Who put this in the bill in the first place?
Where is the Press on this? Actually, I don't wonder. I have a perfectly workable model of how the
And while we're on the subject of MSM non-reportage, we have an example that is very interesting indeed. Via Insty, Big Hollywood reports that the BBC has nailed Greenpeace in a minor faux pas:
The outgoing leader of Greenpeace has admitted his organization’s recent claim that the Arctic Ice will disappear by 2030 was “a mistake.” Greenpeace made the claim in a July 15 press release entitled “Urgent Action Needed As Arctic Ice Melts,” which said there will be an ice-free Arctic by 2030 because of global warming.So well done to the BBC for nailing a two-faced, lying hustler. But as I said, that's the minor faux pas. The major one went unremarked.
Under close questioning by BBC reporter Stephen Sackur on the “Hardtalk” program, Gerd Leipold, the retiring leader of Greenpeace, said the claim was wrong.
Leipold said later in the BBC interview that there is an urgent need for the suppression of economic growth in the United States and around the world. He said annual growth rates of 3 percent to 8 percent cannot continue without serious consequences for the climate.Well, well, well. The mask slips. The world's poor must be kept poor, in the interest of protecting Mother Gaia. Not a surprise, other than the head of Greenpeace admits this on TV.
“We will definitely have to move to a different concept of growth. … The lifestyle of the rich in the world is not a sustainable model,” Leipold said. “If you take the lifestyle, its cost on the environment, and you multiply it with the billions of people and an increasing world population, you come up with numbers which are truly scary.”
So riddle me this: what question was not asked?
So, Herr Leipold, if the lifestyle of the rich cannot be sustained, how much money did you make last year? And what is your plan to reduce that to World-sustainable levels this year?
OK, that was two questions, but work with me here.
So here we have a big-shot executive from the world's largest environmental organization saying that the poor must be kept impoverished, and that it is a moral imperative that the West be similarly immiserated. So what's his lifestyle? Is this not a case of massive hypocrisy?
Sigh. The questions are all rhetorical.