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 this 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……
In many ways this 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 turning point in American history……
I believe this occurred because many conservatives felt marginalized by their government. How else do our nations leaders act 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.
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 continue to leverage the 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, a proud man who seemingly won office as a result of “Silent Majorities.”
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 in the American media. In many ways this is an example of a “silent majority,” which has been enabling a pharmaceutical drug revolution, that has all but destroyed the fabric of American politics……. 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 those sentiments, surrounding Donald Trump’s presidency, signing off on the Keystone XL Pipeline marked a turning point in American politics… This is because the construction of the pipeline marks a day when the media became so oversensitive to corporate America, that they didn’t even talk about the problems we face as a nation, in terms of ecological damage and what we used to call democracy….