Monday, April 18, 2011

False Narratives

"I have never lived in a time when so many false narratives competed for supremacy of the collective mind-space"  --James Kuntsler, today

Agreed. How many can you think of?
  • The country is in "recovery"
  • Increased taxation, especially on the richest people in our society, should not be part of any federal spending plan.
  • Global warming is a myth.
  • Republicans and Democrats are willing to compromise on deficit-reduction plans.
  • Peak oil is a myth.
  • The recent financial crisis can largely be laid at the feet of irresponsible borrowers.
  • A "war on terror" is necessary and will actually have some effect on terrorism.
  • Corporations are the equivalence of unions when it comes to campaign contributions.
  • Unions and public employees are mostly responsible for state debt.
  • The Defense Department budget is not a stupefying scandal.
. . . to mention just a few off the top of my head.

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