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Forum Post: Are we all equally responsible?

Posted 1 month ago on Aug. 9, 2018, 6:37 p.m. EST by agkaiser (2172) from Fredericksburg, TX
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The cons are always trying to fill our heads with shit. Sadly, many of us eat it up. They say if you want anything, no matter how small or trivial compared to their holdings that you are greedy just like them ... it's human nature blah, blah blah....

They and the shit eaters don't understand a critical difference in scale. My desire for comfort or small pleasures and security does not compare to their hordes of material and cash that necessarily deprive others of what many must have to live at all. In America, the want of sufficient money means low quality everything and little or no health care such that shorter more miserable lives are the lot of a significant fraction of the population. And then there's global warming.

"... The idea that all humanity is equally and collectively responsible for climate change - or any other environmental or social problem - is extremely weak....

"... But we are not all equally responsible in a more fundamental way. Some people through the power they wield, have stood in the way of halting climate change. Not because they were stubborn or incompetent or failed to understand the seriousness. But because they acted in pursuit of a fundamental re-organizing of our economies during the 1970s and 80s. And this shake-up militated against the kinds of policies and government intervention that might have halted - or at least slowed - climate change...."

nakedcapitalism.com/2018/08/neoliberalism-drives-climate-breakdown-not-human-nature.html

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[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33633) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 month ago

Are we all equally responsible?

Nope - millions of us do what we can to recycle and reduce what we put into our landfills as well as reduce our electrical use as well as limit our driving and all kinds of other things including removing unnecessary perfumes and dyes from our cleaning products ..... so on & on & on. As well as be activists/lobbyists for all sorts of clean changes to all sorts of our industries.

Others though - could give a rats ass.

[-] 2 points by agkaiser (2172) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 month ago

And then there are the cons in power. They deliberately block the knowledge of global warming, in preparation for the refusal to do anything about it that will reduce the loot they extract from our people and community.

The community I speak of is the commonality of life on the Planet Earth. Conservatives/Capitalists are a deadly cancer.

[-] 1 points by gsw (3208) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 1 month ago

people are willing to “look away” from painful complicated issue, if it is more convenient to ignore it, or are they are just sickos. https://www.npr.org/2018/08/06/636133086/you-2-0-the-ostrich-effect

[-] 1 points by gsw (3208) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 1 month ago
[-] 1 points by gsw (3208) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 1 month ago

Eyes wide open..... https://thinkprogress.org/new-database-shines-light-on-foreign-lobbying-in-the-u-s-93f777f06879/ .

.....”As OpenSecrets’ Anna Massoglia and Geoff West wrote, “Today we’re making available, for the first time, a searchable database of foreign interests spending on lobbying and influence in the United States… In addition to a full-text search feature, Foreign Lobby Watch data is now searchable by lobbyist or political operative name, registrant, country, and foreign principal”

[-] 1 points by gsw (3208) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 1 month ago

Searchable Database Here https://www.opensecrets.org/fara $534,690,681 Total Spending since 2017 352 Number of Foreign Principals since 2017 ..... .....Foreign principals — such as foreign governments, political parties, other entities, or individuals outside the United States — spend big money to influence U.S. policy and public opinion.

Here we have totals of all the payments from foreign principals reported by FARA registrants acting on their behalf.

Track how much money each foreign principal has spent on lobbying and influence in the U.S. since 2017.

352 Number of Foreign Principals since 2017 1,302 Number of New Lobbyists since 2017