We each have a voice and life, it is how we use them not how we might!
Stop glaciers melting
Huge population movements
Death of progeny
The small reductions in carbon emissions being targeted for 2020 or 2050 - are thought to little to late to slow global warming. The melting polar ice and glaciers together with our changing weather patterns are now fact. The resulting loss of river systems and rising sea levels will mean the desertification or flooding of agricultural lands and famine, then the migration of populations - starting with the skilled and rich seeking safety, to escalate into the terror of armed bands
warring over water, food, women and land.
By 20 20
Lets hope for twenty twenty
A 20 20
There is now the thought that the huge physical change wrought by global warming can be charted by the escalation in earthquake and volcanic activity. And that this may eventually trigger huge eruptions in the American and Asian continents,
destroying civilisations to create a planetary volcanic winter.
Again fire and cold
The cycle repeats itself
Was there a civilisation in deep history before the flood, prior to and during the last ice-age?
This has been researched and written about in great detail during the last twenty years
and many now believe it already proven by scientific review of documents and
thousands of archaeological finds, also by scientists having used the exactness
in the astronomical alignments of ancient monuments
to recalculate there greater age.
Dead sold souls herd us
Lost mindless finger puppets
Vapid witless words
Sadly, the majority put their reliance and faith in
the actions of lawyer-ed politicians, most of whom evidence
a fixation on their own welfare, selfish self-glorification needs
and an unwillingness to rock-the-boat once in power*
Party politics deafen
Putting off all radical action required until after the next election.
Many have gifted away the necessary legal control and power to take national radical action
to a political or trade grouping of nations - in effect retaining only national rights
to go to war, put up taxes, borrow and spend monies.
Please no rhetoric
Complete local transition
We each have a voice and life, it is how we use them not how we might!
Living we give voice
So one voice might yet be heard
All being, believe!
We are left holding our eco-inheritance and children’s future in the palm of our hand.
Please let our love and imagination drive us each forward to make change.
Biosphere a greenhouse
Target the impossible
Please gift some life soon?
So, we each of us have hard personal choices to make, which will encompass both positive and negative
benefits in terms of our time, lifestyle, health and wealth. I chose to base my choices solely on how it
might benefit the eco-system and the lives of our children.
My choices are grouped under five headings: transport, food, home, lifestyle and further action. They are:-
Transport: Rail; Bus; Coach; Bike;
(I pass woods in bud - a Red Kite hunting twisting, unhurried moments).
To give up ownership of electric / motor vehicles
and to avoid air travel where possible.
Emissions farting -
Food: To eat meat/fish only once a week at most;
(Slaughteramas greed - industrial carcase-ed meals. Sheep full of cancer)
To study fast methods of vegetarian cooking; buy local organic foodstuffs;
visit local farmers markets and farm shops; grow my own when possible
and help friends establish vegetable/herb gardens.
To not ever feed, cleave and eat!
a deadly consumerism.
Cancers meat to eat
Home: A cottage sized for me, friends and neighbours,
overlooking a wooded valley and trout stream.
Like me a little untidy and basic.
Crossing the shallows
trout fingerling feed at dawn
White dots steep hill path
Dusk - eight painted queue
river paired mare and foal
Foliage lined dark black
Well positioned to capture the morning sun, airy and light.
Yet insulated to stay cool or warm. With easy access to mountain bike trails
and long distance bus routes, plus several end-of-line train stations
in energetic cycling distance over the mountains
A differing beat
Quickly fading doubled steps -
Life Style:* A thinking poet mountain biker, living organic
not part of the great noisious noxious ribbons of hurtling tired.
Pressured paced life -
Further Action: *I intend to give up meat not because of the terrible cruelty involved in ten billion or more animals
being slaughtered every year to feed the human race, but due to: 1) animal farming being a major factor in the burning of 50 million year old rainforests at a rate of one and half acres per second to generate huge volumes of greenhouse gases, destroying the richest habitats on Earth and a principal source of oxygen; and 2) that these billions of farmed animals
are themselves a major source of greenhouse gases.
Feeding to cleave open and eat
With ongoing intensive fishing, the world's fisheries already in crisis and climate change,
it could be that we will run out of wild-caught seafood much earlier than 2030!
