I was born in 1982, at a very early age, as my mother, Viola's response to a nationwide shortage of stupidty. While still a small caped crusader in tights I was bitten by a radioactive accountant which shorted out all the brain cells that would normally have calculated my enlightened self interest and left me with no other career choice than serving other people, and worse yet, trying to save them from themselves. As a teenager, with the help of an alchoholic high school guidance counselor, I decided to become a superhero citizen artist social worker and earn fame and fortune fighting crime and injustice in the big city.
As I said I was born in response to a nationwide shortage of stupidity. It was back in the eighties when everybody knew everything and brains kept bumping into other brains. "Voila!" said Viola, "Enter Superdummy STAGE LEFT!", a Super Hero with a Pooh Bear size brain so he could at least get thru the crowd, not seem out of place on stupid talk shows, not be noticed at rich people's parties or their political confabs, do stupid performance art stunts, be so stupid he could't be degraded by any context, not even press conferences, WHATAGUY, where is he, anyway? Silly, skinny, almost invisible ...until at just the right moment.....ALLAKAZAM BLAM ZOWIEEE! WHAM! ZOCK! POW! THUD! OOOPS! Looks like he crashed into the wrong building and rescued the wrong goo goo eyed blushing young librarian again. Will there be lawsuits? Sure. But hey! It's the price of glory! It's what life in the fast lane is all about....ask OJ, ask Jeffrey Dahmer, ask Condi Rice, ask Godzilla----do I ever get the girl? Are you kidding? I know I am.
So looking at the national and world scene what's a nice guy like SuperDummy doing in a grade B plot like this? He was the only guy dumb enough to apply for the job. What job? Combatting the politics of FEAR and NARCISSM: 9/11 lookatme, lookatme, I'm a war president, lookatme, 9/11 9/11 lookatmet gonna have to raise the price of oil and suspend civil liberties, lookatme, did I mention 9/11? Happened just as if we planned it that way, SCRATCH THAT! Combatting climate change would be bad for the economy, then the evil doers would win. 9/11, 9/11....
THEN Narcissus turns media whore, designs self conscious clothes, makes endless speeches and bad movies and then shoots up the classroom. But who gave him his broken mirror? So now I gotta also fight DREAD. NAUSEA, ANOMIE, ANXIETY, SIDE EFFECTS, MALL SALES AND THAT TIRED, ACHEY FEELING....but who else can always be there for you to plant the SEEDS OF HOPE in DESPAIR?
"Inspector Jergens, this looks like a job for...." (OK, all together now, boys and girls....)
S U U U P E RRRRRRRRRR DUMMMMEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Friday, November 2, 2007
This is my letter to the world,
That never wrote to me,--
The simple news that Nature told,
With tender majesty.
Her message is committed
To hands I cannot see;
For love of her, sweet countrymen,
Judge tenderly of me!
Hey dudes & dudettes,
I guess they think I'm as dumb as I look. Diebold took my vote, the talk shows took my voice. I think they call them talk shows because they can't listen. Rupert took my newspapers. Big Oil took my paycheck. Big money's got my ass in debt till I die, the Economic Hit Man took my foreign policy. And then Clarence Thomas put a pubic hair in my constitution. And I'm sitting here like a superhero on a log listening to the news and the UN's committee on climate change says CO2's increased 35% more than the scientists predicted this year. Like, duh! Computers been underestimating greenhouse stuff by 100% to 500% the past fifty years and before that they said, global warming? What global warming? Now they tell me we're close to the tipping point where global warming accelerates faster & faster and can't be reversed. So does that mean we're already past the tipping point? What color emergency is that, and what am I supposed to do....uh lessee, make like a Hollywood B movie and DRIVE out of it? Yeah, drive faster, Superdummy, hell ain't half full. I listen to the scientists on C & N tell Senator McCain a feedback loop is like: the ice melts, the sun doesn't get reflected, the ground heats up, the ocean gets warmer, plankton die, give off more CO2 which holds more heat, and it goes on & on, like, the hotter it gets, the faster it can get hotter. And then the oceans boil and it's like Venus, 800 degrees in the shade except there isn't any shade. Well hey, it's not like it was the end of the world! OKAYYYY!? OKAYYYYY!?
