At the G7 conference this week, a meeting of leaders was convened by France to discuss the fires in the Amazon. The chair where BMT (Bottomless Moral Turpitude, that which occupies the Oval Office) would have parked his butt, was empty, as one could have guessed. The US in effect abdicated its leadership in addressing the continuing genocidal fires and raping of the rain forest of the Amazon.
Of course, those who commit genocide always find a way to rationalize their crimes. So it is with those who live there. Here is a very good news story about feelings of many involved directly or indirectly. Of course, the article says nothing about the First Peoples who live deep in the forest, who are risk of human genocide once again. Neither does the article address the poor animals dying, many soon to be extinct, and flora potentially possessing the chemicals that could prevent or cure many diseases: God’s medicine cabinet.
I do not know the solution, but no doubt it will be complex. However, short of a multi-lateral force invading Brazil and occupying control of the forest, what could be done? I think boycotting will just harden attitudes of all those whose livings depend on continuing to kill the forest to produce soy and cattle for export. Brazilian Steak House? One reason I have been a vegetarian for decades has to do with the environment: consumption of beef especially (aside from the cruelty) has a major impact on the environment. Cattle farts add up, ok? Not to mention all the biological and chemical waste that wash into the rivers and into our ocean (singular intended: there is only one ocean!)
The solution has to be one that find’s ways to provide new means of those dependent on these burnings to make a living. I don’t know what that is, but I know there must be at least one if not many, and the world needs to put its collective brain power to work. These forests belong to the world, and I will add, that the continued attitudes of all nations that their natural resources belong to only them is the huge predicate for the argument given by those committing the rain forest genocide. BMT’s recent crimes in changing laws by edict to remove barriers to developing protected areas of the north, along with his overall emphasis on gas, oil and coal, makes the US a leader in this environmental genocide.
It is IMPERATIVE that – if you want a world for your progeny to be one worth living in – that BMT is voted out of office in 2020, and then indebted for his numerous crimes.