Monday, October 06, 2014

Understanding the Two Halves of America 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/02/magazine/mag-oil-lawsuit.html - and seeing how the wheels of government are manipulated and twisted and turned. All the various interests that are conflicted.

The article is long, but very well written. Portraits of the characters are delightfully drawn. Behind it all is the reality but beyond that is the sense that changing all this is desperately difficult, and that the lessons are now learned. History is repeating itself already with the frightening tar sands escapades.

The love affair and addiction to oil and everything it brings is too alluring.

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