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I’m thankful the midterm election is over! I’m thankful the people in the United States of America still believe in diversity. But most of all, I’m thankful I live in a nation that is currently experiencing an outbreak of altruism. It is especially appropriate and essential in these times of upheaval and turmoil, now that this country is suffering from the consequences of decades-long climate change denial, also known as willful blindness. 

We are presently enduring the aftermath of our ignorance and lack of attention to nothing less than saving our planet and providing a viable and safe place for our descendants to live happily ever after.

The emanations of violent, unprecedented catastrophic and deadly storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fires, landslides, droughts and pollution are now our year-round norms.

We cannot blame this chaos on Donald Trump, although he endeavors to do everything he can to exacerbate the problems of climate change. No, my fellow homo sapiens, this reckless plunge into disaster has been taking a turn for the worse for decades. Our careless inattention to scientific evidence, while focused on social media and a myriad of other worlds of fantasy, has now placed us in a realistic state of emergency.

National and international political pandemonium along with hate groups and mass shootings divert our attention to all of the above; however, I know good will triumph over evil.

Thank Peter, Paul and Mary for altruistic people!

Lynn Leroy Arney

Absarokee

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