so sick of hearing about how important gay marriage and legalizing marijuana are. Obviously these things should have happened a long time ago, but none of this shit matters. Boston marathon bombing—tragedy, sure. Increasingly huge prison populations—I agree, it’s a shame and it’s a disaster. International bankers financially enslaving the world’s peoples? I sure hate that too.
How are we supposed to find the HUMANITY in humans when we are still ignoring the amount of devastation we subject our planet to? The earth won’t last another generation of humans living like this. We’re so caught up in materialism and our everyday lives and our “careers” that we can’t see the transient nature of the universe. Everything is fleeting. There’s going to be a serious drop in human population when the planet’s ecosystem bears the changes our pollution is forcing. All of our huge personal problems and ambitions won’t matter than, they will fade to dust, just as the collapsing stars that created us did billions of years ago.
If we think there’s a single cause more important than environmental sustainability, we’re disastrously mistaken. I’m not saying these other causes aren’t important…it pains me more than many can imagine thinking about the global rape of women and how much exploitation there is. I am a womanist, after all.
But the fact is if you’re not focused on the environment, then you’re focused on lesser issues that will be meaningless when our biosphere transforms to one that can’t support humans.
Oh, and by the way, if you consider yourself an environmentalist and you aren’t a vegan, then you’re lying to yourself. The biggest change you can make for the environment, as one person, is to stop supporting animal farming.
You CANNOT be an environmentalist and a meat eater. Break the meat addiction and free your mind while living a life of compassion and caring.