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Sea Cape Cod by Michael Mosier

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April 11, 2014

Game On

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:43 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, gorgeous, breezy, soon to be starry island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Friday evening, the 11th day of April, 2014, roughly 5:43 p.m., eastern standard, and the season of spring has finally arrived here on little old Cape Cod, even in the historic town of Hyannis/Hyannis Port where I write these thoughts presently.  Yes, the ships are now coming in and out of the Harbor on a more frequent clip, while the good people of this fair seaside village mosey on down to “Baxter’s Fish and Chips”, a quaint little ‘boathouse’ bar on this safe haven, famously serving fish and chips for four generations now.  This popular opening today marks the passing of a brutal winter that was for many, and the welcoming of the springtime rays of hope and rebirth WE have ALL been waiting for, all happening so fast as the Crocus’ peek their heads out wondering, “…is it safe to come out now?”.

Indeed.  Is it safe to come out now?  This past week the United Nations held an ‘Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’, I am not so sure…  Old news of course in this day and age of short term attention span syndrome, but I thought it might be important to put it down in black and white so our kids and grand kids can read it someday and say, “…a real leader would come forward and make it their mission to turn this climate around before it’s too late, for it turned out, that fateful decision by say the elected president in the very near year of 2020…Yes, on that courageous decision’s back lies (not LIES told by greedy capitalists’ gone wild, hell bent on cooking the planet for PROFIT!) the saving of the human race happened, thus, generations in the future will somehow be avoiding the stronger and stronger storms, the rising of the seas, the burning of the forests, the deepening of deadly droughts, the dying of the oceans, the echoes of species passing us by right now–the end of mankind…period.  For no being will survive if those oceans die.  “Water=LIFE! The young people will sing someday, I pray it be so…

Too real?  Too heavy for a Friday night?  Yeah, you are right.  Let’s go to the video tape!  That little meeting that got a wink and nod from the mainstream media for a day or so (my friends at MSNBC excluded of course) at the UN hosted 300 of the world’s top climatologists, from 70 countries, reviewing 12,000 peer revised studies on global warming (danger Will Rogers!), or the ‘kinder, gentler’ climate change.

Conclusion?  We, human beings in general, at least some of us, ARE the CAUSE. We, collectively, by the use and abuse of emitting millions upon millions of tons of carbon dioxide, methane and other ‘green house gasses’ into the atmosphere on a daily basis is causing the atmosphere to warm, as well as the oceans, as they become more and more acidic, eventually not being habitable for living creatures.  From Los Angeles to Beijing, Montreal to Moscow and everywhere in between it is like a race to the bottom, burning more and more fossil fuels resulting in the findings that spell doom for the planet if we do not curb our appetite for the stuff.  It’s simple math.  The ice sheets are melting at the alarming speeds and will result in the seas rising at least four feet by the end of the century and that, my friends, is being very conservative.  The seas have already risen by one foot starting at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution on or about the turn of the 19th century.  The reason the ice does not lie is simple, every winter has been recorded on that ancient ice, telling us what we need to know.  What that ice is telling us is simple, the steady increase of carbon output into said atmosphere is directly linked to the increase in the air and water temperatures (greenhouse effect), and everything else that is connected to that FACT (life itself).

“Climate Cataclysm” is the ‘talking point’ phrase that was used by most of the 97 percent of scientists coming out of that meeting roughly ten days ago or so (real men and women of high reason/logic/intelligence– that’s right, real scientists who studied at the best universities and colleges around the world.  Yes, thoughtful people, with no angle, who study big, scary books like “Climatology for Dummies” or “Meteorology for Morons”, or “Physics for Tea Party Psychopaths 101″, great reads that most republican politicians would not like because there are no pictures available in many of the text books.  I can assure you Mr. Cruz or Mr. Limbaugh you would not be disappointed if you suddenly became a sane, kind and reasonable adult.  Come on, take a break, you don’t have to be a prick everyday of your life now do you?

However, I am sure your friend Charles or David Koch can provide you with one of their “biostitutes”, bought ‘men of science’ who make up the other 3 percent of QUACKS who are being paid to LIE about the very real problem that IS the biggest THREAT to mankind in OUR civilized history, with the panel concluding, “…failure to address this issue is the gravest threat to human rights, national security and civilization at large.”  These men exist so that you (Ted Cruz or Rand Paul or take your pick of the tea party litter) can continue to tell the people your outright falsehoods and pretend that there is a ‘debate’ about this, this all while you sell out those “American People” you say you are on the side of as you secretly pull the p lough for your masters who pay you those bits of GOLD you must have sold your soul for.

