How do you make a difference? I often ponder on the idea of how my presence, and every day actions can make an impact in my lifetime, and for the generations to come. Sometimes I feel like I can start a revolution and others I feel defeated by the constant blows that puncture our society’s progress. Last night, I felt the latter. Listening to “The Truth Has Changed” performance and book by Josh Fox made me want to keep pushing towards a positive change. 17 years after September 11, 2001 there are so many conversations that are still taking place in regards to our political, and environmental climate, Josh Fox, addresses both.
In a large theatre seating about 150 eager listeners, Josh brought life to his book. His passion radiated through the auditorium and made you hungry to learn more about the tragic state of our country and what we can do to help. From his volunteer work in feeding the first responders of 9/11 to the research which gave birth to, “GASLAND”. His words make you want to strike back. They bring attention to the horrific acts that are stabbing into the depths of mother earth’s core, making her bleed fumes of harmful gases slowly killing those inhabiting her bleeding path.
“The Truth Has Changed” is separated into a long journey of journalism, and documenting on the political spectrum which just so happens to coincide with how the rest of the world acts towards our environments. With the bad guys hard at work trying to feed their greed, the planet takes a toll in response to it. Josh Fox brings attention to the acts of, Rex Tillerson (former ExxonMobile CEO), BP, Cambridge Analytica, The Clintons, Vladimir Putin, and of course Donald Trump. They call this act, ‘Fracking: the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, boreholes, etc., so as to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas’. This is what catalyzes the drop in temperature of our planet, which leads to glaciers melting, species dying off, and toxicity in water areas nearest the contamination.
So how do I become involved? How do I bring awareness to the issue? How can we stop these multi billionaires from investing fear to our causes? My conclusion is education, EDUCATE YOURSELF. We live in a technology based society that gives us access to information. Find reliable sources, don’t fall trap to fast marketing, or senseless programming. We can be and do better. Wake up. Call your representatives, show up to a rally, and make your voice count.