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Figure 1“It’s not just a head thing, this is very much a heart issue. … Many conservatives I think see action on climate change as really an attack on a way of life. The reason that we need the science to be wrong is otherwise, we realize that we need to change. That’s really a hard pill to swallow — that the whole way I’ve created my life is wrong, you’re saying? That I shouldn’t have this house in the suburbs, that I shouldn’t be driving this car. … And you’re not going to tell me to live the way that you want to live. And along come some people sowing some doubt, and it’s pretty effective, because I’m looking for that answer.

“I want it to be that the science is not real.”

~Former South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis on the need to resist the conclusions of science in the denial “community”, from the documentary “Merchants of Doubt”Powell Pie Chart 2

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Me and a Gun

gunI have, of late, given thought to purchasing a gun.

There are many reasons for this.

Protection.

Food.

Drawing lines in the sand.

Preparing for the inevitable apocalypse.

A quick exit.

In the end, the reason I don’t remains the most important: I have never owned a gun because, in a society such as ours, if we are as enlightened and exceptional as we believe ourselves to be, we should never need to.

1939

Next year is the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Poland.

75 years.

Damn.

The Fall of Berlin, 1945

The Fall of Berlin, 1945

It seems we were just talking about the 50th Anniversary.

And then the thought comes that the guns of August echoed across the European Continent 25 years prior to Poland.

Damn.

Time passes.

 

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