mercredi 31 octobre 2007
In the last few months, there has been a lot of talking about “ saving our planet “.
Now – although I shall be leaving the place shortly, I do not doubt that many people (notably those who will be staying, and particularly those who “have it good”) will be satisfied to see the movements, in Government and elsewhere, to successfully conclude the affair, and save the place!
The only thing that disturbs me about it all, is that it does not seem to be those who have had maximum effect in reaching the “high noon” point who will be paying for the procedure! On the contrary – they will be the only ones to have the money to set up the companies that are going to save us all, without charge and without making profit, of course!
No – it will be everyone, in particular those who don’t have it so good. They will be requested to go to the paying stations, hand in their various taxes, and hope that the money will be spent correctly by those who are mainly responsible for the situation.
Even if Air lines, Car manufacturers, energy producers and all the others ARE requested and required to pay more, they will simply pass the increases on to the paying client! (part of what should be saved – only the chosen few see it –out of their jet windows !)
After all, the Managing Director whose “carbon fingerprint” is enormous, with his eternal bombing around the Planet “on business”, can hardly be expected to stay home, like most of us, and do business by Internet, Telephone, Mail and all the other means available to him. No indeed, it’s a reputation thing, after all, a Private jet with just himself and the “chosen few” on board is much more likely to activate business. Imagine him turning up on a bicycle – the Managing Director of Rolls, Mercedes, BWM ……etc!
Well – why the hell not? Others do, and mainly because they have to! Looking at the protesters against poverty in India the other day, doing their thousands of miles/km on foot, sometimes with no shoes available, I thought that a touch of humility from the big bosses would be quite refreshing!
No – they know quite well that when the day arrives, everybody will be accused, since one knows that “all Pigs are equal, only some are more equal than others” – at least when it comes to advantages and sorting out the mess the “more equal” pigs have left behind!
I have mentioned before, elsewhere, that in any case everything has an end, only the sausage has two! And….. doesn’t it say somewhere that “dust to dust” etc..?
As I understand it, the Scientific point of view is that the Planet, which we will all be forced to try and save, was actually created by the explosion and death of another sun or star, somewhere out there.
Happens all the time, it appears, so why should this one be any different? So………… !!!!