I wrote this rant in response to yet another “conservative” whining
about Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”.
1. I DON’T CARE that the temperature rise we are experiencing MAY
BE PARTIALLY the result of natural processes. If we continue to
FUCK UP the EARTH, we will BREAK it. We have already caused many
species to go extinct, with more to follow; the oceans are becoming
empty of fish, because we’re EATING them all; etc. etc. etc. WHY
THE FUCK IS THE RIGHT SO INTENT ON RUINING THE PLANET? Do they
have a backup planet all ready to go when this one is no longer
habitable? Would it KILL PEOPLE to drive more efficient cars? To
insulate their houses? To use CF bulbs? WHAT THE HELL IS THEIR
BIG PROBLEM with the ecology ?
I HAVE A SON. He will have to survive, somehow, in whatever passes
for life 50 years from now. I’d like to say that my generation
didn’t make the problem WORSE once we realized there WAS A POTENTIALLY
SERIOUS PROBLEM. It doesn’t get more SERIOUS than the planet
becoming un-inhabitable, does it? Or is having to pay $1000 more
for a car NOW a bigger problem than all of the next generation
perishing of starvation? People can afford $30000 AND UP SUV’s
that they think they need because they have little bitty cocktail
sausage dicks, but they don’t want to pay more for fuel efficiency?
2. Would it really be so bad if we stopped sending fucking Muslem
terrorists all of our money for oil, and instead we used less of
the stuff? WHY IS THE RIGHT-WING SO IN LOVE WITH BURNING OIL as
if the stuff was FREE of all cost, both $$$ and environmental ?
Did I miss that part of Catechism class where they teach that your
place in Heaven assured if you burn enought oil ?
3. So to sum up: “So fucking what” if Al Gore and hundreds of
environmental scientists are wrong? Would it kill us to pollute
less? Yes, it might cost more to cut our oil/energy use. But to
do NOTHING AT ALL is stupid and immoral. We’re a rich country. We
should suck it up and do the right thing.