Archive for September 3rd, 2009

Let’s see, since many of us, including leading scientists around the world, do not buy this global warming fearmongering, the Obama administration will now take a new approach that will certainly scare the daylights out of the ignorant. These same individuals have introduced into our reality the war on terror, war on drugs, war on poverty, etc..  If Americans won’t buy into whatever policy initiative the federal government is pushing, then they declare war on it to scare the hell out of them and attempt to paint it with a patriotic brush. Well, now we have the “war on global warming” as reported by the NY Times this past August.

So here are some of the new buzz phrases we will hearing in the near future as the Obama team readies their gameplan:

  • raising the prospect of military intervention
  • climate-induced crises could topple governments, feed terrorist movements or destabilize entire regions
  • sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South and Southeast Asia, will face the prospect of food shortages, water crises and catastrophic flooding driven by climate change that could demand an American humanitarian relief or military response
  • policy makers say that the world’s rising temperatures, surging seas and melting glaciers are a direct threat to the national interest
  • the continuing conflict in southern Sudan, which has killed and displaced tens of thousands of people, is a result of drought
  • U.S military critical installations are vulnerable to rising seas and storm surges
  • The shrinking of the ice cap…opens a shipping channel that must be defended and undersea resources that are already the focus of international competition
  • climate change by itself…would contribute to a host of problems, including poverty, environmental degradation and the weakening of national governments.
  • demands of these potential humanitarian responses may significantly tax U.S. military transportation and support force structures

The most telling aspect of this strategy is noted by Sen. John Kerry, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, when he says,

he hoped to sway Senate skeptics by pressing that issue to pass a meaningful bill

So like it or not, the rhetoric is being ramped up to get ignorant Americans to somehow attach patriotism to global warming. I’m not buying it! Are you?

After much criticism regarding President Obama’s plan to address America’s school children, The Washington Post  is reporting that the administration has redesigned the effort. Initially, Obama’s team came up with the wonderful idea of pitching to school children in order to solidify some support of his misguided policy initiatives.  Since, the Obama team is unable to garner support from the majority of America’s adult population for his socialist agenda, they decided to have Obama address the children to shore up some support.

So, now instead of Obama addressing the schools via video and having teachers issue a class assignment requesting children to write an essay on how they can help Obama, children will now be requested to write on how they can achieve long and short-term educational goals. The entire idea of indoctrinating school children with propaganda is morally objectionable, at best. This is a continuation of the Obama team’s effort to whip the nation up in a nationalistic furor.

White House aides said the language was an honest misunderstanding in what was supposed to be a inspirational, pro-education message to America’s youths.

The only education he was providing in his initial plan was selling bad ideas to kids, whose parents are not buying it. It also opened up the possibility that children not supporting this agenda could be bullied and targeted by fellow classmates, whose parents support this indoctrination program. Inspirational? Inspired to support the state, I guess. If children are going to be exposed to the dirty game of politics, then it should be initiated by parents, not the state. While I don’t mind encouragement from Obama to my kids to stay focused on education, anything political is off limits.

So, for those who don’t want the politicization of the classroom, they will be attacked from liberal pundits like long time political strategist, Norman Ornstein.  As with most of these progressive clowns, if you don’t want to ride the Obama train, you are demonized. Mr. Ornstein states,

The fact that a standard issue speech by a president, with a good, common sense, even conservative message about education, school, hard work and perseverance, is being hit hard by the right tells us how dysfunctional our politics are, how shrill the discourse is getting from the president’s foes, and how some people are blinded from common sense by their visceral hatred for Obama and his side of the aisle.

Pundits like this are a major reason America keeps buying into the left/right political paradigm scam. I’d say Mr. Ornstein could find a nice position in the Hugo Chavez administration. Oops, that’s not in America -yet.