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Forum Post: In the Land of Never Was: The Last, Desperate Hours of Climate Chaos Deniers‪ and Capitalist Rah-Rahs‬

Posted 8 years ago on July 26, 2012, 8:10 p.m. EST by PeterKropotkin (1050) from Oakland, CA
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by Phil Rockstroh

Often, the world… forever unfolding, recombining, morphing, dying and transforming… changes before the mind can grasp the implications of the ongoing alterations. This is the basis of nostalgia, for memory freezes the world like an insect encased in amber.

Maturity dawns when you begin to look back at your life and long to be able to make amends for your blindness. Because changing the past is impossible, it follows to strive to possess a greater degree of self-awareness in the present. By this measure, we, the people of the US, insulated in the eternal present of our media hologramatic bubble and in the thrall of perpetual post-adolescent-level self-involvement, have some growing up to do.

Circumstances change, people change, yet the people of the US cling to an outmoded and ossified view of themselves, their nation, and the world at large… but events keep moving right along. For example, given the degree of danger, and by danger, I mean, global wide, species (including our own) devastation, begot by Industrial Age-engendered Climate Chaos -- we cannot afford to go about business as usual.

On consideration of the path we are heading down, at exponentially increasing speed, uprising (engendered by mortification and propelled by outrage) would appear to be an appropriate course of action. If you were embarked on a journey across the high seas and discovered the captain and his officers were all suicidal madmen -- then mutiny would be a viable option.

The data is in: The oceans of the earth are dying; the very air is bedizened with seeds of fire.

This is not gray beard, flapping in the meaningless breeze, prophecy; this is verifiable, peer-reviewed science. The time for discussion and debate has passed. Only fools, cranks, and greed-besotted psychotics doubt the effect that trapped greenhouse gasses are reaping across the planet. We no longer have the luxury of indulging their corporate age form of blindness and insanity.

America, take a look out the window… risk taking in the passing scene.

Read the rest here.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/07/26-4

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

tweeted that.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 8 years ago

"Shock Greenland ice thaw has experts gushing : NASA finds that ice cover thawed over larger area than ever detected in more than 30 years of satellite observation." :

Thanx for your nice post and link. Very good piece by the ever profound, prescient & poetic Rocksroh.

fiat lux ...

[+] -5 points by Porkie (-255) 8 years ago

If only we could all be so good at saying nothing.

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[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

And since he talks out of his ass - we really do not need the additional methane.

[-] -1 points by Porkie (-255) 8 years ago

Oh yes, I have heard - the price of "pig" is going up.