Greta-level angry #poetry #Earthweal

I’m Greta-level angry
at the greed and lies
global conspiracies
poisoning our future.

At the casual disregard
for human lives
and the race to destroy
all the other species.

At the PR greenwashed
multi-billion dollar industries,
the devastation factories
driving desolation.

At the way we’re told
to look the other way
fight the good fight
while they plunder our ocean.

At the way we’ve all
been sold a lie
consumer culture
kills our better nature.

But most of all
I’m Greta-level angry that
in a world of 6 billion voices
money speaks louder than truth.

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I watched ‘Seaspiracy’ last night

If you haven’t seen this new Netflix documentary yet, I urge you to watch it. It seems while we’re all worrying about the climate crisis (which of course we need to), governments and NGOs are complicit in the destruction of our ocean ecosystems at an alarming rate. We are fighting a battle on more than one front and we must arm ourselves with as much information as possible if we are to stand any chance of survival. Sharing with Earthweal’s open link weekend.

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      1. Oh man it sure is. Hard to fathom. You are the best!!! I’m dragging out for a hike before we make the journey home. big hugs and love!💖💖🤗🤗🤗

  1. The truth in your poem has such impact. Yes, governments and industry are complicit, and they manage to keep us too distracted to add up the total cost. Greta’s clear vision and voice help to spread the message, the outcome of which is more dire than we can even imagine. Thanks for spreading the word about the film.

    1. I’m so worried now Sherry: if we kill the oceans there is no way for us to survive, and we are on a destructive race through the food chain at the moment. Terrifying implications for the not-too-distant future, but this at least is still fixable.

  2. I’ve avoided that documentary so far because rage is so difficult to let go of once its in the rooks. And the evidence for it is so everywhere. Hard not to become enraged again at again, at Greta-level.. As Malcolm tells Macduff in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,: “Be this the whetstone of your sword. Let grief / convert to anger. Blunt not the heart, enrage it.” How else are we to resist all this enough? Hope you bring this energy to coming earthweal challenge, TURNING POINTS (or something like that).

  3. The forces of darkness are growing stronger but we have to gather our light together and prevail. Sounds like a platitude and it is as long as there is no action behind it. The issues seem so vast, it’s hard to know where to begin.

    1. I think it begins with educating people and raising awareness of the damage we are doing to our own environment. I really think a lot of people don’t recognise the scale of the crisis.

  4. I was just looking at a short documentary about plastics (including of course plastics in the ocean)–as was noted above, it’s hard to know where to begin. But at this point, anywhere will do. We must demand better, and somehow do our best to not give our money to the products produced by those who are destroying us. And of course hold our governments accountable. (K)

    1. I think we need to begin by educating ourselves and others as to what is actually happening to our planet. Documentaries such as this one certainly help!

  5. Powerful poem, Ingrid, will check out the documentary. I was hiking in Kauai, a while back and I came across a near deserted beach strewn with plastic all along the tideline, it was a depressing sight in the middle of a relative paradise…JIM

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