Real Crisis

Don’t get me wrong. It’s good the greens believe
so firmly in a world that does things right
but what they want is dreamland. Only cranks
would talk of wholesale change, the huge amounts
we’d need to spend. Won’t happen. They’re naive
because they think in terms of black and white.
They have to learn to deal in shades of grey.

But this? A crisis of a different sort,
the kind that isn’t going to go away.
The guys who deal in millions know what counts.
Whether our quality of life survives
depends on the immediate support
that they get now - we’re fighting for our lives.
Forget the planet. Bail out the banks.