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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 ~

Sources:

- 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

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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    too many people, kamarvt

    www.conscious-observer.com

    by ConsciousObserver on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 04:10:26 PM PDT

  •  Republicans are not the only political (0+ / 0-)

    party who is not doing anything meaningful to curb global warming/climate change.

    It is NOT all the fault of the republicans.  A good percentage, yes, but they're not solely responsible.

  •  And it's not a great idea to gloat... "can't (0+ / 0-)

    wait to tell you 'I told you so.'"

  •  Cold comfort (2+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock, ConsciousObserver

    What satisfaction is there to be had. Broadly speaking the denialists fall into two groups.

    One group are willfully perpetrating a fraud. The reasons for them wanting to do so are not clear to me, but somehow they think it's in their interest that nothing be done at all to alter our civilization's relationship to energy extraction and consumption.

    The other are the stupid, anti-rational people. They'll keep on denying anything is happening indefinitely.

    The satisfaction of saying 'I told you so' only comes when the other side admits you are right. Don't hold your breath in this case.

    "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

    by Demi Moaned on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 04:29:28 PM PDT

    •  No 3 Groups; Anti-Rational Is Not All That Large (2+ / 0-)
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      Demi Moaned, ConsciousObserver

      The broad majority are partly rational as is almost everyone who hasn't been trained for a career of reasoning in scholarship, technology or science.

      Most people put together their picture of the world from cultural and political leaders, their religion, news, peers and family. Given a healthy economy and society, that's proven to give a reasonably accurately informed electorate in democracies around the world.

      This country has a sociopathic society. There are 2 authoritarian religious movements that are partly or entirely anti-science and anti-reason, both working to control society and one of them has been working for decades to take it over literally. The free press following removal of most ownership concentration regulations has become across the board a propaganda organ for the forces driving climate change acceleration. The entire for-profit institutional world supports those forces as well.

      No society has remained democratic in the face of such a massive and coordinated propaganda environment.

      Ordinary people can be significantly pro-rational yet unless they have an unusual degree of skepticism or are in some kind of marginalized demographic that naturally lends itself to doubt the picture presented by mainstream society, the picture they piece together from society and acquaintances is going to be the propaganda not the truth.

      Probably a trillion dollars has been spent in propaganda that directly or indirectly supports climate change denial over the course of the last 1/3 of a century when all elements are tallied up. We need to give both that effort and the broad intellectual middle of the population a little more credit.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 04:41:09 PM PDT

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  •  Are They Feeling The Heat Yet? (1+ / 0-)
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    ConsciousObserver

    Droughts are happening right now in 26 states.  The government has had to step up once again & release land to farmers who have no feed for their cattle.  Tens of thousands of temperature records have already been broken in June & July.  It been up to 115 degrees in Oklahoma in the past 10 days.  Hot enough, people?

    Consumer are going to feel this in the pocketbook when they buy eggs, chicken or red meat soon.....very soon.  Food prices are going to go thru the roof.  Maybe that will catch their attention.  

  •  WE WIN!!! For some reason I don't feel (0+ / 0-)

    like jumping up and down saying we won.  What did we win?  

    Romney is George W. Bush without brains.

    by thestructureguy on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 08:29:35 PM PDT

  •  you're never going to get your chance (0+ / 0-)

    sorry, CO, but that's just the way it is.
    Think about this;
    Have you had that moment over the issue of Iraq possessing WMDs?
    No?
    How about the financial crash resulting from Wall St greed orgies?
    Ok, then; trickle down economics, which has been promised as fairy dust for thirty years, and has delivered nothing but income inequality and massive debt instead?
    Nothing doing there, either?
    All right, let's go into the real no-brainer stuff. Evolution? with a very comprehensive fossil record, this one's in the bag. Anyone denying this very solid fact is way out there...
    Ok, fine.
    The age of the Earth. There. We got that one. Everyone insisting it's only 6000 years old needs to have their nose rubbed in, oh, every bit of physical evidence of not only Earth's existence long before that, but culture, too.

    ......

    "naah gon' happen".

    they are unreachable at this point. They will burst into flame from  the heat and claim it's the fucking rapture. Let that fantasy go. You're not getting an apology or any other acknowledgement that they are wrong and you are right. conservatives cannot do that. It equates to a destruction of the self. That's why they always double down when their fictions are challenged. It's why they do nopologies, why they invent 'alternate' science, and why they cling to guns and religion.

    Mitt Romney is not running a campaign; he's making a hostile takeover bid.

    by kamarvt on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 05:33:37 AM PDT

    •  Not going to happen (1+ / 0-)
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      kamarvt

      LOL ... That's funny.  Rapture.  lol  I laughed pretty hard with that one.  

      Everything we need to understand about why people believe in what they do and hold on to what they hold on to is covered in Psych 101.  Confirmation Bias, Justification in Effort, etc. etc.  

      They will die taking their BS with them ... all be damned if their egos get bruised.

      Thanks for your feedback!      

      www.conscious-observer.com

      by ConsciousObserver on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 01:31:24 PM PDT

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eru

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