"If you know what's good for you, if you know that they're leftists, you won't believe anything they say any time, anywhere, about anything
The program must be pretty simple:
- If it's said by someone belonging to the party you disagree with politically, it is a lie.
- If it's said by someone belonging to the party you agree with, it is the truth.
- If it's from an organization composed mostly of people who vote for the opposition party, it is a conspiracy.
- If it's from an organization composed mostly of people who vote for your party, it is gospel.
If the Republican Party agreed with the scientific community from the outset... or if most climate scientists were Republican to begin with, you'd believe in global warming. Though with the new questions of conservative purity going around, I'm not sure how long the scientists in this example could be considered true Republicans...
It brings to mind the terms revolutionary and counterevolutionary... from within a Communist country. Of course, you'll never agree with a counterrevolutionary, they always lie.
What I'd like to know, is how people get sucked into that mode of thinking to begin with, because by those rules everyone inside of it had to have an open mind at one point before deciding to close it, and once inside, since you trust them emphatically, they outline the necessary coding to keep you in.
Maybe it's fear, uncertainty, doubt... tools used by cultists like The Peoples Temple (origin of the Koolaid phrase). And what does that koolaid do? It kills them. It seals their fate, just as ignoring global warming science seals ours. At least in a cult the damage stays within the compound.
"Don't look out the window at the hurricane approaching. Work to prevent anyone else from sheltering from it. We're all safe so long as you do exactly what I tell you and listen to no one else."
Even if we act and do all we can to hold back global warming trends, it'll continue for some time before it gets better. What we're trying to avoid is a mass extinction event. Warming's already happening. Only the willfully ignorant have trouble seeing that.
So who's drinking what? Who's the suicide cult here?