22 April 2008

Earth Day radicalism

From the BBC News:

Opening a UN forum on the global impact of climate change on indigenous peoples, (Bolivian President) Morales said that capitalism should be scrapped if the planet is to be saved from the effects of climate change.

"If we want to save our planet earth, we have a duty to put an end to the capitalist system," he said.

Time Magazine's latest cover is causing controversy, for two reasons. First, veterans groups are rightly outraged that the iconic Iwo Jima imagery has been hijacked for environmentalist purposes. Second, one must wonder why Time Magazine can't take such strong stands on other political issues, such as, How to Win the War in Iraq? or How to Win the War on Islamic Terrorism?

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