Today we post it again since it is still relevant because the policies are the same.
The recent arrests at the White House (of many who were protesting the proposed Canadian Tar Sands pipeline through the heartland of the nation included a prominent NASA scientist James Hansen) underline an ongoing systemic policy that is status quo in terms of destroying the fabric of the Earth's ecosystem.
Here is a repost of that post of two years ago, followed by a video of events which happened today, which indicate that we have a very troubling, ongoing foreign and domestic policy from president to president, and from congress to congress:
New oil discoveries are like finding a new drug peddler to supply the drug a little longer.
That way those riding on their own personal Titanic Ship of Fate can ignore the long term needs of the human species; keeping the earth habitable.
Likewise, a fabled saviour, the Canadian Oil Tar Sands, is just another myth pushed by those looking for brains that feed on myths and false hope.
The oil industry has been a peddler willing to "take care of" its customer addicts, but the scientists have been resisting the peddlers.
Scientists are pointing out that clean tar mythology is like clean coal mythology, and is really as deadly a poison as the product it casts a fog upon:
Alberta's oilsands produce more greenhouse gas emissions than some European countries right now and will produce more than all of the world's volcanoes in just 11 years if the pace of development continues, a new report says.(CBC News). The propaganda is getting weak ("jobs or coffins", "guns or butter", and "war or terrorism") but will continue to deceive the weak who can only terrorize themselves with a vision of gloom if they do not get their fix.
The press is part of the establishment, however the public is not hoodwinked by the press as much as the press would hope:
The public's assessment of the accuracy of news stories is now at its lowest level in more than two decades of Pew Research surveys, and Americans' views of media bias and independence now match previous lows.(Pew Research). Good, stay thirsty for the truth and stay sceptical until the press stops being the lackey for the mythology fixated far right.
Just 29% of Americans say that news organizations generally get the facts straight, while 63% say that news stories are often inaccurate.
There is a better scenario: we evolve to become the fittest cosmic adults and the cosmos will be seen as a place where we can survive as a species, having left our addiction to our own death behind us.
Over at the Ecocosmology Blog, there is a similar post Delusional Government Must Be On LSD.
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