I'm also worried about the future of the somewhat* United States.
Let's pause a minute to look at a pretty view. Just don't breathe deeply because of the wildfire smoke.
|The view on my bike commute.|
Wildfire season is starting earlier and lasting longer due to climate change. Dealing with climate change is expensive, disruptive, and requires global cooperation.
Denying that it is happening is not changing the fundamental truth. The laws of physics (and chemistry and biology) don't give a damn whether you believe them. They are inexorable.
I'm fed up with the fact that low information voters get the same vote weight as people who seriously study the issues. I'm fed up with dismissal of the expert opinions of people who spend year--decades--studying issues.
I'm even more fed up with laws like Proposition 13 in CA and TABOR in CO that allow a no vote on taxes and government spending to count twice as much as a yes vote.
We have to vote on every damn infrastructure project. The people who vote against them are mostly older and won't be impacted by crumbling infrastructure. Yet, the younger people paying for their social security and medicare don't get a say in the services and money given to seniors because that's an untouchable "entitlement."
I'm sick of generational warfare and the old eating the young.
Did you notice that a major plank of the leave campaign on #Brexit was the completely fictitious story that they would have a huge amount of extra money to spend on their National Health Service (which is mainly utilized by the old)? How do you fight against such lies?
What happened in Britain is happening here. What are you going to do to push back?
* Copied from Sarah Vowell's book title.