Dictatorship green consumption against dictatorships


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Last week, the AFP published a telegram which reads the introduction.

"Ecological dictatorship" or courageous gesture for the environment? The inhabitants of Marburg (West) will in the future be obliged under penalty of fine to equip themselves with solar panels, an experiment that is debated in Germany.

On Friday, the city council of this university town of some 80.000 inhabitants, led by a social-democratic / Green coalition, must formally adopt its controversial "solar charter." "



The text provides that every new home built in the tidy medieval city will be equipped with solar panels (...) for heating and hot water.

This requirement will also affect existing buildings, but changing roof or heating system. All at the expense of the owners.

"We are facing an ecological dictatorship, but no one dares say anything," opposing politician Hermann Uchtmann.

"It is not with constraint that we come to anything," says the association of property owners Haus und Grund.

"Green dictatorship"! Bigre, the word is released and relayed by the largest French press agency ... but in this case, there would be many other "dictatorships" in our world ...

To start with:
- The dictatorship of oil,
- The dictatorship of appearance,
- The dictatorship of advertising,
- The dictatorship of any car,
- The dictatorship of profitability,
- ...

In short we could sum it all up in a generic term of the dictatorship of the -on-consumption or money ... but the system is well done: unlike political dictatorships, dictatorships in our moral consumption, few people are aware of their regimentation ...

Do not forget the real oil dictatorships ... but they concern very few of us: out of sight out of mind…

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