I’m watching Whale Wars, getting all pissed off that people want to kill endangered creatures — illegally — so people can eat them. It’s nothing new. I watched the same thing last season and I know what to expect, but it keeps happening. Even with the monumental and very brave efforts of Paul Watson and his crew. Paul, I think you’re tops.
I can turn on any news channel and see the Gulf getting blacker and slicker with unbelievable amount of oil and it seems to me that not enough is being done fast enough. Instead of seeing the live feed of poison spewing out and destroying eco-systems and killing sea life with repercussions for all of us for years and years and years, I should be seeing things being tried to stop it. But I don’t. And BP keeps spilling.
And during a commercial break from the Sea Shepherds, I check out Christie’s Facebook page to find a story about a mom being forced to breastfeed her baby in the bathroom after attempting to feed during a Colorado Rockies game, and I don’t want to believe this keeps happening. I find it hard to believe that was the most “lewd act” going on in the stands. You’ve been to baseball games, right?
Our society as a whole is getting more progressive — technology is proof. Yet things that seem simple enough — don’t send whales into extinction, put a freakin’ cap on that oil leak, and let a baby eat when she’s hungry no matter where she is — end up being colossal failures.
If someone was illegally slaughtering an animal in the house next door and you knew it, would you just smile and go about your day?
If your toilet bowl started to overflow and wouldn’t stop would you calmly go into the kitchen to make dinner and when someone asks you about your toilet, you say you want your life back?
If it was time for you to eat your very favorite meal, would you think that the bathroom was the best place to enjoy it?
Even if you all agree with me and say no to all those questions, these things keep happening.
As a society, we are too complacent. With all we know, with all the technology, we forget the simple things that should be common sense.
I’m hoping the new generation of babies get so disgusted with the often cold stance of our advancements, that they start a back to basics movement. A movement a lot of us are starting now. And we have to keep it up.
A coup. A change. And I hope I live to see it. To see the whales. To see the blue waters of the Gulf. To see mothers and children being treated with more respect.