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And now Köhler himself. Indeed he voiced another SPD-firendly opinion in his interview: he supports the German exit from nuclear energy, citing final storage and safety concerns (though he thinks the transition from nuclear+coal to regeneratives will take longer than "we wish today", thus giving a positive signal to his CDU backers too).

Once again we see how the political process avoids facing the crisis of our civilization, tending toward compromise when in certain situations there is none.  That Köhler himself doesn't see the advantage in having the world's export leader use it's already strong advantage in renewables to further cement its position, while at the same time pointing the rest of the globe toward the financial/industrial effort necessary to secure our sustainable future, shows the lack of vision by this banker.  Even in banking terms he should recognize the financial advantage accruing to a globally industrial Deutschland, his prime constituency, but instead leaves the chance to use vision aside, rather pandering to political process.

I'm pleased he's taken a public stance against facets of Anglo Disease, but disappointed that he doesn't yet see what's truly at stake.  Fook man, stand on what Germany's already shown the entire world, and take it farther!

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Mon May 19th, 2008 at 05:37:13 PM EST

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