The following are my little anecdotes on Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Fund, Al Gore and Richard Branson: The first time I contacted Greenpeace it seemed they were more interested in my money than helping with an environmental education program in rural areas within the borders of South Africa, ditto the World Wildlife Fund when I asked them would they be interested, as did the Endangered Wildlife Trust.
It seems nobody understands the value of environmental education these days, which is why we have messed the planet up big-time. The second time I contacted Greenpeace about ‘the Theory of Alternating Crustal Displacement and the Torque Wrench Effect’ via e-mail I was promptly sent a donation form in disguise as a questionnaire, of which it was difficult to close without making a donation so I had to press the little escape and end cross without logging out. The WWF and EWT responded differently, they told me they had no money for environmental education and were not interested. . . Would I go back to them with another environmental project, no!
I wonder how many times do you need to be booted in the face before you get up and walk away. . .
I met Al Gore at a function, well, I would have met him if his bodyguards hadn’t stepped in my way – Do I look like an Arab terrorist? Don’t answer that. . . I did manage to give him one of my books though, ‘Rocky and the San Bushman’, which I hope he read. I wonder what he would make of the big earthquake theory? I was kind of hoping he would wax lyrically on the environment, but, alas, my prayers were without heed, he was more focused on big business. . . Which makes me wonder, are his motives more politically inspired?
I met Richard Branson at a function given by the United States Ambassador to South Africa in his house in Johannesburg. The food was awesome, so was the conversation. Mr. Branson’s speech was short and direct, and, to the point. Mr. Branson is an affable character, a likeable and approachable one at that, not one, though, to be drawn into a conversation on environmental matters, which is a shame, as his personality and aura really do predispose him to the environmental cause, as he always creates a large wake of interest behind him. . . So, Mr. Branson, how about it, are you ready to step up to the plate? Because, to me, the others are not really interested in the ballgame. . .