Feeling the Rapture?

January 21, 2020 at 2:12 pm | Posted in Australia, climate change, Destroying nature, divisions in society, Making History, Politics, Reflections, Religion, Social Responsibility, War and Conflict | 7 Comments
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For some time now, my journal has been mostly a record of, and comments on, the political, economic and social events in our world that are shaping up to bring about the end of the human species (and a great many others) – or at least to reduce it to small bands that I hope will have learned from what led to the destruction of most of the natural world. (Who am I kidding!?)

 

In recording all of these news events and commentary, It feels like I am documenting the biblically foretold Apocalypse. I probably am, although it has nothing to do with any god who will reward the good and punish the wicked. I don’t believe any of that. The so-called punishment of the wicked (ie, those who don’t believe in this manifestation of god) & The Rapture for the believers (ie, those who do believe in it and are rich, powerful and unscrupulous in exploiting the world and its inhabitants) is and always has been a tool for that very exploitation.

 

No, we don’t need a Satan to do this, we can do it all on our own. The exploitation and consequent destruction leading to climate change, among other outcomes, are the direct result of mankind’s own pride, greed, superior attitude & desire for power, and also of apathy from the general population who could have risen up against all that if they would open their eyes and see.

 

We have unending corruption and denial of morals, fomentation of fear, hatred and intolerance, the waste and/or pollution of precious resources, war, murder & genocide, as well as probable destruction of the environment and most of the life within it.

 

It may be possible to save some of our habitat, our plants and animals and the things we had always taken for granted, before they disappear. However, it will take a huge amount of combined protest from all levels of society. That means we need to arouse people from their apathy, foster tolerance and good-will, and make people realise they must act to get rid the Rupert Murdochs, Donald Trumps, Scott Morrisons and Peter Duttons of this world.

 

However, I have feeling that mankind as a species is too selfish to act for our planet, even though they will be encouraging their own destruction by not doing so. It takes an unselfish attitude to work towards the reconstruction of our world for the benefit of our children and their descendants. Unfortunately, for too many of us, our genes have not evolved to that level of consideration for others.

 

Whatever happens, I hope that those fake so-called Christians (who give true Christians a bad name) expecting to go with The Rapture are sent to some sort of hell instead because that’s what they deserve, and that those who have fought for humanity and all of nature and our planet will get the wonderful peace they deserve.

 

Linda Visman

21.01.2020

Heart Broken

January 10, 2020 at 3:56 pm | Posted in Australia | 4 Comments

I had to share this. We all need to realise what is happening in our current drought-and-fire situation. Our climate change situation.
I wish Meg’s husband Graham all the very best for a full recovery from his broken heart, and hers – both literally and figuratively.

SMARTER THAN CROWS

The last time I wrote about a photograph of my husband was December 10, 2019. I was worried about the impact of the fires and the smoke on his health and angry at Scott Morrison for saying that the volunteers wanted to be there. Here’s a link for those that missed it.

No Scott Morrison my husband does NOT want to be fighting fires

As a consequence of that post, Graham and I both ended up on The Project. Here’s the link to that:

The Project: In my own words – Meg McGowan

We said no to all the other media requests. We nearly said no to The Project but we had been overwhelmed by the messages of support, particularly from other fire fighters and their families. “You have put into words what we have been feeling!” they said, so we felt like we owed it to all of them…

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Countless animals too badly hurt to be saved after bushfires | Noosa News #ClimateEmergency #StopAdani join the #ExtinctionRebellion #auspol #qldpol Demand #ClimateAction a #GreenNewDeal

January 4, 2020 at 1:21 pm | Posted in Australia | 3 Comments

Re-blogged so those in other countries will know a little more of the situation.

Climate Action Australia

Vets now have a job of euthanising as hundreds of thousands of animals suffer from the bushfires, with entire species also under threat.

Millions of animals are dead and hundreds of thousands more will perish over coming days as a result of killer bushfires terrorising southeast Australia.

Native wildlife and agricultural livestock are among the fatalities, with already-endangered species at greater risk of extinction.

The extent of the carnage may never be known.

“The fires will have killed millions of animals … mammals, birds, reptiles,” Wildlife Victoria boss Megan Davidson said.

A number of Steve Shipton’s cows lay dead after being killed in his paddock during a bushfire in Coolagolite, NSW. Picture: Sean Davey/AAP

And the threat is not over, with wildlife rescue groups likely to be helpless in many instances.

“It is largely a job of euthanasing at this stage, both livestock and wildlife,” Dr Davidson said.

“They are…

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