Is it possible it's going to all bond now to make sense? The relentless sweltering summer heat, heavy on 60 % of the nation. The towns ravaged by monster tornadoes. The winters with extraordinary snow that gets raging runoffs; the droughts and floods that affect our food production. Is there a individual that can seriously deny java prices? Seriously, I want a listing. If so, I don't believe they paid attention as a kid or possibly these are repressing their memories, since it is certainly not just how I remember it.
If the science doesn't allow you to be believe surely the chaos is convincing. And even if all you yourself have time for is work and sleep, regarding the price of food, energy, insurance, increasing? That's a reality. The 2 " in 30-minute rainstorms, which we now have had locally, produce lightening and wind that burns down houses and takes down our most stately shade trees. Does it add up when the tree hits the car or house, or should there be no longer shade to allow for the children to remain the yard and in addition they receive third degree burns from your playground slide? I don't do not forget that. The insect infected, downed and logged trees not absorb the carbon while they did, but they can be just trees and you could crank up the oxygen conditioning and turn into inside. This is America why not? Your individual rights will be in the constitution and also by God that has comfort.
The shattering fact for me personally is that folks have no curiosity about what makes sense and no involvement in the truth; or should I say so most are so cock-sure they know reality. This is truth quite separate from education or investigation and sometimes wrapped up inside the 'money equals brains' mentality. This view was beautifully illustrated by certainly one of my daughter's college friends in the summation of his side of the political discussion with'.'if you're so smart, why can't you be rich'?
There is a whole generation of entitled individuals, fattened on jobs that earned big money despite no knowledge and little effort, aside from socialibility and staying in the right place in the right time, Despite producing nothing and consuming with abandon these people usually are not contrite, these are bitter. They believe they've got a right to your continuation in this money, a to spend and utilize resources and in addition they 'conger up' a political view that supports their directly to easy money, regardless of snow globe economy fantasy that's created for it that occur, and whatever it means money for hard times. They believe the economy can and will expand forever.
Cars tend to be important versus the highways they drive on, and houses are definitely more important versus the neighborhoods they stay at home. Taxes represent to the telltale people a shot to take 'hard' earned money, they being apparently uneducated to where roads and schools along with the virtual order in their civilization derives from. Lack of taxes cracks the veneer of prosperity as visibly as rust and pot holes, and since invisibly as children who can't or won't read, or make arithmetic calculations much less know or vote their interests. It's a license. not an education should be a realtor or perhaps a car salesman.
A selfish, individual over society, disguised as individual over government, attitude can certainly make the world an arduous, polluted and unholy spot to live.
And that's essentially where we're also. Is it possible for doing this to add up?
The car- ahh- the automobile. The position the poor can be displayed middle class along with the middle class can seem wealthy. You can drive your financial statement across the street. The car may be the coarse, indelible meaning of status. Small cars are achievable immigrants or teenage drivers or socialists. Cars are deemed to want comfort no matter what. They must control of the mountain passes and spare your children the embarrassment old. For these cars we've the directly to cheap gas. No one can make us escape our cars and walk.
Our public lands aren't practically experiencing untrammeled beauty and wildlife the lands also needs to be open to your internal combustion contrivance around. Owning and driving a motor vehicle, a snowmobile, a4- wheeler a jet ski, is with the bill of rights. Somewhere missing may be the bill of responsibilities. Also missing is an fascination with what is sensible, sustainable. I guess the question for the masters on the universe the 2% that have corralled 60% with all the different money is. If you're so rich, why shouldn't you be smart?
What is missing is a great sports analogy to describe the material inequity. It's similar to the middle of your football game, , they switched to hockey. Not only do you lack skates there's no room available for you on the team. The game went from 11 to players. Only the 6 players are financed with hockey rink and gear to the game And the experience is from town. You're odd man out.