Then Al Gore talks about reducing the greenhouse gases we're emitting by 80% by 2050. What's that supposed to do? And what about population growth? If cars can get twice as many miles per gallon and we have three times as many cars, are we making progress? SO...which of us is insane? And what can I do? If the guy's right who said, to choose is to live, the choices the little guy gets these days, I might as well be dead.
I FEEL like I'm dead. I read about amazing new inventions, CO2 absorbers, thin film photovoltaics, electric cars, "smokestack algae biofuels"....companies are already growing algae which take 35% of the smokestack CO2 and make biodiesel and ethanol from it and you don't need farmland, or tractors or fertilizers or pesticides and you don't have to haul the stuff because the plants are scattered out. I call the Troubleshooter Show, the Ed Schultz show, even NPR Science Friday. No answer or sorry no unerstan english. The pundits go on yammering about corn and switchgrass and the gummint goes on pouring billions into oil and oil wars. I write my rep or the newspaper and get a form letter. People are protesting and getting gassed in the streets, and who's listening even to them? Am I dead, or is this one of those dreams where you open your mouth to scream but no sound comes out?
I got a truck that ran on ethanol. That was OK but biodiesel was cleaner in the big picture. So I got two trucks that run on biodiesel. Then I bought the equipment to run straight vegetable oil or waste vegetable oil because that eliminates the processing. The daily grind won't let me install it yet, but maybe someday. At least now when the pump opens its mouth to swallow my Working Assets credit card Big Oil and Big War and that clown in the president's chair get less and green business gets more. When I get another call on a walk-in freezer that's down and I gotta go do or die for Miss America's right to go out to eat, at least some of the money I pay Working Assets to use my cell phone goes to green businesses and doesn't go to Verizon's union busting, invasions of privacy, and red state republican ecological nastiness. HELLO! VERIZON? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW!? Nope, they still send me kissey huggey love letters offering me more discounts. What do I have to do to make them understand, it's not about the money. That's THEIR deal. I say give em the goddam money, the money's not important. Like dude! Just give us back our EARTH. Sorry, you're gonna haveta talk louder than that Superdummy, can't hear you. Or whyncha just faggedabout your precious little crusade to save people from themselves?
Yeah OK I'm a dummy. I didn't stop there. I signed up with CitizenReThinkReNu so they could put solar panels on my roof and become my power company for 1 to 25 years. They said I'd save money because they'd lock in my present rate, but I figure Big Oil will conspire to keep the price of oil competitive, and anyway the loss of the use of my $500 deposit (of course I get it back but) is gonna be hard to offset. Yeah it's stupid. Looks like we're gonna burn up anyway, and it's just gonna cost me a little extra to put some expensive shade on my roof, but it's the right thing to do, and don't worry bout me, my lack of brain cells just makes me happier anyhow. And the little guy shouldn't forget the little things, so I changed the lightbulbs, got energy efficent appliances, bought organic local produce, grew sprouts, got a hand crank wheatgrass juicer and wheatgrass grow kit online and also buy flats of wheatgrass when I don't have time and trim them just right so a few of them are still growing while I'm juicing the latest one. Somebody's bound to notice that. Sure. Like another fart in hell!
There’s another feedback loop to start by NOT contributing to (NOT voting your $$$ on)
(Would that be a negative or a positive feedback loop? I’m confused.)
