Filed under: Greenpeace, Philippines | Tags: Green Electoral Initiative, Philippine Elections, Presidential Elections, Rancid
This was a question that was posed by the seminal So Cal punk band Rancid in their 1995 album …And Out Come the Wolves, a question that I myself was forced to answer when I first played it on our tape deck as a teenager.
The line is from a song whose title nowadays rings a bell when heard as it is entitled The 11th Hour a now familiar line as it has also been the title of a Leonardo DiCaprio documentary that speaks of the urgency for climate action.
Again I am reminded that we are in an age of do or die decisions as far as the environment is concerned. Pollution has escalated beyond that of local incidence but to a scale that now transcends national and geopolitical boundaries; the nuclear industry lobby has now seized the opportunity to posture itself as the silver bullet solution to the energy requirements that hopes to eventually phase out fossil fuels in order to reduce the levels of carbon dioxide that leads to global warming; and even the food we eat is now threatened with the poisons and yet-to-be known side effects of industrial farming and genetic engineering.
Indeed this generation is now given that task to step up to the challenge of this eleventh hour, of do or die decisions for a world that ought to be opting for clean water, renewable energy and safe food.
Here in the Philippines history provides us again that golden opportunity as a nation to opt for a better future for the environment, as the democratic process expects us as a people to advance the cause for a sustainable and peaceful future.
The answer to the question posed in the song is one of plain logic that speaks to the very core of our intrinsic value as people:
“Do you know where the power lies?
It starts and ends with you!”
Indeed for what else embodies a nation other than the people of this country, which we all love dearly.
It is our hope that as we embark on a search for that urgently needed leader that you would join us in seeking that one –who would put clean water, clean energy and safe food as top priority in their term as president.
That is why we would like to invite you to join us in our search by joining our campaign kickoff this Friday simply contact Veronica Rodriguez through following: (02) 332 18 07 Loc 107; 0927 342 5012 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There is strength in numbers.
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