Monday, September 27, 2010

Same Old Parent/Child Game: Look, Oil All Gone

How long does one have to live, or at least pay attention, before one gets it that figures don't lie, but liars do figure?

Here's a report by a scientist that half of the oil still exists in the gulf. This conclusion flies in the face of the government's conclusion that the oil is gone.

If the government worries at all that this guy's information might gain traction it's likely that we will be fed, by that government, dissembling which might take the form: Yes we know that is true, but it's no longer a hazard and that's why we said it's gone.

Wouldn't it be loverly if everyone stopped to ask a simple question: Who benefits from
the information one reads or hears?

Though I'm inclined to belief the scientist here, it's fair to ask that question of a scientist too.
He's not the Messiah. He has a life also, and it might just be that his life and world could benefit from his gaining the ascendancy in the competition for funding. After all it seems that "follow the money" is the essential mantra of those who maintain a healthy cynicism about the motives of those who spread their information of choice, a euphemism for subjective opinion.(Of course all opinion is, by definition, subjective.)


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