Let Us Not Talk Falsely Now
There must be some way out of here, said the joker to the thief . . .
Well actually, once you’ve sold your soul for power, there is no way out. So good luck, Faustian Bargain Brothers. You’ll need it.
You’re too busy talking falsely everywhere you go to hear Gaia, but many of us can still hear her, despite the noise of your corporate propaganda machine. Through the voices of her children, through the poets and the artists and the activists of all the ages, she’s always spoken truth to power . . .
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth,
None of them along the line, know what any of it is worth.
So they keep drilling their oil wells, they go on polluting, they go on fracking, they plot their Trans-Pacific Partnership, to be followed by their Thousand-Year Trans-Every-Ocean- Everywhere Master-Corporate-Race Partnership. They poison the planet for profit, then sit back and admire all of their handiwork while all of you Corporate Party politicians praise them for fast-tracking us all to extinction.
But fear not. There are “Democrats” all along the watchtower. They have the eyes of an eagle. A blind one with two broken wings and a heart that stopped beating long ago.
I know it’s hard to believe, but there are still websites that support “Democrats,” there’s a big one that I forget the name of, and too many websites like it where they always say they’re going to elect more and better “Democrats,” where the Wishful Thinking Fairy waves her wand every day and everyone posts accordingly, where excuses are made before, during, and after every betrayal, where denial reigns, where “reality-based community” means nothing anymore, where “Democrats” will always be supported no matter how many times we’re told to reach out our empty hands to those serial betrayers so we can EMBRACE THE SUCK.
But you and I, we’ve been through that, and this is not our fate,
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late.
When we look at the geologic record, we see sea level increases, extinctions and climate shifts that are at or beyond our most extreme predictions from models. The amount of carbon causing these geologic events was comparable to what we’re releasing now, but we’re releasing it far faster than occurred in even the worst of these ancient warmings.
We are setting up for a collapse that is going to be worse than 1929, and it’s going to come sometime within the next two years. It could come as soon as the next couple of months, but it is going to happen, and there’s nothing that is going to stop it.
Two riders are approaching. Global Warming is riding the big black horse with the glowing red eyes. Economic Collapse is riding the other big black horse with the glowing red eyes.
They’re not just heading our way at a leisurely trot.
Have I mentioned that the wind is beginning to howl?
In case I haven’t mentioned that, THE WIND IS BEGINNING TO HOWL.
I think it’s time to ask every progressive, especially the prominent ones, to put the euphemisms away, to call that “government” in Washington what it is, to tell the blunt truth that elections are no longer a solution. That harsh reality is staring us all in the face.
It’s true, so say it. Say it and keep saying it.
Let us not talk falsely now. The hour is getting late.