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Not So Green

February 17, 2022


“It’s not easy being green.”

Kermit the frog


“Green” is a tool

More accurately………A marketing tool

To ease the consumer’s un-conscious
That it is being environmentally friendly
In the purchases it makes under the
Guise of being healthy for the planet

When it is still an extraction of resources
Coming from….you guessed it…..earth

See how easily, earthlings are distracted
Led, manipulated, coerced into consumption
By the use of the middle color in the rainbow
ROY G BIV (in case you are double checking)

Which even the stickers, paint, ink, trees
(Those billboards don’t just appear as if
Magically on their own) used to identify
The products as being green came from
The resources extracted from the planet

Well, that is not very “green” now is that??

How “green” could anything be if it is
Dug up or cut in one place then moved
By the burning of toxic flammable liquids
Pumped from earth into machines going
To another place, made into something
Requiring packaging from other places
Loaded up to a distribution place before
Being distributed to smaller places then
Redistributed to stores then to houses

To be used so briefly it is then loaded
Into a bin to be picked up and moved
To a smelly place gathering everybody’s
“Green” stuff to be covered by brown stuff
Reverse filtering rain into dirty ground water

“O, Beautiful,
For smoggy skies
Insecticided grains
For strip-mined mountains, majesty
Above the asphalt plains.
America, America,
Man sheds his waste on thee
And hides the pines
With billboard signs
From sea to oily sea!”

– George Carlin

Greta Thunberg can rant all she wants

Until the collective can gracefully
Consciously and compassionately reduce
The population, all efforts are for naught

“You don’t have the baby
You get a lot of extra money

And, good for the environment

I know in Norway
You are all about the environment
You have a lot of stringent
Rules and regulations about recycling

Yeah! How many babies can you have?

As many as you want?

Then all the other shit…is pointless.”

– Doug Stanhope


Housing costs, fuel costs, food costs all would go down. The air we breath would be cleaner, etcetera etcetera, you get the picture.

“Besides, environmentalists don’t give a shit about the planet. They don’t care about the planet; not in the abstract they don’t. You know what they’re interested in?

A clean place to live; their own habitat. They’re worried that someday in the future, they might be personally inconvenienced. Narrow, unenlightened self-interest doesn’t impress me.”

– George Carlin


Perhaps things are not so green…..because

“We Work The Black Seam” together

“This place has changed for good
Your economic theory said it would
It’s hard for us to understand
We can’t give up our jobs the way we should
Our blood has stained the coal
We tunneled deep inside the nation’s soul
We matter more than pounds and pence
Your economic theory makes no sense

One day in a nuclear age
They may understand our rage
They build machines that they can’t control
And bury the waste in a great big hole
Power was to become cheap and clean
Grimy faces were never seen
Deadly for twelve thousand years
Is carbon fourteen
We work the black seam together
We work the black seam together

The seam lies underground
Three million years of pressure
Packed it down
We walk through ancient forest lands
And light a thousand cities with our hands
Your dark satanic mills
Have made redundant all our mining skills
You can’t exchange a six inch band
For all the poisoned streams in Cumberland

One day in a nuclear age
They may understand our rage
They build machines that they can’t control
And bury the waste in a great big hole
Power was to become cheap and clean
Grimy faces were never seen
Deadly for twelve thousand years
Is carbon fourteen

We work the black seam together
We work the black seam together

And should the children weep
The turning world will sing their souls to sleep
When you have sunk without a trace
The universe will suck me into place

One day in a nuclear age
They may understand our rage
They build machines that they can’t control
And bury the waste in a great big hole
Power was to become cheap and clean
Grimy faces were never seen
Deadly for twelve thousand years
Is carbon fourteen

We work the black seam together
We work the black seam together
We work the black seam together
We work the black seam together:

– Sting


Adding a green leaf or the outline of one
To every product will never be big enough to
Cover our sins of destroying our only home
Though it makes us feel warm and fuzzy
Simmering in the pot of complacency
While we crank up the heat on us frogs



“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”

– Angelo Devlin



From → Lyrics, Paradox, Quotes, random

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