Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Goals, Hope and Motivation

We learn, in this Truthout interview, Representative Jay Inslee (Politician - Washington) "believes that if the people of the United States are given a goal, the hope and the motivation, they, not just government, will lead the way in solving one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time: global warming."

Guess what?

We don't need politicians to "give us" goals, hope and motivation. We've had them for decades! And not only the people of the united States of America, but people everywhere.

It has always been our goal to live in a world where we have unfettered access to clean air, clean water, nutritious food, meaningful work. We don't need motivation to achieve these goals. We need leaving alone.

This interview with Inslee smacks of "I'm from the government. I'm here to help you."

If you want to help us, Mr. Politician, stop getting in the way of our hopes and motivation so we can achieve our own goals. Stop polluting our water and air. Stop killing people in far-off places to line your pockets and those of your corporate buddies.

We don't need your motivation to produce solar energy. We don't need your goals to support our neighbors and families. We don't need your hopes to live a decent, satisfying life.

We have our own goals, hopes and motivation.

Just let us be and get on with protecting us from corporate toadies and government sycophants, Homeland Security and the burgeoning Police State. We'll take care of the rest, thank you very much.