Is our present historical moment of unprecedented global predicaments finally clarifying the preciousness of our one sacred home, Mother Earth? Isn’t it clearer than ever that every day should be Earth Day?
Because after 52 years of a one-day-a-year Earth Day observance, most indicators of ecological degradation and mayhem have only alarmingly worsened. Polls increasingly show a majority of Americans favoring meaningful action toward climate sanity and ecological health (providing our children a more livable planet).
But ideological extremists have taken over a transformed Republican Party that once actually professed ideals that included evidential science and promised prioritizing meaningful climate action (1988). Dangerous Republicans are now doubling down on the same small-minded and short-sighted ignorance that’s accelerating their lethal mess. Their shameful downhill slide culminated in Trump’s government- mandated blackout on climate science for four years!
Time to call out this failed, untrustworthy leadership that’s abandoned democratic majority rule. Ideologues sworn to obstructionism (“minority rule from behind”) are condemning the future to an impoverished world. It is intellectually insulting and morally bankrupt to be peddled their partisan “alternative reality” selectively devoid of science.
History will condemn Republican bad faith, greed and willful ignorance as an unfathomable intergenerational evil. They are betraying us and their noble constitutional mission.
It is growing increasingly clear that self-serving Republican leadership is not at all an adequate representation of who we are. Most Americans are now reaffirming and recommitting to productive collaboration, altruism, cooperation, caring, interdependence, and love.