It’s not “they,” it’s “we”
Yesterday I posted a cluster of posts on the Obama administration allowing wolves to be hunted, as well as wolves’ connection to climate change. A lot of people are aghast, and the below comment sums up the majority sentiment:
What the fuck? They shouldn’t take them off the endangered species list if this shit is going to happen.
We allowed this to happen, not “they.” Recall that only 80% of the 18-29yo demographic did not vote in the 2010 mid-terms. My demographic didn’t fare so well either. If we don’t participate in our democracy, then our elected officials are free to respond to the people who do participate.
People, just like you and me, lobbied to take wolves off the ES list and open up hunting. They participated in democracy, we did not. It’s us, not them. We need to take responsibility for our inactions, stop blaming others, and participate. See my posts HERE, HERE, and HERE on what I believe we can do. You are a very powerful force, but if you sit and do nothing you will continue to lose.
Breaking: Scandal. Koch, ExxonMobil busted writing laws to reverse climate and environmental regulations
Must read. Bloomberg blows the lid off of a DC front group that’s funded by anti-environmental corporations with major stakes in reversing regulations. The group drafts bills for Republican legislators, who then bring the issue to the floor and public to attack climate change, EPA, enviro-regs, and more.
Update: The group is called ALEC. I’m reading about their attack on women’s rights. Click here to see some of bills it has proposed. There is also a petition to get rid of them.