Article concerns global warming, confused Americans, and the Republican Party.
I am waiting for the right moment to say, “I told you so.” I am waiting for the right moment before it’s too late to say, “I told you so.” I have been trying to convince people for over a decade just so I could say, “I told you so! Look, there is the evidence. Now do you see?” Reflecting on the last couple of winters in Ohio and especially this last week across the country … I am getting closer to the opportunity of satisfying my ego.
I have been waiting to rub it in peoples’ faces. I have been waiting for that one crucial moment that would provide enough physical evidence that could get those ignorant fools to say, “FINE! I agree with the thousands of scientists that have been screaming about this disastrous climate change to come.”
I have been waiting for the right moment to prove that not all of this talk of green-energy across the globe is part of a crackpot conspiracy. I’ve been waiting to grin, with a grin of victory, as I observe those conspiracy theorists’ faces when they finally accept that Al Gore is not part of a socialist conspiracy to bring down the oil industries and sabotage America. I’ve been waiting to say, “Have you seen enough?” Though I think when that time comes, it will be too late.
For those opponents of global warming, don’t blow this out of proportion in your favor. Of course, I do not want our poor abused home to come to a wretched point so that I get to satisfy my ego. That is silly.
This all comes from anger and my frustration with this ignorant greed driven country. I am frustrated with those fooled souls who follow their ignorant leaders—those ignorant leaders on the ‘right’ who only care about their campaign contributions from the oil and coal companies. I am frustrated with the right-wingers who are obviously not smart enough to understand the science behind global warming and/or who are too ignorant and blind by the greed-machines to take this subject seriously.
Ever since Al Gore’s award winning film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” I have paid closer attention to the physical signs. I have been watching and reading from both sides of the aisle. I have been observing. I have been taking notes and documenting the world’s reaction.
With my own two eyes, I have noticed warmer winters and hotter summers. Scientists who have been documenting the polar caps, mountain ranges, and coral reefs have noticed a whole lot more. The frustration is when I hear people talk and act as if this is normal and all is ok. They are not concerned. They are not caring. In fact, I still hear people say during the strangest weather conditions that, “global warming is a hoax—there is nothing to worry about.” Why are these people not seeing what I am seeing? Why are they ignoring the physical evidence? They are joking, right? Right?!
I know that many people frolic about in life without a care in the world—at times, I think that they are more enlightened than I am. Nevertheless, I am amazed at how many people are not seeing what I am seeing, that is, with my own two eyes and memory of recent years.
For my 1.2 million readers, you might remember an article I posted titled, “An Inconvenient Lie.” In this article, I made a case, a plea, and then a complaint about the 'ding-dongs' in this world who simply do not want to see the truth of our planet’s condition. Nothing has changed since that article except for my level of anger on the issue and warmer weather.
This summer, in Ohio, is the worst yet. We are experiencing “the sign of the times,” but there seems to be no one who can interpret the signs being linked to global warming. In fact, I think most people are confused. A recent article published in the Washington Post by Juliet Eilperin and Peyton M. Craighill headlined, “Global warming no longer Americans’ top environmental concern, poll finds.” Yet, that same poll also found that the number one concern for Americans was air and water pollution. I am refraining from adding a “texting” tag here like “lol” or perhaps “lol” with “maf” added to the mix of those three letters.
It’s as though people lack the ability to see the connection between pollution and the ‘possible’ cause of our climate change. No matter how amusing this is to me, I am not surprised by the ignorance in our society—the ignorance that is created by the greed-machines and their slaves on the ‘right.’ Furthermore, I do not think that half of the population is full of dummies. What I do believe is that half of the population is victim of the manipulation and greed that is passed down from our leaders—leaders that fool us into putting them into office.
Prove it. Right? Ok. Eric Ostermeier of the University of Minnesota wrote in a blog that politifact.com, a famed, independent, and politically neutral website that rates politicians’ claims on a six-point true or false scale, showed evidence that Republicans lie 39% of the time compared to Democrats who lie only 12% of the time. This was based on data from 511 statements made by politicians from January 2010 to January 2011.
You can only imagine what that did for my ego as I reposted the blog by Eric Ostermeier several times on Facebook and Twitter. Anyhow, after I tamed my ego I realized that my suspicions of the Republican Party have always been correct. They are not looking out for the good of the public, they are serving themselves, they are serving their corporate masters, and they will do whatever it takes to protect their puppeteers i.e. the oil and coal companies—even if that means wiping out humanity in the process.
I always beg people, who try to argue with me, to look up the facts and science themselves. Instead, they insist on listening to Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and … well … their lying Republican leaders.
Even without the politifact.com data, I have never believed anything that Republicans and their pundits say. The crap that spews from their mouths never makes logical sense. Their agendas and actions follow selfish interests that run against the teachings of those ancient sages of whom we worship, follow, or just downright respect. The whole party seems to serve the interest of money and self—the very two things that create lies.
I have to pick on the Republican Party in this article for two reasons. One, they are the epitome of evil. Two, they were the first group to say global warming is bullshit and we are not interested. After Al Gore, a longtime supporter of green energy, came out with the film “An Inconvenient Truth,” Republicans, their pundits, and oil companies paid a couple of scientists to say it was not a concern—mind you, there have only been a few scientists to say this out of the THOUSANDS that say it is happening. It was not long after this that followers of the Republican Empire took their illusions to the internet, radio waves, and television in an attempt to move the public’s attention away from the wrong doings of the oil and coal companies.
What can I say? I am frustrated with all that stands in the way of creating a society that lives cleaner. I am a witness to the rape of the world. I am watching the human civilization consume itself. I am observing greed in its prime. Worst of all, only half of the world seems to care and less than that are doing something about these crimes against humanity. Our ignorance, apathy, selfishness, and confused ideas about the purpose of life will be the end of us. Until we learn how to conquer our weaknesses, we will never live in harmony.
Back to the global warming issue—for those who say it’s a lie because you are told it is a lie … think of me saying, “I told you so!” in anger. Think of the politicians that have led humanity from doing what is right for its future, to scrounging for food and water in its final days. Think of the ignorant pundits that convinced you that it’s all a lie as you contemplate existence of humanity just moments before you take your last breath of foul air.
~ John Debar ~
~ Conscious Observer ~
- Selection Bias? PolitiFact Rates Republican Statements as False at 3 Times the Rate of Democrats
By Eric Ostermeier on February 10, 2011
- Hot topic: Air, water pollution top America's environmental worries
By Scott Sterling Jul 4, 2012
- Global warming no longer Americans’ top environmental concern, poll finds
by Juliet Eilperin and Peyton M. Craighill