“What is radical? Is it radical to expand fossil fuel infrastructure in the midst of climate change?”
“Is it radical to use police force to quell public opinion, and public opposition?”
“It is not radical at all, and stand up and be arrested to unjust laws," said Campos.
It seems that many of us don't realize how seriously all of our lives are being affected. There are people, as you see here, who do go out and protest, who believe passionately about our lives, our earth home, and who point out injustices over and over again.
Protesters, with such integrity as those at the Kinder site make the trip to the site, I'm sure at great cost to themselves, having to travel there, stand around in all sorts of weather, be willing to be arrested and deal with whatever eventuality occurs. They are doing it for us too. We will benefit because of their integrity, that is, if any one will listen.
The environmental consequences are dire and somehow the government and many people seem to be oblivious. I assume that is their choice, informed or not. Maybe we have to accept that the bottom line is that money and greed rules our corporate lives and choices which ultimately means death to the planet and because of that we are all going to suffer a great deal in the very near future.
SFU scientist, Lynne Quarmby, was also at the same protest against Kindger Morgan on Burnaby Mountain. She spoke out and was also arrested. Over and over again and more and more I am reading about protests happening. People are getting stronger and stronger in trying to stand against injustice and destructive ecological practices, which have such huge and devastating implications. However, nothing changes. The governments win out. Is there any point anymore?
David Suzuki travelled across the whole of Canada giving speeches about the dire situation we are all in but what will change as a result? It remains to be seen.