Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Big Rich Dope

“I’m Scared we’re not going to make it” billionaire venture capitalist John Doerr said today. He wasn’t talking about his latest venture, or even the fate of his country in the war on terror. He was talking about Global Warming™. It just goes to show that you don’t have to be smart to be rich. Imagine the shear hubris it must take to live in the modern, developed world, taking advantage of all the opportunities that birth in such a world provides, to ascend to a lifestyle unknown to all but a few dozen people in the world, and then using that lofty position to decry how dangerous is the very development that allowed him to attain such glorious heights. Just one more rat-bastard who got his pile of gold, and now wants to change the rules so that no one else can get theirs.
Make no mistake; modern environmentalism is a rich country’s game. It is the poor of the world who will pay the price for our attempts to stifle development.

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