How can we justify calling global warming an emergency if we're not even trying to stop it?
It's like smoking! It's terrible, but people don't try and stop it!
We claim we are a modern world, but we're no better than we used to be!
We still slaughter animals, we still care not about our future, and we still oppose the people making change!
Everywhere I look, I see people hating on vegans, smoking, drinking, ruining our planet, not giving a [Expletive Deleted] about how the future generation, including me, will end up with a burning, flooded husk of a once-beautiful planet. People are arguing about politics, religion, and all sorts of stupid unnecessary things.
I think it's about time I voiced my opinion about this. It needs to stop!
Who's with me? Or am I the only sane person left?
1 - The "Conservatives"
The "conservative" Christians I talk to say God chose the president, and, if the president does things that lead to events described in Revelations, then so be it.
They usually ignore the whole Antichrist thing, unless I quote it. Then they usually just say that everything is all part of God's plan and that all the Christians will go to Heaven. When I've asked about the non-Christians who will be purposefully positioned to die horrible deaths, they have grinned and shrugged every single time.
This is the believers versus the thinkers, and I'm pretty sure that's how it has always been.
2 - Guilty Pleasures
I eat meat.
I believe people should be able to hunt species which would otherwise overpopulate areas.
I don't like getting drunk, but I think people should be free to drink.
I don't have anything against vegans, but I will call them out if they are wearing leather (and I believe true vegans would approve).
Also, if plants are alive, how do we justify killing them?
I do not disagree with anything else, though.
I opine that Big Food is a problem. I only eat local organic foods, but I do eat meat.
So, I eat meat, I smoke, and I'm all for people drinking. BUT I do say we should have gotten off of oil a long time ago. I also strongly believe in preserving the rain forest along with all of our other natural resources. I believe we should protect endangered species, too.
I also think America should welcome refugees, especially from any places with which we have intervened.
I also think Brexit is probably a bad idea.
Oh, and anyone who behaves like Mussolini, Stalin, or the little painter is a tyrant.
So, are we aligned enough to "stand together"? Or is it all or nothing?
So, yes, we are aligned enough.
We have to protect the amazon (I assume that's the rainforest you were talking about), especially because the amazon provides about 6% of the earth's oxygen. This may not seem like much, but, considering the fragility of the atmosphere, 6% is the difference between life and death.
Just to nitpick, the news recently reported on the Brazilian douchebag Bolsonaro encouraging farmers to burn down the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon actually accounts for about 20% of the earth's oxygen. So you are even more correct than you think.