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Imagine 5 dominoes that are 1,000 feet high and 50 feet apart. If any one of them tip over, they will likely all fall down. Once that first domino starts to wobble, you can still do something to stop it, but once it goes past its tipping point, there is nothing you can do, it doesn’t matter if you pray on the altar of Trump or Clinton, or you sacrifice your children for Jesus or Buddha. These dominoes are going to tip within 10 to 20 years if we don’t tax the rich.
Runaway mass extinction and runaway hothouse earth are going to be ignited in 10-20 years unless something is done, and sitting on our asses waiting for rich people to do something is a fool’s game. Elon Musk and Bernie Sanders are not going to save us.
After 23 years of rich people jetting to exotic locales to schmooze over the climate, emission have risen 20%. Europe’s cap and trade carbon credit scam is a complete fraud used by utilities and the mafia for laundering money. It is beyond farcical. It is criminal. When Michael Douglas told us greed was good, we believed him. Michael Douglas is an asshole, and we were stupid to believe such crap.
If you believe socialism will save us, you are delusional, and have been conditioned by social media to be addicted to ideology. Socialists have been fighting for acceptance for 100 years, we only got 1 or 2 years to try to fix things.
All the media heads say we only got 10 years to fix things. This is complete bullshit served up as pablum for sissy babies. Socialists are not going to conquer the world and punish nasty corporations and corral all the straight white guys. We can’t even stop burning and starving women and children in Yemen, in the name of Saud. God bless them and our transhuman immortal overlords.
The big secret is secrecy. It’s about hiding money. But computers have ripped that secrecy wide open and we can’t stuff secrecy back were we think it belongs. We have to tax the rich uniformly across the world, or earth will die. It’s not very often that doing the right thing coincides with the right thing to do. Climate justice is not about giving rich Africans money, it’s about taxing the rich.
The problem is that if we let the government get **any** of that money, they will just give it right back to the rich. That’s why the Rockefellers fund Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben and Bernie Sanders as an insurance policy against socialism. The solution to this is to give 0% of carbon taxes to the government, and to give 100% of it back to the people as a Universal Basic Income worldwide. Bernie Sanders and Elon Musk hate this idea.
If we tax the rich and hand the money over to the government, they will fuck that shit up sure as the lord’s prayer.
**Job #1: Collapse Mitigation**
The top 10% = 50% of emissions
If taxed down to a median income, emissions will go down 33% says Kevin Anderson.
If the top 33% are taxed down to a median income, I believe emissions will go 999% more, and several light years faster than anything done so far. I’m told light years measure distance, but I don’t give a fuck.
In the last 10 years, emissions went up 10% and energy went up 15% says BP.
In the next 10 years, they are projected to go up the same amount says BP.
Claire Fyson says we must reduce emissions 50% in 10 years to avoid 1.5 C.
Stefan Rahmstorf says we must reduce emission 100% in 20 years to avoid 2 C.
We have to do this because **Runaway Hothouse Mass Extinction** gets triggered between 1.5 and 2 C says Hans Schellnhuber. Runaway hothouse mass extinction is unstoppable and irreversible once started, and it will start in a little over 10 years from now, IMO.
COP 24 is nearly a quarter century old, and emissions are up 20% since it started tackling our emissions problem.
When do we admit failure? When the last breath is gasped?
Do you want to collapse without trying?
Yes, we are going to collapse sooner or later, so how about later?
All this talk about soil remediation and kelp farming won’t mean shit unless emissions drop like a rock.
Higher education is just a business, all that socialism shit they teach you is a fucking lie meant to pacify young people who have been conditioned by social media to become addicted to ideology.
Ideology = Addiction says Gabor Mate, an addiction specialist.
If we don’t tax the rich within one or two years, earth dies and you know goddamned well I know what I’m talking about.
Academic Collapse: http://www.lifeworth.com/deepadaptation.pdf