Here's a great example I came across today of the raging divide emerging between politics and science, also known as perception vs. REALITY.
Because in case anyone still hasn't noticed the absolute obvious lately: there's been a massive political movement (mostly, but not entirely
perpetrated by the extreme right) to undermine anything to do with environmentalism. It's all of course been done in the interests of TPTB, so they
can keep exploiting the planet's finite resources and continue to ensure our enslavement through them.
Normally I wouldn't even bother posting something as self-evident as this - but it never ceases to astound me how many people, especially those who
like to claim they're "aware", continue soaking up all the political propaganda instead of the actual facts. I'm talking to you: brainwashed
wannabe conspiracy theorists who think they're in the know now just because there's a democrat in the office so that automatically means corporatist
bandwagon shills like Glenn Beck are telling you "the real story".
Here's one more piece of proof how full of it these people are, and that NO - environmentalism is not some over-hyped communist left wing hippie plot
to scare everyone into giving up their freedoms and money. It's just a bunch of people who have the presence of mind to go beyond their TV set and
their deluded sense of self-importance to understand it's probably a bad idea to crap where you eat.
Anyway here's the propaganda first, in an article published today (bold text added by me):
Oilsands 'acceptably clean': U.S. senator
A U.S. senator is rejecting the 'dirty oil' tag pegged on Alberta's oilsands by some environmentalists, saying that label should instead be
applied to some oil sources in the Mideast. "That's one of the myths being perpetrated,” said South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey
Featuring gems from Senator Graham like:
"Dirty oil and dangerous oil come from rogue regimes in the Mideast. The oil coming from Alberta in my view is not only acceptably clean, it
is safe," Graham told CBC News. "Dirty to me would be oil that you buy from parts of the world where the people that sell it to you hate your
guts and part of the money winds up in the hands of terrorists."
He comes to his conclusion (Alberta oil is clean
because of terrorists??) while admitting:
He said he didn't talk to environmentalists or aboriginal people who live downstream from the oilsands but that officials were "open
and honest" about environmental and health-related issues surrounding the massive operations.
So this supposedly balanced conclusion came by talking only to oil industry officials (and the money they're stuffing into his pocket no doubt),
while not even bothering with those pesky environmentalists or natives.
Let's see what kind of nonsensical alarmism they
have to say, you know - just for fun:
Deformed fish found in lake downstream
The fish are hard to look at.
One whitefish has a golfball-sized tumour bulging from its side. Another is simply missing part of its spine, its tail growing from a stumpy rear
One has no snout. Another is coloured a lurid red instead of a healthy cream. Others are covered with lesions and still others are bent and crooked
from deformed vertebrae.
All were taken from Lake Athabasca, downstream from the oilsands in northern Alberta
Anyway, my apologies to anyone who read this and went: "well, duh"...but the fact remains there are so many brainwashed rubes calling themselves
conspiracy theorists these days who let their blind political allegiances get in the way of the facts.
Any self respecting real conspiracy theorist should completely understand and acknowledge the blatant connections between big oil/coal/consumerism/etc
and the various puppets they have planted throughout the political spectrum, particularly on the right side of the fence. It's a cold hard fact - so
anyone still parroting this ridiculous rhetoric please just deal with it, and stop polluting the world of legitimate conspiracy theories with your
junk political propaganda.