Monday, November 8, 2010

Moron Accomplished -OR- Accomplished Morons

"We are taking the fight to them because we are … tired of taking the hits. The notion that truth will prevail is not working. The truth has been out there for the past two decades, and nothing has changed.

People who've already dug their heels in, we're not going to change their opinions. We're trying to reach people who may not have an opinion or opinion based on limited information."

This quote is from Professor Scott Mandia regarding formation of a "rapid response team" among climate scientists in anticipation of looming congressional hearings under the new Rethuglican Leadership.

Climate scientists plan campaign against global warming skeptics

As though facts matter? C'mon now. It's been made clear that Batshit will be recognized currency. Accepted with gleeful exuberance because there's big money in specific brands of ignorance; real or feigned.
Prof. Mandia compiled the-complete-guide-to-modern-day-climate-change which has been widely referenced in whole and part. For him the evidence is overwhelming. Anyone else who looks at his work would be hard pressed to question the facts as presented... so of course, facts will have no bearing on the inquiries. They are so easily set aside? Of course, because a different GREEN ultimately calls the tune.

The key to their inquiries will not be particularly intellectual; more instinctual, gutteral and based on their advantage of control. They shall read from the Book of Newt and Rove and Armey. Which if I may shamelessly borrow from Douglas Adams...

"Nevertheless, a wholly remarkable book.
in fact it was probably the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing houses of Ursa Minor — of which no Earthman had ever heard either.

Not only is it a wholly remarkable book, it is also a highly successful one — more popular than the Celestial Home Care Omnibus, better selling than Fifty More Things to do in Zero Gravity, and more controversial than Oolon Colluphid's trilogy of philosophical blockbusters Where God Went Wrong, Some More of God's Greatest Mistakes and Who is this God Person Anyway?

In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitch Hiker's Guide has already supplanted the great Encyclopedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects.

First, it is slightly cheaper; and secondly it has the words Don't Panic* inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover."

But back to the matter at hand, and critical to the all of the matters at hand, Who are these people who may not have an opinion or have an opinion based on limited information?

Limited information? That which is spoonfed by Faux Noise? That which is verbatim writ into the Constitution? Or their holey Bibble? The Contrarian's Obstructional Manual?

Oolon Colluphid weeps.

Doubling down on the destructively bad ideas of the last 40 years will not avoid our abyss. It only allows the few to ride into it in the comfort of first-class accommodations.

*Unless specifically directed to do so by Faux Noise official channels.

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