"Sustainability." Not just a meaningless buzzword
"Sustainability." Chris Trotter reminds us in yesterday's 'Sunday Star Times' that it's not just a meaningless buzzword, it has "revolutionary social and economic implications":
It means that private enterprise must acknowledge the need for restraint: for regulations that are no longer light-fingered but heavy-handed...
"Sustainability," he concludes, " isn't just a fast track to re-election, it's a clarion call for revolution.
Isn't that what I've been warning you? "Sustainability" has nothing to do with "future generations -- except to ensure they're both poor and enslaved. More accurately, it's the longed-for link for a certain kind of socialist between feel-good environmentalism and do-you-over authoritarianism: making it necessary for the productive to ask permission from the unproductive in order to produce.
Such is the dream of The Trotter, and of others just like him.