ozarque (ozarque) wrote,
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Emotional weather discussion note....

This morning's post from Andrew Tobias [at http://www.andrewtobias.com] -- about global warming and the success of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth -- has a sentence that strikes me as fitting neatly into the discussion we've been having. He says:

"The feeling of many – certainly of the Republican leadership – is that so long as there is some chance we are not doomed, we should not act."

I don't know what to call that emotional stance. Not learned helplessness, certainly. Not despair, not hopelessness, not fatalism. Norm has recognized a problem -- but as long as there is some chance that he's not doomed, he sees no reason to try to do anything about it. Lazy cluelessness, maybe?
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