That western Mega drought that is taking over the conversation in California and many other states in this country will eventually point most to the truth that is out there.  It is right outside of your window, please open it and your minds up and wake up your neighbors and loved ones and remember to VOTE this fall, for the republican agenda is to take over the Senate and then the Executive, and then the country’s definition.  By the Supreme Court’s most recent fatal decision, the McCutcheon v. FEC tells one all one needs to know about the John Robert’s SCOTUS.  A once and will be again proud court, the highest in the land, one who stood the test of time, such as the bloody U.S. Civil War, is not what it once was.  It once championed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed into LAW 50 years ago this summer. That historic legislation passed with power and grit by a real leader, yes, passed by our late, great 36th President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson, celebrating that most sacred of human acknowledgements of our young nation’s history–symbolized none so much as the election of this country’s first black President, Barack Obama, who has, by all definition that matters, done a STELLAR JOB.  Better than any clown on the right, for if the shoes were on the other foot, I wonder what kind of man like say a California Congressman Darrell Issa might have turned out to be…

If this nation is not to go backwards in history, as the President pointed out the other day at that 50 year anniversary event, WE must collectively stand up to the money that is slowly killing OUR democracy.  The best and worst example of this atrocity are the KOCH BROTHERS, who, together, are worth at least 68 billion dollars and are very interested in taking over this country and turning it into an Oligarchy–definition: rule by the wealthy. There was an old joke here in Boston before the city’s beloved Red Sox won the World Series in 2004, breaking that 86 year old curse that hung around the Fenway Park’s hallowed halls–”…when was the last time the Sox won the Series?” “…the year was 1918, the year the rich Russian Czars were conquered by the then Soviet Union”, begging the question in 2014, have Russian Oligarchs come back from the dead and have they already invaded the U.S. political system, posing as gentle plutocrats who own a mom and pop oil, gas and chemical company?

“This isn’t Russia Danny, is this Russia?” (credit the classic film, “Caddyshack”, written by the late, great Harold Ramis and starring the incredible Bill Murray, the late, greats Ted Knight & Rodney Dangerfield, and the still very much living and funny, Chevy Chase…circa 1980).   Comrade Koch?  Or is it King Koch?  Don’t believe me?  Follow the money!  Why would an oil and gas company that these two slick guys inherited from their father–Koch Industries (please Google)–want to take over the country?  Make more money and rule without interference is the answer, perhaps take over the world someday too, why not?  500 million bucks have been spent this past decade to deceive the U.S. public with these horrible ‘free market think tanks’ (Americans for Prosperity, Heritage Action among a myriad of others polluting figuratively and literally millions of Americans daily without them even knowing it) paving the way to lock in gerrymandered power in a highly organized system that intends to gut the poor like a fish and leave the country a barren waste land of fracking wells leaking 596 deadly chemicals destroying the waters forever, while the world gets hotter and hotter, hungrier and hungrier.  Lo, this is not joke.  WAKE UP AMERICA! Please for the Love of God–for the Koch puppet, congressman Paul Ryan’s republican’s 2015 budget, the “pathway to democracy’s destruction” I mean “prosperity”, will insure record corporate profits for the next hundred years–the ideology of true socialism for the rich and savage austerity to the poor. “Kochtopia”!!! (sounds like a fun place! credit the name to the great Senate Majority leader Harry Reid, a democrat from Searchlight, Nevada, God’s speed sir, God’s speed!).

The scariest part of this is that decision made by an increasingly suspect U.S. Supreme Court that seems to be, like the U.S. House of Representatives, bought for the most part, not all, but enough to keep that body dysfunctional at best, a complete waste of time at worst.  Let’s again, go to the video tape. Justice Stephen G. Breyer stated after the decision was handed down, “…If the court in Citizens United opened the door (money equals speech, corporations are people too, dag nabbit!), today’s decision (McCutcheon v. Federal Election Committee) open the flood gate.”  He went on to say, “…where enough money calls the tune, the general public will not be heard.  What does this have to do with corruption?  It has everything to do with corruption.  Corruption breaks the Constitutionally necessary “chain of communication” between the people and their representatives.  It derails the essential ’speech to government action’ tie. A cynical public can lose interest in political participation altogether. (This is what David and Charles Koch, and many like them, WANT). “Insofar as corruption cuts the link between political thought and political action, a free marketplace of political ideas loses it’s point.” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Breyer (not a bought man).

An Inuit chief up in Greenland spoke out to NBC’s Anne Curry, heading up a nice documentary about this critical man made problem that could wipe us out as a species sooner than we might think, “…Look out the window…and see how beautiful the nature is…, look at it!  Hear it!  Protect it!  Take good care of it!” Good words to live by, for even a decade from right now, I can assure you the big polluters out there are going to have their day in court, the court of public opinion, WORLD WIDE, because a few wealthy individuals will not destroy GOD’S GREEN EARTH for their bloody benefit, while the many melt, burn, starve or drown.  Mark my words–GOOD will prevail over darkness. Have a nice week end folks and steer clear of foolish wooden nickles thrown about by FOX “NEWS”, they are the problem, nowhere near the solution. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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