look at mother nature on the run

Well, I dreamed I saw the silver spaceships flying
In the yellow haze of the sun
There were children crying and colors flying
All around the chosen ones
All in a dream, all in a dream
The loading had begun
Flyin’ mother nature’s silver seed
To a new home in the sun
Flyin’ mother nature’s silver seed
To a new home in the sun

After the Gold Rush, Neil Young.

If mother nature was on the run in the 1970’s, she is long gone by now. That’s quite clear given the pollution all around us, the heat that seems to increase every year, and the frequency of disasters. OK. I haven’t seen An Inconvenient Truth yet. I’ve only seen the trailer. Yet, that was enough to horrify me and make me feel sick to be in this world where we’re spending so much money every day on The Ever Present War, which will never end, never improve things, and can never truly even be explained. Why are we fighting this war? Because one man, George Bush, felt a mysterious need to. And to fight this war, he needs lots and lots of money, which I must pay. God, it’s really really depressing. I am paying lots of money to fund a war I don’t agree with, never wanted, and the man who started it cares nothing about the issues I care about.

Why, as Gore states, have recent summers been so hot? Why are hurricanes reaching all-time intensities? Bush doesn’t want to address those questions. In fact, he never even mentions Hurricane Katrina anymore. It’s as if “9/11” is the only disaster that ever occured, the only thing Americans ought to remember and feel. Why can’t we just leave Iraq, Iran, Israel, Palestine, and all of those nations to thier own devices and consider what is happening to us at home, and start setting a better example for the world?

Americans are not taking care of our country. We are making stupid decisions which we can afford not to make, in order to live outdated lifestyles which aren’t even all that comfortable. We should not be sitting in long lines of cars driving out to suburban mini-mansions. We should live in small, easy to clean condos in densely developed areas with good train and bus systems. Has anyone ever tried living in a place that had good transit? It’s a luxury. The biggest SUV with the best AC could never compare being whisked around on a train while reading or enjoying the scenery. And we should not be drinking from disposible water bottles. We should either drink the tap water, or use sink filter and refill bottles. Shame on you Poland Spring drinkers! Those stupid bottles litter the sides of the road. They are an eyesore. Water is a natural resource. Why do we need to add plastic? There are many other things we need to change. Perhaps I will start compiling a weekly list. Bike trails would be a quick addition.

Anyway, I’m feeling politically depressed today, especially thinking about the war and all the SUV’s. I wish I could climb onto a silver spaceship and travel to a “new home in the sun” with all the sensible people, or travel into the computer and live permanently in cyberspace, but I guess I’m stuck here for the ride.