<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: The delusional is no longer marginal

Friday, December 17, 2004

The delusional is no longer marginal

That's a quote from Bill Moyers' outstanding and frightening essay, "Bill Moyers on Health and the Global Environment." In the essay he cites example after example of how fundamentalists' ignorance of reality could end up causing the Armageddon they seem to covet.

"For the first time in our history," Moyers says, "ideology and theology hold a monopoly of power in Washington. Theology asserts propositions that cannot be proven true; ideologues hold stoutly to a world view despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as reality. When ideology and theology couple, their offspring are not always bad but they are always blind. And there is the danger: voters and politicians alike, oblivious to the facts."

Please read the entire essay:


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