once had a high that not even crack cocaine could match. That was when I
got my first driver's license! Look out, world, here comes Kurt Vonnegut.
my car back then, a Studebaker, as I recall, was powered, as are almost all
means of transportation and other machinery today, and electric power plants and
furnaces, by the most abused and addictive and destructive drugs of all: fossil
you got here, even when I got here, the industrialized world was already
hopelessly hooked on fossil fuels, and very soon now there won't be any more of
those. Cold turkey."
what I think the truth is: We are all addicts
of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey.
like so many addicts about to face cold turkey, our leaders are now committing
violent crimes to get what little is left of what we're hooked on."
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