One of the world’s most visionary environmental advocates is in New Zealand and “walks his talk”.
Robert F. Kennedy Jnr (“Bobby”), named one of Time magazine’s “heroes for the planet”, addressed a packed hall in Auckland Thursday night. He spoke candidly about his resolute defence of the environment and other issues facing the modern America and the world.
The US is world’s leading source of democracy. The main function of the media is to preserve the democracy by keeping the public informed about the issues that affect that democracy. However, the majority of the media there are controlled by only a small number of people, who decide what the news is and how the public are fed.
His concerns certainly echoed ours.
We are facing two types of pollution, I think – environmental one which our seriously jesting ETS cannot address and, the spiritual one – we haven’t got any legislation to address that, have we?
As to the increasingly biased mad media (not the quality mass media which I love and respect), what can we do? Do we want to bend over and take more or is there anything we can learn from the American lesson?