Global Warming

Global warming is an existential threat.  But, wait a minute.  Not THAT global warming.  Not the global warming that has to do with the ozone layer.  The other global warming.  The global warming that has to do with man’s inhumanity to man.

Man’s inhumanity to man always is present.  It’s the nature of man.  But, when it festers, it threatens the survival of man.

We don’t have a man-made thermometer that measures when it festers.  We have something better.  We have our inner sense.  We have the innate ability to know when it festers.  And it is festering right now.  We know it.

We look around the world, and we see things previously unthinkable.  Six million people killed by a man-made virus, and world leaders don’t want to know why.  Unprovoked war and war crimes in Europe, and world leaders continue with business as usual.

We look inside ourselves, and we see things previously unthinkable.  Distrust of government is a big yawn.  Burning down cities and shooting cops is too.

If enough heat is pumped into society, society eventually explodes.  We know this is true, because we’ve seen it happen time and again … revolutions, wars, and genocides.  Who’s generating the heat, and why?  Who’s causing the global warming, and why?

The loud voices with the bully pulpits who shout vile names all day every day say the cause of the global warming is people they don’t like.  What are we to do?  What can we do, to save civil society?

Albert Einstein explained that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  Why do we reliably re-elect the same loud voices?  Why do we reliably listen to the same loud voices?  Do we really expect different results from them?  Are we insane?

Imagine a government filled with new faces, faces who never saw the inner workings of government.  Imagine a media filled with new faces, faces who never read from a teleprompter.  Imagine a national dialogue in which vile name-calling was not the order of the day.

Imagine the hot air being removed from the United States of America, and unity being the order of the day.  Imagine the end of the global warming that’s the most imminent existential threat.

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