Monday, September 28, 2009

George points out that rich cunts are far more of a threat to the climate than fecund peasants in developing countries


My comment on George's insightful awesomeness:

George is bang on the money. Rich oiks are by far a greater threat to sustainability and climate change than fecund peasants in developing countries. Unfortunately, they have a far higher PR budget and own all of the mainstream media outlets apart from the BBC, which is under constant assault from them, their multitude of proxies and the retarded minority who believe their lies. I can point to the Spectator's recent cover story endorsing the climate change denialist Ian Plimer or Channel 4's airing of the Great Global Warming Swindle or the propaganda war funded by the petrochemical companies.
My pointing this out will make not a blind bit of difference, however, because democracy the world over is victim to their lies. Democracy only works when people vote rationally and hold their elected representatives to account for their actions. That hasn't happened in the UK in my lifetime and I don't see that changing in the near future. Gideon's paradox will make sure of that.
"however massive the dangers posed by climate change, their lack of immediate visibility in daily life means many people will do nothing concrete to tackle it; by the time they are prompted to action it will, by definition, be too late."

I freely admit that I am one of those people who freaks out about overpopulation. As I wrote, I think George is bang on. However, I don't think that we should ignore population growth because all those peasants firing out a dozen children and playing no role in the production of climate change gases are still being denied the same opportunities as the rest of us, which is monstrous. These people deserve the same standard of living and education as us and by the time they get it the climate may well be royally fucked even though they all end up voting Green (the obvious choice for educated, rational people) because of the massive inertia of the climate system. So you can't blame just the rich. If you spread their wealth and opportunities across all of the developing world the emissions would still be just as high. Both problems need addressing, yeah? Otherwise we're just replacing an unjust, self-destructive system with a just, equally self destructive one.

George rules .

Addition 29-09-09:

Please also read what this guy wrote elegantly criticising George's argument. Nice.


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