Krugman on Republican Treason against our Planet

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Paul Krugman has an excellent column this morning.  In it, he calls out the global warming deniers, a group to which many Republican congressmen and congresswomen belong, as what they truly are: traitors to the planet.  

And as I watched the deniers make their arguments, I couldn’t help thinking that I was watching a form of treason – treason against the planet.

Paul Krugman, NY Times,  Betraying the Planet

More on those who betray America and the entire planet, after the fold.  

Indeed, if there was a defining moment in Friday’s debate, it was the declaration by Representative Paul Broun of Georgia that climate change is nothing but a “hoax” that has been “perpetrated out of the scientific community.”

Paul Krugman, NY Times,  Betraying the Planet

Science is a “hoax” to these idiots.  The Republican Party is full of those who betray America for political contributions.  A political party that makes war against science is bound for obsolescence.

Krugman concludes with a comparison of Bush’s GWOT, which was a false metaphor, with the Republican Party’s actual war on the planet, a war against the American people.  

Do you remember the days when Bush administration officials claimed that terrorism posed an “existential threat” to America, a threat in whose face normal rules no longer applied? That was hyperbole – but the existential threat from climate change is all too real.

Yet the deniers are choosing, willfully, to ignore that threat, placing future generations of Americans in grave danger, simply because it’s in their political interest to pretend that there’s nothing to worry about. If that’s not betrayal, I don’t know what is.

Paul Krugman, NY Times,  Betraying the Planet

America can no longer afford ignorance in Congress.  It is betrayal.

Update I: Minister of Truth has an excellent analysis of Krugman’s column and many of these issues in his diary:

“Unfair to Crazy Conspiracy Theories”

It is well worth reading and recommending.

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3 comments

    • TomP on June 29, 2009 at 5:25 pm
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    the people on it.

  1. Thanks very much for linking to Paul Krugman’s column.  Of course he’s correct; too bad that the idiocracy still seems to control Congress.

  2. when people focus on Argentinian mistresses, and we pour petrochemicals all over the world. The deniers are betraying us, but don’t we the people bear some responsibility for buying the toxic fruits of science and thinking that they are essential for ‘our way of life’. The Republican’s united with the flatearther’s and pig ignorant for power and profit.

    The Democratic legislators, in the guise of their regional constituents attitudes and economics, allow the ignorant and vocal to set the agenda of unreasonable surreal compromise. Between them they are selling off what doesn’t belong to anyone.

    You cannot fuck with mother nature, it doesn’t care a whit for the American Dream or Dollar. Blowing the tops off mountains and reigning fiery bombs on the earth for supremacy either economic or geopolitical is totally insane. Degrees of rampage on a stressed earth, D and R alike are traitors.        

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