A Better Way: Human-Driven - Life-serving Politics

The following is a comment I posted at theolympian.com, it's attached to the August 13th Letters to the Editor Section: http://www.haloscan.com/comments/theolympian/541534/#785724
The Bush Administration has an immoral and unethical energy policy that prides itself on wasteful consumption without regard for the obvious detrimental consequences to the environment and future generations.

If this country wants to save itself from extinction, it is high time to make a clear divorce from the current practice of 'stone age' power politics of global dominance and corporate influence over government.

May the 21st Century be known as the century of reconciliation, responsibility, and a human-driven politics.

The first priority in any energy policy must be conservation (of limited resources) and efficient use.

The second priority must be the development of a truly sustainable and environmentally benign energy technology (wind? solar? etc?).

Like Chris Marquardt, I similarly believe that Cheryl Crist offers this clear alternative, and a real choice between the "bottom-line" profit driven power politics being practiced today - and a better way, a human-driven politics that will truly serve the best interests of life, irrespective of class boundaries.

Robert Whitlock
Bert | 08.13.08 - 12:02 pm | #

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