Speaking of denial…
Posted by G.A. Matiasz on June 6, 2014
…What goes around rightwing and comes around leftwing. We’re all familiar with rightwing climate/science denial, depicted humorously by Ruben Bolling in this Tom the Dancing Bug cartoon:
Here’s some leftwing anti-vaccination/science denial, as explored by comedian Samantha Bee in the segment “An Outbreak of Liberal Idiocy” on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show:
At the end of this video clip, the suggestion is made that those on the Left who deny science by refusing to get their children vaccinated against mumps, measles, whooping cough, polio, etc., are mainly the ones who will suffer as their children get horribly sick, become permanently crippled, and perhaps die in a worst case scenario. Their idiocy will be visited upon their children, and while that may be unfortunate, the rest of us can smugly let these dumbfucks suffer. Not so with those on the Right who deny science by denying the human causes of climate change, thereby blocking action to reverse global warming and thus threatening the survival of the entire human race.
Big difference in the consequences of rightwing vs leftwing science denial.