• spujb@lemmy.cafe
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    More than two thirds of Florida adults consider climate change a threat to future generations and say state and local governments should do more to address it, according to a poll released Monday by Florida Atlantic University.

    The poll found 68 percent of respondents agreed with the statement that climate change “has them concerned about the well-being of future generations in Florida,” according to a news release from the university. Just 28 percent said state, county and city governments were doing enough to address it. source

    It’s not a self-inflicted wound. I am so tired of this misinformation for the sake of pithy humor. Recognize oppression when you see it or you are on the side of fascism.

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        Yes, because decades of gerrymandering, voter suppression, lobbying, political corruption and misinformation campaigns directed toward one of the most educationally underserved states has absolutely no effect on elections.

        What you are doing is usually termed victim blaming, so careful.

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          Be careful? Ease off the drama my man.

          77 percent voter turnout and 51 percent voted for Trump. At some point it just becomes a matter of infantalizing people.

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            infantalizing people.

            Did you miss

            one of the most educationally underserved states

            ?

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              Sadly technically not true! Look into climate gentrification. Because the housing market is prospective in nature, lower-socioeconomic communities at higher elevations more secure from climate change are being displaced by higher costs of living. It’s quite sad and just one part of the iceberg’s tip. :(

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        Mostly the Cubans and old folks from other states who move there for their last decade or two of life. The old folks will be dead before it’s a problem, the Cubans refuse to vote for anyone left of hitler because they hate the idea of another people’s revolution taking their ill-gotten wealth, even though todays Cuban Americans aren’t nearly as powerful as the Cubans that the revolution overthrew.

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        they’re still voting for Republicans

        Every time I check the Florida election results its “5-4, Republicans win”. You Floridians need literally one more vote, but those stupid tankie leftists just won’t pitch in.

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      Floridians are still voting Red in droved. Guess something else is more important to them at the polls.

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        They gotta ban abortion and ‘save’ all the fetuses first so they too can experience the horrors of global warming and climate change under the watchful eye of a theocratic dictatorship.

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          What n happens when all the fetuses are underwater? Will they save them then, or swim to higher ground?

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            If I understand their thinking it’d be God who caused the flooding so it’s okay if fetuses die that way. They were probably gay fetuses anyway and their mothers were probably sinners so God drowned them like in Noah’s story.

            Okay I’m done. My brain can’t handle typing anymore of that horrible bullshit.

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            Don’t you know fetuses float? The tide will bring them to the true believers, just like Moses on the Nile /s

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      Thanks for posting this. I’ve lived in Florida my whole life, and voted blue-no-matter-who in every election since I was eligible to vote, as do all my friends and family. I try to help others within my sphere of influence to make good political choices, too, and those conversations can be hard. My area has been particularly red for as long as I can remember, and that has only gotten more true in recent years. It often sucks to live here but I am stuck for the foreseeable future, and so I am putting forth the effort to change what I am able.

      As such, I have always found it a bit discouraging that so many seem to think that Florida is some hive-mind phenomenon, wherein every eligible person votes against their own best interests in perfect unison. I mean, a lot of them do, obviously – but the lack of empathy for the rest of us, that’s the weird part to me.

      Also, this got me curious and I looked up how the voter base skews along party lines, the numbers are way closer than I would have guessed.

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        Thanks for sharing. On the behalf of the rest of the “leftist” internet I’d like to apologize.

        There’s a lot of demented jokes people make about the underserved and oppressed and I try to do my part to counteract it. :)

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      Yet they keep voting for the opposite. Is it tribalism or is the data wrong?

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      Recognize oppression when you see it or you are on the side of fascism.

      Nonsense. Florida is part of the freest and fairest democracy in the entire history of the universe. If Floridians wanted to do something about climate change, they would simply vote harder.