Editor: There could be nothing better for the fabric of this nation than to release our young people from the bondage of soul-crushing student loan debt.
Sen. Bernie Sanders had the temerity to say this out loud during his 2016 campaign for president.
The declining respect for collective government verified for us recently by Donna Brazile, former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, is proof that our electoral process on the national level, at least, is on life support.
Silencing Sanders was only a piece of a larger dynamic. The 2004 publication update of the book “Limits to Growth,” illustrates the case for overshoot and the collapse of complex societies. It is summed up in the preface; “The collapse will arrive very suddenly, much to everyone’s surprise.”
The elites know about the coming convergence of environment, energy and economics issues outlined in the book and are busy increasing their share of the world’s declining resource base in preparation for these troubles.
This enterprise is doomed to failure. The consequences of unsustainable overshoot eventually will visit the most heavily fortified estates and be funded in part, on the backs of our youth. JACK MOORE DICKSON CITY