Should humanity pull back from – take your pick – environmental disaster, nuclear annihilation or both of these logical consequences of capitalism’s relentless addiction to ‘growth’, how will future schoolchildren, in their history classes, judge the injection by private interests of a highly pressurised liquid to crack deep-rock formations and so release gas or oil?
Also known as fracking.
Who d’you suppose these children of tomorrow will deem the bad guys? Three men – Simon Roscoe Blevins, Richard Roberts and Richard Loizou – jailed last week for more than a year apiece for acts motivated by the iniquitous desire to safeguard that tomorrow?
Or Judge Robert Altham, who told the men that, informing the severity of his sentence, was the fact none of them had shown remorse?