Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Temper Tantrum Tuesday: Compromise

The remaining Blue Dog Democrats in congress, my own congressman Ben Chandler included, have been doing interviews saying that the Democrats need to turn away from Progressives like me, and start compromising with the GOP/ Teabaggers. My question is how can you compromise on the GOP / Teabagger “issues”?

How is President Obama supposed to compromise on his position that he was born in Hawaii? Ben Chandler might not like it but on this issue Obama has no choice but to stick to his guns.

How are thinking people supposed compromise on the fact that 97% of climate scientists agree that Global Warming is real and manmade? Unicorn power isn’t going to solve this.

How is anyone with a brain supposed to compromise that over 150 years of scientific study shows that evolution is real and ongoing? Replacing Creationism, which has the scientific virtue of being falsifiable (and has been proved false) with Intelligent Design, which merely takes the one scientific virtue out of Creationism, is not a compromise.

How is someone who has studied even the most elementary teachings in biology supposed to compromise with someone who insists that legal protections be given to a person before pregnancy, at a time before pregnancy can be determined?

How can someone who believes that all Americans deserve to have the same rights compromise with people who believe that some Americans should be treated as second class citizens?

These are not even, or shouldn’t be, Progressive vs. Conservative issues. These are issues of reality vs. fantasy.

There can be no compromise on these issues because on one side there are facts and on the other side there is complete and total fantasy and fantasy based policies cannot work in the real world.

By Darrell B. Nelson author of Invasive Thoughts

1 comment:

Stephanie Barr said...

As often as I can, when it comes to opinion, I like to advocate compromise.

There are two places where I don't.

(a) Where people are being hurt

(b) Where reality is involved.

Truth is, reality doesn't give a damn what we think it is. It will go on being reality.

2 is not equal to 3, not even for large values of 3. Insisting otherwise is not a sign of creativity or individuality, but insanity.