Division

We’ve argued whether to leave or remain,

opinion reigning where fact is scarce or false,

creating division between fellow peoples.

 

Our society is complex; divided, too –

we have purposefully created an out and in,

with no real reason to pit one against other.

 

We’re people sharing a planet – that’s the point;

plastic is synthetic; politics is as well –

unlike plastic, politics exists in our heads.

 

Regardless of politics, our planet orbits,

what stays on the planet with us, depends on us;

extinction crisis, climate ruin – all our fault.

 

Politics feels urgent, but is a distraction;

what’s our legacy to our future – in real terms,

what will be lost whilst we discuss division?

◄ Cotton

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Rich

Tue 28th May 2019 18:11

Nature isn't simple, and we can't pretend to understand nature in true detail. We can understand the big picture, the things that are obvious. We are on the brink of the biosphere's sixth mass extinction - anthropogenic this time - ie not caused by a catastrophe like a comet or meteor impact. Same with the Earth's climate system - we've passed the point of no return. Anthropogenic, again. I am alarmed.

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 28th May 2019 16:17

There can never have been a time when global humanity has had
such access to the world and its perceived problems. Let us use
that access to maximise our understanding whilst not being seduced
into feelings of despond and despair via numerous modern alarmist
agendas that appear to be so readily promoted, acceded to and appraised as undeniably "true". Nature is never so simple.

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Mon 27th May 2019 14:40

Rich
I think you have put things into perspective, the really important issues are not being addressed. we must all share that blame.

Dorothy

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