7.04.2009

Jonah Goldberg and others vs. Lesson from History (Exxon VALDEZ)

11 MILLION GALLON OIL SPILL.

How bad does an oil spill have to be to have its own Wikipedia entry? (CLICK HERE) for a story with an unhappy non-ending. First an excerpt - then some videos for your consideration:

"It is considered one of the most devastating human-caused environmental disasters ever to occur at sea....

In 1991, following the collapse of the local marine population (particularly clams, herring, and seals) the Chugach Alaska Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation, went bankrupt.[34]
According to several studies funded by the state of Alaska, the spill had both short- and long-term economic effects. These included the loss of recreational sports, fisheries, reduced tourism, and an estimate of what economists call "existence value," which is the value to the public of a pristine Prince William Sound.[35][36][37]"



How does the saying go? It is hard to make a person understand something when her livlihood relies on her NOT UNDERSTANDING IT.



His statements reveal the symptomatic blindness observable in all extreme cases of fanatical partisanship. By "blind" I mean inability to grasp topics outside the made-for-TV Demopublican vs Republicrat world so unashamedly broadcast via the Pavlovian bells that are the U.S. Corporate-bought-and -paid -for-you'd-better-make-a-profit theatrics masquerading as "news." Now who owns those American airwaves again?


And finally - the acid test - 911Truth. Jonah Goldberg sees no evil, hears no evil, and speaks no evil regarding the events of 911. He can't understand the questions the public has, to account for clairvoyance on the part of those who knew that steel framed skyscrapers would collapse - an event unprecedented in history - that is - except for on 9-11-2001 - and never since. While I'm at it, I interpret the tone of dismissal on C-SPAN,when confronted with 911Truthers' questions as a sign of a media outlet that has been "adjusted." In other words - stay off the REALLY IMPORTANT and REALLY CONTROVERSIAL topics -- stick to easy listening. This ensures uninterrupted funding.





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