The Intersection

i-e4e21bf7e05a0c914d9f95387dba2e5e-constitution-01.gif may be a bit too doped up on red bull and reality tv to have our finger on the pulse of every issue in national policy, but this kind of ridiculous propaganda on the Lieberman-Warner climate bill isn’t fooling anyone.

While I can wax poetic on what’s blatantly problematic with this approach to influence policy decisions, I expect readers already recognize when some advocacy group is attempting to take us all for a ride by way of alarmist scare tactics. I mean really! Note this, errr… ‘gem‘ from their youtube page:

These consequences will usher in a Dark Age for America.

A ‘dark age‘? You don’t say… And we’re also warned – via the ‘Chamber‘ – that we may lose our ‘child’s video gaming system’. [cue crickets chirping]

Now I’ve already explained why I’m encouraged by a bipartisan climate bill because we must enact sound legislation along with other measures globally to curb our carbon problem. It’s possible Lieberman-Warner America’s Climate Security Act of 2007 may bring us one practical step closer. That said, over any endorsement, my hope is that we all engage in the process by learning enough to make an informed decision for ourselves.

Let’s aim for reality over fictionalized humbuggery.

Comments

  1. #1 Chris C. Mooney
    December 4, 2007

    Well, for what it’s worth, there are also boneheads on the other side of the aisle

    http://www.wired.com/science/planetearth/news/2007/12/climate_hoax_qa

  2. #2 Linda
    December 4, 2007

    Thanks again for pointing out that “WE” can and should make a collective difference for our lives on this planet. Gloom and doom, scare tactics are only that without the important information to realize better…

  3. #3 Wes Rolley
    December 4, 2007

    There is a need to be careful not to fall into the trap that my enemy’s enemy is my friend. Rose colored glasses can hide a very pallid complexion.

  4. #4 Jennifer Schmidt
    December 4, 2007

    I just love how all those people are wearing cold weather gear in what looks like a warm sunny Southern California neighborhood.