Climate and the Infernal Blue Wave: Straight Talk About Saving Humanity
The title of this blog entry is the same as that for an article by Carol Danserau posted at Counterpunch. Here's a link: Climate and the Infernal Blue Wave: Straight Talk About Saving Humanity
Danserau's article is one of the best summations I have seen in some time of where we stand in the climate change struggle and what to do about it. Here's a relevant excerpt:
The Sierra Club sent me a message a few minutes ago, about how we need to redouble the sorts of efforts they’ve been leading, and in particular, the effort to elect Democrats. They want to mail me a “Make America Green Again” bumper sticker, which I’m supposed to use to persuade others to vote Democrat.
I can’t do that. We can’t do that. Because Democrats take us backwards on climate. Make America green again? It wasn’t green before! Electing Democrats and pursuing the incremental agenda they and their fawning environmental groups put forth, is literally suicidal....
....Lots of people believe that prior to Trump we were on the correct course. While things weren’t perfect, we did make overall progress under Obama and the Democrats, they say. And now we need to fight to preserve and expand that climate “legacy”.
This thinking is plain wrong, and it’s dangerous. To save ourselves, we’ve got to understand that we were moonwalking all those years. We talked as if we were winning; we thought we were moving forward bit by bit, but in truth, we were losing ground dramatically. Like Michael Jackson, we faced forward, and we moved our arms and legs resolutely as if moving in that direction, while we slid rapidly backwards.
Danserau goes on to list chapter and verse about what was actually done and not done during the Obama years. It is one hell of a damning list; no one did more to promote greater use of fossil fuels than Obama. I encourage everyone to read the linked article.