If countries extend their reliance on coal in response to the war, then “we are cooked,” Mr Kerry reportedly said to the BBC. Dog bites man, kind of report. Where? At yet another climate-change conference, this time in Bonn to prepare for COP27 in Egypt. Much high-octane flying to get there, no doubt.
I was struck by this in the same report:
Mr Kerry’s call was echoed by a leading Ukrainian scientist who urged delegates to speed up their transition away from fossil fuels. Dr Svitlana Krakovska said oil and gas were the “enablers of war”.
Evidently, Dr Krakovska has not heard of the battles of Tours, Hastings, Trafalgar, Blenheim, not to mention hundreds of others, including Marathon in 490 BC. None, I believe, took advantage of oil or gas. It is so silly on a number of levels. But take it at face value. It means that those countries which dispense with oil and gas are fair game for conquest and enslavement by those who don’t. By the bad guys. As a Ukrainian, she should bring to bear all of her brainpower and think Russia.
Krakovska’s views are archetypally feminine. Not referring to her sex but to her temperament. The same temperament as Kerry’s. The same Kerry who wants to deal again with the Devil; to wit, Iran.
These people, the so-called Western elites, like the Davos crowd, will do us in; as the unrefined Eliza Doolittle might put it. Feminism [edit: s/be Too much femininity] will do us in. The bad guys aren’t feminine. The hairy-arsed Taliban aren’t feminine. Putin and Xi Jinping aren’t feminine and don’t lead feminine regimes. Sorry more so-called toxic masculinity wouldn’t go astray in the West, if we are to survive. Feminism [edit: s/be Femininity] is an essential and beneficial part of civil society, don’t get me wrong; but it can only thrive inside fortifications. As Colonel Jessup put it.
Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You [elsewhere, “in your faggity white uniform”]?