Documentary movie review: part 2 of 2
Hundreds of responses poured into my computer concerning the movie documentary, BLIND SPOT, www.blindspotdoc.com. It’s amazing how millions can look at a steam locomotive bearing down on them and continue walking on the tracks away from the train so they won’t see it when it runs over them.
And so we find ourselves in our own Blind Spot as a civilization. Since it’s not happening to us right now, such as Hurricane Katrina hasn’t reached shore yet, so we continue building sand castles on the beach.
Again, I urge you to place this DVD video into the hands of our president, governors, senators and House reps of Congress.
In the most important, brilliant and electrifying documentary film of the 21st century, “Blind Spot” by Adolfo Doring, Randal Wallace and David Gill--they conduct interviews with men and women studying human impact on this planet.
“Most assumptions we make to run our society today are false,” said Dr. Bradford, scientist. “The assumption is that we can keep growing. That is irresponsible! But our culture reinforces that we can get more.”
Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature, said, “It’s easier to lie to people when they welcome the lie of unending cheap oil.”
For me, a world traveler who has seen what’s headed our way, I find it particularly interesting that our whole society continues on a suicidal path when they see dramatic symptoms occurring worldwide in Africa, Asia and South America. The amount of denial at the highest and lowest levels of American society remains breathtaking.
Dr. William Catton said, “We are creating an environment on earth in which we cannot exist. The question remains will we change our population or will nature do it for us. Do we want to preserve our planet that we inherited? If so, we must change our use of energy.”
Dr. Elke Weber, Columbia University, said, “We must change our habits. A blind spot is something we don’t pay attention to because it doesn’t threaten us immediately.”
Most of us know that blind spot while driving our cars in our outside rear view mirror that didn’t catch the car coming up on us and we either hit it as we pulled out to pass or barely escaped an accident by jerking the car back into our lane. That ‘blindspot’ faces us with accelerating speed in the 21st century.
Dr. Wolf, author of Decade of Triumph 1990s, said, “There’s no one driving the train. We don’t even know where the tracks end.”
Dr. Albert Bartlett said, “My trust in the government that it will fix things was misplaced. We need a national dialogue on what our future can be and come down with some policy statements.”
As to energy, no amount of conservation will help us escape our energy crisis. Dr. Joseph Tainter said, “Energy efficiency will not get us past our energy crisis. Jevans Paradox means that when you increase efficiency, you drive more use.”
Richard Heinberg, author of The Party’s Over, said, “Population is the worst problem we have in the world today. As it grows, it wipes out everything we do. The earth is finite.”
Dr. Korton said, “We continue as a dominator hierarchy by violence, extreme violence.”
This profound film propels viewers into the future of what we face as a civilization. It mesmerizes and I found myself unable to stop watching it. I played it a second time and I will watch it again a third time.
We as a civilization think we can ‘get away’ with unending growth, unending oil burning and unending expansion into the natural world and our oceans without pause. We think that the current ‘ecological footprint’ for an American at 12.6 acres destroyed for every person added to support that citizen can continue without end? Can it? No, it cannot!
I invite you to watch and act on this brilliant documentary. You will be educated, inspired and activated. Send it your friends. In all great social change, it takes citizens to educate others to create a ‘consciousness shift’, which leads to a ‘critical mass shift’ and finally, to a ‘tipping point’ where the civilization moves toward a viable future.
This documentary educates, inspires and activates. You become the linchpin.
Obtain DVD: www.blindspotdoc.com
To take action: First and foremost, join www.numbersusa.com and become one of nearly a million Americans making impact with pre-written faxes and phone calls to change immigration policies toward a stable future. Bi-partisan and highly effective!
Second, join www.thesocialcontract.com for up to date information via the Social Contract Quarterly. Exceptional publication to keep you informed.
www.fairus.org ; www.vdare.com ; www.alipac.us ; www.firecoalition.com ; www.cairco.org ; www.limitstogrowth.com ; www.capsweb.org ; www.populationmedia.org ; www.worldpopulationbalance.org ; LimitsToGrowth.org
Visit this site for a rendition of Colorado Governor Lamm’s speech: “How to Destroy America”
Must see DVD: “Blind Spot”
This movie illustrates America’s future without oil, water and other resources to keep this civilization functioning.
In Canada: Tim Murray,
Director Immigration Watch Canadawww.immigrationwatch.org
Vice President Biodiversity First http://biodiversityfirst.googlepages.com/index.htm
Watch the DVD movie: “Blind Spot”—Exceptional movie with top scientists candidly discussion what we face as a civilization if we continue on our hyper-population growth path.
Please visit Annie Leonard at www.storyofstuff.com for a compelling and highly interesting 20 minute video concerning our high consumption, highly wasteful and unsustainable society. She educates and provides avenues for you to make a difference.
Visit this web site by Chris Martenson: http://www.chrismartenson.com/environmental_data
In Colorado: visit www.soprisfoundation.org for information how you can network with like-minded folks to create a more sustainable future for Colorado and other states.
View CNN’s “Planet in Peril” with Anderson Cooper and Lisa Ling:
Ghost of Thomas Paine—compelling video of common sense
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA: D.C.: (202)224-2854 email@example.com
Books to read: “The Long Emergency” by James Howard Kunstler
“Peak Everything” by Richard Heinberg
Many People” by Lindsey Grant
Become a member of “Frosty’s Press Agent Corps” whereby you volunteer a few hours to send out emails to top TV and radio hosts to offer top speakers on America’s overpopulation crisis driven by unending immigration. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and receive two informational letters showing you exactly what to do.
Roy Beck's "IMMIGRATION BY THE NUMBERS" is the single best educational appreciation of America's future if we allow ourselves to add another 100 million people. Just click on this site for the most sobering experience of your children's future.
Roy Beck gives a graphic presentation of our fate if we continue to allow legal and illegal immigration to swamp this country. If you have children, you will be particular unnerved at their fate. I know Roy Beck personally and his integrity and knowledge stand at the top. Pass this web site 14 minute video far and wide across America to educate everyone you know. We either stop this human tsunami or the future of this country will be much like Rome's. We must, as a nation and a civilization, move to secure our country from this massive, unrelenting population overload from a line that never ends. This will be the most compelling 14 minute video of your life.
Bob Woodruff of ABC asked input from all citizens concerning the future of our planet. Go to www.earth2100.tv for a sobering reality check as to what we face and to what I have been writing about for the past 20 years. Our ‘window’ to change to a balanced population and non-polluting energy diminishes every day we listen to irresponsible media and thus ignore the blatant symptoms manifesting all over America and the planet.
From: Frosty Wooldridge
This three minute interview with Adam Schrager on “Your Show” May 4, 2008, NBC Channel 9 News, addresses the ramifications of adding 120 million people to USA in 35 years and six million people to Colorado as to water shortages, air pollution, loss of farmland, energy costs and degradation of quality of life. In the interview, Frosty Wooldridge explains the ramifications of adding 120 million people to the USA in 35 years. He advances new concepts such as a “Colorado Carrying Capacity Policy”; “Colorado Environmental Impact Policy”; “Colorado Water Usage Policy”; “Colorado Sustainable Population Policy”. Nationally, the USA needs a "National Sustainable Population Policy" to determine the carrying capacity of this nation for the short and long term. Wooldridge is available for interviews on radio and TV having interviewed on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and FOX.
Go to: www.frostywooldridge.com and click on “Audio/Video” tab
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it” to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com