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What Kind of World are We Leaving Our Kids?

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back after a week of work and writing. I spent last night hanging with the hubby, we got a pizza and settled down to watch a movie. This one was titled, “Dark Waters,” and it’s a must see. It’s based on a true story. One of my favorite types of movies.

It’s the story of Robert Bilott a corporate lawyer who took on the company DuPont. The company had been poisoning the water supply for at least forty years and one farmer figured it out when his livestock started getting sick and dying. (Sorry this is a spoiler alert)

Robert Bilott took the case and was not only able to get a settlement for him, but for quite a few members of the community when it was determined that the water supply of the town was contaminated. Mr. Bilott was able to prove the company knew the drug they had created had contaminated the water and was dangerous to humans. I won’t go into more detail. I don’t want to ruin the whole movie for you.

In my opinion, this is what’s wrong with America today. Too many corporations are worried about making profits at the expense of society. If that farmer hadn’t stood up to Dupont, who knows how long that company would have knowingly continued to contaminate the water supply. They didn’t care about their employees or the community who happened to also be their customers.

This trend isn’t new. Look what happened in the true story ‘Erin Brockovich,’ when a woman with no legal expertise took on Pacific Gas and Electric when they contaminated the water supply of Brinkley, a small California town.  I know the legal system worked, but not before these companies did horrific damage to many lives and our planet.

This has to stop. Greed is ruining our planet. Look at what commercial fishing is doing to our oceans. Not only are they overfishing it, but they’re trashing it by dumping their damaged nets and other garbage into it. Have you heard of the great garbage patch? It’s a big floating pile of garbage in the Pacific. Why doesn’t someone clean it up?

This upsets me. What kind of world are we leaving for our future generations? I don’t want to leave a mess my kids will have to clean up. We need to start taking care of our planet today, and the corporations have the money to do it. I think they should all ban together and contribute a ton of money to cleaning up our oceans. Then maybe we should all stop eating seafood until the oceans rebuild themselves. Then regulate the heck out of the fishing industry. Let’s bring everything back into balance.

I feel we need to go into conservation mode. Let’s do what’s best for the earth and future generations. I’m not sure what that is, but I’m open to suggestions. Any ideas? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!

Author:

I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

8 thoughts on “What Kind of World are We Leaving Our Kids?

  1. I’ve watched Erin Brockovich and loved it, Lisa. Now I want to see Dark Waters. Very disturbing, but true. Love movies that shine a light in the darkness. There’s a new TV show called ‘Rebel’ starring Katy Sagal you’d love. It’s coming up in April. Hugs and take care, girlfriend!!

  2. It does feel that us regular citizens can do so little–but hopefully the little things add up. The best things humans can do to conserve our habitats is not make more humans, but that’s just sad, and we’re kinda biologically programmed to do just that! I do think that COVID has messed with some of the things we were getting right. People are using more plastic bags and disposable containers now that we’re so worried about the virus, and mass transit ridership is down. I do think it’s time to turn some things around before it’s too late.

    1. I agree! I feel we should start with our waterways. It just seems like we’re posioning our earth and without the oceans, rivers and streams, it all dries up. 😦

  3. Governments and corporations work hand in hand, and there’s no impetus for change unless things are exposed. That used to happen more, but now the majority of the media is either owned by the government or the corporations, at least up here, so it’s less likely. Very sad.

    1. It’s the same here. It makes me very sad. I hope future generations can alleviate the corruption. It’s too big and too widespread right now. It’s overwhelming. 😦

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