No announcement yet.

Resolutions That Matter

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • RedbirdsVision
    started a topic Resolutions That Matter

    Resolutions That Matter

    Resolutions That Matter

    As we celebrate the holidays this year we do so on a planet which is trying to tell us that changes are coming. Our dependence on oil and other resources in America is grossly disproportionate to our population. We comprise just five per cent of the earth’s human inhabitants, but we produce twenty five per cent of its dangerous pollution and consume much more than five per cent of its resources.

    In searching for alternative energy sources and seeking to understand our universe, some people have suggested harnessing the earth’s geothermal energy and blowing holes in the moon. I can’t remember what the logic behind shoving a projectile into the moon was; I have gleaned the following information, however.

    Our magnetic field is weakening; that field which is produced by the innermost core of the planet. In the past one hundred years it has declined by ten per cent. That magnetic field shields us from the damaging radiation of the sun, which is simultaneously growing stronger all the time as it, like all stars, goes through its life cycle.

    Some scientists now think Mars may once have had life, but having lost its magnetic field entirely, it was essentially scorched by the sun.

    We also know that our gravitational attraction to the moon is weakening on a slower but steady scale. Every year the moon wanders just a little bit farther away from us.

    We have to do something about our dependence on fossil fuels, and at first glance harnessing the geothermal energy of the earth’s blazing hot interior sounds like a good idea. But what if it isn’t? What if we get really good at harnessing that energy and further the cooling of the planet’s core? What if, in so doing, we further diminish the magnetic field it generates?

    And what if we do pierce the surface of the moon in the name of science, with such force that we further affect our weakening gravitational attraction? The answer is that we don’t really know what will happen.

    It seems to me we need to consider alternative approaches to the energy crisis and global warming that do not involve blowing gaping holes in Grandmother Moon or opening up Pandora’s Box by blasting our way into the earth’s core (which, by the way, is how some scientists propose we should explore it…with a nuclear missile thrust deep beneath the surface).

    So, when the frenzy of the holidays subsides, when the last gift is opened and the last cross-country trek to see our loved ones has been completed, let us resolve to get busy and use our considerable intellect and energy in a way that might insure us many more happy holidays. Let’s pick an issue and make a stand.

    Let us resolve in 2007 to contact our elected officials and offer them sound and well researched advice. Let us each become champions for saving ourselves and our home planet. Let us engage them in issues like safe alternative energy sources. Let us discourage them from commitment to radical, potentially destructive methods of energy exploration. Let us commend them for having the courage to take leadership roles, and tell them what we expect of them as our leaders.

    Let us extend our considerable influence as consumers by contacting companies we support and encouraging them to reduce pollution and create more environmentally friendly products. Let’s not forget to praise those who are doing so.

    Let’s invest in good ideas, in renewable energy sources, in companies that seek a sustainable future. You and I, the seemingly powerless and voiceless, are not at all without a voice, without intelligence, or without means. Our dollars drive the economy. Our children will inherit the earth. Let us resolve to leave them something worth inheriting.

    Corina Roberts, Founder
    This website is for sale! is your first and best source for all of the information you’re looking for. From general topics to more of what you would expect to find here, has it all. We hope you find what you are searching for!

    P.O. Box 702
    Simi Valley, CA 93062
    (805) 217-0364
    Email: [email protected]

Join the online community forum celebrating Native American Culture, Pow Wows, tribes, music, art, and history.

Related Topics


  • kitchemanitou
    Onondagas & Cayugas in New York
    by kitchemanitou
    Speech of the Onondagas and Cayugas to the Two Governors of Virginia and New York
    "Brother Corlear -- Your Sachem (meaning the king) is a great Sachem, and we are but a small people: when the English came in first to Manhattan (New York) Aragiske (Virginia) and to Yakokranogary, (Maryland)...
    05-14-2005, 07:13 PM
  • Paul G
    My Waganakising Odawa Heart
    by Paul G
    Posted by Biidassige

    My Sovereign Waganakising Odawa Heart
    By Biidassige

    It has been a long time since we first arrived on these shores. We journeyed from the area now called Quebec through the Manitoulin Islands until we reached this destination. It should...
    11-28-2006, 12:58 PM
  • Blackbear
    Caledonia Blockade Solution Near
    by Blackbear
    ************************************************** ******************
    This Message Is Reprinted Under The FAIR USE
    Doctrine Of International Copyright Law:
    ************************************************** ******************...
    05-16-2006, 05:24 AM
  • skaroreh
    What would you want non-Native kids to know about you?
    by skaroreh
    I'm going to be one of the speakers/presenters at the upcoming Educational Fair the Friday preceding the Great Salt Water Powwow.

    There will be over 2,000 school kids there-- the vast majority of which are non-Native.

    We already have a great lineup of speakers... including,...
    10-18-2004, 04:05 PM
  • kitchemanitou
    Gachradodow-Six Nations June 30th,1744
    by kitchemanitou
    Gachradodow's Speech
    At a council, held at Lancaster, June 30th, 1744, when the Governor observed that certain lands belonged to the great King.

    Gachradodow, of the Six Nations, thus spoke -- Great Assaragoa[*] -- The world at the first was made on the other side of the great...
    05-14-2005, 07:23 PM



There are no results that meet this criteria.

Sidebar Ad