So wrote meteorologist Eric Holthaus after President Donald Trump, citing the bitter cold currently gripping the eastern U.S., suggested in a Thursday night tweet, "Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old global warming that our country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against."
Slaves had to be housed, fed and cared for. “Free” men housed and fed themselves... Free men could be kept enslaved by debt, by paying wages insufficient to meet their costs of living. The secret is to impose debt and to control wages.
Americans definitely lack compassion. If you are crushed with poverty and are homeless, get out of town... go anywhere but do not stay here... How Cities Are Giving Thousands of Homeless People One-Way Bus Tickets to Leave Town. Relocation programs offer homeless people free bus tickets to move elsewhere.
Articles like this are supposed to end in ringing fashion, but I'm fresh out of rings as we stumble into this brave new year. I've talked about the need for endurance and the promise of peace in recent days, but in all honesty, I have no idea which horizon the sun will peek over tomorrow. I am so uncertain about the future that even the absolutes are turning to water.
So I will make you this promise: I'm not quitting. This was a garbage year that literally almost killed me, 2018 will likely be worse, and there it is. I place my faith in the arc of the moral universe. With the fervor of the most devout Trump evangelical, I believe in the inevitability of justice, though my eyes may never bear witness to it. That matters not at all. I believe, and that will light my way for another strange trip around the sun.