The Black Lives Matter movement is extremely important! However, there is also the All Lives Matter movement. The ALM movement is nice, and yes, all lives do matter, but it's imperative that we focus on black lives currently. They're suffering the most! They've been oppressed and hurt all throughout history and they still are. It's like there are many trees in a forest during a hurricane. Some trees are sturdy, others are swaying in the wind precariously, but one is about to collapse! Should we spread out and secure all the trees, or focus on the collapsing one first?
[Iris here. This is an immediate vent I created after watching Extinction: The Facts, a breathtaking documentary presented by David Attenborough.]
We are having a biotic crisis. Major mass extinction is crushing us nearly as hard as the O-S mass extinction. Around 60% of our earthly wildlife populations have succumbed to humanity's consistent greed for control over the earth.
We aren't worried about animals because they are 'cute' and 'beautiful.' Yes, they are, but we care about them more because they are living creatures just like us, and without these other living creatures breaking down dead matter, producing oxygen, and feeding us, we're all doomed.
I feel like we are not doing enough. We're discoing at our funeral. Do you know all that money that was used to repair Notre Dame: a pretty building? All those funds would suffice to clean up the great garbage patch in the middle of the Caribbean. It's a giant ugly deathtrap vibing in the middle of the sea. I like to think of the earth like a house sometimes, and the other animals our roommates. How would you feel if you were lazing about in your room throwing your garbage around the house and your roommates were chomping down on those, getting intestinal blockages and choking on your blasted soda bottles and 6-pack rings? Their rooms are barely habitable, mostly because we, humanity, keep barging in without knocking and taking their food and furniture. Pretty much more than half of the earth-house has been wrecked or claimed by us. Oh, did I forget to mention we're murdering our roommates as well? This isn't a pick at non-vegans, I'm not vegan myself, but I'm talking about unnecessary killings, like the poaching of pangolins, tigers, rhinoceros, and whatnot.
Anyways, I've finished watching the phenomenal documentary "Extinction: The Facts" presented by Sir David Attenborough only minutes before writing this vent. The accuracy hit me in the gut like a blade-covered frying pan. 60% of the wildlife population- including plants and marine animals, have died.
Now, what can we do to solve this? First of all, we have to do something. I don't wanna keep loafing around complaining mildly to my circle of regular friends and family, I wanna spread it out and plant some trees and donate to charities. I'm tired of ONLY having fun with my free time. I mean, that type of fun is great too, don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with it and I love it a lot, but I just want to do something to help save our planet.
Thank you for listening to my vent. I'll edit it soon and polish it, but I just wanna get this out right away. <3
I'm Iris, a kid who has lots of reflections and views on life as I experience it. I love to read topics about the world around us, other people's ideas and opinions, and just about anything that I'm curious about and interested in.