Re: Selfish meme?

From: Jeremy Bradley (
Date: Sun Feb 03 2002 - 11:51:27 GMT

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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,
    > writes:
    >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.
    >--Aaron Lynch
    Dear Aaron
    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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