Thanks to Gary Flomenhoft at Vermont Commons for the link to this article, “Koch Political Group Brags About Bullying GOP Lawmakers Into Denying Climate Science.”
Here, Koch Brothers-financed Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips boasts about AFP’s successes in driving Washington politicians away from support for climate change mitigation and green energy, and into the sleazy embrace of climate change denial. This proves a key point of my blog post yesterday: a dominant majority of politicians, economic policy makers, and (MBA-bedecked) financial industry people are currently standing in the way of reasonable federal energy policy, support for progressive state energy policy, and private investment to develop a post-fossil economy. There is so much money and influence at stake that these puppets are selling their own integrity, scientific truth, country, and children’s futures down the river.
Really, it’s that simple now. For such an outrageous betrayal of their credibility, respected positions in society, education, the public communication spectrum, and civic duty, the likes of Tim Phillips and others named in the above article should not be surprised if mobs demand that they be dragged out of their fancy offices, tarred, feathered, and set out in stocks in the locations recently vacated by occupationists in major cities, and have eggs, rotten vegetables, excrement, and other appropriate matter thrown at them, because what they are inflicting on this nation is no better.
There is no other “theory” that works here. It’s purely and simply:
Huge Power + Threats to Huge Power = Huge Efforts at All Costs to Preserve Power
Unfortunately for us, this huge power derives from the fossil fuel complex, which is bad for all of us in balance.
Don’t they teach them that stuff in MBA programs?