a weekend read –

I’ll pen some thoughts tonight, but the day is too good to waste indoors.

Here’s the Archdruid pontificating:

http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2011-04-27/alternatives-nihilism-part-three-remember-your-name

Although you could get it straight from his blog.

here’s an excerpt:

All these things changed in a hurry at the end of the Seventies. Why? Because the attitudes that replaced them – the shrill insistence that the environment doesn’t matter, that the free market will solve every problem, that the world was created in 4004 BCE with as much oil, coal, and gas as God wants us to have, and that the world will end in our lifetimes so our grandchildren won’t have to deal with the mess we’d otherwise be leaving them – are all attempts to brush aside the ugly fact that the choices made at the end of the Seventies, and repeated by most Americans at every decision point since then, have cashed in the chance of a better future for our grandchildren, and spent the proceeds on an orgy of consumption in the present.

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