“Confronted as we are today with such huge problems as poverty, food shortages, environmental issues, and international conflicts, many people think it’s impossible for the individual to make a difference and have succumbed to a feeling of impotence. The fact is, however, that the only way forward for humanity is for each of us to conquer this sense of powerlessness, tap our innate potential to the fullest, and work together in solidarity. I believe an optimism rooted in a higher order of spirituality is the so– Excerpt from ‘The Inner Philosopher’ Conversations on Philosophy’s Transformative Power by Daisaku Ikeda and Lou Marinoff on page 45.
This is in defense of my point of views on the Green New Deal, especially those grounded in concern and conviction. We are all entitled to our ideas and suggestions (as long as they do not cause harm to others) and you the reader or listener are the one who stays to learn more about these or simply just click away.
One thing to make perfectly clear is that I do not have the answers; I do not know a whole lot about Climate Change outside what I am currently learning day by day. One has to know that what I offer are simply suggestions and ideas that are free to be changed, edited or fitted to one’s area if preferred.
I do not offer this for any type of attention, media or otherwise. I appreciate the support I receive from local authorities against those who have continually harassed me for daring to offer suggestions and ideas the goes counter to what they are trying to accomplish. In fact, it is sometimes a nice little break from their continuous attacks. I call them attacks because I simply do not mention some of the persecution I have to put up from them day by day and I have to say ever since I started posting again the harassment has decreased.
My opinions do not have to be accepted, my site does not have to be visited and most of all one has the full option of simply clicking away and going to other venues. I do not give a shit about any type of notoriety what-so-ever; my main concern is that our children have a safe and stable climate.
When I finally release this manuscript which I call ‘Green New Deal Plus’ (GEM) – it must be known it is simply my own idea or suggestions that can be used or disregarded, nothing more. It is my way of trying to help out with fighting this Climate Emergency, which I hope will swiftly expedite Mobilization and Adaptation.
So with that please remember anyone is entitled to offer their suggestions and ideas that might help fight this Climate Crisis, if it is viable then good and if not then move on to the next idea.
(In terms of the history of the Green New Deal Plus (GEM) idea, where I am at with this, and a little history. It has been an idea that has been building since August 2016 and has changed many times as I have learned more and I strongly feel it will need to be done as the Climate Emergency worsens. It will help and the good thing about this idea(s) (four ideas in one) is that it works in the opposite direction, instead of costing money it creates money and these funds includes an automatic increase in the salary of Firemen, Nurses, Law-Enforcement, Teachers and Emergency Services (Climate Warriors).
This idea in my own opinion is perfect to attach to both the Green New Deal and United Nations SDGs (2030). If there is anyone who needs to be mentioned for encouraging me it is Daisaku Ikeda who is the President of the Soka Gakkai International. I had been really encouraged and spurred to action (writing) after reading several of his books, one of the most important being ‘The Inner Philosopher’ along with a slew of Climate Change books. Please see his yearly submission to the United Nations and others his ‘Peace Proposals’ which also serves as viable guidelines to transition peacefully and not in a barbaric manner as the conditions worsens.
Even when completed I realize that it has to be released to coincide with some staff changes in our governments leadership as it will not be supported precisely because it also quickly ushers in Renewable Energy ideas as well as a many other incredible opportunities. Sometimes the worst situations can lead to the best opportunities however the life-force, compassion, and wisdom have to be there to recognize and initiate these openings. This is exactly where I am working towards in order to submit even more helpful ideas.
To those supporting and protecting my efforts behind the scene, a big Thank You. For those who might think that I am pulling on strings that lead to an empty can, I personally do not give a hoot, in fact please read the manuscript when released and see if you can perhaps submit your own as it will be welcomed as well. At this point ideas and not heroes are needed…).
“We shouldn’t look at philosophy or learning as mere trappings we don to make ourselves appear cultivated. Nor should we think of philosophy as something divorced from our lives or as the exclusive property of professional philosophers. Philosophy is for all serious, sincere people, regardless of their place in society or level of formal education. True philosophy thrives in the actions of every individual who tries to lead a good and honest life, unswayed by the temptations of fame and fortune. In this sense, your practical efforts, Dr. Marinoff, to return philosophy to the ordinary people and apply it broadly in daily life are sure to become a great light of hope illumination the future of humanity.” – Excerpt from ‘The Inner Philosopher’ Conversations on Philosophy’s Transformative Power by Daisaku Ikeda and Lou Marinoff on page 13.