Is it possible it'll all get together 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 to be raging runoffs; the droughts and floods that affect our food production. Is there a individual who can seriously deny coffee? Seriously, I want an email list. If so, I don't believe they paid attention as a kid or possibly these are repressing their memories, since it is certainly not the way in which I remember it.
If the science doesn't allow you to be believe surely the chaos is convincing. And even if all an individual has time for is work and sleep, have you detected the price of food, energy, insurance, increasing? That's a reality. The 2 " 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 add up when the tree hits the car or house, or if you have no longer shade allowing the children to stay the yard and in addition they receive third degree burns in the playground slide? I don't understand that. The insect infected, downed and logged trees don't absorb the carbon while they did, but they may be just trees and you'll crank up mid-air conditioning and turn into inside. This is America why is this so? Your individual rights have been in the constitution by God which includes comfort.
The shattering fact for me personally is that individuals have no involvement in what makes sense and no involvement in the truth; or should I say so lots of people are so cock-sure they know the simple truth. This is truth quite separate from education or investigation and they often wrapped up from the 'money equals brains' mentality. This view was beautifully illustrated by one among my daughter's college friends as part of his summation of his side of an political discussion with'.'if you're so smart, why shouldn't you be rich'?
There is a whole generation of entitled individuals, fattened on jobs that earned a lot of cash despite no knowledge and little effort, aside from socialibility and coming to the right place on the right time, Despite producing nothing and consuming with abandon these people usually are not contrite, these are bitter. They believe these people have a right on the continuation of the money, a to spend and utilize resources plus they 'conger up' a political view that supports their to easy money, whatever the snow globe economy fantasy that had been created for it that occurs, and regardless of the it means in the future. They believe the economy can and really should expand forever.
Cars are definitely more important versus the highways they drive on, and houses will be more important as opposed to neighborhoods they stay at home. Taxes represent about bat roosting people an endeavor to take 'hard' earned money, they being apparently uneducated to where roads and schools plus the virtual order with their civilization originates from. Lack of taxes cracks the veneer of prosperity as visibly as rust and pot holes, so when 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 even a car salesman.
A selfish, individual over society, disguised as individual over government, attitude can certainly make the world a hard, polluted and unholy destination to live.
And that's basically where we're also. Is it possible because of it to seem sensible?
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 specification of status. Small cars are for brand new immigrants or teenage drivers or socialists. Cars are deemed to want comfort without exceptions. They must handle of the mountain passes and spare your children the embarrassment of aging. For these cars we've got the straight away to cheap gas. No one can make us escape our cars and walk.
Our public lands aren't almost experiencing untrammeled beauty and wildlife the lands also needs to be open to your internal combustion contrivance around. Owning and the worry, a snowmobile, a4- wheeler a jet ski, influences bill of rights. Somewhere missing could be the bill of responsibilities. Also missing is an curiosity about what is sensible, sustainable. I guess the question on the masters from the universe the 2% with corralled 60% of all the so-called money is. If you're so rich, why can't you be smart?
What is missing is an effective sports analogy to describe the material inequity. It's as with the middle of an football game, , they switched to hockey. Not only do you lack skates there isn't any room for you personally on the team. The game went from 11 to players. Only the 6 players are financed with hockey rink and gear for that game And the sport is beyond town. You're odd man out.
But the rich were smart enough to rig the experience to gain the treasure, they've already fowled the nest by themselves as well as us this also 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 continues to be bombarded with radiation from Fukishima and contains bought a house which will be underwater, literally, in very few years. He can relocate to Florida but his seafood are going to be contaminated with oil and dispersants. It's too hot to get outside so from his air-conditioned family area he can watch dead baby dolphins wash up within the beach. Oil and gas pipelines, scoured by river debris, break and ruin the fly fishing to the natural gas 'wild-catter' that fought every proposed climate, water and pipe line regulation, and flaunted others, for making his fortune.
It reminds me in the Ingmar Bergman film, 'The Seventh Seal', that can take place in Europe throughout the plague. In a go to stay away from the Black Death the nobility of Europe retreat to barricade themselves of their castles. The rats in addition to their fleas were ready and looking forward to them. Bergman's survivors were roaming gypsies that steer clear of the plague since they can be mobile and free'but needless to say, equally ignorant in the cause from the death because nobles.
Ignorance, even though it has it's bliss, gets one nowhere inside our world. The meek may yet inherit planet earth, nevertheless 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, and not the people still in tents or trailers, not period of time shrimp catches it shows the catastrophe, yet not the results. Sometimes the effects are not even measured such as Fukishima. Have we heard about the radiation that drifted using the jet stream straight towards the West coast and after that on to become caught by my personal west side from 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 here it suggests; just a rare streak of bad luck; without any effect, no cause; No our planets atmosphere, nor not enough that' anti-capitalist regulation'. No recognition of corporate control over environmental laws that might safe guard the resources we should instead live; no knowning that 'if you poison our planet planet earth will poison you'. Will a tree should drop on your own head for this to 'hit home'?
All of us should come to grips with this excessive, entitled consumption; The most complete blinders to the present are within the Eastern seaboard, This area was fortunate to obtain its oil and propane and coal extracted west in the Mississippi, for that most part, until the propane discovery in a area supplying the waters to New York City. It continues to be exciting to view the extraction method know as fracking generate a blip around the environmental radar. Otherwise the catastrophes of flood, or drought or tornado or hurricane are from sight and soon from mind until they may be on your head. Hopefully the simple fact of local aging nuclear power plants, with on-site waste storage, are pause for thought after Fukishima as well as the floods in Missouri I'm sure the East Coast's time can come as there are ultimately no winners in the climatic change lottery.
I am particularly considering one fantasy that we've been managing, and wishing with all of our heart were true. Cheap clean energy. There isn't a such thing it doesn't matter how many ads the thing is on TV. There is clean energy, however it is not cheap. Wind and solar require capital investment at the start. Our government employed to invest in such a thing, and also to being crippled by politics, we have been crippled by war debt and our stupid decision to bail out rich folks. There is affordable[ish] strength that is cheap on the pump, in comparison for the rest of the earth. This we've subsidized through regulations and tax breaks, cheap leases, nonexistent environmental regulation; it's becoming expensive due to its effect on global warming but, maddeningly, there isn't a mental connection about bat roosting 'externalized' costs we have been beginning to pay for the inability might cost us our very lives. The gas industry will offer a less carbon emitting fuel, but producers refuse to create any efforts to cut back it's carbon footprint configuring it OUT on the ground. It flares and fracks as you desire, allowing methane and open pits of benzene along with volatile organic compounds to off-gas into the environment. A drilling site is surely an ugly, smelly dangerous place. They don't call the employees rough necks for nothing. And keep in mind that we will live to regret the an incredible number of gallons of water that continues to be rendered unusable by used in drilling. Don't expect anything sensible through the extraction industry, or politicians. I could embark on but why bother Get ready for more chaos.
When a tree falls within the forest and there isn't any one there to listen to it, does it create a sound?
When a tree falls with your head, does anybody wonder why?
Barb Coddington 203 3rd st Glenwood Spgs. Co 81601 970-0-945-9462