Where Are Captain Planet & The Planeteers?
I watched a short video about fracking and it’s safe to say that I’m pretty cheesed off, which inspiring me to write this train of thought [that became to long to publish alongside the share video on facebook]. I thought about Captain Planet and the Planeteers, maybe it weren’t just a cartoon, maybe they’ve always tried to tell us something because nowadays all I can see is a bunch of corporate cartels will stop at nothing to squeeze a buck out of something, even if people’s live are in danger. There’s a tonne of ways get clean energy but if they pursued these clean renewable methods, the heavy hitters at the top of the food chain will be out of pocket because their whole industrial and financial infrastructure could crumble in a matter of weeks.
These cartels turn over trillions, pocket billions and leave a the majority of us struggling to survive off of a few thousand. We pay interest on money loaned to us which was created out of thin air, and spend most of our time occupied at a menial job for eight hours a day, beginning our days stressed out before and after work as the trains, buses, and roads are full of congestion. We get home after a day of having our brain activity subdued to find ourselves too tired to read, write, create, research and socialise. It’s a cycle for 45 mon-fri’s of the year, working 9-5, doing the same thing over and over again. It’s no wonder that all people do when the working week is over is go out and get drunk, hit the high street and spend their peanuts of a reward given to them as a token of what they’re worth by these cartels.
Whilst we are occupied by these jobs, the upper echelons carve out more ways to keep us distracted and in their cycle of consumerism: newer technology to keep us entralled -do we need that implant in the back of our ear to document every thought and memory?, newer car -it looks and feels just like the old model but I’ll get it because now it has a deiiferent stitching in the interior, new celebrity story -so and so said something questionable on social media, newer propaganda-programming to make you believe that some poor country several miles away are a threat to our national security -the problem is that it’s a threat to their financial security because that particular place is sitting on a bunch of resources that the cartel require or that they are thinking of stepping away from their grasp.
Where is Captain Planet and the Planeteers?
I feel like Hoggish Greedly, Venimous Skumm, Dr. Blight & MAL, Duke Nukum, Looten Plunder, and their cartel leader Zarm, all exist in some shape or form within corporate conglomerate structure. As much as there are no magic rings, there are many among the people who are trying to make a change and if we all came together and refused to stay asleep, we could all do something radical. As Captain Planet used to say before returning to the earth, ‘The Power Is Yours’, and by power I mean choices.
One choice is powerful enough to make a huge impact and inspire others so what will yours be?