Media Matters action center:
analyze this bilge:
Or join Rep. Henry Waxman and “Battleground Democrats” at:
Yeah I'm voting by giving or withholding my money and it at least counts a little in the other direction now, but the number crunchers can't see anything except Big Money and they can't watch that past the quarterly earnings report. And the feedback loops can't hear me until we at least get back to Piltdown Man levels of greenhouse gasses. I'm still opening my mouth but no sound comes out. Then I ask myself, what if there was a letter? A letter that lists these choices, and gets other choices added to it, and it gets sent to your friends and they send it to their friends and it just goes on and on like Voyager thru cyberspace? Pretty soon the number crunchers start to notice. A beautiful green feedback loop starts to balance the destructive feedback loops of global warming. And by the time it cuts the economic legs out from under the Iraq war, it'll be Exxon, Halliburton and Darth Vader Jr. instead of the rest of us not noticing until it's too late. .Get enough numbers together and even the idiots controlling the media will have to report both on the direness of the emergency and the brilliant remedies they've so far ignored. All it would take is one little letter, the right letter. And that's a real hassle.
I can't write that letter. I'm too stupid, remember? And I got too many scruples. I can't say, send this letter on because if you do, good things will happen to you and if you don't, bad things will happen to you. I can't say that because I don't know that. If I was a smart politician I could, but if I was that smart I wouldn't have to work for a living at this soul sucking job. But maybe until we find the smartypants who CAN write the letter, we could send this one out instead? And someday maybe hundreds of versions would be going out, all together screaming, HELLO! CAN YOU HEAR US NOW!? And then KA POW! GA ZING! ZONK! THRASH! SMANG! WHACKO! the money changers are thrown out of the bar on their butts!
O sure, Superdummy, you say, but if it's already too late, why bother? Why not just blow everything on one big party? Ever hear that old saying, "Anything done long enough becomes agony?" And did you ever ask yourself if parties are really all that much fun? I knew a woman who dreamed she was at a party having a blast and some people in another room were whispering,
"It still hurts."
Pain is one of the few real things left. So I choose to be awake thru the whole operation.
And I dunno about you but I'm TIRED of working for assholes. If I'm gonna die in a firey holocaust I don't want to go there supporting the idiocy that started the fire in the first place. I'm not THAT dumb yet. I think we were community before we were individuals, and at the end we see what our real community looks like, and the natural community still has everything to say about that. Yeah it could already be too late, but generations before us wondered if they could grow old before the world ended. I think of the Dark Ages, the Black Plague, the random gropings of our flawed & failing founding fathers who had no model for the country they were creating, the Dust Bowl, the times during WW II when it looked like we would lose, and we got by on perseverance, random strokes of genius and dumb luck. And I don't think it's ever possible to say the word DUMB loud enough.
So isn't this the same damn DUMB chance we've always had?
And like we always have to say, FOR NOW, could you send this letter on, (and on) and send the choices you'd like to add back to me at:
I’ll collect and send them on…….(and on)
Yer Old Pal,
COMMENTS: (from Brink.com)
If humanity could see past her vanity, what would she see? The human race is parasitic and needs to be cleansed from the planet, perhaps the universe. It's sad. I've often thought people are better than they are
"The leech's kiss
The squid's embrace
The prurient ape's defiling touch
and do you like the human race
no, not much" -Huxley
Comment by evanidsghost
11/18/2007 @ 11:02 am
Thanks for looking down on the whole world and judging all us poor working stiff's lives & hard times & condemning them. Hope you & Huxley feel better now. Hitler only judged a race, you managed to shitcan a whole species in just a few words. Did somebody die and leave you pope? How do you look through everybody's life and soul throughout history, and say they're nothing but crap, in the face of libraries full of adventures in consiousness and courage in the face of impossible odds? If only Superdummy could be like you, then he wouldn't be just another poor schmuckoid wannabe superhero, he could really be somebody. BUUTTT the poor fool thinks he wants to do something positive, have a plan, start an ANTI global warming feedback loop.....for the children, if no one else, who've done nothing wrong and are just trying to save a little piece of the world from ALL the negative generalities of those who're older and wiser than THEY are....HOPE, PLAN, DO SOMETHING! Ridiculous. Worst possible strategy you can have in an emergency. Far better to be passive, sit around in some Cafe' en ze boulevaaarrrd and GLOWERRRR at ze booobwaughzzheee & die in an orgy of fear & self loathing. I'm with you, man, whaddawe do NEXT!!??
