Drill, baby, drill. Drill, suck, chew, swallow. Consume like mad because Jesus is coming and he’ll fix everything we fuck up in the meantime.
What kind of stupid way to run a country is this? What I can’t figure out is that Republicans cry and wail about the debt we’re leaving our children, but act as though the damage we do to the environment through drilling and fracking doesn’t matter. As if the only thing that matters is the fucking debt. Here’s a clue. People with a toxic atmosphere and toxic water WON’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT THE DEBT.
So you think Jesus is coming soon and he’ll set everything to rights. The rest of us, including those Christians who don’t necessarily think Armageddon is around the corner, have to live, and govern, as if there’s a consequence to all of this. That we can’t afford to poison our air and our water because our grandchildren will have to live with it.
It’s like there’s some drastic misalignment of their psyches, an inability to grasp anything that doesn’t have dollar signs. If it doesn’t have monetary value, fuck it.
Our President went full-tilt liberal in his Inaugural Address. The right took this as some kind of affront, as if they’d been extending a hand in friendship all this time and he slapped it away. I’m pretty sure it was the other way around. And, for once, we liberals heard the speech and breathed a sigh of relief. You all think he’s going to become some kind of dictator. Project much? That was Bush’s deal, remember? “This would be easier if I were a dictator,” or something to that effect. Obama has gone out of his way to be conciliatory, to the point it drove half of us half crazy. We all saw what that got him. We thought Clinton had it bad.
Forget about our fiscal debt. What about our ecological debt? What about the rare Earth minerals we’re consuming like they’re going out of style? Yes, it’s entirely possible that we’ll find the materials in space, on the moon or in the asteroids. That would be good. But it still doesn’t change the simple fact that we’re changing the climate in unexpected ways, we’re destroying habitats as if they’re going out of style.
So these folks might believe Jesus will fix all their fuck-ups when he comes back. But the rest of us have to live in the world where nothing like that occurs, a world in which we’re responsible for our own actions. They should try it.
This is our country too, you assholes. And our world. We’re trying to leave it to our children and grandchildren. We’d really prefer it if you morons would stop destroying it before we get the chance. Make up your minds. How is money more important than fresh air or fresh water? Land that isn’t poisoned by fracking?