Land & Farming. Jun 10, 2008 9:23:59 GMT -5
Post by Яромip on Jun 10, 2008 9:23:59 GMT -5
If you limit the growth of crops and vegetables for the sake of some eco-friendly biofuel, the food prices are going to shoot up high (see EU)
This happened in USA last year when a subsidy for corn-derived ethanol was passed. Price of corn has close to doubled since then.
If you don´t stop the global warming, the food prices are going to shoot up high, too. Everything will just dry up instead.
Well, it isn't a fact that global warming is due to human activity. I am more inclined to believe it has to do more with higher solar activity (as other planets in our solar system are warming too).
And warmer doesn't mean drier. In fact, for Russia global warming is a blessing not a curse.
And although I´m not a treehugging ecofag (I do love trees though), I don´t necessarily like how messy and littery this country is.
There are legitimate concerns and legitimate remedies. None of that has anything to do with modern "environmental" movements. The founder of Greenpeace had to leave his organization in disgust as it was hijacked.
Watch this video as Penn and Teller get people to sign up to ban "Dihydrogen Monoxide"
Pastir. We seem to have completely different view of Democracy. You seem to view it in idealized philosophical light.
Real Democracies work like this:
Rich and Powerful put their candidates into right places through a careful web of financial-intrigue and media-manipulation.
Democratic process itself (mass elections) precludes decent people from entering politics which is commonly viewed as a simmering cesspool of greed, lies and corruption. The process of elections itself is little more than poop-slinging contest. What decent man would want to be involved in that?
So legislatures tend to be staffed by the most un-principled, ruthless and deceptive people.
As if that isn't enough, they don't even make legislatures. The real legislating in established democracies happens by Lobbyists. In USA this is so bad that majority of Bills are written by Lobbyists and legislators are merely charged with the task of pushing them through.
Needless to say, in such systems Scientific Truth has no place.
You seem to have undue adoration of the masses. One person is a reasonable being, a small community retains sanity of individuals in most things it does. However, when you take an action out to the scope of millions what you get is a hysterical mass (толпа) which is quite easily manipulated.
Quite common objection, and one which you seem to be implying, is that what we see today aren't real Democracies.
Such arguments are along the lines that Stalinism wasn't real Communism. I reject such assertions with utmost finality. What exists in Reality is infinitely more definitive of a "thing" than what exists on paper. Former is a Real Experience, latter is just philosophical meditation.