Slap a "Keep Tahoe Blue" bumper strip on the back of your new SUV and fancy yourself as an "environmentalist," or "groovy."

by James K. Sayre

 

Slap a "Keep Tahoe Blue" bumper strip on the back of your new SUV and fancy yourself as an "environmentalist," or "groovy." That seems to be what passes for being thoughtful in some of the more oblivious, clueless social circles these days. Never mind the environmental cost of mining the metals and producing the gasoline, oil and plastics that go into the construction (and fueling and ongoing maintenance) of a SUV or any other automobile or truck in America today. As we American consume five times (5X) our share of the world's limited resources we are floating on that ole river DeNile/denial. And the Bush neo-con idiots label anyone who opposes our theft and over-consumption of these resources in the third world as a "terrorist."

If you are truly concerned about protect the earth's environment you should not have children. But the idea of not reproducing is a very tall order for the self-absorbed self-centered folks living in the 21st century. Actually, we humans need to lower our current population levels by about 90% to significantly lower our ongoing negative impact on the world environment.

 

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