As of this writing the yearly inflows of smoke from Central America are wafting through the sky and reaching points as far north as Oklahoma. The result of slash and burn agriculture an archaic method of planting that has long since seen its day. A thousand years ago when population densities were but a fraction of what they are today the Indians of the region would burn off a section of the forest and plant their crop and then move on after the harvest. It might have taken ten or twenty years before the Indians returned to that same plot of land. But today with human densities reaching their saturation points most of the forest is continuously burned and thus denuded and the resulting erosion and desertification exacerbates the problems inherent to those areas. Human population pressures increase crime rates (as sociologists have been predicting for decades) and so the people move out. In this case they journey to the United States, a country already facing population saturations and diminishing resources, and thus the problems in places like Central America and Mexico and Asia and Europe and the Middle East are simply brought here. No, this is not a political problem as much as it is an environmental nightmare and we are losing that battle. We can no longer be a dumping ground for everyone. Those days are long gone. Add to that the fact that the great “Democratic Experiment” has begun to fade as we enter a world of Fascism wherein corporations, banks and a billionaire aristocracy control the government both Republicans and Democrats alike. No, it’s not socialism or communism we have to face (despite the ever present scare tactics from agenda driven politicians and certain “news” networks)….it’s Fascism that threatens to destroy the United States. Here’s a basic definition of Fascism.
Map of air pollution events in the USA as of late May 2015
Note above the swath of yellow stretching from South Texas to southern Oklahoma. That is smoke from slash and burn agriculture in Southern Mexico and Central America. Also note the spot of yellow in northwestern New Mexico. That is the result of coal-fired electrical plants. A once pristine area is now a smoky, smoggy, filthy region and the bought and paid for politicians in New Mexico are doing nothing to stop it. And do you want to know why? Because the Fascists are in control just like they are in control in Arizona and Texas, and a host of other places not the least of which is Washington DC where today we have a Congress, Supreme Court and perhaps even a president who are but minions to the aristocracy that runs this country. Also note the southwestern corner of the Texas panhandle. There’s nothing there other than dirty coal and filthy power plants and poisonous air. Of course, look at Southern Arizona and Southern California and the Upper Midwest and Delaware and Maryland and you see what trillions of tons of air pollutants do to the air we breathe. Every day, all year long; it’s the world you live in.
The above two photos are taken from a satellite showing the extent of light pollution and more importantly air pollution from the Eagle Ford Shale region in Southwest Texas and the oil fields in North and South Dakota. Of course you hear ad nauseam the collective bovine scat from the crowd that tells us: “We’re creating jobs for the region.” Never mind that the people are being poisoned to death and that the land is desecrated and the water severely polluted and the air fouled to the point that in some places it’s like smoking five to ten packs of cigarettes a day. No, none of that is important because the scam is to convince the easily duped that what counts are jobs. But, of course, the real scam is that the polluting industries are making billions of dollars and the more often than not uneducated and ignorant are working those jobs and to them it’s all about a temporary fix and they‘ll worry about the long-term ramifications later. But you see, we don’t have the time nor should we even have the patience to deal with that sort of rhetoric. Call it “collateral damage” if you want but the truth is that we must stop this War on America led by the polluting corporations, the big banks, Wall Street, the National Chamber of Commerce, the United States Congress, the Supreme Court and now it seems even the President himself. If for no one else then do it for your children, your family, and yourself. Remember the famous words of that boxer who raised his hands and said, No Mas! No More…NO MORE! And so now I have a question for you. Who do you think are the real Eco-Terrorists? Who are the people who are terrorizing the land, the water, the air and the people of this country? Who are the people who are fracking our diminishing underground water supplies? Who are the ones who are pumping trillions of tons of noxious coal residues into the air? Who are the people who are poisoning our streams and rivers, our lakes and bays? Who are the people who own the politicians? Those are the real Eco-Terrorists.