Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cloudy, misty, soon to be thunderous island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Tuesday morning–the 9th day of June, 2015–expecting a stormy day at sea sir! Indeed, this little hamlet and all her visitors may want to seek some ‘higher ground’ as it were today with the passing of some thunderstorms streaming across this long stretch of sand created by that Last Great Ice Age 11,500 years ago…
Recently, we have begun to hear the rumblings on the various U.S. news outlets–a vast ocean of choice and variety lacking content and truth (save some choice cable news programs, they know who they are!); perspective and vision–of all of the King’s men, i.e. the 1500 or so Republicans vying to become this nation’s 45th President, speaking up about income inequality, staking the claim that they are the right man (or woman) to ‘take care of it’. This new wave of economic populism, sparked by “Occupy Wall Street” and other movements like “Moral Mondays”, is now chic; hip even in David Koch’s ‘new world order’, this morally hijacked “not your grandfather’s” GOP.
The reason is quite clear. In fifty years the political landscape, as well as the environmental one, will look far different. Much browner then it does today. And with this ever changing demographic–plus the fact this kind of Grand Canyon Gap between the haves and the have nots is unsustainable, toxic and ultimately fatal to any civilization (let alone a democracy with that little letter ‘d’; as written and envisioned by men far greater than those currently serving in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives), past or present (see ancient Rome for example)–any Republican with half a brain will come to the conclusion that if he or she wishes to remain relevant in the coming decades, he must adapt to the reality on the ground.
And not put his head in the proverbial sand.
“Why is the coach floating down the street Daddy?”
Have a good day folks!
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M