Comment 63599

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted May 17, 2011 at 00:15:58

Paid $1.306 at the pump today, and it felt like a bargain. Heard that up by the 401 it was going for $1.40.

I'm really liking Greer's blog so far, but I must disagree with the notion that "it's all our fault". The choices we make aren't free - they're coerced, and that coercion is extremely well documented. From military dictatorships like Suharto which lay the groundwork for the resource extraction needed to the billion spent "inducing consumer demand" in the First World. Far too much of the environmental movement is caught up blaming people for consuming in ways that only alienate it. That way, they don't anger their corporate sponsors, they get lots of friendly media play and can resort to blaming "people" when they fail to have an effect.

We, the people, can, should, and must be the engine of change. But not because we feel guilty, but because we're really fracking angry.

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