I’m trying to decide if I have a Cassandra complex, in light of the Koch brother’s hand-picked scientist coming-over to the opinion that global warming is real – or if I’m merely psychic. I’ve noticed the seasons going out of kilter merely over the span of my 61 years. Now scientist Richard Muller, a former skeptic on the subject of climate change, retained by Charles and David Koch to disprove what the overwhelming number of his peers determined a decade or more ago – has arrived at the opposite conclusion than he was paid to make: The climate is changing and humankind is playing a major hand in that dilemma. What is unreal is “Climategate.”
So maybe all those Koch-owned smelly businesses like Georgia Pacific are destroying the planet after all. Meanwhile every knucklehead running to be the GOP presidential candidate are calling for environmental regulations to be repealed for the sake of short-term economic benefits while we leave a planet in ruin for future generations. Speaking of future generations, the world population just hit seven billion people on October 31st, with a baby born in Indonesia. Even an imbecile like Eric Cantor should be able to read the handwriting on the wall.
The population is expected to exceed ten billion by 2020 and here we already have food and water in short supply causing riots in 3rd world countries. Of course there’s always mythology to fall back-on – like organized religions that seek to prevent all sorts of birth control. No one is saying that abortion is an effective birth-control method in and of itself, but states like Mississippi and Alabama are currenly pursuing legislation that would ban all forms of birth control including the pill, condoms and mandating investigations into miscarriages. Aside from corporate greed, organized religion is, in my opinion the single most destructive force preventing the human race from reaching it’s full intellectual potential. Quality over quantity applies if we’re going to repair this earth. I suppose ZERO population growth, filled with educated people is way too much to ask-for.
I suspect that most people, after a few cocktails are born as a result of recreational sex to parents who are ill-equipped to handle the task. Human beings have morphed into a parasite killing it’s own host organism for the sake of immediate gratification. Fold-in corporate greed and the current economic climate, and we have all the ingredients needed in a recipe for global disaster.
STOP MATING UNSAFELY PEOPLE…!!! Or at least think it through first. People are sexual creature, as ashamed of that as many may be… It astonishes me that religious “breeders” can’t understand that most homosexual people don’t reproduce, while being enormously productive to society in other ways – but they want to ban being gay also. Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum think the use of condoms helps spread AIDS, and our southern states believe life begins at conception, even if those “lives” are frozen embryos who ought to be granted the right to vote. OK, I made-up that part, but what’s next? A law to prohibit masturbation?
We are killing ourselves and our environment – when we have the potential to be the stewards of our world, and not the destroyers. Oh, the devil with it, like Cassandra, I’m shouting into the wind.