our leaders dither while our planet withers. Our own ‘sense of order’ demands acceptance of these leaders who, by the way, have never lead a damn thing in their lives. Leaders are followers. They follow the system, obey the system, owe the system, believe in the system and benefit personally from the system and they do NOT question the system. And we follow followers. Why do we follow followers?
For evil to be done, good people only need to follow their leaders.
So, where does that put Arnold Schwarzenegger? There’s a committed-to-the-system guy. GOP. Politician. Actor. Macho-goofy kinda guy who drove a huge black Hummer as his governor’s (California, no less) vehicle. They called him the ‘Governator’. Arnie loves machinery, manliness and muscle. Arnie loves money, cigars, women and showmanship.
Arnie could be a leader…?
Anomaly? Thy name is Arnie.
Seems Arnie also loves life and the planet. Arnie is a convert. I would not have been surprised if he drove a Prius. But he actually drives an all electric Mercedes Benz. Arnie is on our side. And Arnie spoke at the Climate conference. “Our leaders are way behind the times. But Americans are not. We are changing. We are doing. We may not be officially a part of the Paris Climate Accord because of stupid leadership but we are there anyway.”
And that, dear readers, is the point. It is never going to change because of our so-called fake-leaders. It is only going to change because we lead. Arnie may be doing that. And I do see that all around me. Environmental awareness is going mainstream. People are getting the message. We have to suffer mega hurricanes, vast forest fires, poisonous water and crazy weather first but it is finally sinking in.
Attenborough says it may be too little, too late.
He may be right.