posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 03:21 PM
There has been an effort - it is at least a decade old - to prevent a reasoned discussion of the effects of greenhouse emissions on the Earth's
climate. Indeed, part of this effort asserts that there has been NO impact of pollution upon the environment.
It doesn't take a genius to know where this effort comes from. If information about the effect of pollution upon the weather becomes widely known,
there is one portion of the population that would be hurt by this revelation, and that's the oil/petrochemical industry. These happen to comprise
the most powerful lobby in Washington. Last year was a tough year for these industries: Haliburton's profits actually fell below 10 billion
dollars for the first time in half a decade. DuPont Chemical's profits went DOWN to 4.5 billion dollars.
We've seen that Jack Abramoff, a relatively small player in the Washington lobby business, was able to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to have
special amendments placed in legislation and to have meetings set up with the Bush Administration. How much more do you think the petrochemical
industry could have done using a hundred times the dollar amounts Abramoff was throwing around?
I'm surprised that we're not reading stories in the newspaper about how automobile emissions can cure acne.
As long as corporate money drives government, we will never know the truth about our world.
For those of you who think that the major political battle is between Democrat and Republican or Liberal vs. Conservative, you are being sold a bill
of goods. Partisan politics is just a distraction from the real political divide, the one between corporate greed and the rest of us.