Have you ever really thought about why we came here to this new nation…new untamed country?
I know that you know the usual reasons: religious freedom, non government interference, gold, and empire building. However, the real reason is much more serious and it’s the same one that we as a planet want to do again, hence Mars.
Unfortunately, Mars is three years away, and while some skeptics would say, hey, it took a long time to reach this new country, it didn’t take 3 years.
We are looking at Mars the way our ancestors looked at this brave new world. Our new world contained all the elements that we had destroyed or used up in the old world like lumber, minerals, living space, to name a few. Here on Earth, we have the same problem. We’re fast running out of our natural resources that our ancestors and us have taken for granted for so long.
Once the trees are gone, they’re gone. Go take a look at the Mayan, Aztecs, Easter Island, and other primitive cultures. Once they destroyed all their natural resources, they were stuck and left without a contingency plan. When the rain stopped, there was drought.
In fact, in some South American countries because their glaciers already disappeared, the remaining water is now metered out to the inhabitants. How would you like to live like that? Rationed water, no, I didn’t think so. And, yet that’s what we are facing on planet Earth unless someone stands up and says, we’ve got to conserved what we’ve got left.
Even if you don’t believe in global warning, believe this. When all of our natural wealth runs out, how good are you at sharing? With your next door neighbor versus your neighbors across the sea?
And, while that is sinking in, let me remind you of a book that was written by Rachel Carson back in the 50’s. It was called “Silent Spring.”
Are you ready for “Silent Spring?”