It used to be the “haves” and the “have nots”.
Now it is the being green against the caught in consumptions. I am seeing a division of vast proportions happening all around me. On Amazon.com in the nature section of books, two of the top selling books compete. One is Green Hell, How Environmentalists Plan to Ruin Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them by Steven Milloy and Hot, Flat and Crowded; Why We Need A Green Revolution – and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman. Right now Green Hell is winning in the charts. I haven’t read it, but the reviews indicate that people are incensed because they might not be able to drive like they want, have the vehicle of their choice, have a baby if they want and it might even get down to dictating what they eat for God’s sake and even the daily shower entitlement might be taken away. Hot, Flat and Crowded, of course, it a pretty dim picture of what things will look like when things go on as they are.
In the current political climate, this jumping up and down and ranting on both side is starting to look pretty comical. The green group sees a chance to have their way and the other’s, lets call them the red group, are getting mighty worried about what that bandied around too much word “entitlement” means. Does it mean I can do whatever the hell I want on my property damit and eat whatever I want if I want to eat a steak every night and I get a shower everyday, even two if I want and don’t tell me what to do.
I see the reds here in my neighborhood are trying to come up with a green looking proposal to start a major industry to extract forest products again in the name of bio-fuel. They are using terms like “bio-mass”, “dependence on foreign oil”, “renewable” and, of course, “sustainable”. They think the terms will get us to nod our heads and agree to this great idea of taking all the “trashy huge build up on the forest floor” of all the things that animals need to survive like nesting sites, old wood that bugs live in which everything else depends on to live and make a new forest industry with big trucks and plants that will be cool man . . . it will be green!
Naw the reds don’t want to change and the greens don’t see it. According to the greens if we don’t conserve we are history in every way. Well, I stand on the green side because I try and speak for the bears so this is one fight I will get into. . the bears say “Don’t take my bugs away or we will eat the cambium layer of your good trees and maybe we will all die and then you will have no one to plant your huckleberries and wild plants and trees.”
Causes Linda Hunter Supports