Excerpted from a recent post in my LJ:
Asian Carp. This is an extensive topic, which i'm sure you've heard about. I thought the Michigan (etc.) law suit was thrown out, then I hear a hearing is to be made... Anyway, a lot of people want Illinois to close it's locks, keeping the Asian Carp from passing from the Chicago River, (from the Mississippi), into the Great Lakes, where it is CERTAIN to reek havoc on native species, and DESTROY much of the fishing (etc.) economies of many states. So far, the poisoning methods have failed to check the fish from moving up the Chicago and towards Lake Michigan. Because ASIAN CARP DNA has been found PAST the point where the fish were poisoned. In fact,the fish MAY EVEN have REACHED Lake Michigan by now.
I only mention this cuz I'm hearing some guy being interviewed this morning on a quicky news report. This guy was responsible for something or other - managing the locks, politics, public works, a mayor - I don't know. But this guy was acting all like "We're doing all that we can do. And, NO, we are NOT CLOSING THE LOCKS." So authoritative and condescending/derisive. Much in the Rush Limbaugh vein. So seductive and reassuring. "Oh, good! He's protecting our little economy around the locks! He knows the answers. He's looking out for us! He's saying 'NO!' to power! Screw those tree-hugging hippies!" Etc.
People like this make a claim supposedly based on fact, then when backed into a corner with their non-existent evidence, they say, "Well, I don't know that such and such has happened." Or will happen. Or has happened. Oh,well, good for your ignorance all dressed up like authority. Facts: The fish is rapidly reaching, or has reached the Great Lakes. DNA PROOF FGS! And THIS WILL NOT ONLY DESTROY ECONOMIES AROUND THE GREAT LAKES, IT WILL CRUNCH THE TINY LTTLE DEPENDENT ECONOMY OF YOUR LITTLE COW TOWN.
Just hearing that no-mind speaking his no-mind - It recalled to be what sad little ants we are, investing our future in the most blind amongst us.
Why do you think most people go into politics?
1 - They are selfish and insecure and they want money, attention and sex.
2 - They are failures at true human relationship skills and they want to foist PRIMITIVE AND ARTIFICIAL SOCIAL SKILLS AND IDEOLOGIES UPON US: SELFISH THINGS LIKE "MIGHT MAKES RIGHT" AND "HE WHO OWNS THE GOLD" AND "IF I DON'T, SOMEONE ELSE WILL".
As I said at the beginning of this post, EVIL IS A RIDICULOUS MINORITY... A PAPER TIGER. Or a very unspatial dog. We should not allow it to rule over our HUMANE ways, only because we fear its bark.
Asian Carp & species changes in temperate zones.