Does anyone fully realize that with the subsidies our country gives to the oil and coal barons, we could probably fully fund the conversion to solar, wind and other forms of clean energy and move away from the expense, climate damage and political clout these bastards now own?
We give subsidies to all forms of damaging companies, who give nothing back except to their shareholders. When will it stop? When we all die?
I firmly believe that we are already past the proverbial "tipping point". How many will die from heat stroke this year, or is anyone keeping track or does anyone even care?
I'm 72. I don't have that far to go before they burn my happy ass, but I still care about those behind me. So I can say things that I wouldn't ordinarily say. I burn wood for heat, with 12 acres to choose from. I have 2 wells for water. I have a fairly new roof on that is good for the remainder of my life. My wife and I get along very well after 40 years. I have a large garden that I plant and preserve every year. I am allowed to grow weed for my medical problems. We have money in the bank that should last us, not a lot, but we don't need a lot. Unless the stupid assholes in DC fuck over the seniors with their Social Security or the banks go belly-up because they are overextended playing their games trying to squeeze out every dollar from us.
But enough of that!
I'm pissed because a very large portion of our populace is just plain STUPID! I watch a lot of history programs, and they have been the same throughout history, autocrats and their followers! If you have a loud voice and it projects the right message to ignorant people, and you have a persona that fits, anyone can be a fascist. No one ever learns! They play to the people that can advance their agenda, which takes me back to the beginning. Money talks, bullshit walks!
It's that way today and will be that way tomorrow, get used to it. Welcome to the real world! And unless you're an elite, you're dead! Then again, we're hardier than they are in their pampered palaces!
Have a great evening and may peace be within your realm.