If A Tree FallsIs it possible it is going to all add up now and earn sense? The relentless sweltering summer heat, heavy on sixty-six per cent of the nation. The towns ravaged by monster tornadoes. The winters with extraordinary snow that becomes raging runoffs; the droughts and floods that affect our food production. Is there a one who can seriously deny coffee? Seriously, I want an email list. If so, I don't believe they paid attention growing up or possibly they may be repressing their memories, which is certainly not just how I remember it.
If the science doesn't cause you to believe surely the chaos is convincing. And even if all you yourself have time for is work and sleep, have you detected the price of food, energy, insurance, growing? That's a reality. The two inches 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 sound right when the tree visits the car or house, or if you find no longer shade allowing the children to be the yard and so they receive third degree burns in the playground slide? I don't bear in mind. The insect infected, downed and logged trees no more absorb the carbon since they did, but they're just trees and you'll crank up mid-air conditioning and also be inside. This is America why is this so? Your individual rights will be in the constitution and also by God that has comfort.
The shattering fact for me personally is that everyone has no involvement in what makes sense and no involvement in the truth; or should I say so the majority are so cock-sure they know reality. This is truth quite outside of education or investigation and sometimes wrapped up within the 'money equals brains' mentality. This view was beautifully illustrated by certainly one of my daughter's college friends in their summation of his side of any 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 big money despite no knowledge and little effort, aside from socialibility and staying in the right place with the right time, Despite producing nothing and consuming with abandon these people are certainly not contrite, these are bitter. They believe they've got a right towards the continuation with this money, a straight away to spend and employ resources plus they 'conger up' a political view that supports their straight away to easy money, in spite of the snow globe economy fantasy that had been created for it to take place, and no matter what it means in the future. They believe the economy can and will expand forever.
Cars will be more important as opposed to highways they drive on, and houses are definitely more important compared to neighborhoods they stay at home. Taxes represent to the telltale people an effort to take 'hard' earned money, they being apparently uneducated to where roads and schools along with the virtual order in their civilization emanates from. Lack of taxes cracks the veneer of prosperity as visibly as rust and pot holes, in addition to being invisibly as children who can't or won't read, or make arithmetic calculations not to mention know or vote their interests. It's a license. not an education would have to be a realtor or maybe a car salesman.
A selfish, individual over society, disguised as individual over government, attitude could make the world a painful, polluted and unholy destination for a live.
And that's essentially where we have been. Is it possible correctly to sound right?
The car- ahh- your vehicle. The squeeze poor can be displayed middle class as well as the middle class can look wealthy. You can drive your financial statement across the road. The car may be the coarse, indelible concept of status. Small cars are achievable immigrants or teenage drivers or socialists. Cars are deemed to want comfort at any expense. They must control of the mountain passes and spare the youngsters the embarrassment of aging. For these cars we now have the directly to cheap gas. No one can make us get rid of our cars and walk.
Our public lands aren't practically experiencing untrammeled beauty and wildlife the lands must be open to the internal combustion contrivance around the world. Owning and worries, 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 involvement in what is sensible, sustainable. I guess the question to your masters on 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 a great sports analogy to describe the material inequity. It's during the middle of any 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 with the game And the experience is away from town. You're odd man out.
But although rich were smart enough to rig the overall game to gain the treasure, they've fowled the nest on their own as well as us and 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 may just here make it to Dick Cheney's house in Jackson. The banker with all 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 go on to Florida but his seafood are going to be contaminated with oil and dispersants. It's too hot to become outside so from his air-conditioned living room area he can watch dead baby dolphins wash up for 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 others, to produce his fortune.
It reminds me on the Ingmar Bergman film, 'The Seventh Seal', which takes place in Europe throughout the plague. In an endeavor to prevent the Black Death the nobility of Europe retreat to barricade themselves into their castles. The rats in addition to their fleas were ready and awaiting them. Bergman's survivors were roaming gypsies that stay away from the plague since they can be mobile and free'but obviously, in the same way ignorant with the cause from the death as being the nobles.
Ignorance, even though it has it's bliss, gets one nowhere within our world. The meek may yet inherit the world, however they may not desire 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, yet not the results. Sometimes the effects are not even measured such as Fukishima. Have we have you ever heard about the radiation that drifted together with the jet stream straight towards the West coast after which on being caught by my own, personal west side with the Rockies; radiation that insinuates itself into every living thing. Sometimes the photo 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 the need of effect, no cause; No our planets atmosphere, nor deficiency of that' anti-capitalist regulation'. No recognition of corporate control over environmental laws that can safe guard the resources we must live; no knowing that 'if you poison our planet our planet will poison you'. Will a tree should drop with your head for this to 'hit home'?
All of us ought to come to grips with his excessive, entitled consumption; The most complete blinders to the present are about the Eastern seaboard, This area was fortunate to possess its oil and gas main and coal extracted west with the Mississippi, for that most part, until the gas main discovery inside an area supplying the waters to New York City. It may be exciting to determine the extraction method know as fracking create a blip about the environmental radar. Otherwise the catastrophes of flood, or drought or tornado or hurricane are outside of sight and soon away from mind until they can be on your head. Hopefully the actual fact of local aging nuclear power plants, with on-site waste storage, are pause for thought after Fukishima plus the floods in Missouri I'm sure the East Coast's time should come as there are ultimately no winners in the coffee lottery.
I am particularly considering one fantasy that we've got been coping with, and wishing wonderful our heart were true. Cheap clean energy. There isn't any 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 beforehand. Our government familiar with invest in such a thing, but additionally 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] souped up that is cheap on the pump, in comparison on the rest of the planet. This we've got subsidized through regulations, cheap leases, nonexistent environmental regulation; it can be becoming extremely expensive due to its effect on climatic change but, maddeningly, there's no mental connection about bat roosting 'externalized' costs we have been beginning to cash inability cost us our very lives. The propane industry will offer a less carbon emitting fuel, but producers refuse to create any efforts to cut back it's carbon footprint received it OUT from the ground. It flares and fracks any time they want, allowing methane and open pits of benzene as well as other volatile organic compounds to off-gas into the oxygen. A drilling site is definitely an ugly, smelly dangerous place. They don't call the employees rough necks for nothing. And let's face it we will live to regret the an incredible number of gallons of water that is rendered unusable by utilization in drilling. Don't expect anything sensible from your extraction industry, or politicians. I could continue but why bother Get ready for more chaos.
When a tree falls from the forest and there is absolutely no one there to know it, does it create a sound?
When a tree falls in your head, does anybody wonder why?
Barb Coddington 203 3rd st Glenwood Spgs. Co 81601 970-0-945-9462