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If you were to consider Gaia as a living, even reasoning, entity devoted to our maturation as a species, whose language to us wilfully deaf humans was weather and its aggregate, climate, what would she do?
Punishing weather in the past seemed oddly to devastate countries such as Bangla Desh, Mauritius and Haiti, even Syria, countries whose eco footprint was relatively tiny compared to America and Europe.
It's as if Gaia wanted us to change our ways because of compassion for the weak and vulnerable, and there wasn't enough.
So now it seems like the opposite method of awakening awareness may be being used.
Go hit where the root cause is strongest.
Houston is one of the richest cities in the world, Florida one of the wealthiest states.
These are the people who were most blissfully removed from the worst of climate chaos.
(Next stop Washington?)
Two effects already noted: 1, Trump and Pelosi agree on delaying debt ceiling talks, 2, these wealthy states whose governors sneered at government and welfare for the needy are now humbly begging for state aid, blowing a mile-wide hole in the traditional 'small government, low taxes' philosophy.
Not the first time, I know, but it rams the point home again harder that 'no man is an island'.
(And that most Republicans are forked-tongued, selfish, hypocritical fools, incidentally).

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Sep 8th, 2017 at 01:53:40 AM EST

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