By: William Larsen – January 25th 2017 – Civilians News – “News For All Views” – “Why Toll Roads Could Save America’s Future” –
The sheriff of Nottingham once said…..
This past week, President Trump signed off on an executive order to begin construction on the Keystone XL pipeline. Due to his executive order, it is my opinion that yesterday marked one of the saddest days in American history.
In fact, due to scientific evidence, yesterday’s legislation may go down as one of the saddest days in all of American history, for generations to come……
Furthermore, in many ways this type of legislation has come to personify the baby boomer generation today. If not over spending on land development, it seems the prior generation of Americans has time and time again cut themselves a check, at the expense of generations to come. This issue in particular has created what I deem to be a “silent majority,” in Washington DC today.
Time and time again, this past generation has stalled or sold out America’s future altogether, in favor of their own lives…… their own livelihoods…. and their own time on Earth…….
Which is why I believe signing off on the Keystone XL Pipeline marked a huge turning point in American history……
I believe this occurred because many conservatives felt marginalized by their own government. How else do you explain our nation’s leaders acting in such disregard of climate science?
In a country of nearly 350 million people, where culture is eroding and forming a “new America,” it’s not uncommon for many Americans to feel increasingly marginalized, by an ever-changing society….. Feeling marginalized by music, politics, or even sometimes education, many of today’s conservatives seem to be lashing out through legislation such as the Keystone XL Pipeline today. All the while doing so, despite overwhelming FACTS surrounding climate change.
Remember when our culture, was more like this;
If you don’t, I’m sure Vice President Pence does……..
This period of American history is uniquely challenging in many ways. While millennials will point to the fallacy of land development, the baby boomers will continue to leverage markets, further and further, whilst pointing to cultural assimilation and any excuse they can, to better their own lives…..
This is the baby boomer’s legacy. (See also NCAA pay structures.)
What was it about Donald Trump, that landed him in America’s highest office? Was it the man himself? Was it his platform? Or was it a prior generation, whom felt marginalized by an ever changing America?
It’s hard to say, but one thing is for certain…. Donald Trump is “our” President today. Now standing as the 45th President of the United States, a man who seemingly won office as a result of “Silent Majorities.”
But what are “Silent Majorities?” Furthermore, how does our democracy deal with these “grey areas” of modern American politics?
For example; America has adopted big pharmaceuticals in opposition to “the war on drugs.” Simultaneously, this has gone on in Washington without anybody formally expressing this policy to the media. In many ways, this is an example of a “silent majority,” which has been enabling a pharmaceutical drug revolution without anything being said publicly.
Everyone might not see what’s going on, but they can feel it…….
For me this means one thing. It means that now more than ever, Americans must call on our government, to push forward transparency, both domestic and abroad….
It means that today, we need to stop letting the “silent majorities” win…….
Donald Trump won a fair election; not because of the color of his skin, but because people in America were afraid to talk about how they felt and the one’s who did…. won the 2016 election…..
Despite these sentiments surrounding Trump’s presidency, signing off on the Keystone XL Pipeline marked a turning point in American politics… In my opinion, this is because the construction of the Keystone pipeline, marks a day when the media became so oversensitive to corporate bias, that they didn’t even talk about the problems we face as a nation.
In this way, despite overwhelming criticism, in terms of ecological damage, the federal government acted with disregard for climate science and what we used to call democracy….