Friday, December 14, 2007

UN Climate Change Conference

Feinstein on final negotiations
Cross posted from Green Commons

Mike Feinstein has given us another update from Bali. The results that he describes do not sound like this conference will produce anywhere near the results that were anticipated after Secretary General Ban Ki-moon raised our expectation with such a strong release on the day before.

Tie this to the inadequate provisions in the Energy Bill passed today and you have a thousand reasons to vote Green.

Bush Inc. will not bend its stubborn will and open its eyes to the reality all around it. While they leak speculations of premptive strikes against Iran, they squander the chances to show real leadership on the most important issue that we face. As Green Partry Presidential Candidate Kent Mesply pointed out today, Global Warming IS as security issue, much more so that whether Iraq gains a nuclear capability that they are not even working on.

While writing this short post tonight, lines from Shakespeare's Julius Ceasar flashed into my head.
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.

I feel that this is such a time for the Green Party. There is much work to be done. The question is whether we have the right pilot at the wheel and can all work together. Never have I seen an administration of one party fall on it face as Bush Inc. has done and the other control Congress but not be able to take advantage of it.

The only party that has the right message, that has cast off all ties to the corporations that have put a strangle hold on both Congress and the Bush Administration. If we can not carry forward with this message now, then the failure is our own.

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