Summer fantasies

The world burns, the great extinction is underway, and we indulge in our fantasies of progress while allowing more environmental destruction. Our politicians brag about accomplishments while we pretend it is business as usual. The real leader is that 16 year old girl crossing the ocean to bring her message to North America. She is correct. We are not acting like adults. Instead we steal our children’s future, resting comfortable in our little air-conditioned bubbles watching Netflix. Let’s keep congratulating ourselves on the great job. Let’s keep listening to all those promises. Let’s keep pretending it’s all going to be okay. After all, it’s only our children who will suffer. I’m sure we will come up with a good story to tell them about how we failed them.