@hammertime said in Politics Super Thread - keep it all in here:
The honest truth is that while the boomers are around, policy will always lean towards their self serving ways.
I don’t agree that Bill didn’t sell his policies well enough. He vallently tried to take the biggest demographic on, for the first time in my memory, and lost.
Nailed it Hammer, though I think that a lot of us born up to, say the end of the Vietnam war are also of a similar cloth, with greed seemingly being at the forefront. Of course not all, but enough that generalisation is fair.
I find it really strange that this has been the outcome, particularly as we were overwhelmingly brought up in a Christian environment that was all about community and caring for others. What the hell happened to so many of these kids that used to share everthing.
In another post you spoke of talking about pollution rather than coining the issue as climate change or it’s predecessor, global warming. To extend on your black liquid running our vehicles, another derivative being plastic, which is everywhere, even as a lining inside aluminum cans and many still line their garbage bins with them.
From large families putting out a half filled 50 odd litre bin, we here have transformed into households with often overflowing multiple ones up to 240 litres. Many kids see nearly all their food and drink packaged in plastic, let alone the toys and live amongst a myriad of chemicals.
Marry this with driving past piles of glue and pulp furniture along these streets, and if at night, to now have hardly any insects on our windscreens, it shows just how much damage we are doing to our planet.