Comment by superdummy
11/19/2007 @ 8:54 am
Yes, or course you're right. It's just that I've involved myself in many campaigns through the years - mostly environmental - and watched the planet steadily deteriorate at an accelerating pace. I guess that's a reason to try harder, not give up. Your optimism and positive attitude is respected and my post was not intended to criticize you in any way. I'm just tired, and frustrated with people - especially my own countrymen/women. BTW: we won a few of those campaigns, so all wasn't lost. The pressure is off some creatures (at least a bit) and people more fully understand the consequences of radiation in the environment (somewhat). Thanks for your efforts. We need more people like you
Comment by evanidsghost
11/20/2007 @ 7:06 am
And YOU are right, my friend. (forgive my presumption, but we do seem to be on the same side in this fight.) Things ARE bad out there. And if we don't want to continue the negative generalities of others in & out of the media we need to look at EXACTLY how bad things are. And we need to look at ALL possible solutions, no matter how strange they may seem at first. Yes, efforts in the past have failed. Jimmy Carter warned us in the 80s that "Energy conservation is the moral equivalent of war." He was right, it will take a WW II type of national/worldwide mobilization). He was laughed at, and in a senseless, negative, symbolic gesture, some idiot named Ronald Regan took down the solar panels Jimmy had installed on the roof of the White House. But there is (always) how bad things are: "Fire!" and then there is our reaction (people trampled & killed all trying to get out of the theater at the same time). How many drivers are killed overreacting to a skid or a sharp turn? A minor mechanical failure yesterday, produced a panic reaction (generalizing, all or nothing thinking) in me, which caused a chain of misfortunes infinitely greater than the original incident. An almost universal principle of therapy, mechanical or spiritual repair: get the information, diagnose the problem, "Just the facts, ma'am.", What happened, how did I react, what was the result, WHY?!, and finally, "It is what it is." No matter what happens we have to LOOK! and (take it out and) look at it--- over and over, until we find the distance that can make us whole. At the risk of overreacting here, sometimes our choices literally do boil down to "Which hill do you want to die on? and: What would you rather die doing?" I believe all our intelligence comes from the intelligence of nature which has created innumerable intelligences equal to, & possibly greater than ours (not a hard bar to get over). (On a good day, I can sometimes even believe that intelligence that created us is all we need to take care of us.) BTW Thank you for your good letter. Because talk helps us. Because we are community before we are individual and our community is part & parcel of the community of nature. I choose to dedicate my life to the service of that community, while recognizing I have a snowball's chance in hell of making a dent in the mass consciousness that has served us so badly in the past. Why else, Inspector Jergens, do you think everybody keeps saying, "This looks like a job for SUPERDUMMY!"?????
Comment by superdummy
11/20/2007 @ 8:50 am
"Lighten up." he sd. "Sure go ahead, spoil my bad mood." I sd. Anyhow you want the clown act, OK, here's the clown act: Yeah things aren’t that bad, we’re all in this together, except for a few billion people who suddenly decide to act like Republicans: “Screw you I’m getting mine.” Money money money that’s all we think about in a crisis. Before you leave the house in the morning you gotta consult the I Ka Ching. And things will get simpler. It’s no longer The Prisoner’s Dilemma: “Who do I cooperate with?”….it’s…. “Who do I give my radio to and what do I have for my last meal? Gee I can have anything I want, even stuff that gives me headaches and diarrhea….except it has to taste as good coming up as it did going down.” We’ll lose a lot of history. It’ll be like the whole world has Alzheimer’s. No memory, no problems. Yeah, whyncha just faggedaboudit? Friend of mine doesn’t want any more information about global warming. He just wants to know how much time he has left. Yeah time is gonna get to be a big deal. Hard to get much done without it. We have a TIME MARKET here. But they only sell food. And Self Storage is gonna be big too. We have hundreds of SELF STORAGE places but they only store stuff. That will have to change, big time. Crime. We must be expecting something, because we’re fascinated by it these days. What’s with all these crime scene dramas smoldering detectives looking thru smoldering ruins examining dead bodies for signs of life? Yeah she’s dead alright, yep, still dead, yep, really dead now, yep, too bad, nice tits, too, wanna go get somethin to eat? All those