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Re: Esso (Exxon) Boycott frightens Friedman

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  • Jym Dyer
    =v= It should not be forgotten that the point of the Boycott Esso campaign is to stop global warming, not specifically to support the Kyoto Protocal. It
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 3, 2001
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      =v= It should not be forgotten that the point of the "Boycott
      Esso" campaign is to stop global warming, not specifically to
      support the Kyoto Protocal. It targets Esso/ExxonMobil because
      of its financial support for G.W. Bush, whose quick dismissal
      of the Kyoto Protocol is but a symptom of his fondness for
      global warming. (His initials are another symptom, of course.)

      =v= Thanks to Al Gore, the Kyoto Protocol is toothless, and thus
      an ideal place for a neocon like Thomas Friedman to suggest
      "retreating" to.

      =v= If this "retreat" occurs, expect a spectacle of the right
      wing whining about having been browbeaten by "enviro-whackos"
      into an onerous anti-freedom regulatory straightjacket. Expect
      the Democratic Party to play their role in the spectacle,
      contritely "compromising" away yet more of the planet. Expect
      the corporate sponsors of this bipartisan spectacle to continue
      to pollute and heat the planet with impunity.

      =v= Unless *we* do something about it.
      <_Jym_>
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