Religious Right has chosen a new target-Climate Change-they don't believe in it!
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They are calling those of us who do Green Dragons & they are out to slay us! They have allied themselves w/the Corporate Right. Check out the People For the American Way website for more details. Ignorance is rampant on a field of idiocy here. 8^(
Aw, gross. That theology was ok for a quaint, culty derivative of a tribal religion 2,000 years ago. But last I checked there are few more billions of people in this resource-starved world of ours.
On a related note, I'm currently reading The View from Lazy Point. I'm thinking natural history now has a new meaning.
In a similar vein the Tennessee legislature recently passed an education bill that allows "controversial" topics such as evolution and climate change (specifically mentioned) to be challenged in the classroom to "protect teachers who help students "analyze, critique, and review" the "strengths and weakness" of scientific theories".
I am from Canada so I naturally see Democrats and Republicans to be basically the same animal and a menace to education in general and scientific education specifically. This bill was republician sponsored and is worded as a way around the court refusal to allow creationism and othe pseudo scientific garbage from being taught.
I don't think that corporate America cares even the tinyist amount about the religious rights agenda but as long as they don't interfere with making scads of money then they will be supporting each other in their communal bed.
There was an interesting article in this months "Rethinking Education" magazine about the lack of a credible curriculium addressing climate change, globalization, energy production and a host of other current issues.
Clearly the republicans and the religious right require a scientifically ignorant public to pull such stunts and get away with them (the media will not help anymore).
How do you defend yourself against an opponent that never gives up, demands new answers to the same tired old questions again and again and won't change their opinion regardless?
Well, it would seem that Donald Trump has a new set of questions to answer as it appears that products w/his name on them are made in China & he harps on the theme of our shipping jobs to China! Of course he does not answer questions he does not like & he won't like these! 8^)
I have found out more about this 'Slay The Green Dragon' movement which dismisses Climate Change as a hoax-it seems that one of the people behind it is a Right wing Texas minister, David Barber who fancies himself to be not only an authority on science but also on American History & his revisionist take on it include, for instance, the suggestion that Sen. Joe McCarthy essentially got a raw deal & his reputation needs 'rehabilitating'. You gotta be kiddin'! In hearings on Texas Textbook revisions he & his group, The Wallbuilders recommended that Ronald Reagan's policies be emphasized & Ted Kennedy & Justice Sodomayor be deemphasized. His revisionist take on Thomas Jefferson & the separation clause is so convoluted that a very long exchange w/Jon Stewart on the Daily Show(video on Utube) leaves you literally shaking your head & I am certain Jon Stewart was very frustrated. Mr. Barber has a degree from Oral Roberts University.He has written several books on American History-but it is a very different history than the one I learned. 8^)
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