Taking On Inconvenient Truths
In their discussion of Al Gore's new documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, the wingnuts at Fox news have cut to the chase, with the accusation that addressing global warming, even in the inadequate ways Gore suggests, would endanger the economy and be "a real recipe for more socialist regulation."
They are right and have hit on one of the ultimate truths. Only by moving from a market system of competitive greed that requires environmental destruction to feed ever increasing profits can we address the environmental realities that system has created. While socialism is no guarantee that we will do that, it is a necessary requirement. In essence, by voicing their greatest fears, thay have admitted that the system they shill for will destroy itself, civilization, and possibly our species and that socialism is the only alternative.
While the corporate media desperately compares a sensible Gore to Goebbles, they continue to push the Goebbles line of total war, total loyalty, demonization of "liberal media" and unrealistic opportunism in the face of defeat. The latest Inconvenenient Truth is that Iran is more than willing to talk to us about their nuclear program. This throws a wrench in the Cheny/Bush total war agenda. At present they continue to demonize Iran and portray them as obstinately trying to develop nuclear weapons -- a charge they deny but the world knows the truth and the pressure is on for a negotiated settlement of the issue. Other Inconvenient Truths are leaking out that give lie to everything this administration says. I'd compare this administration's situation to the Titanic but, thanks to Colbert, we know it's more like the Hindenberg.