The "Indigenous Tribes" are trying to stop a pipeline. I can remember when they were Indians and they lived on reservations that were theirs given to them by our Government in exchange for all the rest of the whole United States that they thought was theirs. What happened to that? Oh, we needed oil. Now I remember. Fossil fuel is what makes our world turn. We can get wind and solar power, but that is too clean and we will always have wind and sun, or so we think. What I want to know is why it is only the people on the reservation trying to save our planet? Why aren't all of us outraged that our government is completely ignoring the fact that this is THEIR land and not ours. We only have this one earth and unless someone knows something I don't, we need to preserve it and water is just pretty necessary in that equation.
Wars are raging around the world and I have no idea why. Wait, yes I do. War is a matter of one person or nation imposing their will and beliefs on another person or nation. Both sides think they are right. For some reason our great land seems to think it is our business. Babies are being aborted and children die from child abuse here in our country on a daily basis. Animals are mistreated and left on chains to suffer in the back yard of a master who has no heart. Homeless people beg for a crumb and a blanket to stave off the cold while our city fathers burn their cardboard shacks.
Where are our peacekeepers? Where are our Mother Teresa's? Where are our people who care about our brothers and sisters? Why is skin color even an issue? Why is an accent even an issue? Who is right and who is wrong and what difference does it make in the grand scheme of things? But wait! There is hope!
I remember somewhere in the far recesses of my mind a glimpse of news that a huge asteroid or something like that is hurling through space and will most assuredly crash into our dear mother earth.
Think about that! Will it knock us out of our orbit and send us flying through space with no gravity to keep us implanted on our Terra firma? It could happen and then would the size of your bank account make a difference? Would your opinions matter? Could your friends save you? Can your fancy BMW go fast enough to save you from the apocalypse that is sure to follow? Just some thoughts this morning.
Welcome to my world!