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10.04.2017

For those who accept the status quo, even if they say they don't like it, there is never, has never been, a way acceptable to them for others to fight for change. Ever. They always hate it.

For those who accept the status quo, even if they say they don't like it, there is never, has never been, a way acceptable to them for others to fight for change. Ever. They always hate it........ Every life, every effort, has collateral consequences, collateral damage. Those who detest efforts to change the status quo accept Earth destroying levels of collateral damage as long as those are aligned with maintaining the status quo. But collateral damage despite the best efforts to avoid it among agents of change, totally unacceptable. Horrible. Detestable. Unless or until it is at a safe enough Geographic or historical distance that in their cowardice they can say it was a good thing. Never in the present. A pleasant gentleman, late 40s, white male, approached me in the Starbucks about this vehicle and ones he builds for amphibious races, pedal-powered. At some point I mentioned Standing Rock and immediately, although still Pleasant, he went right into an authoritative stance that Standing Rock was in large part of bad thing, created mountains of garbage. He knew that what I said was false, when I said that if a hurricane or police force came in and destroyed the buildings around us here in Grants Pass, there would be mountains of garbage. He wasn't there, I was, he had no reason to think that I was deceitful, and yet he was the authority and knew what he wanted to believe and wanted to hear nothing to the contrary. The mountain ranges of wreckage that he as a Westerner leaves on Earth with his Western overconsumption and entitlement is of course, entirely acceptable to him. But people that stumble out trying to figure out how to improve the future, detestable to him. And to most people.

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