Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Riddle me this

So now the "Death Councils" have been stripped from the Healthcare bill before Congress.  It makes me wonder:

Who put this in the bill in the first place?

Where is the Press on this? Actually, I don't wonder. I have a perfectly workable model of how the Mastodon Main Stream Media works, and anything that will embarrass the Contemptible Democratic Party will be suppressed. This model may not actually be correct, but in this case it seems highly likely that we will not see an investigative reports digging out names.

And while we're on the subject of MSM non-reportage, we have an example that is very interesting indeed. Via Insty, Big Hollywood reports that the BBC has nailed Greenpeace in a minor faux pas:
The outgoing leader of Greenpeace has admitted his organization’s recent claim that the Arctic Ice will disappear by 2030 was “a mistake.” Greenpeace made the claim in a July 15 press release entitled “Urgent Action Needed As Arctic Ice Melts,” which said there will be an ice-free Arctic by 2030 because of global warming.
Under close questioning by BBC reporter Stephen Sackur on the “Hardtalk” program, Gerd Leipold, the retiring leader of Greenpeace, said the claim was wrong.
So well done to the BBC for nailing a two-faced, lying hustler. But as I said, that's the minor faux pas. The major one went unremarked.
Leipold said later in the BBC interview that there is an urgent need for the suppression of economic growth in the United States and around the world. He said annual growth rates of 3 percent to 8 percent cannot continue without serious consequences for the climate.
“We will definitely have to move to a different concept of growth. … The lifestyle of the rich in the world is not a sustainable model,” Leipold said. “If you take the lifestyle, its cost on the environment, and you multiply it with the billions of people and an increasing world population, you come up with numbers which are truly scary.”
Well, well, well. The mask slips. The world's poor must be kept poor, in the interest of protecting Mother Gaia. Not a surprise, other than the head of Greenpeace admits this on TV.

So riddle me this: what question was not asked?

So, Herr Leipold, if the lifestyle of the rich cannot be sustained, how much money did you make last year? And what is your plan to reduce that to World-sustainable levels this year?

OK, that was two questions, but work with me here.

Whenever a Stupid Republican Party pol gets caught in an affair, the MSM plasters it all over the front pages. This is in great contrast to what happens when it's a Democrat (see how the New York Times let the National Enquirer scoop them on the John Edwards affair). When challenged about this seeming bias, the press argues that it's not the sex, it's the hypocracy, or something.

So here we have a big-shot executive from the world's largest environmental organization saying that the poor must be kept impoverished, and that it is a moral imperative that the West be similarly immiserated. So what's his lifestyle? Is this not a case of massive hypocrisy?

Sigh. The questions are all rhetorical.


Buck said...

My guess is he wants not only to keep the poor that way but put the rest of us there too. Except of course those (like him) who knows what best for us and the planet.

ASM826 said...

If he believed what he was saying, his only recourse would be suicide. Anything else hurts Gaia.

Paladin said...

Who put this in the bill in the first place?.

Didn't you hear? Obama said it wasn't in there at all. So no one put it in there, before they took out what wasn't there to begin with...

Got it?

the press argues that it's not the sex, it's the hypocracy

The understanding being, of course, that it's not "news" when you have openly lecherous douchebags cheating on their spouses - no one is surprised when amoral people f-up - everyone assumes they're humping like bunnies, anyway. It's no fun to pull the "gotcha!" on people like that.