The time is NOW, not later. Take a stand–Keep out of the Tar Sands

Currently being in no position to travel to Washington, D.C. for the ongoing protests in front of the White House which faces a park the homeless are NOT allowed to sleep in (a very noticeable thing if you’ve been to the nation’s capital and rubbed elbows with its massive homeless population visible everywhere except within sight of the WHITE HOUSE)–I risk droning on like an insane bee to online friends while conducting my own protest to the Keystone XL Pipeline here in blogland. Well, folks, I make no apologies. This is my tiny space and it’s all I’ve got to work with, so I’ve got to make it count NOW. We have had an incredible, perfect place to live and thrive on Earth–but it’s not that way anymore because of US. Either we face the reality of living in a delicately balanced “closed system” and take responsibility for the messes that humans have made or we sign our own death warrants via execution by pollution. The choice is ours. This pipeline is just one more battle in the war for more than survival on Earth. But it’s an important battle for Americans who are dealing with a government that willingly has put its heads in the sands. We need clean water and air MORE than we need oil. Or have I got that wrong? Test: Just try drinking gasoline when you’re thirsty. Better yet, try watering a garden with gas and see how that grows.
I wish I could adopt a lighter tone but I’m all out of “light” at the moment.

  • Only bird heard today.

    dawning silence empty
    no songs
    wind without wings
    gone all feathers

    522 people arrested at White House for protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline.

    Yes, you read that right: 522 people, so far, have been arrested at the White House for protesting the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline. 140 were arrested on Monday, August 29, 2011.

    Where is the “hope”? Where is the “change”? In US and only US. How much longer are we going to wallow in our addiction to gasoline?

    To view the PBS video about the Tar Sands please visit the Tar Sands Action site

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