Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Why is Global Warming Issue Divided Along Political Lines?

A couple of days ago I posted and fisked an MSNBC panel with two Congressmen moderated by Chris Matthews on Climate Change / Global Warming. I highlighted outright lies and mis-statements by Matthews and Democrat participant Jim Moran.

If you didn't check it out you can here.

One point on which Moran was most loud was that the reason California Republican Dana Rohrabacher was opposing the Man is Evil story is because it is GOP strategy.

This has become the standard for debate on the issue (which the Man is Evil group doesn't allow). Liberal/Democratic media (WashPost, CNN, NY Times) outlets preach the Gore Gospel while Republican media (small in number) reveal the lies (WashTimes, WSJ, FoxNews, Rush).

To determine the reasons why this takes place, all one has to do is look at the polar differences that exist between the two political camps.

Democrats believe in Government's supremacy and ability to solve all problems. conservatives believe that government is a hindrance to human growth and development that can only come from individual initiative.

Democrats believe that mankind is fundamentally weak, selfish and nasty and need a good spanking while conservatives think that if mankind is unfettered more good will result than bad.

PJ O'Rourke explained some time ago that everyone wants to save the world while no one wants to help Mom do the dishes.

Democrats believe themselves cheerful and nice and love raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, and are largely humanist, without faith in a higher being. Democrats believe in fairy tales and Santa Claus. Conservatives believe in God and that he is mighty and serious and will show his wrath in the hereafter if we do wrong.

The thing is, as PJ O'Rourke put it, Santa doesn't really exist.

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