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Seems the Inconvenient Truth has to be Accepted

By Remy Benoit

From the AP and CNN Climate report: World's poorest will suffer most.

The question is now, what are we going to do about it?

When I was child and Joe McCarthy was doing his nasty thing; when the cold war was MAD, we used to watch the apocalyptic movies about Godzilla, about invasions from another planet. My favorite one has always been The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Do you remember, those of you of a 'certain age' how very much the scientist with the chalkboard looked so much like Albert Einstein, a childhood Superhero for me?

When it came time to do it, the command was given to the robot: "Klaatu barada nikto" - it meant 'don't take the earth down' - "do not destroy."

What will take for us to see that we are the enemy here - we are the 'invader' constantly perpetrating the unthinkable in ways of damage to this planet?

What will it take for us to get beyond the dogmas and isms to see that we need to work together?

If poverty, famine, and the ugly face of war won't make us see, what will?

This is a wake-up call to the planet - all the dogmas, all the isms, won't meant anything if we lose our earthly home to our own negligence and destruction. Ironically, working together means more rights for all - more food for all - less war.

Here are some places to start looking into a better way:

Friends of the Earth.

The Gorbachev Foundation.

United for Peace and Justice.

Please, if you know groups that are trying to make us look ahead to a better future, an earth friendly environment, do send me their names and links.

American Community Gardening Association.

If you shop locally, you save gas, help to clean the air, save money. Plant a garden this year - even a patio garden - but make the first step, now, while we still can.

Global Anti- Incinerator Alliance
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives.

World Society for the Protection of Animals.

by Ron Leadbetter.

This "Inconvenient Truth' Mr Gore has so repeatedly attempted to make us "get" belongs to all citizens, of all nations. Thank you, Mr. Gore, for your untiring efforts, and blessings on your path.

The choice, as always, is in our hands. Ah, and perhaps, just perhaps, touching nature once again will enable us to find the world soul of which we are all apart. Perhaps then, we will have our families together and not be sending 'care packages' to our loved ones in uniform in the hells we have made them; not watching them wake up screaming from the hells we have sent them to know; not find them in quarter of a million numbers, living without hope, on our streets.

We need a new mythology. Will you help to write it. Here are some people who are doing just that. Mythic Journeys.

Anyone have any expertise to help solve this problem? Cosmos: Mystery of the dying bees by Benjamin Lester.

To have life, to nurture life, you must be fully engaged in it. Yes, it is work, constant work, but it is also joy that is not only there for you, but part of the legacy that you will leave. What do you want your legacy to be? Determine that and fully engage in it. Your soul is part of the universal soul - doing the work you were sent to do is the plan your God, by whatever name called, had in mind for you. Whether you believe we walk this way once, or many times, walk gently, with love and total commitment.

Holiday Blessings,
Miz' Remy


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