The stupidity of the electoral collage system has put our government under the control of the dregs of the oligarchy. We no longer have anyone looking out for our long-term interests. Only greed matters. Facebook posts, twitter exposures, even protest marches have no real effect. The moneyed elite knows, that come election time, their incessant advertisements—based on lies and libels and coupled with gerrymandering and voter suppression, will bring in enough votes to swamp those capable of seeing through their fabrications.
All of this plays out against the backdrop of civilization-destroying climate change. Already the disturbed weather patterns cost billions of dollars every year, and honest scientists assure us it will only get worse. Soon, storms, fires and sea-level rise will create destruction and mass migrations never yet seen in human history.
This strikes me personally because I’ve been unable to attract, or cajole, anyone with influence or technical expertise to examine, and confirm, my research on the Ferromagnetic Generator. I believed this device, capable of turning sunlight into electrical energy with an efficiency high enough to challenge oil and coal, would find some followers in those who seek a better future for their children.
I know I’m just a home-shop inventor with no credentials. But many times in the past, serious changes in science have come from those, like Marie Tharp, Alfred Wegner and the many others who were discounted by those not seen as part of the ‘club.’
We cannot count on this current government to act rationally. Any hope to get through this morass must come from the populace. I keep thinking how cheap electricity, and the electro-hydrogen economy it would create, could empower private citizens and weaken Big Oil’s hold, as well as alleviate the Global Warming debacle.