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which begs the question: are these elected greens just opportunists using the green bandwagon to advance their careers, ready to jettison principle once they have leveraged enough public credibility to feel secure in the club, having found other ways there to become politically indispensable to some PTB, who'll grease their palm?

or: is politics so corrupt that people with sincere green agendas are somehow marginalised, no matter how strong their intention?

probably some of both...

it is very disappointing, and just like with the libdems, one must surely conclude that riding the devil's coat-tails is not the best way to the power you think you want!

meanwhile the planet broils, and the people starve, for want of a viable worldwide green movement.

we must be more capable than this to wrest power from those who could give a FF about anyone but themselves, and no interest in a sustainable quality of life for the rest of us.

there seems to be only one cure for humans astonishing capacity for suicidal levels of denial, since we won't take heed of those wise enough to warn us, indeed we insult them by lip service and co-opting their slogans to dig further in!

green_er_ cars, power gen from burning food, dioxin-spewing incinerators classed as renewables, sooty chimneys carbon-scrubbed, nukes as eco-friendly...

fucked... now there's whingeing that the solar/wind incentives are too generous.

it's like watching people self-immolating, and doing so with little concern for those around them.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Dec 3rd, 2010 at 09:34:49 AM EST
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