A depressing future
Having read Mike Masterson’s column, “A sea change,” I felt compelled to respond. That column was certainly the most depressing piece of work I’ve read lately.
I knew Mr. Masterson briefly in Newport and I often wondered what had become of the person I once knew. He always seemed to be a thoughtful and concerned person.
The predictions by this all-knowing guru of Wall Street or whatever are truly terrifying. He states that the EPA will be “defanged,” and that climate-change legislation will basically be dead. If all his predictions are true, then I am glad that I’m 70 years old and may not have to see a world like this. He describes a nation totally dedicated to the pursuit of greed, with massive increases in funding for weapons and no concern for the vulnerable members of our society; a world where breathing will be difficult because of pollution, and there is zero concern for endangered species. No, they are not instrumental in making money, are they?
No, I truly do not want to be around for this future. I believe this horrifying scenario is possible given the ascent to power of an ignorant and vile person in our country. If you feel the same and want a different future for our country, now is the time to act.
And I won’t be reading Mike Masterson. CATHERINE LAMB Little Rock