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  1. Pseudo code for right wingnut climate denial 1. Deny climate change is happening by attacking the data 2. Deny climate change is happening by claiming the scientists (who could make a lot more money working for industry) are hyping it for money 3. Deny climate change by claiming it's a Chinese hoax. 4. Blame climate change on the sun/moon/stars/ocean/rainforest/aliens 5. Claim climate change will be a good thing 6. Claim dealing with the impacts of climate change will be cheaper than avoiding it 7. Randomly go back to any previous point on the list and start all over again 8. Repeat until apocalypse comes 9. Then blame environmentalists for providing enough warning of the problem
  2. OH MY GOD!! It's a BOMBSHELL. It's a freaking conspiracy!! Wait. Who exactly is this John McLean that is calling out climate scientists? Is he a climate scientist. In a word, no.
  3. ReeferMadness

    USA Sinks into Authoritarinism

    Indeed, there are common themes behind many of his ideas. In particular, the American worship of ignorance and disdain for intellectualism has been written about by other great minds in the past. For example, in 1980, Isaac Asimov wrote his famous essay A Cult of Ignorance. Following is an excerpt: Imagine what Asimov would say if he were alive to see mindless MAGA freaks worship a a man who lies constantly to them and treats them like shit. And then they elect him president. Orwell would have a field day. That doesn't mean that Hedges stole Asimov's ideas. However, if you're one of those that inhabits that cult of ignorance with its disdain for reading and complete disregard for nuance, you might conclude that there are no differences between what Asimov said and what Hedges is now saying.
  4. ReeferMadness

    USA Sinks into Authoritarinism

    Chris Hedges has one of the finest minds around. He's kind of wasted at MLW, where people can't even read a simple article and pick out a few key points. He says something about US that might have easily been written about the normal discourse around here.
  5. ReeferMadness

    USA Sinks into Authoritarinism

    Really?? Let's see if that's what the article said: NO!!! It doesn't say that. Why bother posting about an article you clearly have no interest in?
  6. ReeferMadness

    USA Sinks into Authoritarinism

    Yup. They find it much easier to debate what they wanted you to say instead of what you actually said.
  7. ReeferMadness

    USA Sinks into Authoritarinism

    Some people understand it. It's just you're not one of them. No shame in that. Comprehending an article written at a grade 8 level of difficulty isn't for everyone. I'm sure you have plenty of other talents. Look at dialamah's post. She understands it.
  8. ReeferMadness

    USA Sinks into Authoritarinism

    So, you're criticizing an article that you weren't able to understand. Not too surprising. And, as the originator of the thread, I'm pretty sure I'd know if it was a joke.
  9. ReeferMadness

    USA Sinks into Authoritarinism

    Stop making excuses. Right wingers understand that it's the function of every person to hold a job from the age of 4 to whenever sweet death finally sweeps you away from a world of misery and pain. Wages aren't important - in fact the lower the better. The only thing that matters is that an arbitrary number comprised of all the money exchanged during a year keeps growing. If people spend their money on opiates, guns and bullets to plan a mass shooting or porn, nobody really cares. But let that magic number drop, even by a tiny amount, and the entire right wing loses its mind like they see the rapture coming or something.
  10. ReeferMadness

    USA Sinks into Authoritarinism

    I'm going to repeat this as many times as necessary. Neither the article nor I said Trump is the new Hitler. Look up one post. Nuance is, well, nuanced; but I don't see the value in arguing against that which you don't understand. In other words, you've accused me of hate mongering based on something I didn't say and a highly questionable assumption that the two are somehow associated.
  11. ReeferMadness

    USA Sinks into Authoritarinism

    The article did not say Trump is the new Hitler. Nor did I.
  12. ReeferMadness

    USA Sinks into Authoritarinism

    Well. Maybe instead of asking did you read the article, I should have asked whether you understood the article. Did the article say, as you claim Well, let's have a look. No. It says the exact opposite. Now, you shouldn't feel too bad. I know some of the big words are tough. Just have someone explain them to you.
  13. ReeferMadness

    USA Sinks into Authoritarinism

    Could you point out a time I've done that? Or how about this for a reply. Are you one of those that beat your kids all the time?
  14. ReeferMadness

    USA Sinks into Authoritarinism

    Oh. Of course. You think it's "perfectly reasonable" for someone to throw sarcastic comments at something they haven't read. Fair enough. I think it's "perfectly reasonable" to heap scorn on people who comment on something they clearly don't understand. I'm going to edit out the things I would say about people who comment on an article they didn't even bother to f*cking read! The petty, inane, sarcastic, sniveling, dismissive comments are thread derailment, pure and simple. if you don't want to have your life views challenged, why even bother showing up here? Just record your mother telling you how smart and handsome you are and put it on a loop. Done. You can go back to youtube cat videos. And as for that one person who shows up at every thread in this category, looks for any hint of negative commentary and posts the equivalent of a six year old saying in a whiny voice "Well Canada does that too you know!", I have one simple request. Go away. Leave my threads alone. Start a topic called "Canada does that too" and post all of your claptrap there.
  15. ReeferMadness

    USA Sinks into Authoritarinism

    Oh. You made your judgement solely on the basis of the title of the article. Well. Now I see why you get so offended when mocks your clearly superior intellect.
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