So, today's April 22, Earth day. I'm a bit confused, because there are several Earth days. This one, apparently, was founded in the U.S. I'm guessing you have already seen Google's Earth day exclusive picture. If you're reading this a bit too late, this is what it looked like: Google's Earth day picture.
Quite pretty, isn't it? Makes you want to forget about modern life and appreciate the raw land, that gives us food and shelter (houses are built on ground, aren't they?). But, then again, what would humanity be without progress? We'd be living in stone castles at best, as the invention of gunpowder marked the coming of a new age. It's like history is divided into periods by what weapons people used to kill each other: sharp sticks, sticks with sharp stones attached to them, swords and axes, muskets, rifles, automatic weapons, nukes, sharp sticks again.... But back to Earth day, it's nice that there's a whole day dedicated to increasing people's awareness about global warming, pollution and other dangerous environmental issues. Though in my opinion, awareness isn't nearly enough. You need to encourage people into stopping pollution, for example: bring us recyclable plastics, get your name mentioned in the newspaper, be granted a title "tree-hugger" in your passport or something. Maybe these kind of programs are already running in the society, i don't know. If you'd like to learn the history of Earth days, refer to the Wikipedia article.
And on a side note, April 22 is also Lenin's birthday. The man, who wanted to create a perfect society where every man is equal and depends on other men. Maybe he aimed too high. Making hundreds of millions of people working for a "better future", for one goal, is impossible. Some want to start their own businesses, be better than others, they start to behave disorderly and have to be "suppressed". Maybe communism would work amongst robots?