January 25th 2017 – By: William Larsen – Civilians News – “News For All Views” – “Keystone Pipeline And Silent Majorities” –
The sheriff of Nottingham once said….. “Absolutely nothing.”
This week, President Trump signed off on an executive order passing construction on the Keystone XL pipeline. For this reason, it is of my opinion that yesterday marked one of the saddest days in American history.
In fact, due to scientific evidence, yesterday might go down as one of the saddest days in all of American history for generations to come……
I believe this occurred because many conservatives feel marginalized by their own government. How else do you explain our nation’s leaders acting in disregard of climate science?
In a country of nearly 350 million people, where culture is eroding and forming a “new America,” it is not uncommon for many Americans to feel increasingly marginalized today….. Due to the sentiment that, “culture is eroding,” whether through music, politics, or even sometimes education, many of today’s conservatives seem to be lashing out through legislation such as the Keystone XL Pipeline.
All the while, conservatives in particular seem to be 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 in their own favor, while pointing to cultural assimilation of an ever changing society.
This is the baby boomer’s legacy. (See also NCAA pay structures, 2001 mortgage crisis and or suicide rates.)
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. Nevertheless, Trump, currently standing as the 45th President of the United States, is a man who seemingly won office as a result of “silent majorities,” themselves.
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.” In many ways this has gone on in Washington, without anybody formally expressing this policy to the media. 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 domestically and abroad….
Particularly regarding Keystone XL Pipeline, this type of politics means that America has to stop letting “the silent majorities” win…….
Donald Trump won a fair election; not because of the color of his skin, but because he was not afraid to say how he felt about these types of issues.
Despite the current sentiments surrounding Trump’s presidency, signing off on Keystone XL Pipeline marked a turning point in American politics… This is because legislation of this sort, signals an era where the American mass media has grown eerily oversensitive to having an opinion. This is predominantly due to corporate bias and in many ways stands in the face of America’s future.
In this way, despite overwhelming scientific data, the federal government acted with disregard for climate science and what we used to call democracy….