Monday, October 08, 2007

Joss Garman is a dude

He wrote this neat little article on CiF about how his direct action group are trying to prevent the construction of a new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth (yes, you read that correctly- a coal fired power station). Anyway, there are some real wankers in the comments pulling out all the usual climate change-denier cheap shots ("why spend the money on preventing climate change when you could spend it on AIDS", "Damn greens want us all sitting in the dark eating cold gravel - they really do y'know", etc, etc). I just had to rant one out in Joss's defense:

"Ah, yes! The climate ostriches emerge, trailing coal dust and crude oil everywhere they tread. Brandishing copies of Nuts and the News of The World, murmuring their mantra of "Jeremy Clarkson is our messiah . . . ." and responding to any attempt to reason with their bigotry with roars of rage "BLOODY ENVIRONMENTALISTS WANT US ALL TO LIVE IN THE DARK AND EAT LENTILS!!!!!".

You know, in twenty years time I want you all to remember this day and this article and recall the day that you turned your back on the rest of the human race. No, its fine! That's democracy for you- you have the power to vote for whatever government advocates the policies you believe in. This is why we have 1.2 million dead Iraqis; increases in greenhouse gas emissions, instead of cuts; government departments prowled by coporate lobbyists paid by the government to lobby against its own decisions; private finance initiatives that result in 25% drops in hospital staff and 30% falls in the number of beds; urban planning schemes designed to maximise the income of the retail outlets that lobbied for their approval and paid for the rigged surveys suggesting they will ebnefit the community; roads and bridges being planend and built without any reason other than to provide 14% profit margins to construction companies; etc etc etc. You voted this government in and you are going to have to deal with the consequences. Not all of you can emigrate to Australia. Enjoy!"

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