Environmental Self-Responsibility and the 2008 Election
Real moral values don’t have to do with abstract ideas about invisible supernatural beings, or adherence to rules set down thousands of years ago on moldy scrolls. Real moral values have to do with the way that we actually behave in the world. Progressives are making practical headway in the political struggle over the environment not just because their arguments are grounded in scientific facts and logic, but also because their cause is rooted in the moral value of environmental self-responsibility.
The right wing tries to convince people that we can have it all, that we can do whatever we want to, without paying any price. Progressives, however, look at the environmental consequences of our actions, and then ask us to do what must be done to protect the integrity of the Earth’s biosphere for future generations. Right wing spin says that our environment is beyond our control. Progressives say that we have the power to change our world, and the responsibility of dealing with the consequences of the change that we create.
Andrew Myers, Senior Editor of the Ocean Conservancy’s magazine, Blue Planet, writes,
The moral value of environmental self-responsibility, as exhibited in what Andrew Myers has written, challenges us to stop blaming everyone else for the environmental crisis we now face, and to make sacrifices in our own lives to make up for our own blame. Our survival demands that we meet that challenge. That’s reason number 36 to elect a progressive president in 2008.
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