by Handsome Matt
Something caught my ear on television today. There’s a special on Reagan’s presidency.
What caught my ear was one of Reagan’s cabinet members mentioned that he often disagreed and argued with Reagan in regards to the USSR’s economics.
What this means is that groupthink was avoided.
That is important. In one of the most heavy-handed presidencies, what Reagan wanted; Reagan got, there was actual discussion and debate.
Contrast this with the current rhetoric in the environmental “movements.” There is no discussion, there is no debate, and there certainly is no dynamic course of action.
It’s all rhetoric. The few people making inroads are the producers of “The Cove” who are slowly stopping the Japanese whaling and dolphin killing. And some automotive makers, who are making great strides in environmentally friendly automobiles.
Meanwhile, various groups with various agendas are still “protesting” and demanding “change.” What ends up occurring is discordant noise.