I couldn’t stomach watching Mayor Giuliani’s convention speech, so I missed this defining moment when it was live.
But should John McCain win (and maybe even if he doesn’t), and assuming the country fails to achieve a bipartisan agreement to take action strong enough and fast enough to avoid the catastrophic impacts of global warming (and of peak oil, too) — then the Future Historians of America (FHA) will be able to trace the precise time and place the great American experiment failed. It was September 3, 2008 at 10:14 pm EST at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota:
Yes, the delegates to one of the two major political parties were chanting for crack cocaine to feed an addiction that is destroying the economic health of this country, strengthening our enemies, jeopardizing our security, and ultimately posing “an existential threat to civilization” itself. With apoligies to T. S. Eliot: