16 February 2006

The good liberals at commondreams.org, echoing the good liberals at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, rightly decry the proposed Federal selloff of public lands, but portray it as the Bush Administration's digging a hole even deeper. A greater wisdom, however, recognizes that economic reality and environmental sentiment are more fundamentally at odds. Capital, the force behind the Bush Administration, will continue to accumulate wealth until all the world is consumed for its profit-lust, and consuming the national forests is only one way of doing that. "Accumulate, accumulate! That is Moses and the prophets!" said Marx. Expect some future, mellower Administration to sell off these same lands with little public outcry.


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