I’ve just noticed a movie trailer about Sarah Palin, and it freaks me out. I tend to believe that it’s people like her that will move us closer to the catastrophe we are bringing, as described in Call of Life:
My friend Bernard, past vice-president of Sierra Club, is featured as one of the speakers. After a visit with him and a limited discussion of the actual crisis at hand (we’re only familiar with things that affect us, which is so superficial), I’m definitely part of the problem, rather than the solution. We’ve just acquired all those damn gadgets!! My mamby-pamby recycling/composting/reusing efforts is bullshit compared to my consumption, and I don’t consume half as much as most people!
I can’t use the excuse of a terminal disease to exempt myself from conspicuous consumption. But I see most people don’t really care. Which is horrible. If everyone made some incremental changes, and maybe tried to do one thing towards preventing the mass extinction crisis, Earth might have a future beyond 50 years. I know, we’ll all be dead so what does it matter, but what about your grandkids??