California is on fire,
57% of Iowa’s crops were damaged by a derecho this month,
two hurricanes are pummeling the gulf states, and
the Arctic recorded a record high of 100°.
The climate crisis is rearing its ugly head.
West Virginia is not in the path of a devastating storm,
at least, not today…
but hundreds of thousands of people
in our great state
are unemployed or underemployed,
suffering from chronic disease,
are addicted to something,
the children of addicts,
surrounded by toxic water or soil, and/or
suffering from mental illness or emotional illness.
I’m an emphatic person,
also curious and a truth seeker.
Several years ago I decided to find out
why our state, country and planet
have so many problems.
And it’s simple.
Wealthy and powerful people
use their money and influence
to buy our politicians and media,
which has led to the mess we’re in.
So in the midst of multiple weather catastrophes
we have a country full of people
that believe our climate crisis is a hoax.
I wish a good cry would help.
I created my
Summer Art Show 2020
to benefit Hilary Turner
in her run for Congress,
because she won’t be bought by wealthy people;
she has a two year old
that needs a healthy planet to live on.