In solidarity with Sociology professor Kenneth L. Storey, who was fired from The University of Tampa, I’m going to come right out and say it. Yes, people who voted Republican absolutely are to blame for Hurricane Harvey!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying this in the same way that Jerry Falwell and other Right-Wingers blamed 9/11 on gays, pro-choice activists, atheists, and the ACLU. I’m not even saying this in the same way that Ann Coulter recently claimed that gays were more to blame than Climate Change for Harvey. Because the fact is that Climate Change is to blame for the strength and duration of Hurricane Harvey. Yes, when you warm the planet, storms get stronger and more water turns into water vapor. That vapor gets turned into… rain! Harvey is a strong, slow storm that is pounding Texas with lots and lots of rain.
Republican politicians have not only been outspoken about their denial of climate change, but have also actively pushed to decrease and even end many regulations that help to protect people from major weather events like Hurricane Harvey. If you voted for those politicians, then Harvey is in part, your fault!!!
Still, even though a large number of Texas’s congress people voted against aid to New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy and Republicans love to hate on the federal government, I support using federal government aid to help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey. The “Lone Star State,” doesn’t have to go it alone. We live in a society and I believe we should all help each other out. There are lots of people in Texas and not all of them are selfish pricks. Call me a glutton for punishment, but I think we should even help out those selfish prick Republicans in the state because they are people too. Plus, maybe… just maybe, they will learn something from this experience. Maybe… just maybe, they will realize that climate change is a real thing and that it wasn’t the so-called Islamic State that destroyed their home, it was fucking climate change. Maybe next time they hear Al Gore talk about how we need to act quickly to solve this problem, they will take him a little more seriously.
Hell, maybe even the big oil companies that have been lying to the American people for decades will suddenly start to get on board in dealing with our climate change problem. After all, most of those big oil companies are headquartered in Texas.
Nah, sadly, they probably won’t learn a thing.
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