I believe our best years are behind us

I just got back from my local butcher where I bought a pound of ground beef to make Asian meatballs (served on a bed of quinoa with a yogurt-garlic-herb-lemon juice dressing.) On the sidewalk in front of me, a frazzled-looking mother pushed a multi-seat stroller filled with four toddlers of varying ages. Observing the scene, this is the thought that ran through my head: who would want to bring four children into this world?

An hour earlier, I had read the headlines of The New York Times: Supreme Court Strips Government of Crucial Tool to Control Pollution

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon emissions from power plants, dealing a blow to the Biden administration’s efforts to address climate change.

The vote was 6 to 3, with the court’s three liberal justices in dissent, saying that the majority had stripped the E.P.A. of “the power to respond to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.”

Republicans cheered. Why? Why would they cheer such a ruling? The Clean Air Act? Who needs it? Important judgments delivered in the past are being torn down by these ghouls.

I happen to believe there is evil in the world. John Kennedy

Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin. Aesop

This is my favorite:

Hell is empty, because all the devils are here. William Shakespeare

I’m depressed, and I’m not even American. Along with my ground beef, I also purchased a bottle of white wine that’s chilling in the fridge. I’m going to open it right now and get drunk.

8 thoughts on “I believe our best years are behind us

  1. I read the Supreme Court decision today as well. I am an American and I am ashamed, depressed and helpless. I’m drinking rosé.

  2. I know I should stop being so amazed that the Republicans are tearing apart the US – but I’m still shocked at how quickly the country is going downhill (or, rather, backwards). I’m very sad and disheartened.

    • I’m sorry to hear that, D&D. But don’t despair, this could be a temporary malfunction leading to a spectacular turnaround.
      As for living elsewhere, may I recommend your northern neighbor, Canada. In Europe: Spain or Portugal. Forget the U.K., Bojo and the British Conservative Party are ruining it.

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