Sixstrings wrote:It's ok to love the natural world, just don't forget that people come first.
Have to disagree with that.
How long does a person last if he is Homeless? Without good shelter and succor, Human Beings are weak shells that succumb to the elements rapidly.
Taking care of Mother Earth isn't about protecting Panda Bears. Its about making sure we have a Home to live in. You don't repair the roof of your house, eventually the water coming in undermines the whole thing. You put too many people living in the same house, they start to fight amongst each other.
You light fires willy nilly all around your house, you about GUARANTEE it will BURN DOWN. This is all of what we did. No infrastructure maintanance, overpopulation and burning fires everywhere to make more cars and more plastic toys.
Whether you want to anthropomorphize the Earth or not, the fact is that WE do not come first, the EARTH comes first. Without the Earth, we just got no place to live, we do NOT have access to a Stargate and we can't just walk off to another world.
It had to stop, and it IS stopping. Mother Earth is srtessed past the point not only of providing good habitat for Panda Bears, it doesn;t support the 6B Human Beings living on the surface all that well either, not in aggregate. It only seems OK to you because in your little location as of yet people aren't going hungry and living in squalor, but they are already and have been for many years elsewhere. Now it is coming to a Theatre Near You. For the basic reason that you put ahead of Mother Earth human greed, and the desire to live comfortably and easily. It ain;t gonna happen anymore, because the Oil that made it possible for a short time for a few people living on the surface of the Earth is now in too short supply.
Care about people all you want, but if you don't respect Mother Nature, she will come back and THUNDER down on you with her soldiers, she will march the Hurricanes into the GOM one by one until every last rig you built is down in Davey Jones Locker. NOBODY messes with Mother Nature and wins Sixstrings, and thinking Human Beings are above that is a major error. Its going to cost Billions of lives here pretty soon, and its all because there was not the respect given to this home we have, hurtling thru space as the Spaceship Earth with its Nuclear Fired fuel supply of the Sun it revolves about. Its the one and only home this incarnation of Humanity has, and we trashed it. Now we will pay the price for that.