Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Yes, the Repubican Party Has Become an Existential Threat to Humanity.

Running with the deep, anti-intellectual streams within the Christian Right, the GOP has made a pact with the Devil. Give us power, and we'll kill the planet with our/your ingnorance.

Nothing personal, but your love of God is killing us.

Yes, I don't mind indicting religious freaks -- I find religion to be repulsive superstition -- for their profound ignorance. So it's no surprise that a leading intellectual voice of much of the past century, that of Noam Chomsky, is speaking out against this ignorance and laying the blame at the feet of the GOP:
Chomsky said the GOP and its presidential candidates are “literally a serious danger to decent human survival” and cited Republicans' rejection of measures to deal with climate change, which he called a “looming environmental catastrophe.” All of the top Republican presidential candidates are either outright deniers, doubt its seriousness or insist no action should be taken -- “dooming our grandchildren,” Chomsky said.
"I am not a believer," Donald Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, said recently. "Unless somebody can prove something to me, I believe there’s weather."
What's especially revealing is Trump's take on the matter. No one really knows much about what Donald Trump actually believes on any number of matters, and he seems to be outright faking his religiosity. One thing we do know is that for Donald Trump to attract Republican voters, he has to come out against the science behind global warming.

It defies all rationality that this is a mandatory Republican stance, but there you are, and that is deeply fucked up. Good luck to us all. We're going to need it.

Which planet would Jesus kill?

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