If All You See…

…is a sea rising because of an evil fossil fueled boat, you might just be a Warmist

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16 Responses to “If All You See…”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Why is anti-vaccination emerging as a distinctly right-wing phenomenon across the globe?

    The answer is multiply determined, as is typical of socio-political phenomena. There is, nonetheless, a clear explanatory variable for much of this trend: anti-vaccination sentiment is perfectly aligned with extant populist ideology, particularly within the far-right.

    Populist movements characteristically embody the pathos of the masses in opposition to an imagined “elite.” The “masses” are, typically, not representative of the public at large, but rather ethnically and culturally homogeneous. Populists are bound together by strong cultural identity and moral superiority and perceive their values as under perceived threat. The populist’s opponents—including politicians, academics, scientists, ethnic and religious minorities—are not only corrupt, but actually evil. They are, quite literally, enemies of the people.

    From this perspective, it is hardly surprising that anti-covid vaccination movements have become associated with far-right populist movements. Within the context of public health, especially vaccination, the quintessential populist themes of victimization, moral righteousness and distrust of authorities are all simultaneously afforded opportunity for expression.

    The Holocaust and related symbols are being co-opted by anti-vaxxers. Protesters and politicians alike are decorating themselves in golden stars, symbols of Jewish persecution. Some blithely compare vaccination efforts to the cruel pseudoscience of genocidal torturers, such as the Nazi doctors.

    Hydroxychloroquine, doubted by scientists, is glorified. Vaccination, validated by scientists, is portrayed as a tool of Nazi-esque torture.

    In terms of public health, strict mandates and negative incentives—such as barring unvaccinated people from large public events—are likely necessary. Those who have made anti-vaccination a crusade of the virtuous against the corrupt are unlikely to be convinced by mere rhetoric. Populism is, again, a thin ideology, motivated by rage over reason.

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    Pretty much sums up Saigon Joey and his crew.

    U.S. Military leadership was wrong in their claims, plans and risk assessments prior to the collapse of Afghanistan. The U.S. State Department was wrong and inept in their planning to secure the Embassy mission in Kabul for all Americans. The White House failed to organize, coordinate and manage the draw-down of military action in Afghanistan. The President made the wrong decisions. Those in political position advising the President were inept.

    The Biden administration and foreign policy team is weak, ineffective, ideological and functionally flawed. Everything they do is exactly the opposite of what should be done.

    Just like Obama before him, the Biden foreign policy is a joke.

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  3. drowningpuppies says:

    The Truth and Lies


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  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Right-wing radio host Phil Valentine, an anti-masker and anti-vaxxer, died from Covid.

    Valentine was 61. He changed his mind on Covid vaccines after he was diagnosed.

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The primary GOP liaison for the Cyber Ninja crew in AZ, State Senator Ken Bennett, a conservative Republican, and former Arizona secretary of state has been an accountant outside of politics. While he cited problems with Maricopa County’s handling of ballots, Bennett said that the lead contractor, the Cyber Ninjas, might be covering up mistakes made in the review’s earlier stages by falsifying data.

    • Kye says:

      So now bad or false information isn’t enough you need to quote rumors to make some obscure point also?

      All I know is we could shit a better president than biden.

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