All over Kansas City Internet message boards there's a lot of heated debate regarding recent comments from Mike Thompson on his myfox blog.
Essentially, Thompson compared global warming alarmists and people who weren't open to debate on Al Gore's favorite subject to Hitler.
Bottomline.com chronicles Thompson's offending passage:
This story has become all too common for those who dare speak up, and debunk Global Warming. Dr William Gray, and other scientists with strong credentials in physics and climate science have been shouted down as climate heretics, for disagreeing with the GW crowd.Actually, TKC thinks that Thompson was making a valid point about the intolerance and divisiveness of modern political debate . . . However, invoking Hitler's name is sure to ruffle some feathers . . . In fact, Internet denizens know that this is where Goodwin's law applies and Thompson already lost the debate because he used a Nazi reference.
It is easier to silence scientific dissent by utilizing the politics of personal destruction, than to actually debate them on the merits of their arguments. That should tell you something about the global warming debate...there is none right now...it's either you believe, or you are to be discredited.
Isn't that how Hitler took control of Germany? It's a slow process, but it is scary, because if someone can control your energy sources, they can control you. We are already being told what light bulbs we can and cannot use...through legislation.
We are being forced to fund research into alternative energies sources that are inefficient, and that cause the price of food, energy, and everything else to rise...through legislation....rather than allow free enterprise to allocate funds to those energy sources that will survive through good old American innovation!
How far do we let it go? That's up to all of you.
Since TKC is all about diversity and I feel qualified in speaking on behalf of the local Jewish community considering that I've seen every single one of Woody Allen's films 3 times . . . To make amens (or whatever) Thompson must either attend a sensitivity training or have dinner with Katie Horner - Either way, I'm sure he'll regret his statements which led him up to that point.