As always, you can't attribute any one weather event to greenhouse gases. But the pattern we're seeing, with extreme highs and extreme weather in general becoming much more common, is just what you'd expect from climate change.
The usual suspects will, of course, go wild over suggestions that global warming has something to do with the food crisis; those who insist that Ben Bernanke has blood on his hands tend to be more or less the same people who insist that the scientific consensus on climate reflects a vast leftist conspiracy.
But the evidence does, in fact, suggest that what we're getting now is a first taste of the disruption, economic and political, that we'll face in a warming world. And given our failure to act on greenhouse gases, there will be much more, and much worse, to come.
[Source: Paul Krugman: Droughts, Floods and Food .]
Of course bourgeois poltiical-democrat Neo-Keynesian Nobel Prize Laureat Prof. Paul Krugman doesn't really get down to the nittygritty of how to change things. He believes in reform. But where has that really ever gotten us? By us I mean you and me, fellow workers.
The point is to change history. And you can't do that merely by reforming the afflicting cancer that has virtually all of us by the throat. Our creative activist energies are all too often misdirected. At those below or at our sides, while we kiss up and shut up. We do our jobs for slave-wages, collect our checks at the end of the week, go home, and collapse in front of the boob tube with a six-pack by our side, babies wailing, our wives &/or squeezes (in many cases fellow workers themselves) sulking on the couch angry at al get out that they're not getting their natural needs met.
So they go out looking for young studs who have no compunctions about disrupting anybody's married life, off in hot-rods with hot-rods some who might even be named Rod...as in Jay-rod the old motherlovin' pimp...as San Quentin alumnus Steve "Baldy" Logan betimes called me. The usual jailhouse banter. I was sort of an honorary convicted felon (unfortunately not having a criminal record myself), a mascot if you will. A man who had fallen among thieves. Like Joseph of old stuck in the pit. (Where the hell am I going with this...?) Anyway...
Let's face it...
Swinish Crapitalism must go. And perhaps many of the crapitalist hogs themselbes. As object lessons. Personally I'd rather drag them before kangaroo courts & have them sentenced to hard time in LSD camps until they repent. Then we can forgive them and put them to work for the betterment of human kind. MMany of these reprobates are indeed talented. They just need to stop walking on all fours. As is their wont on the Street That Is A Wall & elsewhere. Hollywood? Mad Av.? Places where rodents in business suits & extra-large porcine animalcules e.g. like Bernie "Burn Your Ass" Madoff, survive & thrive to the detriment of the rest of us.
So...Man up! Woman up! Stand fast! Get with the programme! Don't mourn. Organize educate (yourself & others...there's so much to know about labor history, world history, philosophy, technology, military science, law, economics, etc. so get to it!) & last but least...agitate! Off your meat & on your feet & whether cold or weather [sic] heat...get thee to the street!