Friday, March 31, 2017

Truth to Power

With Donald Trump blowing up Obama's climate change agenda and our own leader, Trudeau, saying all the right things and then doing all the wrong things, it's about time for a sequel to "An Inconvenient Truth." Coming soon, "Truth to Power."


Anonymous said...

Obama's climate change agenda was like his healthcare reform: a pretense of action that represented establishment interests over the people's. The Paris Agreement did nothing put promise more gum flapping from politicians.

The truth to power is that you can't rely on the power to fix any of our problems -- they create them all! Their idea of action on climate change is gouging the people and giving corporations big 'revenue neutral' tax cuts.

The only green that works is Keynesian green. This means that over a 20 to 30 year period democratic government uses progressive taxation to subsidize green energy until it becomes cheaper than dirty energy. Then voila! Zero emissions. (Plus post-war-style big-government make-work mega-projects that invest heavily in green energy power plants, mass transit, home renovations and broadband internet to make green living affordable and ubiquitous.)

Al Gore doesn't believe in Keynesian green. He believes in corporate green. In power green. In establishment green. He's a partisan hack. If he would've won in 2000, we'd be in the same boat with the same inaction on climate change, the same wars and the same president Trump after Americans got sick of the do-nothing bribe-takers and their perceived entitlement to auctioning off democratic government to global oligarchs.

The Mound of Sound said...

You just can't get over Obama, can you? You're fixated on him especially when something comes up about his successor. Why not try to unstick your mind and bring yourself into 2017? There's a lot going on now and you might find it interesting.