"This might be funny, in a sad way, if it weren’t for the fact that my mailbox is already heaped with hate mail."Recounts New York Times environmental reporter Andrew Revkin, after wildly popular radio personality and Beloved [unofficial] Leader of the Republican Party Rush Limbaugh told him to just go kill himself and help the planet by dying.
Which warranted hate mail — addressed to Revkin. Makes sense.
Apparently Mr. Limbaugh was simply exasperated after years of his logically rigorous arguments based in meticulous scientific research having fallen on deaf ears. Also quite understandable, of course.
The multimillionaire medium-wave "entertainer" was recently the object of an outpouring of heartfelt conservative grief and sympathy when some National Football League bigwigs decided he might be a detriment to the corporation's marketing objectives were he allowed to join their private ownership club.
The Earth's population is doubling every fifty years or so and to the extent that the resources that sustain that population are non-renewable or otherwise unable to keep pace with population growth, catastrophe is inevitable. That's just a fact.
It may not be during Rush Limbaugh's or any of his devoted fans' lifetimes but that doesn't make it any less of a reality.
Meanwhile Limbaugh's tea ceremonialist disciples claim to be concerned about their grandchildrens' inheritance of artificial economic constructions such as "national budget deficits" and too many resource-devouring Mexicans entering the United States.*
So evidently they are vaguely aware of the future. That's a start.
* Rush Limbaugh would prefer they stay right where they are.