A celebration of greed

Published: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 24, 2005 at 10:07 p.m.
I was thoroughly repulsed by the recent coronation of "King George." It was a celebration of greed.
Nationalistic feelings of 9-11 combined with man-made fundamentalist religious ideas allowed this false messianic royal regime four more years of planetary destruction.
It seemed the press was also emotionally blinded in the grip of political correctness as dumb decision after dumber decision flowed from the White House and Congress unchallenged.
Global warming is one well ignored scientific fact that will soon become tsunami apparent. King George is dead against preventive action.
His little brother in Florida quashed an alternative energy initiative two years ago and quickly proclaimed after our fourth hurricane "people are calling in to ask if hurricanes are a result of global warming, absolutely ridiculous."
The Gainesville argument of coal vs. biomass shows conservation is not a priority. Solar water heaters alone would eliminate the need for several power plants in the state, but utilities are about selling power.
In fact, utility/coal company profits are even more important than the health of the people as mercury rains down unabated, even though cleaning the smokestacks would only cost that industry 1 percent of its profits.
Warped information is certainly responsible for much of our ills. Cancer and heart disease was the front-page headline but the causes - environmental contamination, negative food quality, media/Madison Avenue-induced stress - were not mentioned. Nor mentioned were household chemicals, pesticides or bad pharmaceuticals.
Every decision our leaders make is for corporate profits. Progress is stifled at every turn as freedom, peace and true prosperity are dead dreams.
Randall Lance, Wellborn

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