Your Energy Future and Climate Change – Complain More!

28 05 2011

It's in Your Hands

The Get Up! Campaign inspired my donation the past week with this sadly funny and entertaining video re climate change(click here to view) and the greed surrounding the polluter lobby. I say sadly-funny because it really gets to the heart of the unbelievably selfish and unbelievably dumb arguments that are being used to deny the reality of human caused climate change.

If my dollar has a chance of actually getting to where it’s going to do the good I don’t mind donating to a worthy cause. And so if Get Up! are prepared to put my dontation/their funds into campaigns designed to put pressure on politicians to actually stand up to the evil coal lobby then they have my vote. Black as coal. What can ya do? Complain more.Speaking of which this just in from Get Up! yesterday (May 27th) . . .

Spread The Word (National Day of Climate Action)

June 5 is going to be a turning point for our movement. It’s crucial that we get as many people to come along as possible – can you help make sure your suburb is covered in posters so that as many people hear about the action as possible?

You can either download a copy of the poster to print out on your home computer below, or you can sign up on the right to pick up materials from a central location in the CBD.

In case you missed it, here are the details of the Brisbane Rally:

Where: Riverstage, Botanic Gardens Path, Brisbane
When: 1pm Sunday June 5

You can also share the details of the action with your friends and family below.

click here for Day of Climate Action – Rally

Ha! You gotta love the internet. On that same page you can download your posters and even sign up to help. Our friends in the paranoid conspiracy tribes will no doubt have Get Up! pegged as a front for the Aliens and the New World Order (so-called). Look . . .whatever dudes. Personally I am glad that someone is actully doing something about the greatest threat to the viability of our species since Noah and the Flood. Dr Quantum encourages all civil-minded souls and people of goodwill to join in the protests.

Indeed . . .there’s not enough complaining in my opinion. By and large, people go quietly about their business in Australia with little to indicate a ruffled feather. We may have been busy importing American culture into this country, but don’t be fooled. When it comes to the art of complaining we are as English as the English – perhaps even more so. Complaining is seen as impolite. Don’t rock the boat chaps – is what they are saying.

Now, Dr Quantum is as New Age as the next rainbow fairy when it comes to quantumizing the powers of manifestation. Focus on what you want – not on what you don’t want. And yes it’s true. Every now and then however, it’s balanced (shall we say?) to actually let it all hang out. So start complaining. It’s almost guaranteed to make you feel a whole lot better. Certainly in the first instance. Complaining is not just therapeutic . . .it’s now essential. Dr Quantum is going to get a T-Shirt with the message Complain More! emblazoned across the front and maybe even the back. Note I am not talking about whingeing. What’s the difference? I hear you ask. Well . . .I am so glad you asked. Here’s the on-line dictionary definitions of Complain and Whinge resepctively

Complian: intr.v. com·plained, com·plain·ing, com·plains 1. To express feelings of pain, dissatisfaction, or resentment. 2. To make a formal accusation or bring a formal charge.

Whinge: vb whinges, whingeing, whinged (intr)1. to cry in a fretful way
See the difference? I am not recommending that people should cry in a fretful way. Oh no! But i do suggest we need to do a whole lot more complaining about things.

See you at the rally. And go on. . . Join Get Up! online. Get their newsletters. Respond with an email saying you will go to the rally. Sling em ten bucks. You’re mad if you don’t.

I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore

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3 responses

28 05 2011
Clea

1. i just joined GetUp…thanks for the encouragement!
2. Did somebody request complaining????!! Oh boy!!!! …..(taking a deep breath),…don’t get me started 🙂
3. I love this line…”We may have been busy importing American culture into this country, but don’t be fooled. When it comes to the art of complaining we are as English as the English – perhaps even more so. Complaining is seen as impolite. Don’t rock the boat chaps – is what they are saying.” SOO true (and i’ve lived half my life in America and half in Australia).
4. The guy in the picture is me, all the way “I’m mad as hell….and want to do something about it!”

28 05 2011
DR Quantum's Blog

Clea, just as a bit of movie trivia . . .the guy in the photo is Peter Finch, an English born, actor who spent much of his life in Australia and worked as an actor in Hollywood. How incredibly appropriate!!! He won the 1976 Oscar for best actor for his portrayal of Messianic newsreader Howard Beale in a film called Network. Finch was awarded the oscar posthumously. The only other actor to win posthumously was Heath Ledger – also an Aussie. So there is something to complain about right there. If you are an Aussie and you are nominated for an Oscar it may help your chances to die before the ceremony.

The other thing is of course . . .congratulations for joining Get Up! Australia. And hey . . . go ahead and complain a bit more by all means. The world needs your enlightened rants. While you’re at it you can explain the difference to people between Complaining and whingeing!!! Great stuff

29 05 2011
Damsmaymn

Awesome Blog. I add this Blog to my bookmarks.

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