Glover Gardens is not a political blog, but the publisher (that would be me) does have opinions.
The post that I’m linking to here from The Storyteller blog really resonated with me. While its author wasn’t specific about which “regulatory roll backs” he was referring to (see below), I instantly went to my environmental concerns. Here’s part of what he said:
I call it this picture, “Lonely Future.” It’s about all the constant regulatory roll backs of the current United States leadership. No people. No cars. Just weirdly colored skies.
It’s not a Sunday picture, Well. It is. Sorta. A long time back I use to publish “Experimental Sunday.” It was a sort of predictable Sunday feature when I posted images that I was… (click to read more )
Again, this is not a political blog, but I don’t think anything about protecting our environment and the animals and people who live in it should be political. How can caring for something that benefits us all be a partisan issue?
Perhaps I’m too simple and idealistic.
Perhaps I’m not smart enough to understand how short-term economic or material gains could outweigh long-term benefits for the health of our ecosystem and all of its components.
Maybe there’s some greater good that I can’t grasp about relaxing regulations against pollutants.
Maybe I’m an idiot to feel that the loss of even one more endangered species puts the world as a whole in a little more danger.
Or maybe not.
Anyway, the dystopian nature of the artistic Lonely Future picture from The Storyteller took me to this place, and now I’ve pulled you into it with me. But I stick by my assertion that Glover Gardens in not political. Look for more stories about memories and food tomorrow. Or a haiku. You seem to like my haiku.
Source: How It Be, from The Storyteller Blog
5 thoughts on “Lonely Future / How It Be, According to The Storyteller”
Thank you for sharing. No worries about politics. It isn’t a political statement. It’s just something that I’ve been studying, watching and feeling. As far as specific roll backs, think car emissions, the coal industry, pollution standards, and the shrinking of Federally protected lines so that the can be mined or logged. That’s enough for now…
Enough, and yet not all of it! Endangered species are more in danger. National monument land acreage is shrunk. Climate monitoring is shut down. Clean energy programs are defunded. Mining health restrictions are loosened. Aye-eee!
When you really get down to it, that’s not it. There is a professor who I respect. He released two videos on YouTube. Basically, they say human life has about ten years to go. When the polar ice caps melt, that will start the end of food production. We are close. Greenland has a heat wave. Most of the ice is gone. Same thing with the ice on the other side of the globe.
From my own point of view, this last little tour of Europe was as hot as I’ve ever been in Europe. I didn’t know Switzerland could reach the high 90s. It was miserable. This is the future.
“Perhaps I’m not smart enough to understand how short-term economic or material gains could outweigh long-term benefits for the health of our ecosystem and all of its components.”
Exactly how I feel! (But better put.) Surely caring for the planet is vital? I can’t understand why people think their own profits are more important. Even if you doubt climate change etc you can’t be 100% sure, so why wouldn’t you want to care JUST IN CASE?
Anabel, yes! “Surely caring for the planet is vital,” is a fundamental statement. JUST IN CASE – yes, indeed!