But although the rich were smart enough to rig the overall game to gain the treasure, they've got fowled the nest by themselves as well as us and also this is everyone's most immediate problem. You can't eat, drink or breath money. Some of that ozone that drifts around Pinedale Wyoming might just make it to Dick Cheney's house in Jackson. The banker together with the home in La Jolla is bombarded with radiation from Fukishima and possesses bought a house that'll be underwater, literally, in very few years. He can go on to Florida but his seafood will likely be contaminated with oil and dispersants. It's too hot being outside so from his air-conditioned family area he can watch dead baby dolphins wash up around the beach. Oil and gas pipelines, scoured by river debris, break and ruin the fly fishing with the natural gas 'wild-catter' that fought every proposed climate, water and pipe line regulation, and flaunted the remaining, to create his fortune.
It reminds me on the Ingmar Bergman film, 'The Seventh Seal', that may place in Europe through the plague. In an effort to stop the Black Death the nobility of Europe retreat to barricade themselves inside their castles. The rats and fleas were ready and awaiting them. Bergman's survivors were roaming gypsies that steer clear of the plague when you are mobile and free'but naturally, equally ignorant with the cause in the death as being the nobles.
Ignorance, although it has it's bliss, gets one nowhere inside our world. The meek may yet inherit the planet earth, but they also may not wish to. The mainstream media, shows us people starving in Somalia, shows us the tornados, the oil spills, the floods, the nuclear power plant meltdowns, however, not the people still in tents or trailers, not time frame shrimp catches it shows the catastrophe, however, not the results. Sometimes the effects are not even measured such as Fukishima. Have we heard about the radiation that drifted with all the jet stream straight for the West coast then on to become caught by my very own west side in the Rockies; radiation that insinuates itself into every living thing. Sometimes the image just fades from view like Joplin or Detroit or New Orleans or Minot. There are no patterns here it suggests; just a silly streak of bad luck; without effect, no cause; No our planets atmosphere, nor not enough that' anti-capitalist regulation'. No recognition of corporate charge of environmental laws that can safe guard the resources we must live; no if you know 'if you poison planet earth the planet earth will poison you'. Will a tree ought to drop on your own head for doing this to 'hit home'?
All of us should come to grips with the excessive, entitled consumption; The most complete blinders to the are around the Eastern seaboard, This area was fortunate to possess its oil and propane and coal extracted west from the Mississippi, with the most part, until the gas main discovery in the area supplying the h2o to New York City. It continues to be exciting to discover the extraction method know as fracking come up with a blip around the environmental radar. Otherwise the catastrophes of flood, or drought or tornado or hurricane are beyond sight and soon beyond mind until they may be on your head. Hopefully simple fact of local aging nuclear power plants, with on-site waste storage, are pause for thought after Fukishima along with the floods in Missouri I'm sure the East Coast's time should come as there are ultimately no winners more info in the climatic change lottery.
I am particularly serious about one fantasy that we have now been experiencing, and wishing operating our heart were true. Cheap clean energy. There isn't any such thing it doesn't matter how many ads the truth is on TV. There is clean energy, yet it is not cheap. Wind and solar require capital investment in advance. Our government employed to invest in these kinds of thing, but additionally to being crippled by politics, we're crippled by war debt and our stupid decision to bail out rich folks. There is affordable[ish] strength that is cheap in the pump, in comparison on the rest of the earth. This we've subsidized through regulations, cheap leases, nonexistent environmental regulation; it can be becoming costly due to its effect on global warming but, maddeningly, there isn't any mental connection to the telltale 'externalized' costs we have been beginning to pay for the inability cost us our very lives. The gas main industry truly does offer a less carbon emitting fuel, but producers refuse to generate any efforts to cut back it's carbon footprint getting hired OUT from the ground. It flares and fracks when needed, allowing methane and open pits of benzene along with other volatile organic compounds to off-gas into the environment. A drilling site is undoubtedly an ugly, smelly dangerous place. They don't call employees rough necks for nothing. And remember that we will live to regret the an incredible number of gallons of water that is rendered unusable by used in drilling. Don't expect anything sensible through the extraction industry, or politicians. I could continue but why bother Get ready for more chaos.
When a tree falls inside forest and there isn't a one there to listen for it, does it generate a sound?
When a tree falls on your own head, does anybody wonder why?
Barb Coddington 203 3rd st Glenwood Spgs. Co 81601 970-0-945-9462