If A Tree FallsIs it possible it'll all get together now making sense? The relentless sweltering summer heat, heavy on 66 % 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 since a child or possibly they're repressing their memories, as it's 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 have time for is work and sleep, have you detected the price of food, energy, insurance, getting larger? 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 seem sensible when the tree visits the car or house, or if you find no longer shade allowing the children to remain the yard and so they receive third degree burns through the playground slide? I don't keep in mind that. The insect infected, downed and logged trees don't absorb the carbon since they did, but they're just trees and you may crank up mid-air conditioning and also be inside. This is America why is this so? Your individual rights will be in the constitution through God that has comfort.
The shattering fact in my opinion is that individuals have no fascination with what makes sense and no desire for the truth; or should I say so lots of people are so cock-sure they know the simple truth. This is truth quite outside of education or investigation and they often wrapped up within the 'money equals brains' mentality. This view was beautifully illustrated by among my daughter's college friends in the summation of his side of the 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 ton of money despite no knowledge and little effort, in addition to 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 these people have a right for the continuation of the money, a to spend and employ resources and in addition they 'conger up' a political view that supports their directly to easy money, regardless of snow globe economy fantasy that has been created for it that occur, and regardless of the it means into the future. They believe the economy can and will expand forever.
Cars will be more important compared to highways they drive on, and houses tend to be important compared to neighborhoods they stand it. Taxes represent to those people a go to take 'hard' earned money, they being apparently uneducated to where roads and schools as well as the virtual order in their civilization emanates 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 even a car salesman.
A selfish, individual over society, disguised as individual over government, attitude can make the world a challenging, polluted and unholy destination for a live.
And that's virtually where were. Is it possible for doing this to sound right?
The car- ahh- the auto. The placed the poor can be displayed middle class as well as the middle class can look wealthy. You can drive your financial statement across the street. The car may be the coarse, indelible concept of status. Small cars are for brand spanking new immigrants or teenage drivers or socialists. Cars are deemed to wish comfort without exceptions. They must management of the mountain passes and spare your kids the embarrassment of aging. For these cars we now have the to cheap gas. No one can make us leave our cars and walk.
Our public lands aren't practically experiencing untrammeled beauty and wildlife the lands must be open to your internal combustion contrivance around the world. 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 desire for what is sensible, sustainable. I guess the question for the masters from the universe the 2% who've 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 go into detail the material inequity. It's such as the middle of an football game, , they switched to hockey. Not only do you lack skates there's no 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 to the game And the sport is outside of town. You're odd man out.
But although rich were smart enough to rig the experience to gain the treasure, they have got fowled the nest on their own check here 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 might just make it to Dick Cheney's house in Jackson. The banker while using home in La Jolla continues to be bombarded with radiation from Fukishima and possesses bought a house that'll be underwater, literally, in made years. He can proceed to Florida but his seafood will probably be contaminated with oil and dispersants. It's too hot for 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 to the natural gas 'wild-catter' that fought every proposed beautiful, water and pipe line regulation, and flaunted the remainder, to produce his fortune.
It reminds me in the Ingmar Bergman film, 'The Seventh Seal', that may place in Europe throughout 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 expecting them. Bergman's survivors were roaming gypsies that stay away from the plague when you're mobile and free'but certainly, in the same way ignorant in the cause in the death because the nobles.
Ignorance, even though it has it's bliss, gets one nowhere in your world. The meek may yet inherit the world, but they also may not would like 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 the bottom shrimp catches it shows the catastrophe, however, not the results. Sometimes the final results are not even measured as with Fukishima. Have we have you ever heard about the radiation that drifted together with the jet stream straight on the West coast then on to become caught by my 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 an exotic streak of bad luck; without having effect, no cause; No climatic change, nor not enough that' anti-capitalist regulation'. No recognition of corporate power over environmental laws that might safe guard the resources we should instead live; no knowning that 'if you poison planet earth our planet will poison you'. Will a tree ought to drop in your head correctly to 'hit home'?
All of us have to come to grips with your excessive, entitled consumption; The most complete blinders to the present are for the Eastern seaboard, This area was fortunate to possess its oil and gas and coal extracted west in the Mississippi, for that most part, until the propane discovery in the area supplying the h2o to New York City. It is exciting to determine the extraction method know as fracking generate a blip within the environmental radar. Otherwise the catastrophes of flood, or drought or tornado or hurricane are away from sight and soon away from mind until they can be on your head. Hopefully 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 may come as there are ultimately no winners in the climatic change lottery.
I am particularly enthusiastic about one fantasy that we now have been coping with, and wishing wonderful our heart were true. Cheap clean energy. There isn't any such thing regardless 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, but additionally to being crippled by politics, were crippled by war debt and our stupid decision to bail out rich folks. There is affordable[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's becoming costly due to its effect on coffee but, maddeningly, there is absolutely no mental connection about bat roosting 'externalized' costs we're beginning to spend the money for inability 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 configuring it OUT on the ground. It flares and fracks any time they want, allowing methane and open pits of benzene and also other volatile organic compounds to off-gas into the environment. A drilling site is definitely an ugly, smelly dangerous place. They don't call the staff rough necks for nothing. And trust me we will live to regret the an incredible number of gallons of water that may be rendered unusable by easy use in drilling. Don't expect anything sensible in the extraction industry, or politicians. I could continue on but why bother Get ready for more chaos.
When a tree falls within the forest and there isn't a one there to see it, does it produce a sound?
When a tree falls on the head, does anybody wonder why?
Barb Coddington 203 3rd st Glenwood Spgs. Co 81601 970-0-945-9462