Monday, 23 September 2019


Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes:

"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?"

They organize for group survival.Apparently,elephants intuited Tsunamis.
Birds flew away before hurricanes.Some know enough to survive,
even when otherwise they are threatened species.Because of us-
our trumpeting /trampling of old growth forests.Stealing habitats.Displacing indigenous.
Little Greta will have no Pollyanna-no Green New Deal,no compromise.No politics.
Directly,she asks us to look at the science.When we do,it does not look good.
Action is required.On the day after the Global Climate March,a poet asked-
"Well-what did THAT do?What has changed ?"To which i replied-
"What have YOU done to weave a sustainable lifestyle?""O -i drive a hybrid"
Context is everything-she is an ethical vegetarian,rape counselor,compassionate writer.
This wave is bigger than plastic oceans and non-disposable straws.
Bigger than AMAZON packaging and nominal re-afforestation processes.
Bigger than 100% recycling of everything and every one.One planet.One chance
Or we all go to hell in a Hybrid...

Greta:“Wherever I go I seem to be surrounded by fairytales. Business leaders, elected officials all across the political spectrum spending their time making up and telling bedtime stories that soothe us, that make us go back to sleep. These are ‘feel-good’ stories about how we are going to fix everything. How wonderful everything is going to be when we have ‘solved’ everything. But the problem we are facing is not that we lack the ability to dream, or to imagine a better world. The problem now is that we need to wake up. It’s time to face the reality, the facts, the science. And the science doesn’t mainly speak of ‘great opportunities to create the society we always wanted’. It tells of unspoken human sufferings, which will get worse and worse the longer we delay action – unless we start to act now. And yes, of course a sustainable transformed world will include lots of new benefits. But you have to understand. This is not primarily an opportunity to create new green jobs, new businesses or green economic growth. This is above all an emergency, and not just any emergency. This is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced.”   

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