My second post under “Do you…?” (I’ll write 10 of them).
Do you believe in a better world? It is an important question to ask oneself. The world is changing so fast. New technologies appear every day. New necessities are created with them. New ways of thinking, new ways of trading, new ways of believing, and new ways of living. People stop seeing what is in front of them and start only craving what they don’t possess, what they can’t call rightfully theirs. Our world is crumbling down. It is falling into a pattern of greed, and need for easy money, and total disrespect towards nature, humanity, our future, and towards the only thing that keeps us alive: Earth.
Every day our world face a band new threat coming from the ones who should love it more. Brazil is trying to kill all its forests, trying to give more ground to ignorant, rude, stupid people to destroy its treasures. And, as it wasn’t enough, it is trying to destroy half Amazon to build a damn Hydroeletric that will flood a huge part of the forests, destroying the home of hundreds of animals and flora, and will take away the home of hundreds of natives. Canada, a country in which we used to trust to remain intact, withdrew from the Kyoto Protocol this December. Japan is using the disaster fund to help build ships to hunt whales, …, and sadly the list goes on and on.
It looks like we really are an endangered species, and we don’t even need another species to endanger us: we do it by ourselves. We destroy our only means of survival every day, consuming hedious amounts of thrown-away products, never recicling them, we are never happy with what we have, always desiring more, and more, and more… Every day we use more electricity than needed, we go to the bakery by car, even if the said bakery is only a quarter away. We waste water taking 0ne-hour long showers and cleaning our cars using hoses, instead of a cloath. I could go on all day, but I want to get to my answer.
Do I believe in a better world, in spite of all these crimes? Yes, I do. I still believe in humanity, I still believe in our powers to make the wrong right again. To prove my point we just need to see the massive number of Brazilians and world citizens signing petitions to stop the changes in the Forestry Code and to stop Belo Monte (the Hydroeletric thing), we just need to see the great number of people fighting against whale hunting, the huge number of Canadians protesting and apologizing (like it was their fault their government withdrew from the protocol!), the large number of people going to work/school/whatever by bike, or bus, or underground, or even on foot; taking fast showers, not wasting electricity, not polluting.
Whe we see this facts, we see that this world still has a chance of surviving, the future we all dream about, with equality, with no poverty, with no diceases, no money to cause problems, still can exist, it is still possible. We just need to fight more, to preassure our leaders more, to raise our voices, to speak up, to show the world our thoughts and who we are! We need to fight for what we believe in, we need to show these people in power that together we are strong, and that we outnumber them. We, we that believe in a greater future, are the majority.
To borrow Obama’s words and use them in a very different context (or not so much) “Yes, we can!”. We can make our dreams reality, but we still need to fight. Believe me, I will. Will you?