Sunday, February 23, 2014

I need a T-shirt: "I told you so."

Yes, I need that T-shirt.

Once again, someone was telling me this blog makes people angry. GOOD.

If it makes you angry, it means you're a bad person doing bad things. Too bad, now everybody knows. 

Other people were trying to whine about the clear-cutting catastrophe as though they'd just discovered it.

I warned you. I told you so.

Other people are suffering flooding. And wind exposure.

I told you so.

You've destroyed the future of your communities and your children, because you've let the ego-driven boy culture - that enjoys the sound of suffering and destruction, and is scared to death of everything - destroy your future.

I told you so.

Too fucking bad. One doesn't have to feel sorry for the weak, the mean, the cruel, the cowardly. You asked for it, you got it.

I told you so. 

7 comments:

Stephen Richardson said...
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Stephen Richardson said...

As a person with conservation interests, I find that people with your methods of "awareness" are what makes the less informed take people like me less seriously. You use attention seeking tactics to get your message across. To me it's just pathetic, it is the same reason people don't like PETA or Paul Watson. The "message" you "activists" are trying to convey are just childish attempts with no real background on the issues at hand. You complain about the logging issues, which is a necessary evil, and turn it into something that it's not. Go ahead speak against logging while staying in a house/apartment/dwelling that would not be as comfortable to you without the logging industry. Also continue to preach about nature while writing a blog that wouldn't be possible without technological advances. Industry is what is allowing you to bitch and piss and moan about these topics. To reiterate, the very preservation of which you speak about would not be possible if everything you are trying to abhor were in reality put into practice. The fact of the matter is there are more conservation efforts going on in this world that you probably aren't aware of. You seem to be too arrogant to do a simple Google search to look at all of the species (both flora and fauna) that biologists are trying to get protected. And on the off chance that you have actually done that, please tell me what a "species" is. Trust me you answer will tell me all I need to know about your knowledge on the protection of the environment. The idea of conservation, preservation, protection, etc, of nature is so inclusive that there is no possible way to make a 100% foolproof plan of cohabitation a viable way of surviving. So if you really think that humanity capable of doing so, the best way to do so is offing yourself right now to start the movement. It's really the best approach you have at this point.

Sincerely,
Someone Who Actually Understands

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Sully said...

When I was in college, I went to a Greek-myth-themed Beaux-Arts costume party at the Architecture School in an improvised gown, a long wig and a sash that said "I told you so." As Cassandra. Unfortunately, we get about as much respect as Cassandra when we do tell people what's coming down the pike. And oh, you do grow tired. At a demonstration I recently attended, someone held a sign I think goes right along with "I told you so": "I can't believe I'm still protesting this crap!" But as you so eloquently convey, greed and fear seem to trump all. I say "seem" because I still have hope (on my better days). Thanks for keeping up the good fight. I'll try to hold my end up, too.

Donna Barr said...

Stephen: I'm up here every day trying to make it work better, and now your communities' kids are coming to me, because they and their families know I understand the future. Stop copying logging-industry talking points, and get to work. I grew up in the pulp industry, and I know this stink when I hear it.

Donna Barr said...

Thanks, Sully! They don't listen, but when they get hurt, they're all, "What happened? HELP!" And then we have to help them. I'm so tired of being their mommy.