A Black Day…

A black day for America, a black day for the world. Let’s dare to be altruistic.

Repelling of Obamacare, quitting Paris climate agreement. How sad! The president of the United States shows no compassion for the people of our times, but depriving them of healthcare, and no compassion for future generations by depriving them of a good planet. But let’s not lose courage. Let’s remember Marthin Luther King : “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

For things truly to change, we must dare to embrace altruism, dare to take the fate of future generations seriously, and dare to proclaim that altruism is not a luxury, but a necessity.

By Matthieu Ricard on June 02, 2017




8 thoughts on “A Black Day…

  1. suzannedunaway

    My papa, a devout admirer of Mr Obama and a decent world, has pointed out that the accord is not writ in stone and that the countries who formed it did NOT say exactly what each was going to do but they DID say that they would try to work toward lower carbon emissions and so on. There was no concrete plan created and the accord needs much work to be a solid plan for change. However, nations everywhere are devoted to changing emissions, including the USA, whether T likes it or not, and if he has shown himself to be a fool, it’s only one of many times before and to come. I, a French kitty, am thrilled to be part of a Macron team, for which I have hopes that it will set the pace for other nations who have slowed on the path to a cleaner planet.
    We shall see.

    1. Le Maitre de Frimousse Post author

      Thank you for your message.
      Frimousse would have said: “My Master hated Sarkozy. As a predident, he was a disgrace for France. I would have been ready to take Obama as president insteat. But now, I’m sorry for the Americans, they’ll have to keep Trump for them. Macron suits me well.”
      Trump alone cannot stop the universal movement to try and slow global warming. There are midterm elections, there’s another presidential election in three and a half years. And he may become 100% insane before that.
      Obama did something of the greatest importance. He convinced the Chinese authorities – China is the biggest polluter in the world – to engage into low carbon energy. And Chinese people, when they walk in the streets, and breathe filthy air, are convinced it is time for action. Good job, Obama!

  2. Punapippuri

    Very wise words. We do wonder what has happened to many of the humans on this planet. Äiti is very pleased that she has no children who can inherit the Earth – it’s such a mess.

  3. Timmy Tomcat

    This is just embarrassing for many of us who live in the USA. We need to lead not run to the rear raising silly flags that show or idiocy. *Sigh*

    1. Le Maitre de Frimousse Post author

      But we all must admit it is easier for some one like Mathieu Ricard to spell guidances than for politicians that have to satisfy contradictory demands from voters!
      Wise politicians should be able to think of common interest, and women and men such as Mathieu Ricard could help them. But most politicians are not wise. They pretend election has given them science, intelligence, knowledge, etc. And they KNOW what is to be done. The mayor of my village, on that subject, is very similar to… Trump.


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