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November 16, 2010

Camelot

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:20 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket!  Good to be with you on this rather cloudy, misty day here on Cape proper, Osterville to be precise, and I wanted to make a shout out to New York City and one of my Sigma Phi brothers from my college days at the University of Vermont!  Hope all is well in the big apple my friend!  Another New Yorker, an author, who I consider a friend, is Thomas Friedman, a reporter for the New York Times and author of the book, “Hot, Flat and Crowded,” a must read if you are interested in the now global aspects of our daily lives here on this little blue rock I call earth.  Thomas made an appearance on “Morning Joe”, only on MSNBC, a benign talk show that delves a little deeper than, say, the idiots on FOX & FRIENDS, diving tirelessly into the issues of the day, albeit “anchored” by a former congressman who often looks like he would rather be vacationing on Nantucket that be in the studio at 30 Rockefeller Center–and who could blame him, he seems like a nice guy?  But, to his and Mika’s credit, they have very good guests who, if they could get a word in edge wise, might make some valid points to be discussed at the local Starbucks or pub, depending upon the time of day.  He, Thomas, made that appearance yesterday, via satellite, as he attempted, quite well, to articulate the meaning behind the title to his book…an important bird’s eye view of the world and what the major hurtles are for the human species in the next 50 years.  Hot–Mr. Friedman described, not in too much detail, for many on the panel that day were on the side of crazies like Mr. James, “she’ll be comin’ round the mountain when she comes,” Inhofe (R-OK) who is, of course, famous for starting the now insane chant of, “Global Warming is the greatest hoax ever played on the American people,” you know, based on all of that ’science’ stuff (blinded by science, if you will).  The FACT IS that global warming is indeed VERY real and is affecting weather patterns all over the world, and with the rising temperatures (come rising sea levels) especially at the poles, the polar ice cap is well on it’s way to NOT EXISTING in less than ten years– this coupled along with huge chunks of ice, the size of Texas, breaking off from ancient glaciers in Antarctica, proving this global warming phenomenon beyond a shadow of a doubt…with almost every glacier around the world following suit.  This does not even touch on the fact that Greenland, a much more dangerous scenario that I won’t bore you with right now, has lost 40 percent of it’s permanent ice fields, and with all of that water, ancient, now unfrozen water streaming into the oceans at an alarming rate, coupled with the fact that everyone has their head in the proverbial sand on this one–Thomas said this, “I won’t debate the issue of global warming with you, that’s between you and your beach house…” (and, I might add, “We have a problem Houston!”)  Well said, sir, well said.  With 99 percent of credible scientists concurring that carbon emissions, and soon to be methane emissions emanating from the un-freezing of the permanent frozen tundra covering much of the extreme northern hemisphere, are to blame for this profound change in the earth’s atmospheric environment, hence affecting our surface environment, that will cause stronger and stranger storms, create great droughts and epic wild fires, and flooding that has not been seen in modern recorded history, how can so many “leaders” be that STUPID?  Keep F#$cking that chicken Mr. Inhofe!  Oh, yeah, I forgot, you are telling all of this for our GRANDCHILDREN, so that when you are gone from the face of the earth, they can sit back and say, “was grandpa mentally challenged or just an AS$hole?”  Ask the poor people in Pakistan who have literally been shipwrecked for months now, as the unusually strong monsoon season, coupled with massive typhoons literally put a country the size of California under water, with no help from the outside world…this all while REPUBLICORP continues to burn as much coal, oil and “natural gas” (for maximum PROFIT) as it can, not so much for said, ad nauseum, the “American People”, but more so to create the global conglomerates that will raise the bottom line of these modern day pirates of industry.  That leads me into the word Thomas uses as FLAT… We live, now, in a global environment where we see the JOY, and sometimes the pain, of others in different countries such as our own iconic AMERICA that everybody seems to love and want to emulate.  Look at the marketing across the globe–McDonald’s, Nike shoes, BMW’s, big suburban homes, with an extra garage for that special other Porsche you might have had your eye on, you name it– whatever Americans bought and treasured during the boom years of 1980-2009 there seemed to be no end in sight… Our competitors, such as China, India, Brazil, Germany and much of northern Europe, among others, have stepped it up a notch and created that same dream for themselves, run on cheap gas, and thus, we, as a world, have consumed to the limit–while the corporations, who too, live in a flat world, act as hovercrafts, if I could paraphrase Mr. Friedman, hovering here in the United States when it is economically convenient, paying little in the way of taxes, case in point, Exxon Mobile payed 0 taxes in 2009, and with the complicated tax code that favors the rich (because of laws passed by puppets in congress who were paid off by lobbyists, lobbying for those new tax codes that serve the interests of the “man behind the curtain”), (see the book FREE LUNCH, by David Cay Johnston), and then, if things go bad, they will move their places of business to markets that have cheaper labor costs, less stringent environmental laws and the like…leaving the American People high and dry without jobs, and a group politicians many elected into office, sorry little puppets, who act only on behalf of said corporations who shipped their jobs overseas to begin with…all in the name of the sacred modus operandi “PROFIT OVER PEOPLE”– this is all very insane indeed, for God’s sake does someone out there not see the disconnect?  This all while we all can see what is really going on in the intranet world, good blogs and websites that promote the TRUTH, FACTS and shame the puppets and the PLUTOCRACY that they work for, bringing us closer to a revelation and a resolution to a very REAL global problem(S), before it is truly too late.  And finally to the word CROWDED... As of today, there are roughly 6.1 billion people living on planet earth, and by the year 2050 it will have ballooned to 9.1 billion, how can WE feed everyone and still maintain our level of GREED?   We can argue semantics, policy, politics, puppets, philosophy, and religion all day long.  But, FACTS, like the stars above, are cold, hard and unyielding.  Sometimes they are on your side, if you live in an honest being, and sometimes they are not, when you are a mouse like Mitch McConnell (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).  So all of those self professed “tea partiers” out there and naive members of a society called the United States of America, we can all see that it is understandable that you are fed up with the way business has been done, been done I might add, for the past 30 years at least.  Corporate lobbyists of all stripes, sizes, shapes and smells own the process in Washington D.C. these days and it does not look like it will change anytime soon.  Aren’t you glad you voted for a Senator that is going to keep GIANT tax breaks for the wealthy in place so that your grandchildren can work at BK flippin’ burgers and serving fries to our new Chinese overlords?  You may want to think long and hard about who you are backing, for if empirical evidence serves me, and it always does, REPUBLICORP is hell bent on putting the cart (multi-national corporations) in front of the horse (the needs and the spirit of the American People), who have been duped, hoodwinked and hijacked for, like I said before, over 30 years now.  In the immortal words of Carl Spackler, “assistant greens keeper”, at the Bushwood Country club (played by Bill Murray in the cult classic film par excel lance, circa 1979 “Caddyshack”) who said, as he was attempting to rid the golf course problem (the rats of wall street and the lobbyists of D.C.) of gophers, and after the rodent bit him hard as he was giving him the bird, Carl screamed out in pain… and action! “When I have been pushed…I guess we’re playin’ for keeps now, I think it’s time to pump in about 15,000 gallons of water down there to teach you a little bit of a lesson, is that it?  I think it is!” and cut, print, wrap… Carl Spakler may just get his wish for as we continue to reward polluters who are destroying our planet, our environment, our home planet, temporarily, and just to add some salt to the wound, are making the poor poorer by getting into the politics game where they have rigged the Congress, seemingly rigged the Judiciary and are closing in on  the Executive–all to create a big brother scenario that would make George Orwell shake in his boots, we again must say, “Houston we have a problem.”  Have a nice day everybody!  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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