Cyberwanderer’s Blog

September 7, 2008

The challenge of promoting a green economic revolution

The time is nigh! It’s time for people to roll up their sleeves and start a green economic revolution. There’s is no better opportunity than now with Stephen “I couldn’t care less about the environment” Harper calling an election. If the energy Stephen spent spinning his “do as little as possible” in environment is applied toward our economy and environment, we would not be in virtual deficit right now. Assuming Jim is not hiding a deficit already like he did under Mike Harris in Ontario.

Status quo equals regression. But Stephen Harper considers doing nothing on environment as “steadiness”, in his speech today after pulling the plug on his own government. We get a preview of what his campaign would be all about. Fear mongering that tackling the environment problem would mean economic collapse. This could not be further from the truth. After World War II when the economy was in depression, it was industrial revolution that propels the economy onward. At this point in time, we can’t afford to stand aside and maintain a status quo. We can’t afford to live in fear that maybe doing nothing is better. Time is moving ahead, and standing still means falling behind and being stagnant, hence relatively stepping backwards.

Just as industrial revolution after the war gave new life to the economy, green economic revolution could do the same thing. It would create opportunities for advancement and revolutionized auto industry, factory and infrastructure. This would result in massive economic movement and employment. It is also an opportunity for us to lead the world and set us apart from developing countries and economic competitors like China and India. This is made urgent by the lost of job in manufacturing to least technologically advance but labor cheap countries. A conservative commentator said on CTV today that we should ignore all criticism of Harper. I think what we should ignore is Harper’s fear mongering and cynicism. It’s a tactic used successfully by Bush, and Canadian would do better to learn from U.S. mistakes. Expect Harper to be cynical. He would dismiss much needed bold action on environment and economy as unattainable and unrealistic. We can either crawl up in fear and cynicism and do nothing or we can start doing something. So read the oppositions platform for yourself and start the spark to light up a new economic revolution, this time as green as the industrial revolution was carbon.

Opposition’s site:

Liberal’s “The Green Shift” plan:

NDP’s site:

Green party:


1 Comment »

  1. What was the price of the bottle of wine Harper gave to Condoliza Rice ?

    I heard it was over 100,000$ !!!!!

    This party must die, now !

    Comment by Bill — September 10, 2008 @ 12:22 pm | Reply

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