Robert Redford very pleased with President Obama
Who, he notes, has done an historic job combating the country’s biggest threat: carbon pollution.
Yes, carbon pollution. Which weighs far more heavily on the minds of those Americans who actually matter than, say, a lack of jobs, or the enormous debt, or the impending implosion of the welfare state. And on that issue, the seminal issue of carbon’s relentless attack on our ecosystem, Barack Obama has been a fierce warrior, and should be re-elected because of it.
And Redford does have a point: when people aren’t working, they tend not to breathe as fast, and so they belch out far less of that noxious human exhalation. Also, when gas prices and electrical prices are high, people are able to move around less and are less productive — another boon for those who wish to see the country ridden of industrialization and returned to the pristine state of nature where cougars and bears rule.
Now all we need do is implement a one-child policy, and we’ll be this much closer to Redford’s idea of paradise: him and those of his class living in huge eco-friendly mansions in Utah ski country, only without an annoying overabundance of proles with enough resources to show up and spoil the scenery or lower the property values.
Power to the people!
(h/t Terry H)