Tuesday, 09 August 2022

Gebhard: Spotting an unsettling pattern

Am I the only one who sees a pattern here? Our armed forces desperately stretched thin overseas, mercenaries based in the United States, detention camps supposedly for illegal aliens, built all over the country, and the end of restrictions on martial law and wiretapping.


I was worried about a fair and legal election after two highly questionable ones, now I am even more ill at ease. Perhaps, I was missing the point.


Just possibly, the aristocracy are not interested in keeping our republic as it now stands. It is possible that they want an oligarchy in principle as well as in practice. We are already an oligarchy, governed by the rich and powerful. But they just might be ready to come out of the closet. After all, the wealth and power of the oil companies, are all they care about. Oil and money are power.


Soon, all natural resources will be fought over as well. Clean fresh water is becoming scarcer, as the greatest reservoirs were the polar caps which are melting. The mountains have their ice caps melting, and we are burning our forests down, which is also a great reservoir for fresh water. How are we going to support the gigantic population now extant in our world?


Water and is necessary to all life, and oil to modern industrial society. So we fight and kill to make our industries richer and more powerful. Instead of leading the world in green technology and alternative energy, as we are in the position to do. We instead fight over old tech, oil.


America needs to encourage the greatest nation of innovators and creative minds in history, to invent us out of our deep financial pit, help them catalyze a new industrial revolution that will keep our standard of live from an eventual drop.


Dave Gebhard lives in Lakeport.


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