"We have met the enemy and he is us." - Pogo, Walt Kelly.
We were there, speaking and bearing witness, on the legislative lawns in Victoria.
Where was Christy Clark?
We were there, linking arms, in front of our MLA offices throughout B.C.
Where was Mary Polak?
This is not about expanding tar sand extraction, increasing pipelines, or building safer supertankers. This is about acknowledging our collective addiction to fossil fuel and committing to recovery programs.
"Arctic ice shrinks 18 per cent against record, sounding climate-change alarm bells. Our response [so far] has not been alarm, or panic, or a sense of emergency. It has been: 'Let's go up there and drill for oil.'" - The Guardian.
We, the people, are complicit. The time is now, to stop complacency, denial, and subsidies to the oil industry - to invest in practices that create a future worth living.
Susan Davidson, Aldergrove