Yesterday I was reminded of a song from the musical Annie, "The sun will come out tomorrow".
Today the sun has come out. A light is shining from America unlike any we have seen for almost a decade. We have seen how dark it can be when we get complacent and allow the minority to rule, from wholesale plundering of the commons to a deepening addiction to oil, a total lack of commitment to dealing with climate change, the gun as primary means of diplomacy.
Now we see America returning to the polls like never before, a firm democratic hold on the Congress and the White House. This really is an opportunity for change. Can we expect it?
This morning on BBC a man said that we should "remain mature in our expectations". This is essential. Obama faces challenges never before seen by any president, challenges made so much more difficult by the corruption and bungling of the last eight years. We need to keep our expectations high but realize that such a herculean task will take time and effort, from all of us.
The sun was shining through the murk when I awoke this morning. To keep it's warming rays upon our cold shoulders we must all pitch in and get the job done. Get active, be prepared to sacrifice, be vigilant against continued corporate and lobbyist influence.
Think Globally, Act Locally has never been more important advice than it is this morning. The most local action takes place in your own home. Without action at that level any action at the political level will be insufficient.
Let's get to it!
What have you done today to lower your impact?
We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.
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- Taking a break
- Ancient Forests petition
- Who Owns Nature?
- Froggie in a pesticide mine
- Monsanto and Fertility
- Avego Shared Transport
- Support Organic Agriculture
- Welcome Aran McKittrick
- Coming to your neighborhood!
- The Venus Project
- Green Chemistry and Engineering and green coal
- Organic Agriculture CAN Feed the World
- The World According to Monsanto (part 1 of 10)
- The Transition
- Coal = Devastation
- Talk to Obama
- What's that light in my eyes?
- It's simple, dress sensible
- If It's Black, Can It Still Be Green?
- Watch it and vote!
- 3rd Free From Power Day
- Free the Unborn!
- Make sure your vote counts!
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