Dear Earth, I am ready.On 3rd July 2020 by Satya
Recently I had a conversation with a man who was used to holding power. He’d worked hard all his life, managing huge sections of the civil service and moving in high political circles. He said that he believed in democracy, and that this was the only way to tackle the climate crisis.
His version of democracy is NOT WORKING. The government’s own advisory body (the CCC) have warned of the very real possibility of a four degree rise. Four degrees! The science has been solid for a long time now, and those in power are fobbing us off.
THIS is what democracy looks like. Democracy is when we realise that we do have a loud voice when we come together. Democracy is putting what’s right above anything else. Democracy is acknowledging our differences and seeing that we are all part of the same messed-up family. Democracy is saying ‘ENOUGH’.
I am ready for rebellion. I am ready to let our decision-makers see how important you are to us, dear Earth. I am ready to do whatever is necessary. I am driven by love.
This is what democracy looks like.