Re: ‘Green’ billionaires behind professional activist network that led suppression of ‘Planet of the Hum Archived Message
Posted by brooks on September 7, 2020, 1:12 pm, in reply to "Re: ‘Green’ billionaires behind professional activist network that led suppression of ‘Planet of the Hum"
Cheers Ian. |
re This article seems to follow the Morningstar approach of drawing attention to all the connections between prominent enviros and behind-the-scenes moneyed interests, but without making any specific accusations. It's not a pretty picture though and, I suppose, fairly damning in & of itself
In terms of specific accusations, I think it's basically a defense of "Planet of the Humans" against its attackers and an expose of the latter's hypocrisy in trying to censor journalism that reveals their ties to the same rapacious planet-destroying oligarchs via large "foundations" that they themselves identify (correctly) as the class/environmental enemy. Which also reinforces one of the documentary's central themes: that there is no ethical or environmental way to transition to a "Green Economy" that will save the planet with continued growth, industrialization, and all the extractive industries and environmental destruction needed to produce non-renewable technologies.
But you're right, much of it is just pointing out those connections and exposing the fraud of the "disinvestment" shell game. I was also glad to see Monbiot exposed as part of that; no real surprise.
Blumenthal had mentioned he was working on this quite a while ago and I had been wondering what had happened to it, but didn't realize it would be such a long and involved piece. I'll be curious to see if Klein will respond.