The dream is truly dead for all those born here in the Land of Milk and Honey. We give all the breaks to those who come here from far away and take advantage of our excellent schools and we give them tax breaks and other incentives. We pretend that this is still the Great Melting Pot and herald the days of Ellis Island of the early 20th century. And how do these modern-day immigrants repay the nation which has made them? All too often with disrespect and reproach. We should execute them for treason.
Meanwhile, retail stores are closing and restaurants are folding as the American economy grows weaker and weaker. The city of New Orleans is dead and so is much of the Gulf Coast. Tornadoes are wreaking havoc on the Midwest andthe Northwest is experiencing record-breaking flooding. The Midsouth is suffering from a drought which is causing brush fires that cannot be stopped. The Northeast is certain to undergo one of its worst winters in history. It's always harsh when the previous summer is really bad. I've never seen a worse summer than that of 2005.
I was born in 1964 and grew up in the rugged city of Buffalo, New York. I faced blizzards, ice storms, electrical snowstorms, sleet, hail, gropple and torrential rains. There was no act of nature for which I was unprepared. Or so I thought. When Katrina came I thought I could endure it and life would soon resume. You can all read about how wrong I was in my book, "Escape From New Orleans." I no longer possess the confidence I had in forbearing extreme storms.
I have every reason to believe that Global Warming is a very prominent factor in the frequency and severity of the storms we now face. As a child in the early nineteeen seventies, I remember that a great many people were concerned that if water, air and land pollution went unchecked there would be dire consequences (Global Warming). I believe we're seeing the first manifestations of those consequences.
All in all, I guess our own shit is being flung back in our faces. That'll teach us to spit in the fan.