17 Oct '11, 9pm

Danny Glover at #OccupyOakland: Our Politics Have "Failed the Fragile Planet We Live On" #ows

Danny Glover at #OccupyOakland: Our Politics Have "Failed the Fragile Planet We Live On" #ows

Glover levels a sweeping criticism at how the state of modern U.S. democracy has by and large failed to address our most pressing environmental concerns and has "failed this fragile planet we live on". He means two things, I think. First, that corporate influence has corrupted our political system, and has prevented adequate policies to protect the environment in the modern era. Second, he powerfully suggests that our growth-obsessed global economy is taxing the planet's resources beyond the breaking point. And he's right. With China, India, and Brazil rapidly transforming into nations of Americanesque consumers, we're going to see a bigger and bigger squeeze on the planet's resources -- so as long as all those nations (along with the U.S. and Europe) rely on an economic model that presupposes continued growth is necessary for full employment, as they do now. Some major ch...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/danny_glover_occu...

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