Save the Earth and Capitalism

Posted by Mike Merritt in Society on

If there’s anything that frightens the bejeebus out of a lot of people on the far right, it’s a fear that the tactics of environmentalists will destroy capitalism and have communism marching to our doorsteps.

That some people haven’t left the days of the red scare is not so surprising to me, yet it’s a little annoying.  There are about five countries in the world (China, Cuba, Vietnam, Laos, and North Korea) that are still fully communist, and the first is more authoritarian capitalist than anything else these days.

But ignoring that whole side of things, there are ways to get cleaner fuel and energy without destroying the economy.

First and foremost, the oil companies need to invest into research into alternate fuels.  I’ve said this before, and I still stand by it now.  That’s the first step: research and develop alternative fuels, and then offer them.  And not just new fuels, but also choices for electricity.

The next step is done by us, the consumers.  With all that new choice, the people will be able to choose which fuels they want to use.  And isn’t that what the conservatives want?  A free market system?  A democracy of the wallet?

Seems quite simple, doesn’t it?  It’s basically the same thing we’re doing now, isn’t it?  You’d think so, but it’s my opinion that as long as the oil companies are reaping huge profits on oil, that much serious development on alternative fuels and electricity sources won’t be done.

So, going back to the free market, I think the people need to start demanding it, specifically before gas reaches $6.00 a gallon everywhere.  It’s simple supply and demand, but rather than waiting for the supply of oil to dry up enough that it’s scarce for all, lets do something now.

So:

1) Oil companies: Invest for research and development of alternative fuel technologies and infrastructures.  It’s good for your future.

2) People: Demand this to happen, before you start paying lot of money for gas.

And, voila.  Helping the planet, and keeping capitalism nice and strong.

One Comment







dave •

DOSENT THE Heidelberg Statement FEEL AS ANOTHER WAY TO GRAB POWER WE WOULD OUST ONE MASTER FOR A NEW CRUEL SLAVE TURNED MASTER(SCIENCE BEING SLAVE TO CORPORATE CAPITILIST MONEY FOR RESERCH)
WE AS CUSTOMERS HAVE A CHANCE TO CHOOSE, SHURE A VERY SMALL CHANCE BUT YES IT IS THERE BUT WHEN YOU PUT SCIENTISTS (OR PEOPLE WORKING FOR SCIENCE) IN CONTROL OF EARTHS RESOURCES DO YOU THINK THEY THINK ABOUT ANY LAWS. THEIR RULE WILL BE LAW. capitaliST DO HAVE SOME RESTRICTIONS WITH LAWS AND GOVERNEMENTS ,YES THEY BRIBE THEM BUT THERE IS A CHANCE FOR PEOPLE TO SEE THE LIGHT AND SAY NO!
WHO DO YOU THINK WILL STAND UPTO A SERIES OF DOCUMENTS
WITH PERFECT VALID DATA SAYING PRAYING TO GOD SPENDS UP TOO MUTCH RESOURCES SO SCIENCE IN THE NEW ECO GOD????

THEN THEY WILL DIRECT ALL RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPEMENT OF ECO TECHNOLOGY AND WE WILL BE SLAVES OF THAT TEHNOLOGY!!!
ITS THE SAME !!!
TWO POWERFUL CATS FIGHTING FOR A LOAF OF BREAD!!

WE AS ON LOOKERS HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE ALL!!!

SAY NO TO monopolyed CORPORATE PRODUCTS SAY NO TO PLASTIC, REUSE RECYCLE

YEAH ITS THE SAME STORY AGAIN BUT IT DOES CHANGE PEOPLES PERSPECTIVE.

PLS WRITE BACK ON MY E MAIL r_a_dave@yahoo.com if you agree or disagree.