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Today, an article was posted relevant to a paper being presented at the AAAS about the Artic Amplification and how that global change is affecting regional / local weather. The summary was written by a main stream media outlet and provided ZERO links to the actual research and yet a certain group of bloggers went full denialist and saying it wasn't peer reviewed, it wasn't X or Y or Z.
In another article today, a country in the EU that has been subjected to the RW "austerity" demand plans is reporting that the number of children and infants are being left at hospitals and charities as increasing over 300%. Austerity is another of the favorite programs of the RW.
I am always amazed that folks here claim that Austerity ( reduce the deficit) is the only answer and will ignore all negative fall-out from their programs.
Now it is amusing that that particular meme is no longer being used with the Vol at 11....do our RW bloggers no longer care?
The following is a brilliant analysis of the worldviews that divide the extreme right (Tea Party) against the rest of us, including modernists in the Republican Party. It explains the imperviousness of the this faction to science, economics, and facts in general, as well as their sense of victimization and paranoia.
Posted by cat2011
Thanks for posting this cat, it's a great read. This jumped out at me:
"Its virulent alienation from modern life is the foundational fact about the American Right. (It can be argued, of course, that this kind of animus is at the heart of right-wing movements generally.) Once we see this, we can understand both its paranoia and its sense of victimization — as well as its stridency and shrillness. We can also understand its tortured relationship with the “reality-based community” — with the idea that beliefs should be checked against facts, not facts against beliefs. The Right reverses the epistemic order of modern thought: it deduces reality from theory, not theory from reality. Its ontology is as faith-based as its social policy, and has to be."
It's a bit sad that these people are spending their lives on the futility of trying to make a square peg fit a round hole. They can believe whatever they please of course, but one reality they need to study is that there is no way in hell they will ever get the majority of Americans to follow them backward. Not gonna happen.
Posted by Quackers