Humankind has been wrong on many things, all people are fallible. Those who think they are not fallible are the most ignorant of all.
I also don't think to topic of the post is an exclusivity to any one party or group - to assume that in itself is also embracing a sort of ignorance.
Doubt is good, question everything. To take something at face value is foolish as we all know the outcome of studies and observations can be skewed to
one's own views.
Example of something once thought as a fact:
Cigarettes were once considered 'healthy' to smoke - print, radio and even some TV advertising would say things like "8 out of 10 doctors prefer Camel
cigarettes", then go on to promote all the health benefits of smoking.
With all the 'junk' science out there, with all the dishonesty there is - I don't understand why people take things at face value from those who have
proven time and time again they cannot be trusted (politicians) to 'enforce' things via penalties and fines for 'non-compliance'.
Why not just call it what it is? Pollution. Instead of getting the Gov't involved in it in this manner, perhaps we the people who are supposedly
running the show, create programs and measures to encourage green energies and more ways to recycle used items in the form of tax breaks and other
incentives. Fines and penalties do nothing, those who think that the Gov't running this won't just add 1500 layers of inadequacy, bureaucracy, red
tape and inefficiency just to get a simple yes or no answer, may be overly optimistic and/or downright foolish. By doing this in a positive way, it
would entice people to find ways to make pollution much less or non-existent. In turn it would create jobs and help the world economy. This way, the
'global warming/climate change' folks get what they ultimately want - less or no pollution and greener energy to use. The 'doubters' also get what
they want as well, coming in the form of less pollution more jobs and a stable economy.
Don't know about the rest of you - but the enticement/reward/proverbial carrot sounds a much better route than a militant, iron-fisted, 'you disagree
with me so f-you' kind of mentality. Showcasing the positive would in this case, I fully believe be a win, all the way around the world.
on 12-6-2014 by BlackboxInquiry because: (no reason given)
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