The Madhouse Logic

By Jim Fetter | September 19th, 2023

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it yet

climate change concept image, with green on one side and parched bare ground and burning mountains on the other.

“We seem to have all the resources to put forward AFTER a climate change tragedy destroys homes and kills people,” says Boomer reader Jim Fetter, but not before. He calls this the Madhouse Logic.

We’ve gone beyond catastrophes and entered into a new Climate Reality, The Madhouse Logic.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it yet!

Jim Fetter's climate change concept on a mug: The Madhouse Logic - If it ain't broke, don't fix it yet.We seem to have all the resources to put forward AFTER a climate change tragedy destroys homes and kills people, but we don’t seem to have those same resources to prevent a climate change tragedy before it happens. That would cost way too much!

Ya see, we can never really see the future with any accuracy, because we aren’t that smart … we can only imagine what’s to come, then try to make sense of the situation when it arrives.

Because doing so beforehand is just fortunetelling to government, even though they have been told by science since the 1960s that today would one day be a reality. But government is sticking to their fortunetelling strategy of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it yet.”

We know, climate projections for this century looked quite apocalyptic, with most scientists warning that continuing “business as usual” would bring the world closer to global warming, bringing climate change that was not seen for a thousand years, and that’s what’s happening.

We even have the tourism industry advertising “last chance travel” for people who might not see this world like it is today. So business is booming with people who want to vacation in places that might not be the same in a few years because of climate change – like the Great Barrier Reef and Antarctica.

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Everyone seems to know what’s happening, what’s coming, and government is sticking to its fortunetelling strategy in funding climate change AFTER the fact, not before.

Our world is already 1.2 degrees hotter than in the last thousand years, and scientists believe that warming this century will most likely fall between two or three degrees warmer, which means more of Hawaii and other regions will burn!

But not to worry, government promises be there to clean up the aftermath, as it is doing now.

Beforehand, preventative measures … not-so-much.

And we are voting to further this stupidity of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it yet.”

Voting Republican or Democratic does the same thing anymore. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it yet. Think about that when you vote and your neighborhood is on fire or in freezing temperatures as never before.

Vote for a new governing body that’s more logically humanitarian, like the Green Party.

Or just book that vacation to Hawaii before Hawaii is no longer the paradise it once was, so you get to see it before it burns.

Jim Fetter and his cat on "Watercolor Illustration" magazine.Jim Fetter was born in Munich, Germany, in 1955 of American parents in the military. He

  • Has been painting watercolors since 1976, for people all over the world.
  • Incorporated the computer art genre for the fun of it just to see what he could do.
  • Has worn many hats in the field of art and illustration, like logo creation, magazine illustration, product illustration, T-shirt design, and portrait painting.
  • Wrote five children’s books in “The Raven, The Kitty Cat & The Mouse” series.

“My paintings are bright, colorful and strong,” he says, “and that’s the way I paint. I want my paintings to reach out and grab you as you walk by, and I think they do just that. I live out in a national forest where it’s peaceful and quiet to paint.”

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