Like Atlas holding the sky on his shoulders, our federal representatives hold the weight of the Earth and our future on theirs — an awesome and sobering responsibility.
Imagine for a moment that you are Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Environment Committee. In your omniscience, you recognize that “Bush’s new climate strategy (is) ‘worse than doing nothing … the height of irresponsibility.’” That is to say, you recognize that socialization of the means of production must happen now; we cannot afford a stroll down the meandering path of Bush’s enlightened Fascism.
The end — our end — is near unless you act, and act now. How could you possibly sleep? Or, for that matter, find time to fund raise, etc? Oh, the responsibilities of the selfless public servant.