|Ed Shultz says Frack it!|
A man of the Middle Class and Poor, a man for the Middle Class and Poor, and a very good one at that; and he understands economics from that class perspective, which is the better perspective these days, at least in those who think that citizens call the economic shots.
But his environmental understanding comes from another planet, a planet whose life will never be snuffed out by Oil-Qaeda, a planet that is not inhabited by endangered species and endangered civilization, a planet not called "Earth."
He argued in favor of the "Keystone Oil Pipeline" on his show today, which is not unusual.
What was unusual was that he argued as if the debate about our dying civilization is about how we ship the poison that is killing our civilization.
It is as if he infers that "we have to kill ourselves by pipeline", as unrighteously indignant Oil-Qaeda encourages, and "not by rail car" says Ed!
Really Ed? What is important about the damaged Global Climate System is how we ship those poisonous products that have damaged it, are damaging it, and to quote you Ed, "will continue to" damage it?
No, Ed, the reality for life is this: we must stop killing ourselves by all means, whether by pipeline, by rail, by air, or by media nonsense!
The way to do that is to stop putting what is poisoning our sustenance of life into pipelines, rail cars, or anything else.
We must leave it in the ground.
To signal that we get it, to signal that we grasp that morbid reality, we will not sanction the Keystone Pipeline as you do. (UPDATE: last night on The Ed Show, Mr. Shultz reflected on all the evidence and therefore urged President Obama to not approve the pipeline because of the grave danger to the Ogallala Aquifer).
Because, such a policy is The Red Green Show level of a lack of understanding of what the problem is: