Today is Earth Day, April 22, 2014, forty-four years after the first Earth Day in 1970.
It was a Big Deal, as I recall, but I was a naive youth of 27. Now I’m 71 and Earth Day is all but dead, at least as far as I’m concerned (and many others who don’t live on an Isle of Denial).
Obviously, the Govs / Corps won the war, owning Earth’s ore and oil, lock, rock, and barrel. Worse, 44 years of Earth Day events changed nothing. Is Earth better off now than 44 years ago? NO! If you believe otherwise, you’re living on your Isle of Denial and likely believe another 44 years of Earth Day events will make things all better. Read a controversial rant published on Common Dreams, and earlier in The Nation magazine — known for its so-called liberal slant.
My perspective as a Terraist? Nothing will change until Earth is First In Things, Thoughts, Deeds, Decisions!