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Thursday, August 5, 2010

"THIS IS FUCKED UP"

This from Bill McKibben whose words apply directly to We of the Marcellus and our battle which is part a much larger WAR.

"I wrote the first book for a general audience on global warming back in 1989, and I’ve spent the subsequent 21 years working on the issue. I’m a mild-mannered guy, a Methodist Sunday School teacher. Not quick to anger."
"So what I want to say is:
this is fucked up."
"The time has come to get mad, and then to get busy."
"For many years, the lobbying fight for climate legislation on Capitol Hill has been led by a collection of the most corporate and moderate environmental groups, outfits like the Environmental Defense Fund. We owe them a great debt, and not just for their hard work. We owe them a debt because they did everything the way you’re supposed to: they wore nice clothes, lobbied tirelessly, and compromised at every turn."
"The result: total defeat, no moral victories."
"Now What?"
"So now we know what we didn’t before: making nice doesn’t work. It was worth a try, and I’m completely serious when I say I’m grateful they made the effort, but it didn’t even come close to working. So we better try something else."
"Step one involves actually talking about global warming."
"Step two, we have to ask for what we actually need, not what we calculate we might possibly be able to get."
"Yes, these things are politically hard, but they’re not impossible."
"Which leads to the third step in this process. If we’re going to get any of this done, we’re going to need a movement, the one thing we haven’t had."
"And since we’ll never have the cash to compete with Exxon, we better work in the currencies we can muster: bodies, spirit, passion."
"Movement Time"
"... the problem was that the public never got mobilized."
"We need to shame them, starting now. And we need everyone working together. This movement is starting to emerge on many fronts."
"Kids are leading the fight, all over the world -- they have to live on this planet for another 70 years or so, and they have every right to be pissed off."
"You don’t get a movement unless you take the other two steps I’ve described.
We may need to get arrested. We definitely need art, and music, and disciplined, nonviolent, but very real anger."
"Mostly, we need to tell the truth, resolutely and constantly. Fossil fuel is wrecking the one earth we’ve got. It’s not going to go away because we ask politely."
"If we want a world that works,
we’re going to have to raise our voices."
I believe he's dead on.
Look what was accomplished in New York.
Gas Stock - Oh yeah.

TIME TO GET MAD
TIME TO GET BUSY
TIME TO STAND UP
FOR THE CHILDREN

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