seething attitudes and tough guy silences….I KNOW it’s their job, don’t you think I KNOW that?! But do they have to be so DRAMATIC about it? I mean it’s just a job for chrissakes! Myself I dunno if I’ll ever die cause I can never find anything that fits me in a thrift store. Rush Limbaugh’s last broadcast, that’ll be something to look forward to: “Those liberals and those environmental wackos. They sure do make it look real don’t they? You gotta give em that. All we need here is a little more capital….hey who stole my Oxycontin? I’m not an addict. I only use it when I need it.” And Dr. Laura, “If you were a real man, you’d get a gun and go shoot the people who did this…. ….raised her son to be a gung ho army ranger…..giving it all for George Bush and Exxon…..smart guy tho, photographic memory and no future….” So we have a runaway greenhouse effect and the earth looks like Venus, 700 degrees in the shade. Hey, it’s not the end of the world, OK? Well thanks a lot, you’ve been a great audience, and I’m just saying that. Well goodnight everybody! Everybody! Who the hell is everybody? I don’t know you people. How’d you get in here anyway? SECURITY!!!!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
cause the feedback sez the feedback is the law
(this section is for helpful sites, correspondence, ideas, suggestions, idle gossip while we wait for the apocalypse
HOW TO: make an anti global warming feedback loop in your back yard out of recycled building materials, bicycle inner tubes, compost and paper plates. It's simple and easy. HERE. LET ME SHOW YOU. First take a few Barbie Dolls, grind them up in a chipper, then blenderize them in the compost. Ha Ha juuussst kidding. Once you get the model of your AGFL built, invite your friends over for a party. Talk. Talk about everything. Then talk about your choices. Then talk trash. Talk is the way we access random DUMB luck and inventions. Then AFTER you establish your REAL community do internet conferencing to find the virtual, invisible community. Just remember that community depends on thousands of little real communities just like yours.
Make To Do lists like:
Start a greenhouse.
Under the sink and larger worm farms.
Make lists of fantastic Green businesses, ones that offer choices to the little guy and those that are just good to know about because they give HOPE, and like my Chinese fortune cookie said one night,
"He who has hope has everything."
And then I walked into the grocery store and surfed the magazine rack and ran across an article about a guy who died out in the woods. He had food, shelter, everything except gas for his car, but the thing he really died of was he lost hope.
In contrast working with nature is sometimes the most fun you can have with your clothes on.
Greywater is fun. Like making a water sculpture out of your sink and shower. Look:
And take a tour of industries doing amazing things training little one celled animal circusses:
MIT plant generating oil rich algae & biofuels grown in the emissions of power plants:
GreenFuels Technologies is a corporation already making biofuels using this method:
Here’s a site listing other companies making biofuel from algae:
A pyrolitic process turns landfill waste into a carbon NEGATIVE fertilizer:
Also check out article in New Scientist: Oct. 20-6-07, International Biochar Inst.
Look at Global Exchange.org:
check out green credit cards at yr browser:
included herein for yr impuraisal
an exchange I had with the CitizenReNu installer, Marc Barnes. I was surprised at his willingness to hear my objections. Hope the bigwigs are equally open to common sense.
I was told it was a group of investors who came out of the U of A.
But I won't hold that against them.
I think I'll include this type of chain of correspondence in the blog.
Thanks for getting back to me so soon. I was delayed in my response, both in signing & mailing the preliminary contract and in this reply, because my head exploded on contact with your rationale for taking panels off my roof if I was pumping too much power back into the grid.
I seriously doubt any of us prospective customers volunteer for your program out of any real sense that we're going to do better than break even on this deal.* If ReThink actually makes a difference i.e. becomes competitive Big Oil is probably going to conspire to keep the price of their energy close to yours, and if they can't or just don't want to, do you think they're going to sit idly by while you grab their market share? The dirty tricks they've used in the past are amply and aptly noted in the solar history book "A GOLDEN THREAD" and they haven't undergone any dramtic character changes since: witness GM's discontinued limited edition of the "Vixen", a 7' x 21' (ca 1 ton) van with a BMW TDI diesel that gets 28 mpg and their shredding of the EV1 despite the objections of thousands of satisfied leaseholders. DON'T get me STARTED!
