Here is a link to a very disturbing story where mythology and faith are replacing objective science in determining policy and politics in the United States. The Tea Party is dumbing down the Republican Party with ignorance and fear promoted by fundamentalists in religion, economics and politics rule the day for them.
This quote from the story alone is most telling and terrifying. It is showing the decline of intelligent reasoned political deliberation and the pursuit of power through merchandising of fear and ignorance amongst GOP politicians.
"Remarkably, of the dozens of Republicans vying for the 37 Senate seats in the 2010 election, no one supports climate action, after climate advocate Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE) lost his primary to Christine O’Donnell. Even former climate advocates Sen. John McCain(R-AZ) and Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) now toe the science-doubting party line."
Progressive political thought can't remain quiet and assume all is well when this kind of ignorance pervades the political culture. I wonder how many members of the federal Harper Conservatives and their provincial counterparts in the Wildrose Alliance Party are climate change deniers. Quite a few is my bet.
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