It was shock and awe when I received a New years greeting, generated from a Corporate owned Blackberry, containing this radical e-mail "signature" ...
"Green is the new red
Green is the new age religion
Green is the new medium of the wealth transfer charlatans
Be very afraid"
I interpret this as an attempt to link the present ecological movement against air pollution and global warming to brainwashed mysticism and Stalin's Communism.
I rather expect Corporate discourages this sort of employee activism on officially generated communications (I know in my day we certainly separated business from politics and corruption).
But mostly I think this sort of patter is a terribly unfair and unwarranted attack on what is a genuine grass-roots movement trying to reduce and roll-back the consumption of power being generated by toxic materials.
On the positive side the real need to reduce carbon emissions, if supported by the majority of ordinary people in North American and Europe alone, will stimulate a multitude of new technologies, new businesses and new jobs while weakening the grip of the Oil Cartel and freeing the West to persue sensible foreign policies with respect to human rights and global trade.
Sensible people will want to avoid what might be labelled "Green McCarthyism". Interested parties need to persue sensible and meaningful arguments and not simply mouth meaningless anti-ecological sound-bites.
So I hope you will take a balanced view and in general give your personal support to those trying to get the ecological story out ... against the might of corporations and politicians everywhere.
Thanks for listening.
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