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We see the crazy weather patterns and natural disasters happening around the world and it really seems that we are destroying the Earth.  Truth is, we live on a violent planet.  Mother nature uses what to us appears to be  inclement weather: storms, lightening, snow. Volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes to cleanse and heal herself.  As puny as we are we cannot destroy the Earth.   What we can and are destroying are the conditions which support our life form.

We cover enormous areas of the Earth with hard surfaces so that we can walk and drive more comfortably.  These hard surfaces intercept the flow of rain water into underground aquifers.  Water in aquifers is the purest water we could drink because soil and rocks filter out salt  and other impurities.  By preventing rainwater from entering aquifers we disrupt the natural cycle of water from sea to sky to land and back again.  This is just one of many ways we destroy the conditions that support our own lives.   Can we stop this?  Can we reverse the process of extinction?  Of course, we can.  But the question is not can we but WILL we.  It would take a great sacrifice of the comforts we’ve become used to.  The world outside the United States want these comforts too.  They close their eyes to the truth that you cannot walk in someone else’s footsteps and expect to wind up at a different destination.  On top of this, there are just too many people making too much money.

I’m like most people.  I want to believe that this world’s problems will be resolved with little or no  personal sacrifice on my part.   But from where we are now, the only people who won’t have to sacrifice will be those who have nothing to sacrifice in the first place.    We will not dig up the streets and sidewalks that prevent rain water from replenishing the aquifers of this Earth.  Anyone who tries will be called a terrorist and carted off to jail or a socialist and not re-elected.

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Posted January 24, 2012 by rhondadenisejohnson in Topics

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