Why I supported I-1631

It’s not about money, it’s about survival.

“Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others.” Proverbs 12:15

We cling to manmade reality and deny the reality of the Creation’s need for balance.

Self-abuse is ugly but that is what we are talking about when discussing climate change. Not self-abuse in the particular sense of individuals, but self in the sense of the human race and the Mother we call Earth. We expect it to love and nurture us while we continue to inflict irreversible pain to it.

The telltale shadows of our grandchildren’s children loomed over this election. They are asking “how could you,” or hopefully saying, “thank you for your sacrifices.” Which question do we want to be remembered for — “where did you find the courage?” or, “why didn’t you stop”?

We can certainly ignore the evidence in the name of jobs, economics or security, but all of that is resting on the shifting sands of our grandchildren’s future.

Pretending all will be OK doesn’t make it so, promises by Big Oil doesn’t make it so. Just like the alcoholic/addict says I’m not hurting anyone, while listening to the cries of those who love him, so too are we deaf to anyone who warns us that the harm will come from this greedy outlook, causing damage without measure, to our children’s children.

It’s not about money, it’s about survival.

Dan Carpita

Enumclaw




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