February 19, 2013 (LocalOrg) – At a recent Washington climate change rally, who is demanding action? Demanding action from whom? What action?
In reality, the diminutive, corporate-media inflated rally in DC was
organized by the very corporate-financier special interests that have
been wreaking terrible havoc on both the human population and the
environment of this planet for decades. They are demanding action from a
government that already represents their interests. Their demands are
policies, particularly financial tax schemes that they themselves created
and are are best positioned to benefit from while making no discernible
impact on the very real environmental threats we collectively face.
Image: Rampant CO2, high global temperatures, rising sea
levels. A look into the future? No, this is Mesozoic North America
250-65 million years ago. Climate change has happened long before
humanity’s emergence, it will happen again, with or without us. The key
to preserving what we as humans value, including not only our cities,
towns, and countrysides, but also ecosystems and species – is to devise
technical, pragmatic solutions to ensure no matter what the climate
does, we can not only survive, but thrive.
It was an exercise in manufacturing consent for policies already
long-ago devised and simply waiting for piecemeal implementation.
Yahoo! News’ report, “40,000 People Reported at Climate Change Rally,” mentions 350.org as one of the rally’s organizers and key representatives. Upon 350.org’s “Friends & Allies”
page, an extensive list of human rights and environmental racketeers
can be found, all either linked, or directly connected to big-oil,
big-finance, big-agri, and big-defense.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and its “Earth Hour” for instance, includes Fortune 500 corporations (page 24, .pdf) (and here)
Walmart, Unilever, Coca-Cola, draconian intellectual property racketeer
Christopher Dodd representing the Motion Picture Association of America
(MPAA) as a director, Bank of America, Google, and others.
While the WWF claims having big corporations as partners is “good news”
for the environment, implying that they are shifting toward
environmental responsibility – in reality it is exactly the other way
around. Corporations are co-opting genuine concern for the environment
to further enrich themselves and to create global frameworks that
eliminate indigenous competition over resources they themselves are
already exploiting and plan to continue exploiting.
The lack of real, pragmatic solutions, or even an honest scientific
discussion on issues like climate change are particularly telling. This
collection of organizations falling under the 350.org website have also
been key in pushing other establishment agendas, most notably regime
change and political subversion worldwide, couching a corporate-fascist warmongering agenda behind liberal concerns for “freedom,” “democracy,” and “human rights.”
Real Environmental Threats
The climate of Earth has always changed throughout its natural history,
and many times before the existence of man, has changed so dramatically
that it has caused mass extinction events. 65 million years ago, for
example, Antarctica was a thriving ecosystem covered in temperate forests inhabited by dinosaurs.
The global temperatures were higher, sea levels were higher, and carbon
dioxide (CO2) levels were many times higher than they are today. Higher
temperatures, sea levels, and CO2 levels made the planet more
habitable, not less. This changed however, and to the detriment of many
species that are now extinct.
Before the Cretaceous period, there have been many points throughout
Earth’s natural history, that were we as humans to travel back, would
find uninhabitable. The atmosphere has been in a state of perpetual
change, the biology driven by this change has likewise continuously
evolved. There is no “norm” in terms of geology, biology, or climate.
The only constant is the inevitability of its constant change.
The climate will change with or without us. To ensure the survival of
what we value in terms of human society, history, and infrastructure, as
well as ecosystems and individual species we desire to preserve, we
must come up with something better than “carbon neutrality” implemented
by giving bankers yet another derivative to trade, and energy companies a
legal framework to maintain monopolies over powering human
Part of the solution is not only leveraging technology to protect our
towns, cities, and countrysides from adverse weather, flooding, and
changes in temperature through innovative infrastructure projects, but
undermining, decentralizing, and eventually eliminating permanently
these corporate monopolies that are demonstrably destroying the
Strange that 350.org wasn’t marching against
genetically modified organisms (GMO) and Monsanto’s pursuit of
overwriting the planet genetically. Could a planet face a more dire
threat than being overwritten genetically, its very essence mutilated by
profiteering corporations? Strange that 350.org’s “Friends &
Allies” don’t demand an end to profiteering wars around the planet that
see tons of depleted uranium, with a half-life of billions of years,
being dumped in both human and natural habitats the world over. Strange
that 350.org, and “Friends & Allies” like WWF have in fact partnered
with Fortune 500 corporations that perpetuate global monopolies,
centralized manufacturing and distribution (and profits) that encourage
wasteful supply chains, unhealthy socioeconomic trends, incur large
amounts of garbage, and require the very petroleum and CO2 producing
processes they allegedly were in Washington to oppose.
Indeed, 350.org and partners like the WWF do not represent corporations
joining environmentalists, but rather represent environmentalists being
co-opted and manipulated by the very special interests committing real
harm to this planet.
Don’t Demand Action – Be the Action
Waving around placards as part of a big-business rally couched behind
environmentalism, demanding action from a government big-business
already fully owns, simply legitimizes and manufacturers public consent
for more of the same. More schemes, more waste, more fraud, more abuse,
while the environment continues to unravel and a host of problems both
directly and indirectly related continue to grow.
Real solutions generally don’t involve corporations or governments, in
fact, as a necessity must exclude them. The marriage between corporate
interests and government regulations should be something all of us can
agree on, regardless of where we sit on the political or environmental spectrum.
solutions involve a real education in science, technology, design, and manufacturing. This empowers people in all levels of society to
accurately assess problems and apply local solutions. This, coupled with
manufacturing technology enables more to be done on a local level,
short-circuiting the petroleum intensive logistical chains WWF sponsors like Walmart couldn’t live without.
farming on a local level coupled with local farmers’ markets eliminates
entirely the need for Monsanto poison, fertilizers, and genetically
modified franken-crops, along with the replacement of the petroleum
intensive logistical networks that distribute big-agri’s products. 3D
printing, computer-controlled manufacturing, and local hackerspaces that encourage local entrepreneurship
accelerate technological development and solutions that allow us to
live the lives we wish to lead while doing so more efficiently in terms
of energy, waste, and environmental impact.
fact, when you think about it, almost all of these real solutions
involve real community and local action, not placard-waving trips to Washington. These are not solutions that
involve policies, taxes, and regulations, but rather technology,
education, constructive, pragmatic, technical solutions that not only
would make our environment more livable, but make our local economies
and communities more viable and self-sufficient. The catch is, and the
reason why this isn’t being done, you will notice that none of these
activities require WWF sponsors like Walmart, Nike, IBM, Toyota, Bank of
America, Coca-Cola, HSBC, Citi, IKEA, Nokia, etc.
We all desire cleaner air, healthier food, safer water, and greener
parks. Waiting for a corporate-financier establishment to give it to us,
when they themselves are the ones that have denied us of these
essentials is the height of both naivety and futility.
Does it make
sense then, to see why real problems and their solutions have become the
target of hijackers like the corporate conglomeration that is 350.org and the WWF?
Does it make sense to see them offering “alternative” centralized,
corporate dependent solutions that replace local activism and tangible, technological solutions?
Why travel to Washington D.C. and demand non-solutions to real problems
when you can organize locally and begin making this planet livable in
very real, tangible, pragmatic, and measurable ways?