Ophelia’s exclamation was about Hamlet, but it could have been about Paul Krugman’s latest column. In it, he waxes positively hysterical about global warming, states that those who don’t accept the hypothesis are “deniers” committing treason against the future generations, and warns that civilization is in peril. The reader who posted the first comment on the NYTimes website, remarked cogently, after quoting him:
“…What you saw [on the floor of the House], instead, were people who have no interest in the truth…”
Paul, the tragedy in all of this is that this applies to almost all of the folks on both sides of the debate – including you.
Amen to that. Krug doesn’t present any evidence, any arguments – he just rants and raves as if the pillar of all-consuming fire is approaching on the horizon. I share his opinion of most Republican congressmen, but just running a computer model doesn’t make you right. Is he in thrall to the delusions of his fellow Princeton prof, Michael Oppenheimer? I never thought I’d see him descend to the same puerile level as Thomas Friedman, but I guess he’s joined that club. Drunk the Kool Aid, as some remarked.
He did a great service to the nation with his critiques of the Bush gang while so many others were swallowing their lies and looking the other way from their gross incompetence, so…sad, sad, sad.