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Undecided 48%
Joe Biden38%
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Response to billpolonsky (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 03:00 PM

3. Thanks for posting this, billpolonsky.

 

ďThe current moment, not just political, is the most grim moment in human history. We are now in a situation where this generation, in fact, in the next few years, is going to have to make a decision of cosmic significance which has never arisen before: Will organized human society survive? And there are two enormous threats. The threat of environmental catastrophe, which at least is getting some attention, not enough. The other is the threat of nuclear war, which is increasing sharply by the Trump administration, in fact. These have to be dealt with quickly. Otherwise, thereís nothing to talk about.

ďAnd notice that the wrecking ball in the White House just doesnít give a damn. Heís having fun. Heís serving his rich constituency. So what the hell, letís destroy the world. And itís not that they donít know it. Some months ago, maybe a year ago by now, one of the Trump bureaucracies the National Transportation Administration came out with what I think is the most astonishing document in the entire history of the human species. It got almost no attention. It was a long 500-page environmental assessment in which they tried to determine what the environment would be like at the end of the century. And they concluded, by the end of the century, temperatures will have risen seven degrees Fahrenheit, thatís about twice the level that scientists regard as feasible for organized human life. The World Bank describes it as cataclysmic. So whatís their conclusion? Conclusion is we should have no more constraints on automotive emissions. The reasoning is very solid. Weíre going off the cliff anyway. So why not have fun? Has anything like that ever appeared in human history? Thereís nothing like it.Ē
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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