Truth Will Out Part 3
More leaks and this time, FOR SURE, it is the end of life as we know it. Still no word on where those WMD's are hiding. All this new information is going to be hard for Joe The Plumber to ingest, he still hasn't heard about our occupation of the Philippines in 1899. Still, it is nice to see the Great Game bastards scrambling. Welcome to the desert of the Real, boys.
The worlds governments and NGO's and global summit hoppers have gathered in sunny Cancun to straighten out this whole climate thing. Not a moment too soon either. Hardly a peep out of Bill Mc Kibben or Al Gore or James Hanson but I'm sure Pachamama is in good hands.Bureaucrats are all about getin er done.
I just got home from a the first ( this round) meeting of the Missoula Blue/ Green Alliance.Of course all I did was kvetch, criticizing (in my engaging style) both the Union guys and the enviros who showed up. This is the third such attempt in a dozen years but they always fizzle out.
EVER STOP TO WONDER WHY? Nah, just start up a new one. Same format, same frame, same paradigm.
The union guys are so desperate they would build nuclear concentration camps right now. Only forty percent of their members are working and there ain't much in the pipeline. Speaking of which, these guys would be happy to build one of those too and so all our talk of stopping the Alberta Coal Sands Project fell on deaf ears. They offered to put scrubbers on the coal fired plants they were building so that's pretty green , eh? They seemed like sincere guys but they are totally lost and compass-less in the Spectacular Post-Post Industrial World.
I also am with a union but fortunately we have almost no members and half of us are bums.( truth will out)
As for the environmentalists, they agreed that government is corrupt and broken and run by corporations ( what unites liberals and Tea Partiers) but they want to pass legislation and use regulatory provisions to stop the Project. When I suggested we could skip all that rig-a-ma-role and just end capitalism I received a room full of blank stares. They were looking for a more incremental approach.
There is no Blue Green Alliance. In the Market System this is a structural antagonism which capital exploits to preserve the status quo. If environmentalists had adopted an anti-capitalist critique fifty years ago we wouldn't be in this mess today ( to quote Dave Mason) And unless they wake up now, there won't be much left to argue over fifty years from now.