A de­press­ing fu­ture

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

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

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