The planet is melting. Sea levels are rising. Drought is becoming increasingly common. By now, the only folks truly denying this are idiots, Republicans and idiot Republicans. I don’t quite understand, unless they have no children or grandchildren. I mean, isn’t this a genuine threat to our future existence? To life?
But, nooooo—we can’t do shit. Why? Because of jobs for miners. For miners!? That’s why politicians in coal-producing states refuse to act on the biggest crisis in the history of the planet. Forget the civil rights era. Forget slavery. Forget women’s lib, gay rights, World War II, the Civil War, the battle for independence. Forgot them all. Because, if shit doesn’t get real fast (and, sadly, I actually think it’s too late), we’re committing suicide.
We. Are. Literally. Allowing. Ourselves. To. Become. Extinct.
For the miners.