I’m feeling melancholy this morning so here’s my PSA for the day. Las Vegas is struggling through the final days of summer with record-breaking temperatures above 110 degrees F common and late night temperatures in the nineties.
Our neighboring state of California is going up in flames as the president blames it on California diverting all the water to the Pacific Ocean. Don’t even get me started on trying to figure that one out.
In 1971, before most of us were born, a time when hippies roamed the land along with fifty cents per gallon gasoline, the first really good environmental commercial hit the televisions.
A solitary image of a crying Indian, Iron Eyes Cody, caught everyone’s attention to the then problem of trash everywhere. Even that PSA was a phony! The commercial was the brainchild of the beverage industry but what it did was focus on a problem, which now has grown beyond our control.
While the government claims that climate change is a hoax, every scientist and other nation in the world believes it’s true. Our elected officials think they can lie their way out of any problem, this may be one that even their biggest fibbs cannot wash away.
As a private citizen, the only tool you have is your voice and your vote. If you’re not registered, get registered before the November elections. It only takes a few minutes out of your day to cast your vote, so just do it!
“But my vote doesn’t count!” you might say but think of what happens when a hundred of you couch potatoes vote, how about a thousand, ten-thousand – well you should get the picture. Remember if you don’t vote, you’re not allowed to bitch!
Find out what your candidate’s position is on things that matter to you and your families, such as protecting the environment, good schools, affordable health care, women’s rights, LGBTQ, and decent jobs. Then vote for the candidate who promises to support your beliefs. Hold their feet to the fire and make sure they don’t forget their promises.
I’m not a super tree hugger but I do think that what we do will come back and bite us in the ass one day. So before you throw that cheeseburger wrapper out the window take it home and put it in the recycle bin.
Do your part to stop Iron Eyes Cody from crying about the mess we’ve gotten ourselves into.
Larry Archer, an environmentally conscious pervert and writer of erotica.