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Re: OT reducing your carbon footprint
Title: Re: OT reducing your carbon
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
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
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
Sure, sweeping generalizations, but they (Fox News, neo-cons etc.)
have earned it.