Speaking of Afghanistan though, why did America fail? It was never intended to win.
Julian Assange speaking in 2011: "The goal is to use Afghanistan to wash money out of the tax bases of the US and Europe through Afghanistan and back into the hands of a transnational security elite. The goal is an endless war, not a successful war" #Afghanistanpic.twitter.com/Hg3qVzABBg
Saskatchewan is a sad place to be right now, while the Premier is off on a second job farming when not golfing, a Cabinet Minister was on vacation in the USA, and the Health Min hasn't been seen since he berated reporters for covering the crisis.#COVID19SKhttps://t.co/FWE4iAoxFX
Interesting fact: Saskatchewan’s Minister of Health Paul Merriman’s last public appearance was over a month ago, on August 25. Then, he said the province was entering its fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. #covid19sk
I hope you have a long, hard, dark night of the soul because you have led this province burning to the ground. Oh, and for god sakes, give all front lines workers a raise. And fire @shandro#abhealth#ableg
Moe’s ending of restrictions and having the Roughriders hold super-spreader events has put the province into a pickle.
School hasn’t even re-opened yet, and the numbers are already approaching the terrible ones after school open last year, and Delta variant is more contagious. Parents who care about their kids are angry and terrified by the SaskParty government.
When I hear “Fourth Wave”, I’d rather be talking about feminism. Instead, the fourth COVID-19 wave is hitting Saskatchewan, and smart people are bracing, while fatigued and other people are resigned to let the latest wave led by the Delta variant just wash over them instead. Many are depending on their water wings, with a couple shots in the arm from a cornucopia of vaccines designed for a different, but very similar virus strain of SARS-CoV2.
Kids 11 and under, more than 15% of Saskatchewan’s total population, aren’t yet eligible for vaccination. The testing of the vaccines on that age group continues. Will they be safe enough to use to protect kids, or will we have to buckle down and get to COVIDzero, or herd immunity by nearing 90% vaccine coverage for the rest of us? #MathIsHard, because 100% – 15.x% is less than 90% by a fair bit. Looks like we’re going to need to step up our game, and step away from the well attended, maskless, unvaccinated football games.
Just as with the Copernican revolution, or the establishment of modern democratic states, or the idea of equality between men and women, the stories of landmark moments and decisive victories can overshadow the slower pace of cultural adaptation. On fundamental issues of belief, human societies may require a century or more to truly change.
That’s a particular problem when disasters approach in a matter of decades — in a sense, the timeline is both too slow and too quick for our cultures to handle.
“The problem with climate change is the scale,” Magnason said.
“A leader of a nation has never talked about the surface of the ocean or how he is melting glaciers [before]. Moses parted the Red Sea and we remember that still. But that was just for a day or two! … Elements that humans thought were a symbol of eternity … these extreme forces that we believed were beyond us, now we see we’re damaging that.”
It’s a difficult day, as more people realize just how little time we have to reduce pollution. How can we stop our society from hitting the ice berg, when we’ve been scraping it for over a century already? It could be another century before we’ve got our bearings about where we’re at just now. Good thing we’ll have preserved shareholder value in the fossil fuel industry for another few years, that will make so much sense if people get to look back on what we accomplished.
A solution has to start with people who accept there is a problem being in charge of implementing solutions. Right now we have maniacs and morons in charge in some places like Saskatchewan, the UK, and nearly any political jurisdiction, who’ll happily claim they aren’t climate crisis Deniers because they’ve pollution reduction strategies squarely aimed at 2050. Here’s a clue geniuses, #MathIsHard because 2021 plus 5.5 years is 2026. Have a plan that is on its way to working by 2025, or…