Awesome!

Try to follow the logic of this passage from Camille Paglia’s latest Salon column if you have unaltered brain cells:

As a global warming agnostic, I dislike the way that Gore’s preachy, apocalyptic fundamentalism has fomented an atmosphere of hysteria around this issue and potentially compromised the long-term credibility of environmentalism….

My own philosophy about earth’s titanic, humanity-dwarfing operations is contained in a curious video I recently found on YouTube.com. Clips of volcanic eruptions and magma flows are set to the abstract “psychedelic” music of a California rock group, the Danbury Shakes. This eerie fusion of lurid natural images with a distorted, clashing soundscape is richly evocative of a 1960s vision that has been lost. The ’60s revolution, as I’ve argued elsewhere, was about much more than politics. Fanaticism about global warming reduces the eternal terrors of nature to a banal political melodrama.

Yeah! Volcanos erupt, therefore global warming can’t really be a big problem — the connection is just so obvious! The whole planet can’t possibly be getting warmer because people in Pompeii were, like, sealed in magma, man! Volcanoes are, like, so cosmic. Did I tell you my aunt Camille knew a guy who knew a guy who used to buy blotter from Owsley?

Duuuude! Look at your hands! No, I’m serious, dude — have you ever really looked at your hands?

(Edited version of an overly long post at No More Mister Nice Blog.)

One Response to “Awesome!”

  1. Del says:

    Honest, I was going to read the whole thing and then comment, but she lost me when she solemnly reported the results of a poll at the Drudge Report. The votes are keyed to cookies, you see, so you can only vote once on each computer. Wow! That makes it completely scientific!

    So yeah, we should all reject current alarmist, pettifogging propaganda about global warming, since it doesn’t reflect the 60s zeitgeist. Whatever Camille says.

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