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The Climate Change Song
In honor of the failure of leadership in Hawaii
Now for something a little different…
Unless you’ve been on vacation with President Biden over the past few weeks, you’ve heard about the horrific fires on Maui, where over 100 people are confirmed dead, over 1,000 people remain missing, and stories about the horrors of the day are starting to trickle out, including one in which a mother returned to her house after the fire, only to find her deceased 14-year-old son, holding his dead dog.
The failures of the day, from an official not releasing the requesite water required to fight the fires, Hawaiian Electric’s deranged focus on renewables, as opposed to safety, the closure of critical roads as residents attempted to escape, and not sounding the available alarms to allow residents the time to get away from the inferno show that calling what happened on that day incompetence, would be an affront to incompetent people.
What happened that day appears more like criminal negligence than anything else.
However, despite this colossal failure of nearly every essential element of the Hawaiian government, the state’s Governor, Josh Green, had to try and pass the buck somewhere, so where do you think he went?
Alien space laser? No
The sun’s reflection off of the gold facade of Trump Tower? No
Proud Boy white nationalist arsonist? No
Predictably, Green had the audacity to go on Face the Nation to claim that, while not totally responsible for the calamity, climate change made the grievous failures of his government worse. As if it weren’t for climate change, the fires would have been a mere inconvenience, as opposed to one of the worst disasters in modern American history.
So, in honor of Governor Green, I have created a new song to honor his pathetic, craven leadership. I hope you all enjoy the newest hit of the century. Watch out, Oliver Anthony, I’m coming for you.
As this is my first video for the site, I would love to hear your comments and (gentle) criticisms.
Prayers to those affected by the fires in Hawaii. They deserved so much better than what they received…which I will be writing more about soon.