Is it possible it'll all add up now and produce sense? The relentless sweltering summer heat, heavy on 66 % of the nation. The towns ravaged by monster tornadoes. The winters with extraordinary snow that will become raging runoffs; the droughts and floods that affect our food production. Is there a one that can seriously deny java prices? Seriously, I want an email list. If so, I don't believe they paid attention as a kid or possibly they may be repressing their memories, since it is certainly not how I remember it.
If the science doesn't allow you to be believe surely the chaos is convincing. And even if all one has time for is work and sleep, regarding the price of food, energy, insurance, growing? That's a reality. The two inches in 30-minute rainstorms, which we've had locally, produce lightening and wind that burns down houses and takes down our most stately shade trees. Does it sound right when the tree arrives at the car or house, or should there be no longer shade allowing the children to remain the yard and so they receive third degree burns in the playground slide? I don't do not forget that. The insect infected, downed and logged trees not absorb the carbon since they did, but they can be just trees and you may crank up the oxygen conditioning and turn into inside. This is America why not? Your individual rights are usually in the constitution and also by God that has comfort.
The shattering fact personally is that folk have no fascination with what makes sense and no curiosity about the truth; or should I say so some are so cock-sure they know the facts. This is truth quite separate from education or investigation and often wrapped up from the 'money equals brains' mentality. This view was beautifully illustrated by one among 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 lots of money despite no knowledge and little effort, besides socialibility and coming to the right place for the right time, Despite producing nothing and consuming with abandon these people aren't contrite, they're bitter. They believe there is a right towards the continuation in this money, a straight away to spend and rehearse resources and they also 'conger up' a political view that supports their to certainly easy money, regardless of snow globe economy fantasy that has been created for it to take place, and whatever it means for future years. They believe the economy can and must expand forever.
Cars tend to be important compared to the highways they drive on, and houses tend to be more important versus the neighborhoods they stand it. Taxes represent to people an endeavor to take 'hard' earned money, they being apparently uneducated to where roads and schools and also the virtual order in their civilization derives from. Lack of taxes cracks the veneer of prosperity as visibly as rust and pot holes, so that as invisibly as children who can't or won't read, or make arithmetic calculations not to say know or vote their interests. It's a license. not an education had to be a realtor or possibly a car salesman.
A selfish, individual over society, disguised as individual over government, attitude can make the world a challenging, polluted and unholy spot to live.
And that's virtually where were. Is it possible for this to seem sensible?
The car- ahh- the auto. The put the poor can be displayed middle class along with the middle class can look wealthy. You can drive your financial statement across the street. The car would be the coarse, indelible meaning of status. Small cars are for first time immigrants or teenage drivers or socialists. Cars are deemed to require comfort at any expense. They must control of the mountain passes and spare your kids the embarrassment old. For these cars we now have the to cheap gas. No one can make us get free from our cars and walk.
Our public lands aren't nearly experiencing untrammeled beauty and wildlife the lands also needs to be open to your internal combustion contrivance on the market. Owning and driving a vehicle, a snowmobile, a4- wheeler a jet ski, is incorporated in the bill of rights. Somewhere missing will be the bill of responsibilities. Also missing is an fascination with what is sensible, sustainable. I guess the question for the masters with the universe the 2% who've corralled 60% of all of the money is. If you're so rich, why can't you be smart?
What is missing is an effective sports analogy to go into detail the material inequity. It's during the middle of an football game, , they switched to hockey. Not only do you lack skates there's no room to suit your needs 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 overall game is outside of town. You're odd man out.
But the rich were smart enough to rig the sport to gain the treasure, they have got fowled the nest in their own business as well as us which is everyone's most immediate problem. You can't eat, drink or breath money. Some of that ozone that drifts around Pinedale Wyoming may just make it to Dick Cheney's house in Jackson. The banker with all the home in La Jolla is bombarded with radiation from Fukishima and contains bought a house which is to be underwater, literally, in very few years. He can turn to Florida but his seafood is going to be contaminated with oil and dispersants. It's too hot being outside so from his air-conditioned family room he can watch dead baby dolphins wash up about 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 others, to generate his fortune.
It reminds me on the Ingmar Bergman film, 'The Seventh Seal', that can take place in Europe over the plague. In an endeavor to stay away from the Black Death the nobility of Europe retreat to barricade themselves into their castles. The rats in addition to their fleas were ready and looking forward to them. Bergman's survivors were roaming gypsies that stay away from the plague because they are mobile and free'but naturally, equally ignorant from the cause from the death because the nobles.
Ignorance, even though it has it's bliss, gets one nowhere in your world. The meek may yet inherit planet earth, nonetheless they may not need 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 period of time shrimp catches it shows the catastrophe, although not the results. Sometimes the final results are not even measured such as Fukishima. Have we have you ever heard about the radiation that drifted with all the jet stream straight for the West coast and on to get caught by my personal west side with 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 rare streak of bad luck; without having effect, no cause; No climate change, nor not enough that' anti-capitalist regulation'. No recognition of corporate management of environmental laws that might safe guard the resources we must live; no knowning that 'if you poison the world the planet earth will poison you'. Will a tree should drop on your own head for doing this to 'hit home'?
All of us must come to grips with his excessive, entitled consumption; The most complete blinders to the present are around the Eastern seaboard, This area was fortunate to own its oil and gas and coal extracted west with the Mississippi, with the most part, until the gas discovery in the area supplying the h2o to New York City. It may be exciting to discover the extraction method know as fracking create a blip for the environmental radar. Otherwise the catastrophes of flood, or drought or tornado or hurricane are outside of sight and soon outside of mind until they're on your head. Hopefully the simple fact of local aging nuclear power plants, with on-site waste storage, are pause for thought after Fukishima and also the floods in Missouri I'm sure the East Coast's time should come as there are ultimately no winners in the climatic change lottery.
I am particularly serious about one fantasy that we have now been coping with, and wishing wonderful our heart were true. Cheap clean energy. There is not any such thing it doesn't matter how many ads the thing is that on TV. There is clean energy, yet it's not cheap. Wind and solar require capital investment in the beginning. Our government employed to invest in such a thing, and to being crippled by politics, were crippled by war debt and our stupid decision to bail out rich folks. There is reasonable[ish] energy is cheap on the pump, in comparison towards the rest of the planet. This we have now subsidized through regulations and tax breaks, cheap leases, nonexistent environmental regulation; it can be becoming read more extremely expensive due to its effect on global warming but, maddeningly, there's no mental connection to 'externalized' costs we're also beginning to pay for the inability might cost us our very lives. The gas industry genuinely does offer a less carbon emitting fuel, but producers refuse to produce any efforts to lessen it's carbon footprint received it OUT in the ground. It flares and fracks anytime, allowing methane and open pits of benzene along with other volatile organic compounds to off-gas into mid-air. A drilling site is undoubtedly an ugly, smelly dangerous place. They don't call the staff rough necks for nothing. And trust me we will live to regret the a lot of gallons of water that may be rendered unusable by easy use in drilling. Don't expect anything sensible from your extraction industry, or politicians. I could continue on but why bother Get ready for more chaos.
When a tree falls inside the forest and there isn't any one there to listen for it, does it create 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