... this brings to mind the Apartheid supporters of the past, seeking to justify Apartheid as a bastion of free enterprise, despite all the anti free market laws that Apartheid legislated e.g. restricting movement of labour!
How can you argue against subsidies for renewable energy and insist on subsidies for fossil fuels!?
That is sheer blatant hypocrisy.
America is a great nation (the only one to have ever democratically voted a member of an ethnic minority as its President - something that Americanophobics never acknowledge!) but despite this tranches of hypocritical vested interests remain clawed in, unwilling to let go, their primal instincts overcoming them.
... the Fossil Fuel Dinousaurs have more evidence to deny.
As Madonna said, Obama "... is a good man".
In this speech that he gave one is seeing the emergence of a truly great leader.
Most of us would be horrified if we saw the conditions that many work in to produce the goods that we purchase.
We should not reward such inhumanity, and we should demand transparency in the supply chain.
... the Fossil Fuel Dinosaurs will fight this to the bitter end, impeding the progress of renewables ... but one day Humanity will no longer be held over a Barrel of Oil.
The sooner we shake off our Oil Slave Masters, the better.
Too much blood has been spilled for the causes powered by oil.
... the idea that Sustainability can be achieved in societies which are not free is an illusion; whatever 'sustainability' seems to be evident is at most short term.
We saw this in Apartheid South Africa, and we saw this in the Soviet Union.
We see this in North Korea today ... despite the precision of its citizens standing in neat rows in its parade squares it struggles to feed itself. Something very familiar in that precision, it recalls our 'khaki clad kadet' days on high school rugby fields in Apartheid South Africa! Exercises in futility ... ! Totalitarianism is the same, regardless.
We see this in a China which has seen the writing on the wall ... it is already a far cry from the Days of Mao. Without realising it, it has set in motion a process that can only culminate with an increasing sense of individualism ... and freedom. With its long standing roots in the peaceful traditions of Buddhism and Taoism we may yet witness the emergence of a global beacon of Compassion, despite its past demonisation. Ideological poisons have not yet trumped human DNA.
We need more Madonnas and Pussy Riots and John Lennons ... and less of the Madmen bringing death and destruction in the name of various Lilliputian Causes.
Then Sustainability is possible ...
Southern Africa's Khoe San may be among the 'First People' of the entire world ...
... one of South Africa's low cost airlines sees Green the way to go ...
This is intuitively obvious ... but perhaps it needs to be stated:
More unsustainable justice in South Africa:
Despite raping eleven women, at gunpoint, the rapist is sentenced to 11 years per rape, but each sentence to run concurrently!?
What justice is that? Is it because some of the victimes were 'prostitutes' i.e. sex-workers?
We lock away petty and non-violent law breakers for disproportionate amounts of time and the violent then get away with lighter sentences.