Kunstler's prophecy: James Howard Kunstler, the author of The Geography of Nowhere, updates his occasional blog, "Clusterfuck Nation," with a howling screed against environment- trashing, Second Coming-prophesying, Almighty Dollar- worshipping evangelicals. Unlike many of us, he's hopeful about a coming backlash:
Soon, the problems this nation faces will be so obvious and grave that George W. Bush and the Republicans and the WalMartians, and all the moneygrubbing TV preachers, and the people who can't imagine an hour of leisure without engines ringing in their ears, and the offspring of all the bug-eyed lynch-mob cretins of yore will stand naked in discredit. The rest of the nation, the non-stupid, non-selfish, non-childish, non-believers in the idea that it is possible to get something for nothing will take a stand. It won't be the end of the world, but it will be a political convulsion against a background of fire, proving that the future belongs to those who believe in the future.
[Image by Seattle photographer Chris Jordan; Kunstler link via Project for Public Spaces.]

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