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Published on May 30th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

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The Propaganda Machine Is Working Overtime — Freedom Gas!

May 30th, 2019 by  


When reality comes to you with a bill you and you’re a right-wing ideologue, you don’t just accept the charges, you rebrand and move forward with confidence.

 

Cleantech efforts to avoid climate catastrophe are so much of a threat to the current US government that it is going on the offensive. Lying and suppressing information are not enough. People are starting to wake up and demand action. So, the Trump administration is reverting to the tried and true methods of propaganda.

Patriotism is always a good look when all else fails, so they think it can be used as a part of a strategy to keep the tide from turning against fossil fuels. However, lies, voter suppression, and moves towards authoritarianism are the antithesis of freedom.

Doublethink, anyone?

As Philip K. Dick told us, “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” So, how does “freedom” prevent runaway climate change? It doesn’t. This is a cheap ploy to appeal to the gullible.

Time for some Freedom Fries.

 
 
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I've had an interest in renewable energy and EVs since the days of deep cycle lead acid conversions and repurposed drive motors (and $10/watt solar panels). How things have changed. Also I have an interest in systems thinking (or first principles as some call it), digging into how things work from the ground up. Did you know that 97% of all Wikipedia articles link to Philosophy? A very small percentage link to Pragmatism.



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