Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fire -- No Time to Waste

The terrifying Colorado fires in the west are seemingly unstoppable and horrific. The fires, the floods and many many other weather extremes we have seen not only in this country but around the globe over this decade are yet more evidence of climate change. They emerge from a reality that is the spawn of the mendacity of big corporate everything (in this case the fossil fuel industry) creating the politics of superpaks tugging in tow cash and LOTS of it which rules the political day to cover-up truth. The force of the many cannot overrule this toxic force of the few as their HUGE money carves a tornado-like path through our nation cutting a swath through Congress, the courts, and now attempting to wrest control of the presidency.

This is what happens when rightwingnuts gain power, deny science and are hoodwinked to think that the 1% wealthiest are about them. They eschew truth in favor of child-like myth and, when, finally, it gets bad enough are forced to admit what progressives were iterating for years is correct. Now it may be too late. Global warming and the climate change it brings are NOT theories as common understanding of theory is defined by know nothings. They are FACT, indisputable and science-based fact as the Gorian truth "Inconvenient Truth" conveys. The burning of fossil fuels is killing us with its climate change inferno of poison ruining our earth and taking hundreds of thousands of humans with it on its journey to hell. Moreover, this scourge of the earth oil also is finite meaning it will not last forever. Then what?

Keep electing those who are in bed with big oil/fossil fuels and keep thinking that the 1% care about you. They do NOT. The money they have already made, BILLIONS, is not enough. They want it all, they want yours, they want mine, they want everyone’s and they may just get it IF we let them. Keep electing them to high office duping you with their long-proven and many-times-tried false economic ideology with its social anti-human stupidity going along for the ride. Keep thinking the sky god will come down from some mythical heaven and whisk you away to safety. It will NOT. You WILL die unless you wake yourself up from fanciful dogmatic nightmarish mythological lies and face the truth. Science rules, as it always has. Fossil fuels heat the planet and cause cancer to boot. Soon it will destroy life entire on planet earth if we do not find alternative means to drive our cars, heat our homes and make our products. Moreover, fossil fuels are NOT infinite and extracting oil from shale, otherwise known, as fracking is lethal as is nuclear power witnessed by the Fukishima/Chernobyl catastrophes. And, if nuclear power is not bad enough there is absolutely NOWHERE safe to bury its waste. Would you like that waste in YOUR backyard? No? Neither would I.

More inconvenient truths of science: Bacteria and viruses cause disease, hand-washing reduces disease, tobacco causes cancer, evolution IS truth, the sun is the center of our solar system, the earth is approximately 4.5 BILLION years old, and a force called gravity prevails upon it. The Timeline of human evolution as science knows it and is stated correctly in Wikipedia:

Great apes (humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans) 15,000,000 years ago, subfamily Hominae Humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas 8,000,000 years ago, tribe Hominini Humans, chimpanzees, and bonobos 5,800,000 years ago, bipedal apes (Australopithecus and descendants) 3,000,000 years ago, genus Homo Humans, Neanderthals, homo erectus, and their direct ancestors 2,500,000 years ago, species (archaic) Homo sapiens Humans 500,000 years ago Homo sapiens sapiens Modern humans 200,000 years ago.

Science deniers and religious fanatics WILL kill us all unless a country, the most powerful on earth and, indeed, the world sees reality as it is and not as they would like it to be. How the greatest power on earth contains some of the most irrational stupidity on earth I do not know.

America, look at the truth of science, stare it in the eye and then eschew things rightwingnut political that simply are not true or you will be responsible for much misery and even could end life on earth and, perhaps, even the earth itself as we know it. Do it fast as the end is in sight if not for you then for the next generations' posterity. The fire approaches and there is no time to waste!