In the past I have usually liked John Acheson's commentary, particualrly on climate change and the environment.
But I find myself wondering, as he increasingly becomes 'political', if I can continue to agree with him - 'politically' ???
There was a clear choice in this election past - Jill Stein and a truly progressive nation-wide election platform.
It was rejected by 99 % of the voters - and by Bernie Sanders, perhaps the most over-rated politician of our times.
If there is a "We the People", and I believe there is, then as de Touqueville pointed out in "Democracy in America":
"the people get the government they deserve."
I think its a two-stager - or perhaps a multi-stage process unfolding.
First, vent your anger - Mission Accomplished.
Second - figure out how to proceed with a monster in the White House.
This is messy - an irrational way to proceed.
I am quite familiar with that - and do not decry it - for I have lived much of my life that way, and it works - strangely.
Even Einstein pointed out that reason is a poor second to feeling, and I couldn't agree more.
Come on John, come on people, drop consumerism like the lead weight that it is, and replace capitalism and endless talk and action about money - with life - life close to the bone - close to the natural world - where we came from - which is still our only real home.
Manysummits in Calgary