Monday, September 24, 2007

Splash du Jour: Monday

Perhaps part of the reason so many of our elites, both political and corporate, are so sanguine about climate change is that they are confident they will be able to buy their way out of the worst of it. This may also partially explain why so many Bush supporters are Christian end-timers. It's not just that they need to believe there is an escape hatch from the world they are creating. It's that the Rapture is a parable for what they are building down here on Earth -- a system that invites destruction and disaster, then swoops in with private helicopters and airlifts them and their friends to safety.
-- Naomi Klein, in the current Harpers magazine [Disaster Capitalism] –

Have a great Monday


patricia said...

YES!!! So goddam true. Guy and I talk about this kind of stuff all the time. When we're not making wild passionate love, that is. Actually, I think we've talked about this stuff even in the throws of passion. It's a very exciting topic!

cipriano said...

Very, very interesting, Patricia.
You are always such a hoot!