The Road to Oblivion

My fossil fuel deposits
are bigger than your deposits
My nuclear power plants produce
more megawatts than yours

My arsenal of warheads
is more deadly than your arsenal
My first-strike capacity is more advanced
than your capacity

My hypersonic missiles
are faster than your missiles
My drones are more sophisticated
than your copycat drones

My denial
of global warming
is more absolute than your denial
of ecological collapse.

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at Read other articles by Jon.