My point is if our motivation is mainly sacrifice for the common good why shouldn't that be ReThinkReNu's also? In otherwords, give TEP the goddam money. What does it hurt you to leave a few extra panels up? The money's not important. Getting our earth back is. Besides that your best survival strategy is YOU WANT EVERYBODY TO MAKE MONEY because the number crunchers will crunch you if they don't make money. And even if that doesn't happen WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. Isn't that supposed to be what this renewable energy enterprise is all about in the first place?
So I had to swallow all my misgivings about signing up with a company starting out with such a cockamaimey business philosophy and say, o well nothing's perfect and nobody's going to do everythig the way I think they should, and at least I'll be doing SOME good etc. except it still feels kind of sore. I'm supposed to operate from the ethic of sacrifice while you guys run with the ethic of business as usual?
Well, OK, I probably don't get a vote on this, but would you please tell me what I could do to get a few pieces of my exploded head on the table?
I ain't mad, I'm just feeling a little grumpy about the whole thing. Look forward to seeing you when you come over to evaluate my site.
* IF WE WANT OUR WORK, OUR MONEY, AND ULTIMATELY OUR LIVES TO HAVE MEANING, AT LEAST IN ECOLOGICAL TERMS, WE HAVE TO MAKE SACRIFICES. GOING TO BIOFUELS COSTS ME MORE THAN STAYING WITH FOSSIL. HYBRIDS RIGHT NOW ARE WAY PRICIER THAN GAS GUZZLERS. I LOST A ONE-OF-A-KIND CONTRACT SWITCHING FROM RED STATE REPUBLICAN VERIZON TO WORKING ASSETS. NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF PHOTOVOLTAIC DEAL I GET WITH CITIZENRE, TECHS FOR SUSTAINABILITY, OR KYOCERASOLAR, AS FOR ALL FORMS OF ALTERNATIVE ENERGY, AS A GAMBLER, I MIGHT AS WELL FOLD 'EM AND WALK AWAY FROM THE TABLE. BUT IT ISN'T ABOUT THE MONEY, THAT'S JUST HELLOGOODBYE DON'T GET ATTACHED (TO MUCH OF ANYTHING, REALLY). WE DO IT BECAUSE WE REALIZE WE HAVE TO "BE THE CHANGE WE WANT", AND WHETHER THE PLANET SURVIVES THE SELF ACCELERATING GREENHOUSE FEEDBACK LOOPS OR NOT, BEHAVE AS IF OUR ACTIONS WERE THE MODEL FOR EVERYONE ELSE'S.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR COMMUNICATION WITH CITIZENRE IS LIKE, BUT MY MESSAGE TO THEM, IS THE CONSUMER'S MOTIVATION AND COSTS OUGHT TO BE ONE OF THE PRIMARY ISSUES ON THE TABLE RIGHT NOW. WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO REST IN PEACE AT NIGHT KNOWING THAT ANY AMOUNT OF OVERPRODUCTION WHATSOEVER IS GOING BACK INTO THE GRID REGARDLESS OF WHO MAKES MONEY ON IT. I DON'T BELIEVE THIS IS JUST AN ETHICAL OR IDEALISTIC PRINCIPLE, I'M CONVINCED IT IS A PRINCIPLE OF SURVIVAL FOR YOUR COMPANY AS WELL AS FOR THE PLANET. TEP, BIG OIL AND BIG GOVERNMENT ARE GOING AFTER YOU AS SOON AS YOU'RE NOTICEABLE. WHEN YOUR SHARE VALUE GOES UP, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER THE NUMBER CRUNCHERS ARE GOING TO GET A PIECE OF THE ACTION, EITHER BY BUYING UP THEIR COMPETITION, OR BY THE SAME DIRTY TRICKS THEY'VE USED IN THE PAST OR BY GOING FAKE GREEN. THEY