"Senate fight, round one: Delayers 2, Future Generations, 0"
Yesterday, the referee gave future generations a standing eight count and gave the delayers a warning about unsportsmanlike conduct.
The Delayers certainly have been pounding future generations relentlessly with their powerful “higher energy prices” jab. Future generations have had difficulty responding since, of course, they don’t exist yet. Thus future generations can’t really explain that higher energy prices are inevitable anyway because of peak oil and gas and the success the Delayers have previously had at blocking any intelligent energy policy.
The subsitute boxer for future generations — aka the “Boxer substitute” [sorry, couldn't resist] — got tangled up in the ropes for several hours while the fight announcer was forced by the Delayers to read some meaningless gibberish. This strategy is sometimes called the Rope-a-Dope. Sometimes it is called hitting below the belt. The lack of respect the delayers have for future generations sometimes is truly shocking.
Now in some sense the fact that future generations are in this fight at all is incredible.
After all, future generations can’t vote, and they can’t make campaign contributions, like, say, big energy, which earned some $1 trillion last year. The fact that anybody stands up for future generations at all is noteworthy.
The other incredible thing about this fight is that Boxer substitute had been hospitalized for months and recently died. In that sense, the fact that the scoring is only 2-0 against is a testament to … something. Okay, I don’t know what it’s a testament to.
Personally, I am not a fan of boxing as I was in my younger days. Everybody ends up bloodied and nothing useful is accomplished. That is especially true when one of the fighters is not concerned about his own health and well-being — or anyone else’s — and only wants to win at any cost.