Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Obama Sneers at Climate Activists

Pollution Baby
Climate activists marching in Washington, hopeful for government action to address carbon emissions, are like Ciocio-san in Madame Butterfly, waiting for her deceitful and fraudulent husband Pinkerton to return to what was only ever intended to be a temporary sham marriage of convenience (his convenience).  Meanwhile, Pinkerton/Obama is away in America/Florida where his heart really lies, wedding a proper Caucasian wife/playing golf with Texas oil barons.  Could he have chosen any way to telegraph a more deliberate mockery of the protest??  Even Pinkerton had the decency to feel a little abashed by his callous opportunism.  When Ciocio-san finally can no longer pretend to herself that Pinkerton was anything other than a faithless swindler, do you remember how it ends?  Here is a reminder (turn the volume down first, and then adjust it up):

 

The picture at the top of this post was found at an excellent Australian blog, called Hands Off Country.  Apparently the US is by no means the only place where fracking mania is ruining the environment.  The mere fact that countries are frantically exploiting the most dangerous and filthy sources of energy - mountaintop removal, tar sands, deep water and Arctic drilling - should be evidence that we have reached peak oil.  But unfortunately, there's still plenty left to achieve near-total, if not total annihilation before we run out.  Sorry, kids.

 

9 comments:

  1. I am a doomer for just this reason. We will not take any action that will impact BAU negatively.

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  2. Thanks for this.... I really want to believe the President Obama is working for our best interests...perhaps he can play golf with James Hansen or McKibben. Or we can imagine that as he golfs with oil barons it perhaps allows him to deliver difficult messages to them. Or to discover the degree of their sociopathy.

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  3. Yes there is a great deal I would like to believe as well ... My theory is that the oil barons requested that the O-man come down to Florida to play a friendly game of golf so as he could give them some instruction as to the finer points of sociopathic behavior.

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  4. Yes there is a great deal I would like to believe as well ... My theory is that the oil barons requested that the O-man come down to Florida to play a friendly game of golf so as he could give them some instruction as to the finer points of sociopathic behavior.

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  5. Cynic that I am, it just seems impossible that it was an inadvertent coinkydink. I mean, if your objective was to tell environmentalists and climate change activists to F off, what would be more explicit than golf and oil execs? These things get planned s in advance. pulleeaasse...

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  6. Definitely Obama is sneering at us. It seems to me the oil barons in turn are sneering at Obama. It could not be more clear who calls the shots here. I only wonder if they made the POTUS carry the clubs.
    There's a big cliff ahead and the hand on the throttle is not going to budge.

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  7. alternate soundtrack to Memento Mori, though i liked yours too (this one has a really sinister base line and features static/radiation noise):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WI0fQoAbnQ

    Tom

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  8. Yikes! Also this one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9OQjSXzrwA8#!

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  9. Obama wasn't sneering, he was merely bending over to pick up his putter...:)

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