Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Killer Climate and a Resolution for the New Year

ThinkProgress � 2010 Closes With Yet More Killer Climate Disasters

The energy profiteers who pretty much run the show now are still going to try and sell their products any way they can. The Congress critters in their pockets will continue to shovel taxpayer dollars into their money bins and will cry "BOGUS" to any scientific evidence of climate change.

I think "Energy Profiteer" is pretty mild. "Oil Baron" has a nice ring to it but doesn't really tell the story. "Earth Rapists" might be getting close, but sounds like a wild-eyed radical. I'll be using these terms interchangeably in my blogs for the new year as part of a New Year resolution.

More terms to push into the debates:

Public Theft instead of Tax Cuts
Government for Profit instead of Small Government
Greed Crisis for economic crisis
Failing Citizens instead of Failing Schools
Corporate Cruelty instead of Profit Maximization
Deadly Coal instead of Clean Coal.

My goal this year is to NEVER allow the "instead of" terms enter the debate, and ALWAYS use the new progressive vocabulary in their place. I will also be on the lookout for new terms to push back against those who have so successfully dominated the public discourse.

Will you help me?

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