Wednesday, April 11, 2007

cultural shark jumpings


in the past months, the issue of global warming has reached a fever pitch, beginning with the oscar nomination/win of al gore’s fantasy film, inconvenient truth and continuing through the recent publication of sports illustrated’s “green” issue. incredibly, folks continue to fall for the chicken littles who claim know the pulse of the earth in spite of the fact that a mere forty years ago, these same groups claimed that man was responsible for the fast encroaching ice age. articles published by time magazine in 1974 and twenty years later in 1994 illustrate the absurdity of those who claim to know how the earth works and what exactly man’s impact has on a creation that was here eons before us and will continue to spin on its axis long after we’ve gone the way of the ivory billed wood pecker. oh, wait - that’s right - those things are not really extinct after all.

on other culture war fronts, al sharpton et al continue the crucifixion of don imus for his asinine statements in much the same way trent lott was strung up several years back for his statements at strom thurmond’s birthday gig. and yet, the black community and the media at large (with the notable exception of bill cosby) refuse to target a hip-hop and rap culture that largely degrades females and the black community. nelly, for the most part, gets a pass when he swipes a credit card through a woman’s butt cheeks in his video, tip drill. there is little backlash over snoop dogg’s depiction of leashed black women in where my dogs at?. for those of you who jumped on the msnbc fire imus bandwagon and who claim to be disgusted by imus’s statements, take two simple actions. #1 - turn him off of your radios and televisions; #2 – be consistent in your criticism of those who are flippant about issues of race and gender.

5 comments:

Steve said...

Dang, dude! You got it going on!

I don't understand the global warming deal. I really don't. I mean, pollution is bad...sure. It can cause cancer, etc. But is the world really bound for destruction because of the melting of polar ice caps?

No idea...

As for Imus, it seems a bit like a tempets in teapot to me, but I guess I'm not in the media business.

Jason...aka Farky said...

Amen.

Cole said...

Hey E man,

First of all, wasn't 300 freakin' great? I loved it.

Second, the green party has some arguments, but what they fail to highlight is that in the USA, only the rich folks living on the ocean and bays will suffer. You know the ones--they get FEMA funding when their million-dollar houses, which are uninsurable, fall off their stilts.

I do wonder about the argument regarding how the people living in desert regions will no longer have the water that flows from mountains after the snow is gone. Opinions?

e. l. wood said...

cole - yeah, buddy - no one is saying conservation is silly, or that clean air and water are bad. in fact - those things are indeed noble pursuits and well worth going after. the dirty little secret, pardon the pun, is that the green movement has become the vehicle of communism - it is a total redistribution of wealth scam. carbon offsets my ass. does anyone remember how the church used to sell indulgences? sin all you want, just give us a bit of money to let you off the guilt hook (ie - see which of your favorite green folks are actually that green - kudos to guys like leonardo who actually walk the talk). oh yeah. and follow the money trail - see who actually owns these carbon off set companies. it's fascinating stuff.

SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Cole,

Fear Not for the Desert Dwellers. As long as there are Oceans, there will be rain, and that guarantees
the Unclorinated Aquafers.

Persian Theocrats with Nukes, now
that's a major concern! reb

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