Imagery and hypocrisy

Mike Huckabee’s recent comment about President Obama, “He would trust the Iranians and he would take the Israelis and basically march them to the door of the oven,” produced much shock, indignation, and verbal condemnation from the media, late-night news airheads, and some members of the Jewish community…perhaps not so much for the accuracy of the claim of the real-world net result of implementing the proposed nuclear treaty with Iran as for the transgression of invoking disturbing imagery of the Holocaust. However, the outpouring of such moral indignation is apparently modulated by the occasion upon which it is invoked, and by the status conferred by the media upon the one uttering such comments.  A federal employee as director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), James Hansen, opined: “The trains carrying coal to power plants are death trains.  Coal-fired power plants are factories of death.”  His...(Read Full Post)