Thursday, October 15, 2009
BLOGGERS UNITE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
I WROTE THE FOLLOWING BLOG A YEAR OR SO AGO. Needless to say, we have added more reasons to apologize to the planet and the Universe. We have raped and pillaged the environment; destroyed countless species; and, put the future of humanity at risk by our failure to act to reduce the effects of climate change. Shame on us all for putting greed before creating a planet that is is in balance and harmony with all life. As stewards, we fail. As despoilers, we have succeeded. Has the tipping point been reached? My guess is yes. The need for action now is not to stop climate change, but to ensure that as a species, we survive-or perhaps the Universe has other plans. Time runs short. Maybe through acts of contrition, our children may yet at least have a place to call home-EARTH!
On behalf of humanity I apologize to the Universe! I am not sure this will do any good. I know that we are responsible for our own reality and I know that no one will come to save us, regardless of what the religious die-hard may say. I know that we have free will and that is why the Universe will not interfere in our evolution. WE are responsible for whatever happens to us-as it should be.
I know that the Universe listens to the extent that we listen. We and the Universe are one. It is my hope that someone will listen to this apology and perhaps take appropriate action to end this insanity. So, here goes.
I apologize for the fact that human history is a trail of lies, bloodshed, deceit and greed. I am sorry for all the wars that never solved a single thing but which were fought for the many for the benefit of the few. We really are ignorant. I am sorry the millions that we wasted-the women, the children and young men.
I apologize for all of the murders that we committed in the name of righteousness and some perverted concept of god, (small ‘g’ on purpose). I am sorry that we destroyed ancient information, old religions, and that we killed those who followed a different path. I am sorry for wisdom lost and nothing gained. I am sorry we brutally murdered pagans, Jews, Muslims and Christians and those that followed the Great Spirit.
I apologize for the genocides and ethnic cleansings. Where does one begin with this list? We have wantonly destroyed cities and civilizations to further our own power: Native Americans, Slavs, Poles, Croats, Serbs, Jews, Africans, and on and on and on. How can there be any excuse for these actions? Power and greed-ah yes-the answer to all.
I apologize that we perverted the messages of all who have come to set us straight. I am sorry for the Christian church, the Mosque, the temple and all of the self-serving institutions that promote the erroneous concept of good versus evil. Me good-you evil-how stupid!
I apologize for the fact that we rape, torture and destroy people’s minds for no good reason. Like there would be a good reason. I am sorry that we have dropped napalm on women and children. That we have used bombs, rockets, swords, guns, atomic bombs and literally any means at our disposal to rid ourselves of so-called enemies-you know-those evil people.
I apologize for loneliness, sadness, broken hearts, sorrow, despair, alienation, desperation, apathy and all of those emotions that have no place in a loving Universe.
I apologize for our greed and corruption, thievery, and all of the crimes that we perpetuate upon one another.
I apologize for all of the children that we have killed, molested, starved and betrayed.
I apologize for destroying this beautiful planet. For the animals that we have relentlessly slaughtered, those we have made extinct, for the cruelty. I am sorry for the pollution that will soon end our existence-for global warming and for poisoning our rivers, lakes, oceans and lands. For the sadness we have caused our cousins in all of the kingdoms I am so sorry.
I could spend all night writing this list. I apologize for dreams lost, promises not kept.
I apologize that we will not stop this insanity, this all consuming madness that is sending us down the path of total self-destruction.
I do not know if there was a plan. But I apologize for totally screwing it up. I am sorry for our blindness and deafness.
I used to think that ignorance was the greatest deterrence to human evolution. Now I wonder if that is true. We listen must do not want to hear. Maybe we are stupid-maybe we will never get IT! How much more can we endure before it all falls apart? The tears blur my vision so I must end this tirade. Maybe someone else can continue.
But know this, dear Universe, I truly do apologize and can have know complaints regarding our final disposition. We reap what we sow. I am afraid that our garden may be beyond tending.