OK, let's get serious about this blog: as you can see, two false starts over the years, as I continue the eternal internal debate as to whether or not to share my thoughts.....
....finally I'm convinced that my thoughts are worth putting down, even if no-one ever reads them. That's fine, it's probably cathartic anyway. So here goes, in at the deep end.
I thought I'd start by listing my favourite blogs, which I probably look at once a day, and from where I get a lot of my information. I gave up reading the MSM (main-stream media) years ago, as there is very little of value therein. IMNSHO (in my not so humble opinion!) good investigative journalism went onto the web years ago, whilst the MSM indulged in cutting and pasting from places like AP, Reuters, etc, and a general blandness (or worse, but more of that later) descended.
I like to think we still have our critical thinking heads on here at Le G, so before further ado I'd like to list some great websites which should get any reader up to speed on where we are right now: it is my opinion that in these blogs you will find the truth which is missing from the MSM.
In no particular order:
Well, OK, that will do for starters, and I'm not going to try to re-cap all of the information contained in these blogs. I'm just going to dive right in:
The ONLY sentence worth considering at the moment, when contemplating the future of mankind is:
'is what I'm doing sustainable?'
If the answer is 'no', and my guess is about 90% of what we're doing is unsustainable, then the best thing we can do to safeguard the future is to STOP WHAT WE'RE DOING!! Now how about that for radical: can you imagine the vast majority of human activity just stopping, instead of speeding up, as is happening at the moment? Wouldn't that be a relief, as everything suddenly grinds to a halt, and quietness descends. Imagine being able to hear a bird tweet, to have the time to watch the wind in the trees, to be able to saviour your cup of freshly-ground-organic-fairly-traded coffee in quiet contemplation...
Yeah, well, soya beans might fly, and it ain't gonna happen, but the problem with the predictable unwillingness of people to stop what they're doing, is that unfortunately the planet will have devised its own way of making just that scenario happen, whether we like it or not. As George Carlin (RIP) said once: the planet can shake us off like a bad case of fleas! Link:
Hope you enjoyed that! Maybe I'll leave it there and carry on tomorrow,