sep-19 | #gretathunberg #climatestrike #fridaysforfuture
mid-autumn, early-afternoon #lochfreuchie #glenquaich #weneedtosavethis #now
“Please save your praise. We don’t want it. Don’t invite us here to just tell us how inspiring we are without actually doing anything about it because it doesn’t lead to anything.
“I have a dream that the people in power, as well as the media, start treating this crisis like the existential emergency it is. In fact I have many dreams. But this is the year 2019. This is not the time and place for dreams. This is the time to wake up. This is the moment in history when we need to be wide awake. And yes, we need dreams, we can not live without dreams. But there’s a time and place for everything. And dreams can not stand in the way of telling it like it is. And yet, wherever I go I seem to be surrounded by fairytales. Business leaders, elected officials all across the political spectrum spending their time making up and telling bedtime stories that soothe us, that make us go back to sleep. These are ‘feel-good’ stories about how we are going to fix everything. How wonderful everything is going to be when we have ‘solved’ everything. But the problem we are facing is not that we lack the ability to dream, or to imagine a better world. The problem now is that we need to wake up.”
US Congressional Hearing – Voices Leading the Next Generation on the Global Climate Crisis | Greta Thunberg