La La Land
Our second day of strategic planning was beyond strange.
It opened with a phone call from an attendee who called
to ask "if I was even coming" and "could he read of Mice and Men".
He said that he couldn't sleep during the night thinking of the previous day
and that my thoughts reflected his in a Vulcan Mind Merge kind of way.
Unfortunately, I was on my way back to this "est" like exercise
in transcendental obfuscation.
We continued with our break out sessions,
and careful "well intentioned" guidance from our facilitator,
And then, it finally occured to me.
These so called renewable energy advocates are in a time warp.
They are in La La Land.
They talk about out-reach programs,
Even as Al Gore is out-reaching every body he can on every network,
in all the theatres, talking about their solution,
to the problem that they can't seem to get their hands around.
These La La Landers write down "that they need to build support
for clean, safe, reliable, sustainable energy supplies, "
when 75 % of almost all respondents anywhere,
say that's exactly what they want.
But these guys won't give it to them.
They talk about having no money, (the organization doesn't)
when in actuality, some of these members represent giant companies
that are planning to build perhaps 10 billion dollars in coal plants
in this upcoming last window of grandfathering that is soon to
When, I reminded the group that in fact,
we do have money, but we are chosing to not give it,
everyone kind of politely nodded.
When I mentioned that one of our great barriers is the denial
of climate change and resource depletion,
they all kind of nodded and agreed.
And then when I said, "no, not the public's denial",
I mean "the denial in this room",
They all kind of nodded and brushed it aside.
After our mind numbing day of goals, strategies,
barriers and action plans, the guy who called me earlier said,
"somehow I don't feel very invigorated from this meeting" ,
which is not a bad response to two fetid full days of having your
brains sucked out through every orifice we cover,
as well as the ones we generally show in public.
This is not the fox minding the hen house.
The hens themselves are in a trance in this hen house.
Meanwhile, the foxes that dress in the hen suits are amiable enough,
and they actually think of themselves as hens, (hard working hens too)
Only a few need minding.
Most are minding themselves.
They are in La La Land.
And we are in deep do do.
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