Tuesday, March 04, 2008

It's out there

The weather can't make up its mind if it's winter or spring. One or two days of warmth and deep blue skies and then it snows and the temps drop like a plummeting bomb. I went out to the store to pick up some groceries and the cold slapped both my cheeks until they were pink. I didn't feel that cold when I had the window open in the sun room most of the day, but the sun was still up. After the sun goes down the warmth leaches out like a thunderstorm on a sidewalk chalk drawing. Oh, well, it is still winter for another couple of weeks and it is March: in like a lion and out like a lamb. It's too much to expect spring before the first week of March has had its say.

One of the surprising things is that this is considered global warming. I guess it's one of those inconvenient lies people are jumping onto the bandwagon to shout about before they even know what the shouting's all about. That is not to say that we shouldn't be careful of the environment; we should. But Mother Nature isn't as fragile as current fear mongers would have us all believe and they suppress or slant the evidence to shore up their positions.

Centuries ago the Mayans, Aztecs, Incas, Toltecs, etc. held sway in what is now South America. They built cities and cut down the rain forest to slash and burn for more space to plant more crops and put up more buildings until they had devastated the rain forest and Mother Nature slapped them silly, devastating their great civilizations, refusing to grow sufficient crops to support the population explosions in the cities and eventually took back the cities and monuments and pyramids, forcing the people back into what was left of the rain forest to live a hand to mouth existence. There was more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at that time, according to ice cores from the Arctic and Antarctic, from burning all those trees and brush and the result was a mini ice age during the 17th century. It was in all the history books. Every time civilization goes too far and takes too much, Mother Nature (Gaia to pagans) steps in and resets the balance.

All those pictures of polar bears clinging to melting ice floes were taken during August, sometimes known as summer even in the arctic. Check it out. There has been a population explosion among the arctic polar bears, something the global warming group doesn't want you to know about. There couldn't be more polar bears if the polar ice caps were melting because the polar bears need the ice to survive and sustain life. In fact, you'll find out if you look in the right places that the ice is much thicker now than it has been in decades. Couldn't happen with global warming and yet it is happening. Did someone get their data mixed up or just want to push their own agenda?

The problem with all of these fear mongers is that they thrive on misinformation and have a tendency to slant the information their way to make their point and keep all of us off balance and scared. Most people take the news at face value but I think by now most of us have learned that the news is and has been slanted to fill a lot of agendas, none of which are in mankind's best interests. Yes, we need to rethink our energy position and begin to find other sources of energy. Yes, we need to quit dumping chemicals and hormones and antibiotics into our food supply and find a more sustainable way of farming. But most of all, we need to keep an eye on the media because they will not tell us the truth. They prefer a grain of truth in a great big old inconvenient fairy tale (or lie) because someone or some group is lobbying for more money and more of a hold on our minds by using the goad of fear. Most of what we have been told is either exaggeration or outright lies. The only cure for fear is information. You might have to dig but it is worth it. The more people dig and the more people willing to dig and tell the truth, the more we will control our own destinies and lives. After all, that's what free will and freedom of information is all about, not to mention the free exercise of speech.

It's all about fear. How long are you going to listen before you start asking the tough questions and looking for answers? As Fox Mulder always said, "The truth is out there," but you have to go find it for yourself and refuse to take no for an answer.

That is all. Disperse.

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