Video Source: The Young Turks
In this inspirational, 2-minute video, activist and Academy Award nominated actor Mark Ruffalo shares his positive vision of the future with TYT’s Emma Vigeland, including: “We are on the precipice of what could be the Golden Age of humanity.”
Below is the transcript of what Ruffalo said:
We have the internet now which is literally a mirror to humanity. We literally get to see who we are for the first time in human history where the image of our self is not being filtered through a centralized media system. Yeah it has its problems and yes we do get misinformation, but for the most part good information makes its way to the top. Video doesn’t lie.
And because we’re getting to see who we are, we get to make conscious decision about who were going to be going forward.
And, we’re in this wonderful moment. And I want to thank the fossil fuel industry for giving us 200 years of concentrated carbon. And the industrial revolution in a technological revolution – thank you. Because, now we’re here at the moment where we have this technology that we can leave the fossil-fuel paradigm of extraction behind, and we can move into a cleaner, brighter more abundant future – that isn’t violent; that we don’t have to send troops across the seas to fight trillion-dollar wars; that we don’t spend our money on fuel…; that once we put a solar panel up we keep generating energy and that money comes into our communities, which means we can put it in schools and public works and art.
We are on the precipice of what could be the Golden Age of humanity. And we’re going to go – whether we go kicking and screaming or we go gracefully – by God we’re going.
And people care about people. I really believe in people. And I believe that things like water, things like graveyards and sacred places, we understand those things as a people. When we talk directly from person to person, we understand. There is not one person out there who wouldn’t be aggrieved that someone poisoned their well, or someone kicked over the grandfather’s grave stone. You know?
And it’s and it’s reminding ourselves of our common humanity. We’re way more connected than then then the politicians or governments want us to believe. And for all those reasons I just think I think we’re in this wonderful place of transition.