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At 10:29 AM 25/01/02 EST, you wrote:
>In a message dated 1/25/2002 8:46:16 AM Central Standard Time,
>It's probably worth noting that the Enronism in business had a major effect
>on politics. Without Enron, George W. Bush would probably not have won the
>presidential race. (Even the Republican primary is a big question mark.)
>Arguably, the executives at Enron were acting as American oligarchs.
>The whole thing carries over into science as well, since the president of
>USA has enormous influence on the science and education budgets in this
>country. There are real consequences to the lack of effective scrutiny and
>real accountability enjoyed for so long by Enron.
You raise an interesting point. Will the selfish collusion between
corporation and president which resulted in the rejection of greenhouse gas
emission controls (the Kyoto protocol), be seen as a crime against humanity
by future generations? Residents of low-lying nations are terrified by
USAnian excesses in energy consumption. Will Bush and Enron therefore one
day be seen as environmental and economic terrorists?
Time changes perceptions. Nelson Mandella served time as a terrorist, then
became a president. Think about it. Is the inverse possible? Will Bush be
able to convince us that he did not have corrupt business relations with
Enron which may endanger millions of lives and efect many generations?
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