Friday, April 22, 2016

Happy Earth Day

Today is April 22.
In case you didn't know, it is Earth Day.

Okay,  shoot me for laying off blogging for a bit.

Now, before you pick up that gun of yours, hear me out.

I have a good reason - lil ole me had no heart to say the truth. Nothing but the truth.
These fingers were really so itching to rant and rave about what's going on -- this "shameless power struggle " - in Malaysia  as fellow blogger Anak Si Hamid so aptly puts it.

Yeah, the fingers were itching to smack the keyboard.

So, today I decided that it would be a good day to restart my engine.

Earth Day seems to be a good topic to resume with.
Yes. I want to talk about Earth Day because I have this seething unadulterated raw contempt for greedy developers and corrupt government officials.
Their unholy alliance to strip and rape earth's bounty.

Yeah. who doesn't have contempt for them?
 If I had superpowers, superhuman powers, megapowers, I'd zap them all from the face of this good earth.
They are scums of the earth.

About Earth Day.

Do you know how it all began?

From Earth Day Network:

Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.
The height of counterculture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” War raged in Vietnam and students nationwide overwhelmingly opposed it.
At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news.
Although mainstream America largely remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962.  The book represented a watershed moment, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries, and beginning to raise public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and links between pollution and public health.
Earth Day 1970 gave voice to that emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns on the front page. 
 See more HERE
Politics does demonic things to otherwise good people, at worst. At the very least, politicians have memory lapses. Kinda selective amnesia. 
I'd expect our wakil rakyat to fight against overdevelopment or rampant overdevelopment of urban areas and hillsides and so on.
But no... greedy developers are happily destroying our cities and countryside .
You see buildings upon buildings of apartments, condominiums and office lots mushrooming or wantonly constructed not only in cities but in urban neighbourhoods.
Tell me -- what good has building them done for the people and to the country, the economy.
Has that generated employment, improved the economy, stabilised property prices?
I did say "wantonly". 
What all this has done is really to enrich greedy developers and corrupt government officials.
And the wanton rape of hillsides and greenery in urban and the countryside.
I am pointing my finger at you -- you greedy developers and corrupt government officers/officials.
Enough said.

Happy Green Day. I mean, Earth Day.

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