We are indeed living in fascinating times! Whether we all truly understand the depth of these unusual times or not, there are huge things going on in the world that are testing us all to the very core of our humanity. And importantly to our relationship with our home. Not the one we rent or pay off, the one known as Earth.
What a spectacular reaction to the new “SAY YES TO CARBON TAX” ad this week, starring Cate Blanchet tand Michael Caton?
Where does one even start tackling this subject? Although let me start with saying this, if those that think that anyone wealthy should not be able to have an opinion on an issue that involves our world, then ‘America the Great’ would have had a lot of silent presidents propped up playing Solitaire in the Oval Office.
Pointing fingers at these two stars and their lack of understanding of the common man’s wage is the first easy excuse from many to start sulking over paying more money for something many have not been bothered doing the real research on.
Secondly I’ve heard radio presenters all over Australia this week say things like, “climate change is only really on the global political agenda because it’s just one of those subjects that they feel that they have to talk about because it’s expected of them. “
What a load of nonsense, given the subject, and certainly for Australians in regards to having to put their money where their climate caring mouths are, quite clearly has the average Aussie screaming blue murder that they don’t want to know about it.
The fact is that the subject of climate change and all the research of where our world could be heading in a few generations from now, has been hotly debated and discussed by key political and environmental people around the world for years, and it is on the radar purely because as humans and leaders, thankfully, they have a conscience.
The leaders of the world today can no longer live with themselves by continuing to sweep the future of our world under the proverbial rug.
And people please also be aware that most of your favourite news columnists and talk back jocks will be revelling in firing you up to feel outrage on the side of what is a much easier pill to swallow – that being carbon tax is a sham.
Don’t forget they want to be your hero, and sometimes heroes know the easy way to get your vote. The greatest hero’s like say Nelson Mandela are the one’s that stand up and say something that perhaps you don’t want to hear. Putting their popularity at immense risk.
But at some time in history, they are proven right. That’s called fighting for justice, swimming against the tide, truly heroic.
Understandably a difficult part of getting our head around paying this new tax, and for the government, is that we’re being asked to cop a new tax for something that can be so easily, and ignorantly written off as “All a bunch of lies.”
Of course proof cannot be given in regards to what may become of this earth if we don’t put an extreme change in place. Falling short of discovering a time machine and sending someone off to take some happy snaps of how earth’s looking in a hundred years from now, that’s clearly not going to happen.
And the other major issue is, we’re being asked to do something that will impact our back pocket, by a government that many do not even trust.
Education and intuition is what’s needed to deal with the carbon tax. Ask yourself this, ‘does it make sense in your heart that it’s not time to start investing in the future of this earth?’
As the next natural disaster unfolds and our precious money goes again on rebuilding the lives of those lucky enough to survive, are you still sure there’s not a link between the state of this earth, and what we’re doing to it?
WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION TO THE ‘SAY YES’ CAMPAIGN? ARE YOU FOR OR AGAINST A CARBON TAX?