Conserve energy -
and natural resources
Don’t waste foolishly
Each of us might have a different view of what globalisation is,
for some this word encapsulates the dangers of our global fast food culture, omnipresent brands,
popular culture, changing diets and the growing use of packaged processed foods.
Freedom to act sought
For many it is the illegal international trade in endangered species of flora and fauna,
second only in value to the $350 billion a year global drug trafficking trade that now services
perhaps more than 50 million regular users of ******, ******* and synthetic drugs.
The label 'globalization' can cover the: spread and integration of different cultures;
industry moving to low per capita income countries; sweatshops supplying this seasons branded goods
to retail outlets worldwide; complex international interleaved financial trading instruments being developed
by banks and financial institutions to trade worldwide, create profits and pay huge bonuses, without risk to themselves.
betting our losses
Many see globalisation as being the beneficial spread of free trade, liberty, democracy and capitalism,
involving the efficient allocation of resources and capital through the spread of technology.
Unelected international bodies and institutions such the World Bank actively promulgate globalisation,
a '‘world government’ promoting close economic ties between nations.
Our sad indoctrination
The anti-globalisation movements dislike the corporate and political nature of globalisation,
protesting the resultant harm done to the biosphere, a more rapid and extensive deterioration of the environment
and the unintended but very real consequences of globalisation: the erosion of traditional culture
resulting in social disintegration; a breakdown of democracy; the spread of new diseases;
changes in diet; increasing poverty..
I view globalisation and it's propagation as leading to the final destruction
of the world's cultures and civilisations by locked us into a
dogmatic world political doctrine secured through
trade and political alliances of states, institutions
and corporations that remain hell bent on
imposing this world governance. Such
that individual countries governments
cannot consider making substantive
radical change to avert the planet
being pushed into a natural cycle
that will end the human race.
Caged in Fools World
The people hear heroic call
Each one a hero!
The peoples and cultures of the world need perhaps just one western country to
break the legal chains of globalisation and adopt a radical economic regeneration program
designed to make the total transition to a dynamic culture of localised
clean communities centred on the individual not competition*
Only one tool
National taxation for -
Here I begin discussing how global, regional and national economies might
be based on the growth of small organic local economies.
not the repeated foolishness involved in chasing lower cost base manufacture -
each time at great cost to the economy it has migrated from!
Then a further culture becoming totally reliant
on the transport of foodstuffs and goods -
I can here you saying:
"Oh **** this guy is -
talking about change, changing -
the world we live in!"
Yes, I am and do we have a choice? But such change will be organic and involve business
in the restructuring and regeneration of economies till we share green economies.
In small part his is already happening slowly!
survivals powerful tool.
Needed now for change!
This is why we need to consider doing something that many of today's
plutocrats, economists, bureaucrats and politicians, would dismiss out of hand or
discuss endlessly in terms of perfectly competitive markets, perverse economic incentives etc
National taxation change
WORK in HAND
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**Take back control now.
Cease all squabbling, achieve act - decisively!
Globalisation's, global control cut away.
Promote well being. Act with imagination -
Creating employment -
with local utilities, local food and transport
Incentivise tax, to create local benefits.
Income taxation - value added tax, aged -
Local licensing. Lead don't follow excuses.
Imaginative - energy, food and transport -
An alternative - energetic strategy,
Organic foodstuffs - out compete processed food.
Life promoting health
Healthy government - a healthy population.
Zero income tax!
Locally taxed - by distance it travelled -
Products bar coded. Point of agreed production -
Local added tax, by distance it travelled -
Local energy, initiatives supplant.
Replacing at risk
User energy, capture and storage.
Local water works, supplanting initiative.
Replace the at risk
User water need. Capturing and storing half.
Communications, local initiatives.
Protecting our needs
Local healthy food, life saving initiative.
Sort unemployment, local work available.
Radical transport - initiatives needed.
Change made possible
Season’s colours blur - in ageing contemplation
chilling warm breezes
Ganges dried mud - dust
Armed hungry thirsty tide
Generations despair, lost
Our politicians -
squabble condemn progeny.
Flee panic and die
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