What happens in the Middle East, today and tomorrow and in the future, means nothing to me, and should mean little to you. A nuclear exchange? The destruction of the oil fields?
Short-term annoyances, frankly, compared to the real threats.
Which are, that the Earth is dying and America is becoming increasingly irrelevant to the world, the 21st century’s Argentina.
This can be changed, but we first have to accept, all of us, that what happens in Israel, or Iraq, will not assure a future for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Our continued engagement in these places — the necessity of that engagement — is killing them.
Oil, coal, hydrocarbons, and our crack-like reliance on them for our economic comforts — these are the problem. Nothing happening in today’s news solves any of it.
So what are our politicians (and demi-politicians) talking about today?
- Will John McCain run for President?
- Will Joe Lieberman stay in the Senate?
- Barack Obama and whether we respect religion enough.
I don’t care. Neither should you. Does it depend which band is on the stage, or what song they are playing, while the Titanic goes down with no lifeboats?
This world is the Titanic. This world is dieing.
Someone needs to change the subject to what matters. First party to do so deserves your support. Al Gore doesn’t count unless he gets off the lecture circuit and runs for something.
Everything else? Details.