The Climate Change we Need most has nothing to do with the weather

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I’m not cynical about climate change.  Simply put, I believe that I am in the majority when I say I just don’t know enough about science to understand how serious of a danger global warming really is.  I’m somewhat disgusted by how politicized its become, but that’s as much the fault of the citizenry as it is the fault of the politicians. One thing I do know however, based on what actual scientists are saying, is that it is likely not our most immediate danger. Not by a long shot.  That being said, the climate change we do need to address is the political, socioeconomic, and spiritual climate rapidly deteriorating around the globe.

I’m not a racist and I am not a barbarian.  I am a non-violent man raised in a Jewish home by ethical and moral parents.  I don’t like to see people being killed.  I am also the child of Holocaust survivors and somewhat of a student of that era.  That has played a major role in the formation of my views.  It makes it easier for me to recognize when one group of people is terrorizing another.  Is it possible that not all horrific acts committed by a Muslim would be classified as terrorist attacks?  Of course.  But with so many of the worlds leaders getting together to discuss a somewhat dubious threat, that being climate change, how come it is so difficult for the leaders to get together and discuss one that is clear-cut and blatant.

There is still much discussion as to exactly how dangerous and how imminent disaster caused by climate change is.  I will accept the claims by scientists who say it is a threat not to be ignored, but what I won’t accept, and neither should anyone reading this, is the refusal of of our leaders to recognize the serious threat posed by radical Islam. Last night I listened to M Zuhdi Jassar interviewed on Fox News.  This is the type of person that makes a difference.  A Muslim, not afraid to confront the evils in his own religion, Jassar seemed clearly frustrated by the direction things are going. The respect I have for him makes it easy to understand his frustration.  This is a man who is constantly preaching the right thing while getting very little support from the powerful people that matter most, let alone people within his own religion.  Scientifically speaking I have no clue what will happen to the planet if we ignore climate change.  When it comes to the world’s other climate, the climate of mind and soul, if our leaders continue to tip-toe around the problem, the world that leaders are claiming they are trying to protect at the climate change summit will hardly be worth saving.

Two people with Muslim names killed 14 people in a brutal shooting in San Bernadino, California.  This happened a few weeks after ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks in Paris. This happened soon after Muslim terrorists gunned down people in a luxury hotel in Mali. This is happening at a time when the average Israeli is more threatened by terrorist attacks by Muslim terrorists than ever before. This happened at a time when a Jewish man is punched in the face in a book store in the Upper West Side of Manhattan by a man who screams at him ” F— You Jews. I’ll Kill You; I’m a Muslim.”  I am not a guy who says all Muslims are bad.  I am not a guy who preaches discrimination of any kind.  But I am a realist.  This is a problem mostly emanating from the Muslim world. To put the tragedy in San Bernadino only on workplace violence and gun possession is irresponsible and short-sighted.  To be afraid to call it what it is, civilization under siege, is worse than irresponsible, it’s suicide.

As I see it now this ends up one of 3 ways, and only one of them is good.  1)Muslim extremists achieve their goal of world domination; 2)millions of people, many of them Muslims and most of them innocent, get killed in a devastating war; 3)the Muslim world changes from within.  Like any other decent human being I hope the 3rd option happens, but for that to happen world leaders need to get serious, take their hands out of the pockets of the rich and corrupt leaders in the Arab world, and most importantly help the good people in the Muslim world move a different direction.  How about having a summit about that?

Change the climate on the planet first, then worry about the weather.

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