07 June 2012

Well, if the oh-so-gullible West...

...can swallow that feng-shui horse puckey...

What’s telling — and typical — is the government’s argument for insisting dirty air is clean. Mr. Wu, the vice-minister, maintains it’s unfair to judge Chinese air by western standards because China is a developing country. China’s pollution monitoring “takes into account the level of our current stage of development.”
Cultural relativism... the all-purpose justification for absolutely anything.

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RELATED: Cheer up, folks...

...every once in a while, sanity breaks through those dark clouds...
Five years ago, during testimony in the case of Warman v. Lemire, Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) investigator Dean Steacy was asked “What value do you give freedom of speech when you investigate?” His response: “Freedom of speech is an American concept, so I don’t give it any value.”
Fortunately, there are those of us who do.


5 comments:

Frances said...

Ah yes - China has chewy air. I'm certain Mr. Wu's comments are of great comfort to the many Chinese suffering from respiratory ailments.

Neo Conservative said...

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and as toronto greenies celebrate the demise of the local plastic shopping bag... large-scale eco-criminals are allowed to slide...

Carbon dioxide is responsible for about 80 per cent of the world's human-generated emissions of greenhouse gases.

Most of this comes from coal, and China is responsible for 90 per cent of the rise in world coal consumption in recent years. This country is hooked on coal.


not their fault, though... it's a developing country.

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Rich said...

Been to China, in many areas "chewy" air would be an improvement.

Anonymous said...

I still don't understand how a country with nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles and a space program can be considered a 'developing country'.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon says... I still don't understand..."

then, to paraphrase jeff foxworthy... 'you must be a racist'

see... cultural relativism always wins.

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