How To Change Our World

By The People, that’s what this forum is, in part.  It’s a place where We The People address the issues, absent of the compromises many make when politics and advertising money comes into play.

What to do?  Our part doesn’t start or stop at informing our government.  That’s truly just the tip of the iceberg.  Consider every other significant improvement made in our society.  It begins in the private sector, and ends up supported by The People.  The government can impede that progress at times, make it difficult for solutions to rise to the top, while trying to protect us from ourselves.  It still comes down to what we will or will not tolerate.

How does that translate into something that changes the real world?  Vote with your wallet.  Start at Sea World and all of the other (disgusting) prisons for whales and dolphins.  If they weren’t making billions a year on Shamu’s suffering, there would be no capturing and enslaving them for profit. The thousands of them killed in pursuit of that profit would have been able to live out their natural lives free in the oceans of the world, instead of eating carrion in squalor while being driven insane.

So yes, of course, get the word out.  Tell everyone you can about the problem (and sites like this one) any way you can.  But then leave the tuna (albacore OR light) on the shelf.  Go whale watching on a ship, instead of going to Sea World (and then send a copy of the receipt to the slavers, so they get a hint.)  Use less plastic, bring your own reusable bags with you… and don’t allow yourself any cop-out compromises.  If you can remember to bring money or a card with you to the store, you can remember to bring bags, too.  If you forget and leave them in the trunk, you can walk back to the car and get them.  Shop at stores that practice greater ecological good, shun those that spew out waste by the ton or refuse to give the unsold perishables to those in need.  Vote with your wallet, and don’t be a hypocrite.

If we all drove just 10% less (yes, you can) the difference would be tremendous.  If we WALKED more and drove less, our health and the economy and ecology would be greatly improved.  Watch less TV, do more good (for yourself and your loved ones as well as the world.)

Every time we do anything, we’re making a choice.  The solution is found in being aware of that we’re making a choice at the time that we do so, and then actively choosing the path of action which does the most good, the least harm.  The choice IS ours, but our obligation doesn’t start or stop at sending off a note or email to a Congressman or the President.  The differences will be made on a day-to-day basis.  The decisions are ours, and they, too will be made every day, or not at all… and we just can’t afford to allow “not at all” to happen.

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  1. sara says:

    I THINK IF WE TELL OTHER PEOPLE/THE WORLD WE NEED TO TRY AND SAVE THE PLANET,AND ANIMALS IN THE OCAEN.THEY WILL TRY,I DONT LIKE TO THINK ABOUT THE BAD THINGS,PLEASE SAY SOMETHING TO SOMEONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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