Let's look at it from one step back, the slightly bigger picture.
On the example Siemens, Coal, Fridays For Future.
Siemens is working on a little piece of logistics technology for Australia's big and controversial mine. But it's not like the mine would be stopped
if Siemens would brake the contract. Yet FFF are acting like the children they are. I mean what's the objective here? Make Australia stop mining
coal? That's economically important for Australia, and yes that matters. To impose sanctions on poor, burning, most beloved Australia?
And that's a generation conflict. Australia says "we want to provide a good life for our people" Siemens "that's how adults work, that's how the
world works" FFF "but I want a clean and healthy Earth NOW"
FFF is seen by many as oh so powerful and scary, thankfully their not, but they're also not very democratic. Their attempts at finding solutions are
mostly establishing some sort of assembly to tell politicians what to do.
But they're children. They don't know that much about what it's like to live, or history, economy, ...
Sure coal could be cleaner, but that's something they're working on too, filters and upcycling and so on. But what's Australia supposed to do?
Export smoked Koala meat?
Those are the middle aged and up people talking, right? Families need an income. Preferably a good one, so they can buy regional goods.
The business world can't just abandon their projects and contracts. That's pure mayhem.
Besides the issue with climate change doesn't matter as much as the research needed to build machines clean and as energy efficient as possible. To
learn the secrets of upcycling. And find a way to live in harmony with Earth, because I am sure the management of places that need to burn every other
year could be improved, like resources management, etc.
But this is a conflict of bleeding hearts and the youth against the reality of a complex world.
If that's what their parents taught them I'd like to say: suicide is no solution. Not in general and also not economical. You say that doesn't
matter but you know nothing else than the comfortable boredom of the 1st world.
I know ATS is not the right place to talk "the youth"
But I was just thinking about it and it hit me: this all is happening in a time when globalism and nationalism are the new line of divide in global
politics. Economists are almost always globalists. And the youth is trying something like globally connected ideological radicalism.
The funny thing to observe is they don't seem to be popular in any of the groups fighting for power.
Yet here on ATS some just say "everything I don't like is the left" ignoring all the evidence that there are at least 3 parties in the conflict.
What Australia is going through is horrible, no question and they're handling it very well. But 2020 it seems like avoiding small bush fires wasn't
the right strategy. It might be warmer, less rain etc. but I still feel this is a management problem, the bush needs to burn sometimes, no? And this
escalation might not have happened if it would have been allowed to burn controlled.
And within that example I believe is a great lesson in how to approach the future.