Because I go to bed early, I am frequently awake at times favored only by vampires and serial killers. True to form, last night I awoke at roughly 2:oo a.m.
For some reason, everyone else is still sleeping. Slackers. So, I usually slip on headphones and catch something on TV. My choices are almost always B-movies and infomercials, but I’ll be damned if I didn’t watch “Reefer Madness”. All I can say is that it would have been hilarious, with, well, reefer. Apparently, I must have sleepwalked over to the cabinet where I keep my tin foil hat, and donned it for this movie, because I couldn’t help but think that flick was made by the alcohol and tobacco industry as propaganda to discredit the herb.
Then I got to watch “Who Killed The Electric Car” for the third time. I still get mad every time I see it. We can build a damn fine electric car. We can build an electric infrastructure, and reduce emissions by roughly 90%. The technology is here. Today. All we lack is the backbone to sacrifice for a decade or so to insure that our kids, and their kids, can breathe cleaner air, and have the same freedom of mobility that we have enjoyed for our entire lives. Oh, that, and some political leaders with courage and a sense of the greater good.
I don’t like the odds.