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Keystone Pipeline And Silent Majorities

January 25th 2017

The Sheriff of Nottingham once said... absolutely nothing.

And similarly, last week President Trump signed an executive order… passing construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline and I’m disgusted due to scientific evidence forecasting negative side-effects, for generations to come.

But why? And as an American civilian, I believe that this event took place because Conservatives in office feel increasingly marginalized by their very own government. How else do you explain our nation’s leaders, acting in such a disregard for climate science?

And in a country of nearly 350 million people, where some of our culture is eroding and forming, “a new America,” it’s not uncommon for many Americans to feel increasingly marginalized today. But it’s due to this sentiment, “that culture is eroding,” either through; music, politics, or even sometimes education, that I believe many of our leaders today, seem to be lashing out through legislation such as the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Furthermore… conservatives in particular… seem to be acting out in this way despite overwhelming FACTS regarding climate change.

Remember when our culture was more like this;

Video via Search; "fire and brimstone preacher."

And this period of American history is uniquely challenging to discuss in many ways. Where on one hand, while millennials will point to the fallacy of land development, the baby boomers will continue to leverage markets in their own favor, pointing out the negative consequences of cultural assimilation.

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 that felt increasingly marginalized, through-out an ever changing America?

It’s hard to say but one thing is for certain… Donald Trump, is our President today.

But what are, “silent majorities? And 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,” yet… in many ways this has gone on without anybody formally expressing this policy to the media. Whereby, this type of legislation, is where I believe that, “silent majorities,” are now enabling a pharmaceutical drug revolution, in opposition to street drug dealers, without anything being said publicly.

That is to say, everyone might not see what’s going on but they can feel it.

And for me personally, this means one thing. This means that now more than ever, Americans must call on our very own government to push forward transparency, both domestically and abroad.

Furthermore, I believe this is particularly true in regards to issues such as Keystone XL Pipeline, where this legislation has long term negative side effects. But specifically, I think we have to stop letting, "the silent majorities," win.

Donald Trump won a fair election; not because of his skin but because he wasn’t afraid to say how he felt about these issues.

Despite the current sentiments surrounding Mr. Trump’s presidency, signing off on the Keystone XL Pipeline marked a turning point in American politics. Nevertheless, I now believe that because legislation of this sort… signals an era where the American mass media has grown eerily over-sensitive to unpopular opinion, the media may be all but lost, to corporate endeavors. Furthermore, in effect this allows corporate America to pervade Washington through grass roots bias and in many ways, this stands in the face of America’s future, because now leadership isn’t even voicing their opinions, their simply acting manipulation of the media.

And in this way, despite overwhelming scientific data, the federal government once again acted with total disregard for climate science and we used to call this a, "democracy," but I find that this is overwhelmingly unpopular at the grass roots level.

-William Larsen