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DiabloViejo
05-04-2012, 11:09 AM
The Right And The Climate: A New Low
Andrew Sullivan
The Daily Beast (http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/05/the-right-and-the-climate-a-new-low.html)

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Environment/Pix/columnists/2012/5/4/1336125117472/Leo-blog--The-Heartland-I-007.jpg

In some ways, this is an almost perfect illustration of what has happened to the "right." A refusal to acknowledge scientific reality; and a brutalist style of public propaganda that focuses entirely on guilt by the most extreme association. Here's how the Heartland Institute describes (http://climateconference.heartland.org/our-billboards/) this new campaign:

The billboard series features Ted Kaczynski, the infamous Unabomber; Charles Manson, a mass murderer; and Fidel Castro, a tyrant. Other global warming alarmists who may appear on future billboards include Osama bin Laden and James J. Lee (who took hostages inside the headquarters of the Discovery Channel in 2010). These rogues and villains were chosen because they made public statements about how man-made global warming is a crisis and how mankind must take immediate and drastic actions to stop it.

This is where the American right now is (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/may/04/heartland-institute-global-warming-murder) :

The people who still believe in man-made global warming are mostly on the radical fringe of society. This is why the most prominent advocates of global warming aren't scientists. They are murderers, tyrants, and madmen.

Mann and Ornstein are correct. Large sections of the American right are now close to insane as well as depraved. And there is no Buckley to rein them in. Just countless Jonah Goldbergs seeking to cash in.

LWW
05-05-2012, 11:30 AM
Really?

I don''t know a single sane person that believes the Earth hasn't warmed.

I also don't know of a single educated person that believes th Earth started warming 10,000 years ago because of the Elvis of capitalism.

Anyone who studies the real science realize that had it not been for this warming humans, as well as many more species, would today be extinct.

OTOH the Goremons ... which the looney bomber was an early disciple of ... Are modern day Luddites who cab't comprehend that historybdidn't begin in 1850.

Threads such as these only reinforce how little you actually know ... and how adamant you are that you never learn.

This is where you launch an ad hominem track because I shined a small ray f light into your borded shut mind.

DiabloViejo
05-05-2012, 12:24 PM
Oh my "the Elvis of capitalism" (WTF?), Goremons, Luddites, prognostications of logical fallacies!

http://www.toonpool.com/user/997/files/paranoia_knock_psychiatrist_352425.jpg

LWW
05-05-2012, 02:26 PM
Good fats ... I knew you wouldn't let me down.

Now dance some more for us.

DiabloViejo
05-05-2012, 03:06 PM
Hee hee! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

Gayle in MD
05-06-2012, 08:10 AM
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In some ways, this is an almost perfect illustration of what has happened to the "right." A refusal to acknowledge scientific reality; and a brutalist style of public propaganda that focuses entirely on guilt by the most extreme association.</div></div>

Sullivan hit the nail on the nose! That statement describes every AZ thread title and post on this site! LMAO! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

G.