The real­i­ties we face

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

Th­ese are facts: (1) The global cli­mate is chang­ing for the worse, and de­spite de­nial by a hand­ful of out­lier sci­en­tists, hu­man be­hav­ior is part of the prob­lem. (2) With “whites” rapidly be­com­ing a mi­nor­ity in the U.S., we will soon be a na­tion of mi­nori­ties, and we have yet to learn to put our com­mon hu­man­ity first. (3) The In­ter­net and ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence are al­ready chang­ing our lives in ways we can barely imag­ine, much less un­der­stand and con­trol.

Ev­ery day we spend point­ing fin­gers and spew­ing hate at one an­other is wasted. We ur­gently need to be learn­ing about the real­i­ties we face and find­ing ways to cope with our chang­ing cul­ture, econ­omy, and pol­i­tics.

That last state­ment is just my opin­ion and you may dis­agree. But if I’m right, our chil­dren will pay a hor­ri­fy­ing price for ne­glect that we can no longer af­ford.

CHARLEY SANDAGE

Moun­tain View

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