I sit at my computer, well over a decade since we all started the using the internet. The internet will not stay on, unless I click the internet source. Then it might come on for a few seconds or a couple of minutes before going off again. I tried to get You Tube on for some music, but it never materialised. I have got some booster plug which seemed to help, but it is still patchy, worse today than usual. My mobile phone works better on the internet, but I cannot copy pre written script onto internet sites or facebook from there.
Events are happening in the world. Social media should be a vehicle for change and improvement, for expressing opinions and spreading knowledge. Today I heard about the fires in the amazon rainforest on facebook before I saw it on the news. A free for all, deliberately engineered by a President who obviously does not care. It won’t be just Brazilians affected by climate change and global warming and the loss of species. But how many people will actually see my posts on facebook? Not very many, judging by the number of likes I get. All we can do is share each other’s posts and hope that some of it filters our opinions towards government and centres of power and influence, and that maybe some of our anger will reach the people of Brazil and motivate them to do something about the shocking mismanagement of their government.
We should be able to arrest this guy Bolsonaro, the conservative President of Brazil, by popular demand, or at least remove him from power, at the flicker of a finger touch on a computer screen. Remove him at a moment’s notice from the face of the planet which he is doing his best to kill before its time. So perhaps we should be able to do the same to him, make him extinct before his time, like he is trying to do to the biodiversity of the rain forest, and all the species of animals insects and plants within it, including traditional Amerindian lifestyles. How many humans are at risk in these fires? We don’t know for sure. Certainly many animals will be dying. All this for the sake of money and greed, at the expense of our climate and our planet. Global warming will proceed at a faster rate. He certainly seems to believe in rocking the boat, the boat that we all live on, Earth: dangerously, negligently, precariously.
Even the people of Sao Paulo are waking up to the gang they’ve put in charge. The heavens are grey and blackened from the burning. Even the skies across north America never went so dark when they cut back their forests in the longer period of their frontier.
Come back lawyers! All is forgiven. We need you now to restrain this monster of swift, unthinking exploitation, before it destroys everything.