When the scientific community came out with the latest projections on global warming was like a jolt of shock waves to think that our planet has become almost uninhabitable in our lifetime. And, yet governments continue to urge policies that only continue to make populations subservient to the fossil fuel industries. Is the United States to blame? Many agree that the US has for years led the charge in keeping other forms of energy for the masses too cost prohibitive. Meanwhile each and every year has only intensified carbon emissions that continue to increase the earth's temperature. What we are witness to are the severity of violent storms all over the globe. More recent is the massive hurricane that is assaulting India. This is just one example of things to come if we as a global society continue to let Oil conglomerates dictate the form of energy we have to use.
Today, in the United States we have always prided ourselves of the efficiency of the American worker. We had always assumed that the American workforce was top dog sort of speaking when compared to other countries. Sad to say that when our educational standards started to fall and that was back around the early 1970's so did the competency of the American worker as a whole. Today another jolt of shock to many of Americans to think that we have as a nation succumbed to what we never thought we be. But, when we look to our elected officials especially the Republican party of late it is really no wonder that our government too has become so dysfunctional.
We should really think again of what we as a nation have turned into. A nation so splintered, so fragmented, and to a point too apathetic. To blame it all on selfish needs of splintered groups where each one imposes their own doctrine of ideals upon others similar to the Tea Party enthusiasts really could be justified. The realization today is that so many of us are caught in a perpetual state of bewilderment of where do we go from here. With forces that keep us chained to the policies that only keeps the status quo. Where one individual can't rise up and rid themselves of the chains of control that current policies have only re gated our lives inconsequential to the whims of the power brokers that be. These have all evolved over the course of decades of our societies decline.
Whether we choose to accept the way things are, the status quo, or do we as a nation pull together and rid ourselves of the notion that only one set of ideologies, the my way or the highway rational prevails? Or do we unite and shed whatever notions that has divided a nation to the point that stagnation and even retardation has taken place in our society today? Important questions to be sure. The reality of the facts have presented that no longer can the US afford the way we are going. Both figuratively and literally. Right this minute we have the capability, and the technology, to put together policies that when implemented would curb global warming, end the needless suffering of so many here and around the world, and increase our own potential so that the American worker is on the same playing field with other industrialized nations. Think again, all we have to do is have the combined will to put petty differences aside and unite for the common good for all.