I am into gardening because I care about our beautiful world and the awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping natural beauty she provides to us. So, taking care of my garden, by composting, planting, I feel like I am taking care of my mother world who just provides for us but does not demand anything back from us. It is the only and little thing that I can do for.
I am into gardening because I am extremely concerned about the natural world, climate and environment. Everything is messed up there. Weather patterns are becoming erratic; some places are becoming very dry and hot; some are becoming extremely cold; some are becoming mild; drought, flood, violent storms are becoming common; species are vanishing at an alarming rate. Deforestation is rampant (only 20% of Madagascar's original forest is left. ONLY 20%. Madagascar, like any islands, have a unique ecosystem which is not found anywhere in the world. Out of that ecosystem, only 20% left!!). Craze about exotic animals are on the rise; the exotic animals are then let out in the nature; result -- they become invasive species and kill the native animals (think about the impact of Burmese python in Florida). Animals are slaughtered left and right because of their meat, Chinese medicine and to satisfy the human greed (example: huge tracts of primeval forests in Indonesia are cut down to grow palm for palm oil production; huge tracts of Amazonian rain-forest cleared to supply us with lumber and to grow soybean). Concern about climate and weather should become a topic of NATIONAL SECURITY because they are affecting the gulf-stream. If the gulf-stream shuts down, the whole of the USA will turn into Arctic; NYC will get covered with glaciers; NO, I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT FANTASY HOLLYWOOD MOVIES. I am into mathematics research, and many of my colleagues predict that using scientific, mathematical models. If temperature keep on rising, the glaciers will start melting fast. All the places located by oceans will go under-water; the geography of the world will change. About 500 million people in the Indian sub-continent will get affected if the glaciers of the Himalayas melt.
I hear people saying that all these climate/weather changes have happened before also. True, they have happened. But, never at such a fast, unprecedented rate. So, out of all these concerns, I do gardening. I plant trees, plant native trees and flowers; think about what to feed the birds; think about what to plant and do so that bees and butterflies and other insects have a chance to survive at least in my garden. I try to grow vegetables to minimize carbon foot-print. Again, I hope that my doing all these, I am respecting nature, becoming part of her and doing something for our Earth.
But, then these BLOODY people appear on the scene. What the F***?? Meet tea-party, southern congressman Paul Broun.
He is a DOCTOR. He can eventually become a SENATOR!!! Read about him here . "He began his political career as a volunteer lobbyist for Safari Club International, working on the big game hunting group's efforts to oppose gun-control measures.
Now, I don't care about him or whatever he says or whatever he does. There are all sorts of people like him in this world. But, I am aghast that such people can GET ELECTED, BECOME CONGRESSMAN AND THEN EVENTUALLY A SENATOR. They are then going to sit in D. C. and make rules!!!!