These ghastly candidates all profess their love for this country at all costs, maligning their way through elections, campaigning on ego, aggression and "sameness," ("I AM YOU"), rather than on ability.
The far right, the far left and special interest groups are well-funded, articulate, and exercise their democratic rights to shape public opinion. The rest of us either can't find our voice or can't get heard.
Politics as usual is as reassuring as a warm, Vaseline-lined bathrobe. Its comforting that no matter the crisis, our politicians will find time to grandstand even if it cancels out the possibility of actual progress.
It's profoundly naive to expect politicians and mainstream media to fix things. Why is a television anchor making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year going to look to change the system? He loves the system. The system pays the bills.
Joe Romm is one of the most important and influential voices fighting for an end to the climate crisis, and his new book is my latest reading recommendation for anyone who wants to cut through the misinformation.