I'm Starting To Feel Cheated
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I was assured that all America had to do was simply destroy the planet and we could guarantee that our economic system remained the single greatest engine of vile, distasteful affluence our soon to be incinerated world has ever known.
Like most of you, I agreed to a carbon clogged atmosphere that would kill me (and my children) within the next 10 years because Wall Street promised a better tomorrow — not for me, or my kids. We won’t be there. But for plutocrats and future generations of plutocrats who also won’t be there.
This is your planet, plutocrats. Destroy it. But you’re not keeping up your end of the bargain.
You’re not getting richer, you’re getting poorer.
This year more than $1.4 trillion in plutocratic wealth simply evaporated. Poof! Gone! Just like civilization as we know it in 10 years.
You promised that your wealth would rise with the sea levels. Instead the stock market is down nearly twenty percent this year. Your net worth should not be shrinking with the ice caps.
Excuse me for saying this, I’m starting to worry that maybe you can’t be trusted.
I wish I were lying, but Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has lost $50 billion this year, and that’s not counting the divorce.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates lost $28 billion, and that’s not counting his divorce.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg lost 77 billion, and that’s not counting his divorce once Mrs. Zuckerberg discovers there’s no longer any reason staying married to that magnificent ferret faced high tech peeping Tom.
The grubby and feculent rich are withering on the parched, sun bleached vine.
We know what happened to the coral reefs. But where have all our plutocrats gone? This was not supposed to happen.
And it’s not just the plutocrats who are endangered!
We’re also losing our beloved and insatiably rapacious corporations.
American corporations now owe a cumulative debt of $23 trillion, and it’s growing each day. Hey, I’m OK with Florida completely underwater, but don’t tell me corporate America is too.
I’m told one third of all companies monitored by Standard & Poor’s are in the red. 1,200 big name American greenhouse gas spewing corporations are expected to lose money this year.
What in Dick Fuld’s name is going on here?
Even Exxon Mobil, which is singularly responsible for destroying most of our atmosphere, is a lousy investment. Sigh. What’s the point?
If you invested in Exxon Mobil fifteen years ago, you would have gotten less than a three percent annualized return! Exxon Mobil barely keeps up with inflation even though it’s the leading cause of it!
What’s the point of killing this planet if someone’s not make a killing?
Even worse! Shell Oil stock is down nearly 15% percent from where it was five years ago. Losing breathable air and money? Just doesn’t add up.
BP PLC is down 20% from where it was five years ago. They should be cleaning up right now. But then again it’s not like they cleaned up twelve years ago in the Gulf of Mexico.
Putting your money into planet destruction might not be as good an investment as one might think
Two weeks ago, J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, the world’s single largest investor in oil and gas, assured Congress that divesting from fossil fuels would be a “road to hell.”
Sounds reasonable, right? Wrong.
If you purchased J.P. Morgan Chase stock 10 years ago, you would have only gotten a 12.9% annualized return. I mean, sure, that’s OK. But you’re putting your money into climate destruction’s single largest investor and all you get is 12.9 percent? It almost doesn’t seem worth it.
You could have gotten a much better return putting your money into Apple without destroying eight billion lives, just the lives of the people who make and buy those iPhones.
Megatons of carbon spewed into the air and almost nothing to show for it!
I’m starting to feel resentful toward the plutocrats and oil companies. And, it’s not healthy to feel this way. I really don’t want to be angry with them, especially the oil companies.
It’s just that all of us are about to die, and I can’t help but wonder if it was all worth it?
We hack, and we sweat and we freeze and we pay a fortune for heat and air conditioning, we go without food, there’s never enough water and then there’s always too much. There’s fire then snow, mudslides and tornadoes.
We’ve burned the rainforests and are now forced to live on top of bats and monkeys so viruses leap Zoonotically into our lungs.
We did all this for the oil companies, the plutocrats and their bankers, and they’re still losing money.
It’s starting to look like perhaps it was all a lie.
Maybe there’s no profit to be had in destroying the planet and killing everyone.
I feel guilty saying this, but I’m starting to feel cheated.