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Monday, November 15, 2010

SIXTY FRACKING LAME MINUTES


I was annoyed by last night's show

So was James Kunstler

"So, last night CBS hauled Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy, on board their flagship Sunday infotainment vehicle, 60 Minutes, to blow a mighty wind up America's ass (as they say in professional PR circles). America is lately addicted to lying to itself, and 60 Minutes has become the "go-to" patsy for funneling disinformation into an already hopelessly confused, wishful, delusional, US public."

"McClendon told the credulous Leslie Stahl and the huge viewing audience that America 'has two Saudi Arabia's of gas.' Now, you know immediately that at least half the viewers misconstrued this statement to mean that we have two Saudi Arabia's of gasoline. Translation: don't worry none about driving anywhere you like, or having to get some tiny little pansy-ass hybrid whatchamacallit car to do it in, and especially don't pay no attention to them "green" sumbitches on the sidelines trying to sell you some kind of peak oil story.... "

"At the present time, with America anxious about any kind of future energy, shale gas sounds like a dream-come-true. Mostly what the public saw on 60 Minutes last night was a sell-job for Chesapeake Energy to boost its stock price."

"Little is known about the migration of fracking fluids underground"

"What this disgusting episode really shows is how eager the USA is to mount a campaign to sustain the unsustainable at all costs, including massive collective self-deception. The lying starts at the very top, not just in Aubrey McClendon's office at Chespeake, but in every executive suite throughout the land - including the Oval Office - where any lie is automatically swallowed and then upchucked for public consumption in the interest of keeping a nation based on addictive rackets stumbling on without having to change our behavior."

Entire Essay - HERE

A Nation...
Based on Addictive Rackets

 

1 comment:

  1. OmiGod . .. Fracked! Dude!!
    I forgot to wish you a Happy Birthday.. .!!

    I was reminded of you when I read this quote by Ralph Nader:

    "Imagine how you'll feel years from now when your nine-year-old granddaughter or grandson looks at you with that searching eye and asks what were you doing when some environmental or social travesty was happening and could have been stopped."

    You'll be able to look the little fucker right in the eye, F.

    Happy Birthday!

    (And I was glad that 60 minutes at least presented the rising tide of dissenting voices from those who have been wronged----it was not all one-sided)

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