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Aug 28, 2012 in Politics
President G.W. Bush came under the harshest criticism for his office’s lacklustre response to the devastation of New Orleans wrought by Hurricane Katrina. Now, almost seven years to the day, the Republican party is choosing to downplay Hurricane Isaac for the sake of partisan chicanery while mass populations of Americans are potentially in harm’s way.
Right wing extremism caters to the impressionable who choose not to understand history, science and culture. In a country that is supposed to be leading the world in education, cultural and religious diversity, intellectual advancement and scientific discovery, we continually allow this incessant garbage to dominate and threaten our national dialogue.
Firing up the cause for regressive politics, Sen. Inhofe’s new book, “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future,” furthers his plight of inexcusable denial and conspiracy-theorizing while blaming “government regulations” for the state of energy insecurity in which the nation currently finds itself.
America’s obsession with dumb dictates our means of entertainment; what we watch, read and in turn believe is indicative of who we are as a modern culture.
As we enter an election year – and a rather big one at that – the Right wing is arming to the teeth with pro-domionist, anti-science propaganda; intent on riding the climate denialist horse either into the ground or to the White House – whichever comes first.
In a recent appearance, former president Bill Clinton remarked that we in the United States “look like a joke” when compared to the vast majority of educated nations in regard to the GOP’s criticism of climate science.
Michele Bachmann’s erroneous claims that HPV vaccinations cause mental retardation are just the latest mainstream example of the surge of anti-science, anti-progress denialism that is infecting this country.
It is a sad reality when a concept so simple and downright logical can become the subject of controversy amongst politicos – specifically those vying to lead the country over the next 4-or-more years should Barack Obama lose in November 2012.
Fox News personalities willfully and falsely validate rank-and-file members of modern day, anti-science denialism in an effort to convince them that fact-proven climate change is a liberal conspiracy of global proportions. And somehow, SpongeBob – the screaming, obnoxious, arguably stupid, square-pants’d cartoon that lives in a make-believe pineapple under the sea – is now public enemy #1.
The radicalization of Obama’s proposed policies leverages a sense of fear and distrust reminiscent of the nation’s notorious “Red Scare” or Salem witch-hunts; sentiments that will undoubtedly create an even more brainwashed herd of anti-progressives to curb forward-thinking legislation for the foreseeable future.