Why Do We Let This Happen?

Money rules the world and the rest of us fall in line, except for Media and Kip Andersen who decided to expose all the dirty secrets.  I hear a lot of people saying that they avoid the news, because all it contains is problems, like Covid and gun violence, but nothing will ever change if you burry your head in the sand.  I watched Seaspiracy on Netflix last night which uncovers the Fishing Industry’s environmental secrets.  This guy Kip loves the ocean, so he decides to make a documentary about all the wonders that it holds, but he gets sidetracked when all these whales wash up on the beach dead and their bellies are filled with plastic bags.  Now he is worried that plastic is the biggest problem that the world is facing and he wants to do something about it.  He meets this guy who tells him about these dolphins disappearing in Japan and this makes him want to investigate what is actually going on there, as everybody loves dolphins.

One thing keeps leading to another, but Kip is relentless and he follows all the tracks to get to the bottom of this.  He discovers that there are a bunch of groups who are claiming the be protectors of the ocean, but in fact they are profiting off its demise.  They claim to care, but in order to exist, they have to get donations, and these are coming from the Fishing Industry who seems to be corrupt as hell.  It is horrifying what is happening and we need to do something about this before all life on Earth disappears.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver #320 hosted by Michael where the prompt is Time For Change.

16 thoughts on “Why Do We Let This Happen?

  1. In a similar vein:

    We watched the dolphins swimming down the fractured avenue
    Drilling through the rock bed
    Making hell of the morning dew
    Making hell of the morning dew
    Prayin’ just ain’t no way of saying
    To the monarchs sitting silly
    In the excrement from there own cigars

    This is no truce
    This is the truth from hillbilly guitars!
    You wanna play tricks on the hicks
    And all we wanna do is be rock and roll stars!
    Ha!

    Hypnos was a Greek
    He could take the wild and the weak
    He could take your brain
    And hang it on the end of an iron chain
    The master showed his slave that a man ain’t nothin’ but a man!
    But before I’m gonna let that dumbbell beat me down
    I’m gonna die with that hammer in my hand!
    …That hammer in my hand!

    We watched the dolphins swimming down the fractured avenue
    Drilling through the rock bed
    Making hell of the morning dew
    Making hell of the morning dew

    We watched the dolphins swimming down the fractured avenue
    Drilling through the rock bed
    And making hell of the morning dew
    Making hell of the morning dew
    Making hell of the morning dew

    Where were you little man
    When I laid down the foundations of your universe?
    I constructed the perimeter of your thoughts!
    I constructed where and what your flesh and bones would realize!

    Making hell of the morning dew…

    (A. Harvey, H. McKenna, A. Cleminson, C. Glen)

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  2. I’m a ‘news avoider” but more because of my mental illness issues than because I can’t (and haven’t in the past) faced the mess we’re making of Mother Earth. Perhaps that’s burying my head in the sand, but I haven’t tried to climb a clock tower and do what I hear some ugly people did (again) in killing a lot of innocent strangers either. Not watching the news is making others’ safe, not just me. There are some in the crowd who are like me too. But I agree until someone starts DOING something and not just gabbing about it, the problem will remain. Good post!

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    1. Thanks Melanie and mostly I am a gabber, but this special touched something in me and I wanted to let others know about it. I am sorry for not understanding mental illness better, but I have never suffered from it and I am mostly happy all the time, however not happy like a blathering idiot.

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      1. LOL. I have chronic long-term depression along with anxiety (which has worsened over the years) The combination makes it more prudent for me to avoid seeing news that I can’t personally do anything about (like the horrible fishing trade, the pollution of the oceans and any thoughtless pollution in general). The last movie I saw on a similar subject (it was about GMO and how that stuff causes some people horrible allergies and even death). It was so shocking (to me) that I just had to stop watching any such subject matter. I really envy the happy people, wish my own life had been that way. But it is what it is! No worries! ☺

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  3. I know many who do avoid the news, understand their reason but I don’t think it’s a great way for adults to live. I know out in eastern Canada, the cod is gone and the fishing industry which the coastal towns were built on is all but kaput, thanks to over-fishing (which they blame on Scandanavian and Japanese fishermen, which is somewhat true but avoids their own role in it) and whenever you get commercial fishing, you get heavy losses in beneficial , non-food fish, birds, dolphins. It’s quite terrible. ultimately more fish farms , controlled environments , is probably what’s needed. And courses in grade school teaching young kids about the environment and why it matters to them as well as to the birds, bees and bottlenose dolphins.

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    1. I can see that you seem compassionate about this issue Dave. All the stuff that you just mentioned is discussed in this documentary and more. Earth is suffering now because of man’s greed. You see people that you trust out there, but money stands behind every door and those that want to stay open, need to be greased, so if they take money from organizations that they should be standing against, that really narrows down the people that you can trust.

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      1. Not yet. I hadn’t even heard of it.

        The way you describe it ties in with something I was thinking again (deeper through time), yesterday, the day I saw that you are recommending it; I sometimes get glimpses of how corrupt and/or destructive almost everything is at some level. Most of us (including myself) don’t want to know that, but I think we need to — the understanding of it all would be in a sense beyond “issues,” per se, although it’s good to take on issues where we actually can. And being simply aware helps, I’d guess, if we ever see someone trying to make improvements and think we can assist. {My other comment (about something being intense), in the wee hours of the morning, was in reference to the piece of music Glyn40… shared in the first comment.}

        Your write-up about it made me want to know more, and the trailer is well done.

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