Friday, February 3, 2012

Thursday theme song/save the world:Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

My friend Oliver Wong's depiction of "Cry of Desperation" as he describess:
Today will go down in History to be the saddest day for all Malaysians.

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 1 – Australian miner Lynas Corp has been granted a temporary operating licence (TOL) for its controversial RM2.5 billion rare earth plant in Kuantan despite nearly a year of sustained public protests.

The Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) said it decided in its January 30 meeting to approve the Australian miner’s application despite receiving 1,123 comments on Lynas’ documents during the public feedback period which ended on January 26.

“Based on the decision of the board meeting, the application for a (TOL) has been approved with several conditions where if any of them are broken, the licence can be suspended or withdrawn and further applications will not be considered,” said AELB executive secretaryl Raja Datuk Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan (picture) in a statement today.

The decision by the AELB will finally allow Lynas to fire up its refinery thttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifhat has raised fears of radiation pollution among local residents and environmentalists.


I have frequently posted the movie that impacted me most is Mad Max. It tells of how law and order breaks down, the society is deprived of gas, and people fight like salvages. I refuse to watch any sports that go Vroom Vroom Vroom, and burn the rubber as though gas is going to run forever. In fact, I cry for the world.

This movie happened to be filmed in Australia, the company Lynas is from Australia. I am using one painting by my friend Oliver, to describe how the world will be like Mad max when indiscrimate mining is done. Will the world become Mad Max?

Mad Max is a 1979 Australian dystopian action film directed by George Miller and revised by Miller and Byron Kennedy over the original script by James McCausland. The film stars Mel Gibson, who was unknown at the time. Its narrative based around the traditional western genre, Mad Max tells a story of breakdown of society, love and revenge. It became a top-grossing Australian film and has been credited for further opening up the global market to Australian New Wave films.


Out of the ruins
Out from the wreckage
Can't make the same mistake this timehttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
The last generation
We are the ones they left behind
And I wonder when we are ever gonna change
Living under the fear, till nothing else remains

We don't need another hero
We don't need to know the way home
All we want is life beyond

Looking for something
We can rely on
There's gotta be something better out there
Love and compassion
Their day is coming
All else are castles built in the air
And I wonder when we are ever gonna change
Living under the fear till nothing else remains

All the children say
We don't need another hero
We don't need to know the way home
All we want is life beyond

So what do we do with our lives
We leave only a mark
Will our story shine like a light
Or end in the dark
Give it all or nothing

We don't need another hero
We don't need to know the way home
All we want is life beyond

[ These are We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) Lyrics on http://www.lyricsmania.com/ ]




Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, Ann, I'm so sorry about the mining. I really worry about the way the world is going. Canada's prime minister wants to let oil companies build a pipeline across northern Alberta, across the Rocky Mountains, then across my home province of British Columbia, to the ocean to ship oil to China and the US. The risk of pollution on BC's beautiful shoreline, the risk of leaks in the northern forests, scare me beyond belief.
It's a sad world out there. I don't worry for myself, I'm getting old, but what about my husband's grandchildren, or my young nieces and nephews, and their children if they live long enough to have them?
I cry, too, Ann.

Ginny Hartzler said...

The painting is a frightening futuristic vision! I'm sorry about this decision. It really seems that lots of these big decisions are all based on money and greed, not what is best for the earth!

Felisol said...

I think like Ginny, money and greed for more money are destroying the planet.
What's wrong in one part of the world is hurting and damaging all of us.
We shouldn't be silent because the wrong are done so far away.
In the end there's no place to hide for any of us.

I really cannot believe what I am writing; the our common earth is being wrecked and ruined for the sake of money.
Bob Dylan was right; "Money doesn't talk, it swears".