Originally posted on Lack of Environment:
What qualifies you to judge what is “junk” and what is “sound” science? Or have you, in fact, just borrowed this facile method of debunking real science from the tobacco companies that tried for so long to convince us smoking was not dangerous? (The answer is “Yes” by the way!)
I know that some suggested (and indeed already-implemented) solutions to our problem are misguided, but to continue to claim that we do not have a problem; that takes being wrong to another level altogether.
I also know that it was unwise of me to post remarks like “your days are numbered” and “the game is up (you lost)” on WUWT but, I am not attacking any of you personally – I am just trying to point out to you that you are not being objective or rational in dismissing the findings of…
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Originally posted on Andrew Gavin Marshall:
Austerity, Adjustment, and Social Genocide: Political Language and the European Debt Crisis
By: Andrew Gavin Marshall
The following is a sample analysis from my upcoming book on the global economic crisis and global resistance movements. Please consider donating to The People’s Book Project to help support the effort to finish this book.
Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
– George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language,” 1946
Political language functions through euphemism, by employing soft-sounding or simply meaningless words to describe otherwise monstrous and vicious policies and objectives. In the European debt crisis, political language employed by politicians, economists, technocrats and bankers is designed to make policies which create poverty and exploitation appear to be logical and reasonable. The language employed includes the words and phrases: fiscal austerity/consolidation, structural adjustment/reform, labour flexibility, competitiveness…
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