Why are we unable to feed the peoples of the Earth despite the successes that we have seen in recent years in reducing the incidence of extreme poverty? Where is the impetus to care for our brothers and sisters across the globe? Are we planning our budgets so that we can buy the next iPhone or the latest Samsung Galaxy? Are we doing enough to mitigate climate change associated with an ever-increasing concentration of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere of the Earth? Are we doing everything we can to minimize damage to precious habitat? Are we protecting species in our oceans, forests, lakes, rivers and wetlands? Are we concerned about windfall profits of corporations and shareholders? Are we even thinking about limiting compensation for CEOs and others in power that literally strip the value of a successful corporation to feather their own nests only to shaft the hard-working pensioners that have built that company from the ground up? Or do we accept that if corporations are to attract the talent that they need to lead their organizations, it is only natural that pay packages should exceed the average salary of employees by 30,000%? That's my way of saying that the CEO makes over 300 times as much as a typical employee.
What are we doing to protect our earth? Are we taking steps to protect rainforests?
The truth is we are engaged in an epic battle for the future of not only our nation, but by extension the entire earth. We are in a desperate fight for the very soul of the United States of America.
But most of you blokes don't seem too concerned.
Look what is happening in Britain, Germany, China and other parts of Europe.
Germany will probably get through this, but Brexit and a return to absolute power in China can only signal disaster for liberty.
Other nations in Europe are also seeing a rise in nationalism.
I see the greatest threat to national and global prosperity and peace coming from the right. I'm not just talking about silly right-wingers such as certain U.S. contributors found on the WB. But even these seemingly innocuous fanatics are dangerous enough when in lock-step they vote for harmful politicians and support policy which directly hurts people.
The truth is that if not for income disparity, we most likely could feed most of the world's population with the resources that our magnificent earth has made available to all of us. The Peace Corps of the 1960s and the Green Revolution of the 1970s are still happening across the globe. We have never been closer to having real solutions to supplying global needs for clean water and agriculture.
But it is all threatened by the actions of an elite class that would rather pollute precious waterways, our groundwater, lands and oceans solely for the monetary gain of a tiny fraction of the 1% that are the true über-wealthy.
You know. The ones you nut-cases call the Deep State or the Obama Shadow Government.
They would threaten the most vulnerable populations on the entire planet with extreme drought and famine because of their idiotic and stubborn refusal to accept and act upon the consensual accepted science of Anthropomorphic Climate Change.
They would clear-cut the forests of the earth for profit as rainforests, the lungs of the earth, diminish precipitously year by year. Often these precious habitats are simply burned down.
These powerful men rob resources from the peoples of the earth under complete protection because they have a minion class of sycophants that gladly trumpet that the takers are always looking for a handout, while the hard-working peoples of the earth pay for their groceries, beer and cigarets.
No, my dear friends. So far the problem has not been proven to be over-population. It is a broad scorched-earth environmental and mining policy coupled with extreme greed. It is unregulated pollution. Now with the disastrous and sadistic presidency of the monster we see a refusal to accept clean water standards that protect us from mining interests. We see a rollback of minimum mileage requirements for vehicles. We have witnessed a complete neutering of the EPA. Instead of pursuing clean energy technology, we are urged to bring back coal. To mine and burn more and more coal without any rational thought or consideration as to the severe environmental consequences. The Trump administration wants completely unrestricted access to oil and natural gas extraction.
I hear many on the WB complain about the banks and the Fed.
Why not just reign in the depositors and the lenders? A bank is no more than a repository. Do away with usurious interest rates and devastating penalties, fees and penalty interest rates aimed at the poor. Limit credit card rates. Turn the kick 'em while their down system that is at the core of U.S. legal and lending policies upside-down so that the lowest interest rates and penalties go to those who can least afford to enrich the banks and municipalities. Forgive excessive traffic fines for people who have the fortitude to come before a judge and please, have the mercy to not require jail time for minor traffic offenses. Eliminate private, for-profit prisons. Drug law reform.
Exactly none of these things has happened under Jeff Sessions. He would put Tommy Chong back in prison if he could.
You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one...
Or just keep heading downhill to the bottom of a rock quarry on a bullet train. It should be a great ride until we all crash.