You need to be able to think critically to be villainous
I think this has been a long time coming. In a month where Oil majors are publishing eye-watering record profits and at the same time abandoning their greenwashing attempts (notably Exxon and BP) , we are well overdue for litigation against these psychopaths. Just one major success could be a precedent to show these people there is nowhere to hide.
Great podcast bring on the litigation, force action and change, start with the fossil fuel giants, let’s change the power status in our global community!
As always, Rachel, this is very perceptive. My own aphorism is that ‘we are governed by madman with money, and we need to defang them’.
But how? I think it will take millions of people communicating to help folks grasp both our ecological emergency and the evil power dynamics you are so clear about. So I’ve set up Inspiring Transition as a platform to support citizen-educators, and developed innovative communication tools that are easy to use. We have a small international network.
Inspiring Transition is the support platform. My TEDx talk is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4gJvL3y4oQ.
Greta Thunberg will have reason to hope when she sees that mainstream society is committed to turning things around.
Further to this conversation. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/mar/22/big-oil-companies-homicide-harvard-environmental-law-review
It has been my experience over some 30 years in the practice of law that there is a fine line between vengeance and justice.
More importantly, what is your endgame, towards which the demonization of people who work in fossil fuels will move the needle?
This is not helpful.