As already explained, there are not many postings here on E.N.N. anymore but this man deserves to be heard. Many will say he was mentally deranged but who amongst us that suffers over what’s happening to our lovely blue dot has no empathy for Mr. David Buckel?
In an emailed copy of the note the New York Times received, he said: “Pollution ravages our planet, oozing inhabitability via air, soil, water and weather. Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result—my early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves.”
The Times further reported:
In his note, which was received by the Times at 5:55 a.m., Mr. Buckel discussed the difficulty of improving the world even for those who make vigorous efforts to do so.
Privilege, he said, was derived from the suffering of others.
“Many who drive their own lives to help others often realize that they do not change what causes the need for their help,” Mr. Buckel wrote, adding that donating to organizations was not enough.
Noting that he was privileged with “good health to the final moment,” Mr. Buckel said he wanted his death to lead to increased action. “Honorable purpose in life invites honorable purpose in death,” he wrote.
Gaia bless him but he doesn’t sound crazy to me just profoundly, desperately hopeless.
Someone once told me, “If I read all the environmental news you read every day I couldn’t get myself out of bed.”
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We know. We all know in our heart of hearts what’s going on but it isn’t going to stop us from going to that job we hate, or filling our SUV with gas and driving to places that we could walk to.. or eating meat three meals a day or buying drinks with plastic straws and bringing home our groceries in plastic bags or voting for people who’s number one agenda is saving the environment. Oh no we won’t do that because to do that would mean to end the lifestyles to which we think we deserve.
Our extreme hubris has placed us as leaders on the path to global destruction and if we are brave enough to look up out of the sand where our head is usually buried we’d every one of us would see that.
Mr. Buckel did.