Friday, July 27, 2007

100% Pure Horse Monbiot

George Monbiot - sworn enemy of hypocritical wealthy middle-class environmentalists everywhere


And whilst in the kind of cut and paste from the newspapers mode that typifies the very best of British Blogging, how about some classic Monbiot from this week's
Guardian...


Ethical shopping is just another way of showing how rich you are

The middle classes congratulate themselves on going green, then carry on buying and flying as much as before

George Monbiot
Tuesday July 24, 2007

It wasn't meant to happen like this. The climate scientists told us that our winters would become wetter and our summers drier. So I can't claim that these floods were caused by climate change, or are even consistent with the models. But, like the ghost of Christmas yet to come, they offer us a glimpse of the possible winter world that we will inhabit if we don't sort ourselves out...


Yet another fine piece from the 'Tsunamis aren't caused by global warming but I'll work them into my piece anyway because my readers are stupid c*nts' school of ethical environmental journalism


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5 comments:

paul's spooky doppelganger said...

to be fair, predicting the weather is quite tricky

Wolfie said...

Also the Climate Change subject got worked into the UK flooding by our very own Prime Minister in the first place, I'm amazed how he then does a back-flip to work it all into a hit-piece on the poor old Middle-Classes. Who seem to be responsible for all the world's ills these days, according to George et al anyway.

I'm looking forward to the day when he finds the balls to take his complaints to the Chinese government (might be waiting a while).

Hope you caught my personal rant?

Stef said...

Ah, but hating Middle Class people is fun. So much fun that even the Middle Classes do it...

Back in the early 80s I attended Bristol University for a year - not being middle class by upbringing myself this proved to be a somewhat poor choice

A friend of mine had a group of friends from his public school who were attending the nearby Poly. They spoke with proto-Mockney accents, dressed like street cleaners (donkey jackets, doc martens etc) and were big SWP fans.

One night over a few beers they started banging on about the worker's revolution, the evil middle class, guff like that...

I asked one of them what his Dad did for a living...

His father was judge

I asked another...

His father was a hospital consultant

and so on, and so on

I thought they were dicks then and still think people like that are dicks today.

And as long as people, working class and middle class, continue to obsess about the sins of the Middle Classes they are not focusing on the much greater sins of the much smaller group of real bastards who are fucking the world over

Shutter said...

GM is a portent.

Well...he's very portentous. Rentagob from Central Casting. Perfick for the Berezovsky Broadcasting Corporation ..along with tiny Michael Gove, Kadisha, Ian McMillan the professional Yorkshireman, Danny Finkelstein the unthinking Jewish woman's pin up boy, Ruth Lea etc., etc.,

Maybe we could start (a la Conspiraloon, Rentameejagob), with a brief biog. CV and un flattering pic with notes of sightings

Anonymous said...

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