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Response to Joe Shlabotnik (Reply #32)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 07:47 PM

33. Argue until you are blue in the face

 

The people of Alberta are using the proceeds to fund their MSP, schools and a plethora of social programs. It will send half a trillion to the federal government in the next 30 years, who will disperse it across all provinces in many ways that promote social equality. You are asking them to pass on those opportunities. Even if Mulclair steps on in during the next election, I would not be overly optimistic expansion will not continue (and if it does not, there may be measurable economic consequence).

Hell, this is the perfect example of the paradox we find ourselves in here. As long as we sit within industrial society as liberals, how can we not advocate the potential of growth and equality from this type of exploitation? Perhaps we need to step outside of this paradigm, which is also promoting inevitable destruction right along with equality.

Frankly, there is no pragmatic balance to be achieved any more (its either run toward death holding hands, run there every man for himself, or change/eliminate our industrial civilization). We should of stopped this yesterday. We need to decline our emissions by 6% each year going forward or we exceed the arbitrarily set "safe" limits. We can not continue to prop everyone up while exploiting the earth, and hope we can pass that better world to our grandchildren. Its fantasy.

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