A textbook example of the unreality that was Corbyn-Labour. Tweeter “@jrc1921” actually showcases the calculations of BBC journalist Chris Mason, and does not seek to say that they are inaccurate, but persists in the idea that planting 200 trees per minute (i.e. more than 3 every second!) is both “feasible” and ” relatively conservative”!
True, a British equivalent of the 1970s Khmer Rouge could, in principle, get millions of people planting trees, even on such a scale. 100 million trees per year could be planted, were every single adult of appropriate age to plant 2 trees per year.
The devil is in the administrative detail. That is the unreality. Organizing 50 million people to plant 1 tree each, every 6 months. How? Where?
Not that I am against tree planting. Au contraire. Let’s do some good! Let’s have some fun!
Political reality is what people can accomplish, and so to that extent is flexible, not fixed. Sometimes 2+2 can = 5… To that extent, I agree with the tweeter above, and not only with Chris Mason. Both are right, if you like…
Exactly my position, in the mundane sense. I call it social nationalism.
Not sure why intelligent commentators such as Hitchens persist in trying to squeeze people and policies into the now almost meaningless “Left”/”Right” straitjacket(s).
…and guess (((who))) or (((what))) is behind most of the repression of opinion in the UK? The (((You know who)))…
Exactly. Two moribund political parties. For the electorate, a false binary choice with, in general, the same sort of policies coming out in the end (in government).
The early 1960s (or late 1950s) comment about “redbrick” university expansion, by (?) Kingsley Amis [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsley_Amis], that “more will mean worse“, may have been partly snobbism, but God knows what he would have made of the 2021 situation, with so many “McUniversities” that one has not even heard the names of many of them; God only knows, also, what Amis would have thought of a Government minister (James Cleverly), whose “degree” is apparently in “Hospitality Management”; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cleverly#Early_life_and_education.
Of course, the young people, say under 21, who support the nonsense put out by Extinction Rebellion and Greta Nut, were only 9 (or younger) when the chaotic and ludicrous 2009 Climate Change conference was held in Copenhagen. I remember it mainly for the little monkey who was President or Prime Minister for the Maldives, and who was constantly excitedly clapping above his head, especially when some delegates said that Europe should direct much money to countries facing inundation (in fact, 12 years on, and the Maldive islands are still there…). https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/The-Vote/2009/1220/Chaos-in-Copenhagen-behind-the-scenes-at-global-warming-summit
There may be climate change, in some degree (e.g. Australia is now certainly much hotter than it was in the 1960s when I was there), but that has happened throughout history. Humanity is only partly responsible. Moreover, whatever Britain, or even Europe does, is of small, indeed minimal, importance. Britain’s CO2 “emissions” are about 1% of the global whole.
“Climate change”, like “Covid-19” and other stuff (eg “Black Lives Matter” nonsense) has been distorted and weaponized by transnational conspirators, in order to impose an agenda. Call it “The Great Reset” (in part), if you like.
Ironic. The best way (perhaps the only way) in which Britain’s depleted navy could defend the UK now would be to sink the ships of the UK “Border Force”…