Many months down the drain later...
What a horrible thing Donald Trump has done to America, and all his supporters are too fearful of facts to face the reality of all the horrible things he has done. Every morning I roll my eyes up ready to see the latest atrocities in Google news.
A knot of anxiety twists ever tighter. Poised at the edge of calamity, in a gloom of cynical premonitions, another day slinks closer to Election Day. Searching for relief I find Barack Obama, speaking about climate change deniers.
“Look, if anybody still wants to dispute the science around climate change, have at it. You’ll be pretty lonely, because you’ll be debating our military, most of America’s business leaders, the majority of the American people, almost the entire scientific community, and 200 nations around the world who agree it’s a problem and intend to solve it.”
Another day trying to speak sense to ignorance.
Biologist E O Wilson is the only guy I know who's earned the right to be called Father Nature. After reading his terrific book 'The Diversity of Life, I had a sense of how life fits into the planet and understood how it is richly expressed in a wonderful variety of habitats. Life on Earth has endured for millennia like this, with every species living within the limits of its niche. Everythiing was peachy in Paradise until we appeared and learned how to break free from our limitations.
We have become experts at taking but if we want to preserve what's left of life on Earth we'll have to excel at giving back. EO Wilson's latest book, Half Earth, shows us how to conserve half of the Earth for the benefit of other species.
A wise person once said "you gotta give them hope." Giving people hope is something we all must try to do. I feel I owe to the people who just experienced their first political awakening.
There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing. Maya Angelou