Re: Green/Clean TechApr 19th, 2011
more than propaganda. If we were to go about making things as green as we are all
proposing, we would be in serious trouble socially and economically. For instance we
would price ourselves out of the market. The green solutions would ad to the cost of
almost everything. There would be massive shortages in food products, especially if
we went to organics. I have nothing against organics it has a place but so does the
conventional growers in the food industry.
We would see people going hungry and the other thing we don't consider is the changing
world around us. Other countries are going to pressure us for competition for goods and
services not to mention Food. The problem is third world countries are growing massive
middle classes, that will rival us for the price of everything. Food, and commodities will
rise dramatically and so will the price, green products will if continuing on the present path
will price themselves out of the market.
Green in reality is unfortunately a myth, and unfortunately we lose the ability to make even
a practical difference because too many have their idealistically in the clouds. Yes there
are some practical things we can do, but they are minor and unlikely to gain the social
acceptance needed to make them successful. The green movement is just that a movement
of self interest that is not interested in practical compromise and compromise will be what is
needed. Change will come, in some areas and it will take over half a century to accomplish.
There are two directions, one we can, work with others and educate and compromise to get
people to accept change. Two we can force the programs down peoples throats and if that
happens you'll get the same result as the HST in BC and that is serious social unrest to the max.
There is no such thing as global utopia,