What about the enablers of the denial machine?
Posted: 13 July 2013 09:52 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Here’s a little something I just posted.  Be interesting to see if it stirs any discussion?  smile
http://whatsupwiththatwatts.blogspot.com/2013/07/what-about-enablers-of-denial-machine.html


What about the enablers of the denial machine?

There is simply no keeping up with the {manmade global warming situation} nonsense the Republican power-politic global warming denial machine
{that would be Marshall Institute, Heartland Institute, SPPI, Murdoch media machine, Morano, Watts, McIntyre, et al.} keeps churning out.  But, what I find most disheartening is that the endless flow of calculatedly deceptive stories are exactly what the Republican general public and politicians demand to hear. 

These are the enablers and they countenance no objectivity or doubt.  The Republican and Tea Party public expect to be assured that the 1950s haven’t ended… they reject introspection, and serious scientific investigation, while refusing to face real world challenges barreling down on us - rejecting tons worth of legitimate information with a passionate anger.

It’s as though they couldn’t careless about what scientists are actually learning - all they want is soothing bromides that justify their willful ignorance regarding the state of our one and only home planet.  In step the likes of Krauthammer, etc.

For all appearances this public has abandoned critical thinking skills and the pursuit of genuine learning - in favor of Holly-world storytelling where facts are selected and adjusted to the needs of the story teller’s plot… in this case, that Reaganomics principles reign supreme over all other considerations and that we can disregard our Earth’s processes.

Unfortunately, we live on a real planet, a miraculous planet, like no other.  Yes, climate has always changed… we also know our climate has been in a few thousands year old “goldilocks zone” enabling a complex society to thrive.

Why then, can’t Republicans realize that means this wonderful rare climatic era is most precious and needs to be protected?
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This bit of venting was prompted by Charles Krauthammer’s recent ridiculous commentary(Obama‚Äôs global-warming folly).  Fortunately, Dana Nuccitelli has written an excellent review which is available for reposting.  Thank you Dana and the rest of the SkepticalScience team.
http://www.skepticalscience.com/charles-krauthammer-flat-earther-global-warming-folly.html

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Posted: 13 July 2013 05:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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My introduction was pretty vague, so I thought I’d tighten it up a little.
Then I decided to link all the names and claims to solid information and next thing I know that first sentence and paragraph turns into this:
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the rest is pretty much the same. . . so far

There is simply no keeping up with the manmade - global warming disinformation campaign that steadfastly flies in the face of all objective appraisals of the evidence -

Why, in light of all this evidence, does the Republican power-politic global warming denial machine keep churning out distortions, lies and plain old crazy making?

By Republican power-politic global warming denial machine I’m referring to the likes of the Marshall Institute, Heartland Institute, SPPI, Murdoch media machine, Morano, Watts, McIntyre, et al.  Peddlers of transparent science fiction.

What I find most disheartening is that at the heart of this endless flow of calculatedly deceptive stories is the fact that this is exactly what the Republican general public and politicians expect to hear.

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