Steve and I finally saw Al Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth, and like everyone else who has seen it, we agree that it is an excellent movie, and a must-see.
At first, I thought it was a little bit too much about him, but then, I realized his point. He is one man, making a difference. He is saying this is the face of one man, going out and talking to people one by one, and presenting slide shows until they add up, and he is one man making a difference, and so, his face is the inspiration for us to do the same.
I found him inspiring and caring and clear. My neighbor dismissed him as just running for president. That is not his point. The presidency does not really matter if we are under water, does it? If you haven't seen it, which you probably have, since we are on the tail end of this, definitely go out and do so. It is important to digest and then act on what he says and instructs. He gives hope that it is not too late. Let's hope that is so. The numbers are staggering, and, so, now, let's turn them around.
I finished the book See No Evil, and it, too, is sobering on how the presidency is controlled by oil interests, and it doesn't matter if it is Clinton or a Bush. There are more of us than them. Let us really begin to speak and make clear what matters to us. It is essential to consider on this 4th of July, a day celebrating independence, even as we become more and more of a debtor nation, and therefore, dependent on others. It is time to wake up and see. May it be so!!
It is sad to think of polar bears drowning, but that is what is happening. I think that is the image that will stay with me the most, the thought that the ice is shrinking so much that they are losing their home, and they are the canary in the mine. We have to wake before it is too late. Again, may it be so!