Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Climate Catastrophe Policy: Triage - 6

Can You Hear Me Now?
Yesterday the president was kind enough to encourage the people of Joplin, Missouri.

Those people were devastated last year by the uncanny tornado outbreak.

But, ignoring the scientists who say that the outbreak was due to global warming induced climate change, the president, other government officials, and big, dirty oil, are not treating the cause of global warming.

Rather, the government policy is triage, not change to a curative policy.

The oil barons have committed billions to McTell News to finance a new propaganda campaign, under the guise of national security, using the catch phrase "energy independence", when the real catch phrase is dirty oil domination:
In blessing Shell’s move into the Arctic, Mr. Obama continues his efforts to balance business and environmental interests, seemingly project by project. He pleased environmentalists by delaying the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada and by adopting tough air standards for power plants, yet he has also delighted business concerns by rejecting an ozone standard deemed too costly to the economy.

And now, the president is writing a new chapter in the nation’s unfolding energy transformation, in this case to the benefit of fossil fuel producers.

“We never would have expected a Democratic president — let alone one seeking to be ‘transformative’ — to open up the Arctic Ocean for drilling,” said Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club.
(NY Times). The "tar sands' oil flowing through pipelines will make us energy independent", "freedom", "patriotism", yada, yada, yada, is the mantra blasted on McTell News incessantly now.

Meanwhile, the president gives a rah rah rah speech to those people of Joplin, thinly couched in the words of war, struggle, almost "us versus nature", as if to place the blame on nature rather than the dirty oil addiction.

Are You In Good Hands With Oil State?
Yeah, that's the ticket, destroy the Earth's climate stability and security with dirty oil addiction, then when the catastrophes hit, help count the bodies, wave the flags, bury the dead, give .50 cents on the dollar in insurance coverage, give billions in subsidies to dirty oil barons, then finally tell the victims how strong Americans are.

On another duplicitous front, the chubbiness-induced diabetes epidemic has infected one out of four children, which increases cancer risk, health costs, will spread, and will be passed down to other generations.

Again, the government policy is triage, not change.

The McTell News advertises McFood all day long, as Big Farms Inc., along with big Pharma Inc., continue to destroy the health of the nation, even as they are rewarded with subsidies.

Meanwhile we have over 8,000 exotically expensive army bases around the world, naval bases around the globe, and wars, which are causing deficits.

To remedy this with triage, the government wants to cut expenditures for Americans in need, as they tell the weak how strong Americans are, take their money and give it to big dirty oil and big health inhibiting McFood corporations, then fly back to D.C. for a photo shoot.

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

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