“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Why is it so Damn Hot?
Something is happening. It just does not get this hot in so many places for so long.
100 degrees is just scary.
You can survive it but just barely and for just so long.100 degrees is a threshold. Everything stops being green. Every living thing suffers.
The only hope in 100 degrees is to escape, hunker down and hope for it to end. The real scary thing is that there is no additional margin for more heat. What happens if the new Hot becomes 102, 103, 104?
At those temperatures, and with humidity, it becomes hard to breathe and impossible to function. It desiccates your soul.
Whoever and whatever is causing it, we get the message, you can stop now.