Love each other or perish -W.H. Auden
Save the environment says a biodegradable shopping bag. Save our trees says another. What a totally self-centred statement! Save the environment?
What we have to understand is the environment will persist. The moment we die because of our own destruction, the environment will flourish and a new host of species will eventually take over.
The statement 'Save the Environment' is implying our detachment from our surrounding, our only home: earth.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's
need, but not every man's greed -Mahatma Gandhi
While everyone in this country is fussing over fuel price hikes and that hypocrit Anwar Ibrahim taking advantage of people's misery, neither him nor Pak Lah is concern about the state we're in. Our natural state that is. They talk of growth, of Scomi and Petronas but never, never have I heard about the amount of pollution produced by these companies and how they will overcome it. They don't care. We don't care.
Should we care? Maybe we will, once a natural disaster struck deep into our lands. Only then, when a substantial percentage of the rakyat is sacrificed will the government acknowledge the consequences of irresponsible rapid destruction and unplanned uncompromised development.
It's so sad to see my friends and family or myself die to prove a point to our spineless egoistic leaders.
So very sad.
Sheesh, I'm mad about something. I'm just taking it out on an issue like this. Better this than smoking or doing drugs. Or playing video games. Or devouring sundaes.