I write this with sadness. I simply do not understand how people can believe in something so strongly that they would want to harm another individual for a different belief.
I recently read an article on Climate Depot that discusses an article on Talking Points Memo. The article on TPM called for the US to “jail or execute global warming deniers”. Wisely, TPM has taken this posting down.
TPM did not act quickly enough since Google indexed the page! If you do a search on the opening text of the article: “What is so frustrating about these fools is that they are the politicians and greedy bastards who don’t want a cut in their profits” you will likely find that it takes a high ranking in Google (currently in first position). The link of course is dead and leads you to a 404 page.
Using Microsoft’s new tool, Bing, didn’t receive any hits but it is new and so I am not surprised. Yahoo’s search was equally empty.
What is so frustrating about this is that this is exactly the kind of discussion and lunacy that leads to the shooting of a doctor by anti-abortion zealots. Regardless of your beliefs on a subject, is it worth taking another’s life? There is no reason to shoot Dr. Tiller (at a church no less) and there is no reason to call for the jailing and execution of people for their beliefs or for putting people on trial for “high crimes against humanity and nature“.
Everyone needs to relax so we can have a real conversation about these issues that we are facing.
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