And speaking of pretexts

In general our political system would garner a lot more support if it stopped with the pretext nonsense and worked out compromises on the use of power based on actual responses to the harms it claims to be addressing. Enough with the pretending that CO2 is a "toxin," for instance, or that a virus is the same as a machine emitting sparks.


David Foster said...

It would help if people would called it 'CO2', rather than 'carbon', which is a different thing.

I think a lot of people, when they hear about 'carbon emissions' or 'carbon pollution', visualize something like black particulates, coming out as black smoke.

Texan99 said...

And not by accident. If you told them what you were worried about was the stuff they exhale, they might conclude you were a nut case.