What do these videos tell us about Climate Denial?
April 30, 2011
Maybe nothing. Maybe a lot.
The idea of “liberty” propagated by entities like the Heartland Institute and the Competitive Enterprise Institute is not the same as that espoused by the founding Fathers – who were thinking of thought, speech, religion, philosophy, assembly etc.
For the modern so-called conservatives, who would have horrified the likes of Jefferson and Franklin — ”freedom” is defined as selfishness, egoism, and narrow self interest with no regard whatever for other human beings, much less living systems, other living creatures, or even our own children.
Is this view of life so attractive that it is insurmountable?
I offer it up as a springboard for discussion. See what you think.