Sunday, September 07, 2008

Reference: The real scandal: Palin's policies, Bangkok Post, Sunday September 7, 2008

The op-ed piece from the far left about American politics published in the Bangkok Post on Sunday (The real scandal: Palin's policies, Bangkok Post, September 7, 2008) labels U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's environmental policies as "toxic" because she is in favor of oil exploration in Alaska as a way of enhancing America's energy independence and against listing the polar bear as an endangered species. The article goes on to accuse her of heresy because she had the temerity to question the authors' opinions on global warming. In so doing the authors have exposed themselves as environmental extremists who are pathologically opposed to human activity in general and obsessed with micromanaging evolution to maintain a certain specie mix in nature to which they subscribe a priori. Radical and militant environmentalism derives from the book "Silent Spring". The endangered species act was pushed through in that spirit. That book has since been exposed as mostly hysteria that has done more harm than good. Ironically, the savage attack against Palin's doubts with respect to the IPCC's version of global warming comes at a time of global cooling. There is more toxicity in environmental extremism than in Sarah Palin's policies.

Cha-am Jamal

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