October 29, 2007
The Wild and Green (Cheese)
Andrew Smith in The Grauniad channels Bruce Gagnon, fretting about mining the moon for He3 and the evil corporate profits that come with it.
(Well, that might come with it...someday...if He3 fusion can be made to work commercially...and if launch costs can be reduced to a point where retrieving the stuff is economically viable...points he gives short shrift amidst all the fretting.)
The comments are priceless -- most defend the idea of mining the moon, but the real entertainment comes from one BabaYaga, who sings his/her luddite delight at the prospect of the inevitable "peak oil" petroapocalypse and civilization-ending econocataclysm like a broken record.
[hat tip: wretchard]
Posted by T.L. James on October 29, 2007 11:38 PM
What people like Baba Yaga fail to grasp is the great masses will burn the last environmentalist on a fire like a yule log if it keeps them warm another day.
Baga Yaga will not get a pristine despoiled world where everyone sings Kumbaya and pees lemonade and craps rainbows. They will get a singed world and a Mad Max society whree the strong preys on the weak. Baba and their ilk will not last a month into this brave new world which they yern for.
Be careful what you wish for.......
PS The only thing that will give us this fairy tale existance for whence they desire yet never was is technology so advanced it is totally transparent and wholly submerged in the background.
Otherwise, it is going to be short, nasty and brutish.......
Speaking of Bruce, hasn't he been a little too quiet lately? Or has he finally learned, after repeated rhetorical beatings, that's safer to keep his head down?
Personally, I kind of miss the 'whack-a-mole' nature of his appearances. Brucie pops up, Thomas, Rand, et al smack him back down. It's as inevitable as death and taxes. Or the Texas Rangers sucking every season...