I am often conflicted when I see some Hollywood star lending their gravitas to a cause or political campaign. They after all enjoy the same First Amendment rights as the rest of us. The problem for me however is that they are also very often ignorant about the subjects on which they pontificate. Lacking the knowledge, experience, or wisdom to understand a subject does not stop a lot of folks, but the stardom gives the Hollywood crowd a megaphone to spout some of the most insane nonsense known to mankind. I’ll give some examples.
Shakira, stated that she would rather her concerts were attended by pigs than Jews, because of how the Israelis treat the, “Palestinians.” I guess she is O.K. with the 50,000 Katusha rockets per year which rain down on Israeli neighborhoods targeting schools and farms. (not true, please see the comments). Andy Griffith is all over T.V. telling us that we’re going to love the improvements made to Medicare via the new Health Care Debacle. All these commercials are airing even as State Medicare funds are zeroing out due to a cut off of Federal Funding. Madonna, who I am convinced slept through or skipped every High School science class in her less than A caliber academic career, is lecturing the rest of us on Global Warming. The height of the stupidity though has to be DDT.
DDT is a pesticide. We used this pesticide for approximately five years in this country prior to its being banned. After those five years, we had successfully eradicated Malaria, and Bed Bugs. How many lives were saved. Even now, there are many Americans who do not know that at one time, Malaria was also rampant in the United States. Enter the eco-fascist lobby. DDT was demonized, for some very suspicious and unproven claims about its dangers to the, “fragile,” eco-system. Its use was prohibited around the globe. So where does that leave us. Well, it leaves us with today, and our good friend George Clooney. Clooney it seems, has contracted Malaria for the second time. Let me say, I like most of Clooney’s movies. That being said, he is down with every loony position on the left that there is. He blames Israel for having the audacity to defend her very survival and not allowing themselves to be permanent targets for, “Palestinians,” who want nothing but to murder her citizens. He is so smug in his eco-fascism, South Park devoted an entire episode to his smug behavior. This time though, he is the victim of his own nonsense.
I do not wish Malaria on anyone. As a matter of fact, I say we should eradicate this disease from our planet entirely. We have the ability to do this. How many lives would have been saved had we put an end to Malaria in the late 1970’s? Those are all deaths which are on the hands of liberals. One of the things which I dislike about the liberal movement world wide is that they never accept the responsibility for their actions or policy decisions. This is a clear example, extreme as it is, of that. Even as thousands contract this disease every year, we are told that saving the environment is more important than saving human lives. Humans are part of the environment as well. At the same time, my liberal friends are screaming that we need to do something about Malaria in Africa, the effects are horrible. You know what? I agree. We need to do something. We need to Use DDT for at least five years on a global scale, and put an end to Malaria and Bed Bugs once and for all. George Clooney should never have to contract Malaria again.
Some of you may object to my usage of the word fascist when describing the green crowd. Well, get a load of this little commercial that they made to promote the 10:10 initiative.
In their worldview, anyone who does not tow the green line, deserves to die. This is the very definition of fascism. It should also be noted, this is much more of an incitement to violence than anything Rush, Palin, Hannity, or even that old sick jerk Pat Buchanan has ever proffered.
Hat tip to Urban Infidel.
ADDENDUM BY HAMMER OF TRUTH: Occasionally we get word that something we reported or had an opinion on is simply not true, in this case the issue of George Clooney’s malaria being cured not by DDT, but by the wonders of modern medicine. Also, the Shakira thing.
DDT has historically been a useful tool in devastating the areas where malaria parasites thrive (along with a lot of collateral damage to the ecosystem) and has deservedly gotten a bad rap for it’s destructive abilities. With this knowledge, we hope that improvements could be made to its formula and use in the eradication of harmful parasites, not simply just to discard the lessons what we have learned because of our destructive history with it.
We are also advising Flyovercountry that factual reporting is a requirement here at HoT and that factual errors will gladly be marked as such.