Let’s not beat around the bush anymore: this is a depression. America’s current economic situation is beyond grim, and there are few political or market-based prospects for a turnaround anytime soon. The room for error has never been slimmer, yet our political system seems incapable of action.
Meanwhile, climate change deniers are oblivious to the fact that an increase in unpredictable weather could create additional pressures on our economy and general security. Even those who accept what science tells us are unwilling or unable to produce policy results. On the other hand, it’s probably too late anyway.
And let’s not forget the preponderance of pro-apocalypse politicos who are actively agitating for the End of Days. Because Jesus ain’t gonna return under any other conditions.
So what can the rest of us do? You know, the ones who have difficulty with the idea that spiritual faith requires a commitment to hate homosexuals and eradicate the public sector? Real Americans like you and me, who recognize that science might be a pretty handy tool when it comes to understanding the universe? Folks who might not have been born into money and who therefore realize the benefits of a basic social safety net?
Seriously, I’m asking you guys. Because I have no frigging idea.