Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The feel good society

We are doing something about energy dependency, global warming, environmental degradation and immigration. Look at us, we passed laws for alternative sources of energy, to reduce greenhouse gases, collect and recycle rubbish, and laws we don't enforce on immigration. None of these actions effectively affect the problems but they sure make us feel good and highly moral. How energy independence can be achieved without producing more oil is a question we ignore. Whether or not reducing greenhouse gases will measurably affect global warming; or efforts to reduce human effects on the environment are effective in view of burgeoning population erasing benefits of these efforts, are questions never adressed. Our media, politicians and numerous "save the world" non profits preen while the problems remain, but gosh do we feel good.


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