On Sat, Nov 9, 2013 at 9:55 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 11/9/2013 9:37 AM, spudboy...@aol.com wrote:
> Brent, my analogy, however badly its thought-up, is to force the idealists
> to produce. My idea was to force the idealist back to painful reality and
> hard choices, rather then mentally living in La La land. Saying "Oh they're
> working on solar and soon.."
> How about forcing the libertarians to painful reality. They're going
> through the six stages of denial:
> 1. There is no global warming.
> 2. The science is uncertain.
> 3. There's global warming but it's just a natural cycle.
> 4. Global warming will really be good for us.
> 5. It's too costly to stop global warming.
> 6. Nothing can be done.
> Most of them I know are stuck around 3 or 4 now. They're hoping to delay
> any action so they can get to 6. Why? Because they'd rather face
> extinction than admit there are some things that you need government to do.
Out of curiosity: why do you care so much about what libertarians
think? They are a small minority. I believe most are very much aware
that big government is here to stay. Most people in the western world
vote for some variation of a conservative or liberal party, both
Surely if you are right, and global warming is an existential threat,
and government intervention is the only way to solve it, what
libertarians think should be quite low in your list of concerns no?
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