Friday, November 27, 2009

The Hijacking of the Environmental Movement

Found a very interesting video and article from James Corbett at Corbett It is titled A Message to the Environmental Movement and includes a video and a transcript with links. It is about getting back to the real environmental movement and not the "movement (that) has been usurped by the very same financial interests you thought you were fighting against". Here is an excerpt:

We can begin to concentrate on the serious questions that need to be asked about the genetic engineering technology whereby hybrid organisms and new, never-before-seen proteins that are being released into the biosphere in a giant, uncontrolled experiment that threatens the very genome of life on this planet.
We can look into the environmental causes of the explosion in cancer and the staggering drops in fertility over the last 50 years, including the BPA in our plastics and the anti-androgens in the water.
We can examine regulatory agencies that are controlled by the very corporations they are supposedly watching over.
We can begin focusing on depleted uranium and the dumping of toxic waste into the rivers and all of the issues that we once knew were part of the mandate of the real environmental movement.
Or we can, as some have, descend into petty partisan politics. We can decide that lies are OK if they support 'our' side. We can defend the reprehensible actions of the CRU researchers and rally around the green flag that has long since been captured by the enemy.
It is a simple decision to make, but one that we must make quickly, before the argument can be spun away and environmentalism can go back to business as usual.
We are at a crossroads of history. And make no mistake, history will be the final judge of our actions. So I leave you today with a simple question: Which side of history do you want to be on?

Watch the whole video and check out the links. Definitely something to ponder.

1 comment:

  1. The environmental movement has devolved into a financial con game. The object is now to make money creating a pseudo market for carbon credits rather than protecting the environment. But only the financial heavy hitters will be able to play this game.