By the Pricking of My Thumbs  

wildnwanton 56F  
1847 posts
9/6/2017 8:11 pm
By the Pricking of My Thumbs

Something wicked this way comes.



Portent.

Three hurricanes are currently floating around, two not an immediate threat to the US, but the biggest, baddest bitch is chugging her way to Florida.

The Pac Northwest is burning like a bowl of wax.

An earthquake swarm in Southern Idaho.

Flooding everywhere on earth, Africa, India, even parts of jolly old England.

But no, perish the thought that we are causing all of this with our incessant need and greed.

Climate change is just a hoax.

Deforestation of the rainforests, pollution of the oceans, our ginormous carbon footprint....
All necessary, because rich men need yet more money and we need more shit to throw away.

My home is here, this beautiful earth, this floating blue marble in the vastness of the universe, so completely unique and self-sustaining. I do not dream of finding another world, I dream of growing old here. Of seeing my grandchildren growing up and setting out to find their own journey as I have.

We outstripped our resources for the year in August. We've been outstripping them since 2004.
What part of "this is not sustainable" is uncomprehendable?

As a hobby photographer I've been shooting photos of nature since forever. In the last five years I've watched declining numbers in almost every element of life. I used to see monarchs by the dozens this time of the year, this year I've seen two.
The bees that used to haunt my sugar water feeders are no longer there, not even the pain in the ass yellow jackets.

Our current idiot in chief and his merry band of corporate raiders are destroying environmental protections left and right in order to maximize profit margins so they can defeat any and all alternative energy sources, because doing shit the same way we've been doing shit has made them all rich beyond comprehension.

And today? I feel like the only person who truly cares.

Peace and love to all.


"Shall I tell you the secret of the true scholar? It is this: every man I meet is my master in some point, and in that I learn of him."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


citizen4722 61M  
62037 posts
9/7/2017 3:23 pm

We don't need bombs to destroy this world


wildnwanton replies on 9/8/2017 5:27 am:
No, we seem quite capable if left to our own devices.

wickedeasy 69F  
32237 posts
9/7/2017 3:05 pm

yup.....but let's make sure there's really no hope and castrate the EPA.

You cannot conceive the many without the one.


wildnwanton replies on 9/8/2017 5:34 am:
Of all the abysmal shit that worthless, demented jackass and the immoral, soulless dregs he has given cabinet appointments have done, the damage they are willing to wreak in the name of fossil fuels is the absolute worst. Because it doesn't matter where you live, when this earth loses the ability to sustain life, we will all be equally dead.

lindoboy100 56M
20226 posts
9/7/2017 10:48 am

Meanwhile, those who are helping to perpetuate mother earth's ire will not suffer much at all, it will always be the little people who suffer. Their utter disdain leaves me in despair..........

On a cheerier note...........oops, I can't find a cheerier note........

Wake up and hold yer noses.........


wildnwanton replies on 9/8/2017 5:35 am:
They may not suffer as immediately as most of us will, but at the end of the day when this world decides to shake us off her back, they will be just as dead as any of us.

wd40w 66M
6985 posts
9/7/2017 10:21 am

No matter how dour it seems...I shall not give up hope...Sending good JuJu to all of our first responders working their asses off out there...

"Illigitimi Non Carborundum Est" W.F. "Bull" Halsey wd40w


wildnwanton replies on 9/8/2017 5:40 am:
I try to hang on to hope, I keep hoping the old bastard will overdose on viagara or his hair growth pills, that a satellite will de-orbit directly over Pennsylvania Avenue, or that these dipshits will quit dragging their heels and impeach him. But my biggest hope is that one honest man will step up and tell us the absolute truth about what is really happening in those private offices and meetings.
Hasn't happened yet, but there is always hope.
I'm so afraid of what the storm is going to do. I have a whole bunch of friends and family along the east coast.

CleavageFan4U 62M  
57265 posts
9/7/2017 6:07 am

Just think if we could harness all that power in those hurricanes.

Guess ole Mother Nature is reminding us who is really in charge.

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wildnwanton replies on 9/7/2017 7:27 am:
This is just the beginning. The United States has been a land of plenty, even during the depression and the dust bowl days we learned how to band together and help one another. Now? We are so divided that we can't even agree on the most simple of things. Everyone is so busy looking at one piece of the puzzle and fighting about how to place the one individual piece that has their attention that they are failing to see that the entire puzzle is on the verge of coming apart.

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