The Grandparent Test
In a recently televised interview; noted environmental scientist professor Guy McPherson said “I can’t imagine there will be a human being on the planet in 2030; but the habitat for humans will be gone before that.”
For some perspective, most experts are now saying that if we stopped all environmental pollution tomorrow, we wouldn’t see any improvement for thirty years; that’s how bad it is, and since we won’t be ending all pollution tomorrow it’s just going to get even worse. If both estimates are correct, then 15 years after humans are gone, the environment will begin to show some signs of improvement.
Fifteen years to human extinction, now there is an attention getter. No amount of backpedaling will ever get back what we’ve lost. This then would be the cost of so many years of sweeping everything under the rug of our consciousness as we went about our lives as if everything was just dandy.
It isn’t hard to see how things have gotten so dismal.
Fracking not only toxifies the ground water table so much it’s flammable; it also creates swarms of earthquakes in most cases; and yet it’s still legal even as protests are quashed, and the protestors paid into silence. Business as usual.
The pacific ocean is a dead zone because of Fukushima, and yet the Japanese still continue dumping radioactive waste coolant water in staggering amounts amid deafening silence from world leaders. How many dead whales, dolphins and sea lions must wash ashore along the pacific coast every day; before the problem is acknowledged and addressed?? We’re just now seeing the early impact of Fukushima upon the environment. It isn’t going away any time soon; Google “Halflife“.
Why do we keep allowing the very worst of humanity to rise to leadership positions, generation after generation? Why do we keep allowing these psychopaths to double down on their worst mistakes, every single time, regardless of the future impact upon our progeny? How is it we can have 16 people running for president and not a single one has spoken out about the impact of Fukushima?
Keeping pace with the increasingly dystopian nature of reality, American police have become virtually indistinguishable from elite military units. To compliment their military style tactical uniforms many police departments also have tanks & armored assault vehicles left over from our wars of conquest. One big problem with this is that when you dress cops like soldiers and give them soldier toys to use, their behavior is going to reflect these changes. Police are supposed to have a very different job description than soldiers. When they turned cops into combat troops the old job description for cops was tossed out – we have soldiers now, get used to it.
Every week now we have yet another unarmed innocent civilian shot dead by police; and the victims aren’t always black. Case in point: the February murder of David Kassic who was first tasered, then shot dead by hysterical police woman Lisa Mearkle; all captured on video. After stopping Kassic for an expired safety sticker officer Mearkle tasered him to the ground. When the 59 year old Kassic would not stop convulsing (as humans tend to do when tasered), she shot him twice in the back, killing him. Upon viewing said video no sane person would call it anything but murder; and yet the officer in questioned was exonerated by her department!!
Do you know what it’s called when the penalty for even the smallest infraction of the rules is being shot to death on the spot? We call that a police state, and that’s what America has become.
Do you know why things got this bad, it’s because we allowed it, that’s how!
We passively allow the planets largest pesticide manufacturer to make the food we eat, even though they refuse to label or discuss these products. That doesn’t seem strange to you? When Monsanto is done poisoning our food, they’ll start genetically modifying pot seeds next; if they haven’t already.
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