I believe that our LOVE for the environment and our planet should be a real indication for our governments to lead the way to more sustainable and renewable energy sources. Climate change is happening and REAL action is needed by our governments. If there was any time in history for a shift to happen in order to create positive change in the world – it is NOW.
Corrupt governments are afraid of environmental activists. They brand them ‘hippies’ and ‘terrorists’, as a matter-of-fact, many governments want to ensure that any individual or group that speaks out or protests for environmental issues, against pipelines, fracking or oil drilling, be put in jail because it is a form of environmental terrorism. Canada is proposing a bill (C-51) that would do just that. Legislation like this says much about a government. It would rather support the big oil tycoons in potentially creating environmental disasters versus protecting our forests, rivers, lakes and oceans.
It is time for a new generation – time for governments to listen to people who don’t care about creating more wealth for those that have enough. People want to focus on social issues, environmental issues and issues that would be inclusive to all and not just a few. This generation that I am talking about is our future and they won’t have much of a future if governments don’t listen to the issues they care for the most like, the environment, affordable education, proper health care, a new economy plan that revolves around sustainable and renewable energy and not getting involved or starting wars. We clearly see that the “old ways” don’t work. Bailing out banks and the auto sector didn’t work, there is still much corruption in Wall Street and other financial centres around the world. It’s time for new ideas that will not support and allow corporate greed to continue. We need a more holistic and grass-roots movement to politics and it has to begin with all of us.
Here are photo examples of how many of us in the world want to create positive change in government politics, social issues, the environment, income inequality and human rights:
March against MONSANTO – Vancouver, Canada May 25, 2013.
People’s CLIMATE MARCH – New York City, USA April 2014 ***The largest environmental march ever with an estimated 400,000 in attendance.
Women’s Rights March – Washington D.C., USA 2009 ***marching against George W. Bush policies regarding women’s reproductive rights, including abortion.
ANIMAL RIGHTS MARCH – Istanbul, Turkey 2014 ***marching for the protection of animals.
CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH – Washington D.C., USA 1963 ***marching for equality of black people during the civil rights movement in America.
NO Keystone XL Pipeline MARCH – Washington D.C., USA ***marching for the eradication of the Keystone XL Pipeline bringing dirty oil from the Alberta Tar Sands in Alberta, Canada to the USA.
AUSTERITY MARCH – Montreal Quebec, CANADA 2015 ***Students protesting government cuts.
Governments DO NOT want peaceful protests to happen because they want to keep people distracted from the issues that matter – ENVIRONMENT, INCOME INEQUALITY, WOMEN’S RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, ANIMAL PROTECTION, CIVIL RIGHTS and any other rights that would not oppress people.
The corrupt didn’t realize that more and more of us DO NOT want to be distracted anymore. We want to hold our governments and big corporations accountable for their corruption. We want governments to do the jobs they were elected for – not for the corporations but, for the people who elected them. It’s time for a revolution of love. It’s time for REAL change. It’s time to have your voices heard.
Together, we can make the world a more positive one!