Friday, February 20, 2015

I'm a political man
And I practice what I preach

Give em what they want
    -10,000 maniacs

       Here 's an interesting article by Michael Klare which illustrates  clever cooperation between neo cons worried about Russia, with climate deniers promoting tar sands and fracking.  One nice "hook" for them is the idea of an enemy - a very powerful psychological tool,  in the propaganda business.
       Meanwhile ,on the other side, we see a struggle to find a unity of interest.   Poor working people are righfully cautious in embracing " degrowth"  Making the planet habitable in 2100, is nice.  But putting food on the table today seems more important.
       I've starting watching the video from the Coursera "sustainable development" course.    Its put on by Columbia University and is free.    So far, they've set out the goals of being wealthy, having a fair distribution, and ecological responsibility.  I'm looking forward to seeing how they get there.

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