Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It ain't over while the fat man still sings

At least I hope it isn't. President Gore's* problem, as he makes clear, is not so much that nearly all of our political leadership either flat out denies the very existence of the greatest crisis humanity has faced since we were reduced to a single small band a quarter million years ago, or at best pays almost no attention to it.

Nope. While the linked essay is getting headlines for putting Barack Obama in the latter category, the corporate media is, naturally enough, ignoring its main target which is (drum roll please) the corporate media. The only balance that a sane journalist could bring to this debate is to truthfully call James Inhofe and the rest of the Republicans in congress evil fools, the Koch brothers psychopathic enemies of humanity, Rush Limbaugh a pathological liar motivated entirely by greed, and the people in general blissful idiots sleepwalking through our final days in fool's paradise.

I find it very difficult to keep up this blog because after all, what else really matters when human civilization and the health of the planetary biosphere are in peril? What have we come to when I must, in all seriousness, type the preceding sentence? Yo, Scott Pelley, Wolf Blitzer, Diane Sawyer -- are you awake? Come to think of it, I can't even remember the last time Rachel Maddow mentioned this little problem -- she spent more time on Weiner^2gate than anybody.


*He was in fact elected president of the United States in 2000.

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