White House officials are scrambling to advance the president’s environmental agenda after talks with Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) stalled.
“It is simply untenable that one senator can dictate the course for the entire country, condemn future generations to life on a warming planet, and rob the United States of a chance to act as a climate leader.”
A figure like Manchin shows the failure of pseudo-democracy of the American type. As to real democracy?
Beyond the fascists lie the Plato’s and the critique of the stupidity of democratic citizens…
But perhaps Manchin is a closet saboteur, hoping to destroy the whole system…
Killing billions with your social system is not forgivable.
While Manchin’s refusal to endorse green energy funding may have been entirely foreseeable given his close ties to the fossil fuel industry and his role in tanking the Build Back Better package just months earlier, climate advocates nevertheless voiced dismay at the power one individual has been able to exert over a process with implications for billions of people across the planet.
We have watched the failure of virtually every green initiative proposed in the last two-plus decades, and the failure of the BBB due to Manchin makes a final mockery of activist optimism. The lesson, as the article assumes, is that government is powerless and that we must act independently…But it would seem that the whole question, short of revolution, hopeless…??
Build Back Better is on the ropes. But other parts of a just transition are moving forward.