We are addicts. (Fossil fuel.) Our 'thinking' is accordingly hazy and lazy. Government and media focus on short term 'fixes' - for self-inflicted problems. Our children's Home? We are burning up.
In the background, brave soldiers fight on, to secure new supplies, and new 'suppliers'.
The future is green, if we want one. Freed of need, (to smoke fossil) we will see a clear bright renewable future, of home grown food and energy: free green 'fuel' from the heavens above. Healthy new jobs, common purpose, real security, and a Brave Britain that is proudly self-sufficient; perhaps soon strong enough even to share our spare with others? How good would that feel?
Now that would be a life worth our grandparents dying to protect for us today.
Dave Hampton, Marlow, Bucks
(The Independent newspaper chose not to print this letter.)
Poppies in Afghanistan
Picture borrowed from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/epidemic-addiction/2010/10/not-that-bad/