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    Neil Young offers the only solution that'll work...



    I had to shut the whole system down
    I had to shut the whole system down
    People try to save this Earth From an ugly death
    I had to shut the whole system down
    People trying to live workin’ In a world to meet that threat
    Had to shut the whole system down
    All around the planet there’s a blindness
    That just can’t see
    I had to shut the whole system down
    They’re all wearing climate shades
    As cool as they can be
    I had to shut the whole system down
    Shut it down, shut it down Shut it down, shut it down

    Have to shut the whole system down
    That’s the only way we can all be free
    Have to shut the whole system down
    Start again and build it for eternity
    Have to shut the whole system down
    What about the animals? What about the birds and bees?
    Have to shut the whole system down
    What about the bookshelves? What about the history?
    Have to shut the whole system down
    Shut it down, shut it down
    Shut it down, shut it down
    Shut it down, shut it down
    Shut it down, shut it down

    Have to shut the whole system down
    When I look at the future I see hope for you and me
    Have to shut the whole system down
    Working, working for eternity…
    Working now, working now
    Have to shut the whole system down, working now
    When I look to the future I see hope for you and me
    Have to shut the whole system down
    Working for eternity
    Have to shut the whole system down
    Have to shut the whole system down
    Have to shut the whole system down
    "For whoever becomes ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of man will also be ashamed of him when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” Mark 8:38

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    Re: Neil Young offers the only solution that'll work...

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post


    I had to shut the whole system down
    I had to shut the whole system down
    People try to save this Earth From an ugly death
    I had to shut the whole system down
    People trying to live workin’ In a world to meet that threat
    Had to shut the whole system down
    All around the planet there’s a blindness
    That just can’t see
    I had to shut the whole system down
    They’re all wearing climate shades
    As cool as they can be
    I had to shut the whole system down
    Shut it down, shut it down Shut it down, shut it down

    Have to shut the whole system down
    That’s the only way we can all be free
    Have to shut the whole system down
    Start again and build it for eternity
    Have to shut the whole system down
    What about the animals? What about the birds and bees?
    Have to shut the whole system down
    What about the bookshelves? What about the history?
    Have to shut the whole system down
    Shut it down, shut it down
    Shut it down, shut it down
    Shut it down, shut it down
    Shut it down, shut it down

    Have to shut the whole system down
    When I look at the future I see hope for you and me
    Have to shut the whole system down
    Working, working for eternity…
    Working now, working now
    Have to shut the whole system down, working now
    When I look to the future I see hope for you and me
    Have to shut the whole system down
    Working for eternity
    Have to shut the whole system down
    Have to shut the whole system down
    Have to shut the whole system down
    Thanks for this, Neil Young is one of my old favorites.

    Nice song, but of course it won't work. Impractical dreaming never does.

    There is no "re-start" button. "Shutting the whole system down" would result in mass unemployment, starvation, plagues, and of course war for scarcer resources and basic survival.

    All we can really try to do is effect surgical and topical efforts, while striving to develop technology that is less harmful and more efficient to replace problem-causing agents with.
    If I stop responding it doesn't mean I've conceded the point or agree with you. It only means I've made my point and I don't mind you having the last word. Please wait a few minutes before "quoting" me. I often correct errors for a minute or two after I post before the final product is ready.

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    Re: Neil Young offers the only solution that'll work...

    He certainly hasn't mellowed, has he.
    Sounds like it shoulda been called "HEY YOU, GET OFFA MY LAWN".

    IF EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT THEN NOTHING IS

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    Re: Neil Young offers the only solution that'll work...

    More Country Girl and less old-timer ranting would be in order.

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    Re: Neil Young offers the only solution that'll work...

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    Thanks for this, Neil Young is one of my old favorites.

    Nice song, but of course it won't work. Impractical dreaming never does.

    There is no "re-start" button. "Shutting the whole system down" would result in mass unemployment, starvation, plagues, and of course war for scarcer resources and basic survival.

    All we can really try to do is effect surgical and topical efforts, while striving to develop technology that is less harmful and more efficient to replace problem-causing agents with.
    Maybe that's his point...things have gone too far for anything but drastic, unrealistic measures to work...
    "For whoever becomes ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of man will also be ashamed of him when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” Mark 8:38

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    Re: Neil Young offers the only solution that'll work...

    There's a reason why Crosby, Stills and Nash didn't want him around.
    "Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one." --Marcus Aurelius

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    Re: Neil Young offers the only solution that'll work...



    We watch the old news
    Distracted as they talked on and on in the usual way
    About the latest lies, deceptions
    We saw tomorrow, we long for a better day
    And I know why green is blue
    There's so much we didn't do
    Oh, I know why green is blue
    We heard the warning calls, ignored them
    We watched the weather change, we saw the fires and floods
    We saw the people rise, divided
    We fought each other while we lost our coveted prize
    There's so much we didn't do
    That we knew we had to do
    And we know why green is blue
    We watched the species die, we saw the coral turning
    We watched the oceans rise
    We saw the pot of whales lay bloated
    On the shore where they baked, but we missed that sign
    We saw the polar bear, she floated
    On a piece of ice from another time
    So I know
    "For whoever becomes ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of man will also be ashamed of him when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” Mark 8:38

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