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Re: OT reducing your carbon footprint

Title: Re: OT reducing your carbon footprint
Bob, once again, is spot on.

The "right'" seem to be very discompassionate (see: Katrina) and self centered.

There is an interesting book on the subject:

"The Compassionate Brain: A Revolutionary Guide to Developing Your Intelligence to Its Full Potential"


Quote  "humans must encourage all actions and mental habits that engender feelings of deep personal concern (empathy) and reject those that do not."

On Sep 3, 2008, at 9:49 AM, Jeff Larson wrote:
Do you honestly think people on what Americans call the "right" don't
care about the future?

The polarizing nature of the comments about the Right is mainly in reference to Fox News which has already done the polarizing.
They may care about "their" future which seems to mean a mostly white celebration of materialism, greed, social control, and dominionist christianity. Their idea of freedom seems to be unrestricted exploitation of people and resources by the powerful.
The basic Right Wing response is war, drilling, clear cutting, prisons etc.

They don't care about THE future.

And part of the nature of conservative mindset, especially religious conservatism the world over, is an unwillingness or inability to face the future -- a resistance or refusal to adapt and adjust to the changing conditions and needs of the evolving planetary situation. (Hence archaic brutal traditions like genital mutilation, whaling etc...)

Sure, sweeping generalizations, but they (Fox News, neo-cons etc.) have earned it.