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orlov has a major clue.

the climate is changing, politically as well as meteorologically, but no pol has the guts to try getting votes by telling the whole truth....yet.

so the charade proceeds, until.......?

the credulousness born of exceptionalism melts like cake left out in the rain.

'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 Wed Apr 2nd, 2008 at 10:19:46 PM EST
"all the sweet green icing, flowing down..."

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...
by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Thu Apr 3rd, 2008 at 12:52:28 AM EST
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i always wondered why that song was so popular, it damn near saturated the airwaves at the time. a regular whine-fest, an orgy of self-pity.

now i see it was a prophecy.

'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 Apr 4th, 2008 at 06:17:54 AM EST
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I would be less ambitious than saving all the humanity. Just saving those who believe me would be much :-]

And that brings to the point of information - how people should be informed or warned? You need big money against Rupert Murdoch's media universe, big determination to counter libertarian think tanks, and inspiring image. Just a book for "echo chamber", or another Hollywood production of "The day after tomorrow" will not do much.

One political strategy would be Winston Churchill's: he was (relatively) marginalized in the 1930s, among other matters because of his "stubborn" anti-Nacism, but when the war did broke out, he was the most suitable leader. In the same vain, Cassandras should not be afraid to look ridiculous, but make they stand and get ready to take a lead. Preparation is the key; disaster capitalists won't give reins for free. As Naomi Klein indicated in "The Shock Doctrine", they know very well how they need to act in a crisis. We should know well as well.

by das monde on Thu Apr 3rd, 2008 at 02:50:22 AM EST

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