HAVE ALREADY DONE ALL THE ABOVE TO A CERTAIN EXTENT BUT IT'S BOUND TO GET WORSE. THE BEST CASE SCENARIO IS: OTHER ENTREPRENEURS WILL BEGIN REAL GREEN BUSINESSES, (AND THAT WILL ALSO GENERATE EVEN MORE FAKE GREEN). BUT IF YOU ARE ALL ABOUT CLEAN ENERGY AND NOT THE MONEY, YOU CAN KEEP YOUR CONSUMER BASE WHICH YOU WILL HAVE TO DO IF YOU SURVIVE IN A COOPERATIVE COMPETITION WITH CORPORATE INTERESTS THAT HAVE DESTROYED EFFORTS LIKE YOURS IN THE PAST AND CAN CONTINUE TO DO SO UNTIL A RUNAWAY GREENHOUSE EFFECT TURNS EARTH INTO A VENUS LIKE HELL . (ACCORDING TO THE LATEST UN IPCCC ANNOUNCEMENT THIS WON'T TAKE MORE THAN A FEW YEARS UNLESS WE DO SOMETHING DRASTIC)
I DON'T SAY THIS TO DESTROY HOPE, BUT RATHER THE OPPOSITE. IT'S GOOD THAT ALTERNATIVE ENERGY IS DECENTRALIZED RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE IT GIVES THE LITTLE GUY, AND ULTIMATELY ALL OF US, A FIGHTING CHANCE. IT'S LESS VULNERABLE TO PHYSICAL AND ECONOMIC TERRORISM. BUT SOONER OR LATER TO AVOID MASSIVE BUYOUTS, IT MAY HAVE TO RESORT TO A SMALL BUSINESS AMERICAN VERSION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. IF IT GETS BOUGHT UP ANYWAY, LET'S HOPE PVS ARE BIG ENOUGH BY THAT TIME THAT THEY CAN'T BE SHREDDED WITHOUT IT BEING DONE PUBLICLY (BECAUSE COCKROACHES HATE SUNLIGHT).
MY MAIN POINT IS TO PUT THE CONSUMERS' ISSUES ON THE TABLE FIRST AND FOREMOST. WE'RE NOT BUYING BECAUSE WE THINK WE CAN SAVE MONEY, WE'RE BUYING BECAUSE IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO. AS LONG AS RETHINKRENU TAKES IN AND RENEWS THAT SACRIFICE I BELIEVE IT CAN SURVIVE. CONSUMERS AREN'T AS STUPID AS THEY USED TO BE. THERE'S A CONSTANTLY GROWING NUMBER OF THEM WHO WILL STICK WITH YOU THROUGH THICK AND THIN AS LONG AS THEY KNOW YOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING BY THE ENVIRONMENT. GIVE BIG OIL ITS MONEY. THE MONEY ONLY MATTERS TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU, AND THE PLANET, CAN SURVIVE. ONE THING YOU COULD DO TO COUNTERACT THE GREENHOUSE FEEDBACK LOOPS IS TO INSTALL A COMMUNICATION FEEDBACK LOOP WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS. THE LITTLE GUY DOESN'T GET MANY REAL CHOICES THESE DAYS. GIVE US A CHOICE, A VOICE AND A VOTE IN YOUR EFFORTS AND YOU'LL CREATE A CONSTITUENCY NOBODY CAN TAKE AWAY FROM YOU.
Subject: Rethink, Renew! Solar electric power for your home.
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 09:35:51 -0700
I sent this up the chain so you can be heard (everyone please read below). If it were up to me, there would be an option to overproduce because I wholeheartedly agree that it isn't about the money for me either. I would be happy to overproduce by 5 -10% just to help reduce Americas dependence on limited resources. In the perfect world we would have more choices and with enough voice, maybe we can regain that option. We know the government hasn't done its job since the Industrial Revolution began. And hopefully, one citizen of planet earth at a time, we can make a big change.
Feel free to contact me with any questions,
Marc R Barnes
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