3,000 WORDS! I’VE NEVER WRITTEN 3,000 WORDS. I HAVE A BLISTER ON MY INDEX FINGER FROM TRYING TO COUNT THEM. IT’S LIKE A PDF, AND I FIND PDFS TO BE BORINGLY REDUNDANT. I LIKE A 50 OR 100-WORD THEME CHALLENGE. WELL, IT IS WHAT IT IS, AND I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT EXACTLY IT IS.

Americans:

I think you know your country is dying. I’m thinking that you don’t know what you could possibly do about it. Understandable. But if you want to understand the situation better, this article might give you some ideas.

Image by Photo Mix from Pixabay

This article will cover a lot of problems, causes, and consequences. Let’s jump in and see what we’ve got. At the very end of this article, I’ll put a series of links that let you explore a variety of informed opinions about these problems. This article is for anybody who wants to learn.

Summary of major biodiversity-related environmental-change categories expressed as a percentage of human-driven change (in red) relative to baseline (blue). By Corey J. A. Bradshaw; Paul R. Ehrlich; Andrew Beattie; et al. (13 January 2021). doi:10.3389/FCOSC.2020.615419 — “Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future”, in Frontiers in Conservation Science (in en), volume 1, 13 January 2021, DOI:10.3389/FCOSC.2020.615419, ISSN 2673–611X, Wikidata Q105082215, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=99299327

So. If you wanted to save the World and fix the United States, what should you do and when?

250,000 estimated at MLK’s “I Have a Dream.” . . . By U.S. Information Agency, Press and Publications Service. — US National Archives at College Park: NWDNS-306-SSM-4D(80)10View of Crowd at 1963 March on Washington by USIA (NARA), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2724744

Now, and not out of cruelty, I’m going to mess with your head. That is, unless you listen to what I say and manage to accept it. It’s merely a side comment on the meaning of life and death.

It used to be, in humanity, that most people knew these meanings. Then you all moved to immense cities, and you unfortunately have no clue anymore about normal life and death.

Image by Prawny from Pixabay

Further Reading

A Basic Truth That Nearly Everybody Denies

Well, that’s it. I’ve thrown the spaghetti — let’s see what sticks to the Great Wall of America. What a mess!
Fred

Living in rural Panamá — non-extractive, non-capitalistic. Expat USA. Scientist, writer, researcher, teacher. STEM mentor +languages. Gargoylplex@protonmail.com