Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Day 45 of the 365 Days Of Blogging

The author, Dane F. Baylis

Talk About A Celebrity That I Just Love


Okay, the qualifier was a bit much...LOVE?

First, the one I'm going to mention isn't what we would normally quantify as a 'celebrity'. Statesman, scholar, world leader...yes...but I'm not sure that even he would call himself a celebrity. However, his willingness to take a stand and the eloquence with which he does so earns him my deepest admiration. I am speaking of the former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore.

The depth of research he presents can sometimes be daunting but the facts presented and the conclusions drawn are irrefutable. From An Inconvenient Truth, to The Assault On Reason, and now with The Future, he has shown himself to be an indefatigable crusader for the environment, the world, and generations of children yet unborn. His understanding of geopolitics shows that he has drawn some pretty stark but realistic conclusions based on the evolution of global economics and the growing competition for resources. His ability to look at the present and extrapolate the not too distant future is commendable.

I have to say though, he does not adopt the doom and gloom finality too often heard from those who express the same concerns. His balanced, but dire, approach to a planet growing daily more over crowded is a sane and realistic warning of the things we should be paying attention to. The forces of consumerism would have us all plunge right over the cliff like so many lemmings dressed in the latest fashions and driving SUV's loaded with flat screens, deeds to our McMansions and the latest in mood-elevating, anti-depressant, sleep aids while we clutch desperately to semi-automatic assault rifles with hundred round magazines in the hope we can hold off our neighbors. Mr. Gore in the meantime seems to be asking, why not do something about tomorrow before it arrives?

I am accepting submissions of short fiction to 1200 word, poetry to 25 lines, and carefully crafted essays for the Your Work/Your Love page. No pay, just the glory. Authors retain all rights. You can follow or subscribe to this blog by using the gadgets on the right side of this page. I love the company and it helps with the search engine ratings. Comments. critiques , and questions are always welcome. You can use the form at the bottom of the page for that. I reply a quickly as I am able.

Meanwhile, as, love, write.

Dane F. Baylis

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