Thursday, January 21, 2016
Flagrant politicization of a tragedy
Title of post refers to what follows: MY flagrant politicization of a tragedy! I refer to the Flint, MI, water crisis. This would be a really good teaching opportunity for Dems. The tragedy now afflicting Flint, Michigan is a DIRECT result of GOP refusal to acknowledge SCIENTIFIC FACTS! It is also the result of a non-democratic (little 'd') take-over of a city by the GOP government of Michigan... ... a take-over motivated by $$$, with consequent "solutions" to financial problems based SOLELY on $$$ - with no concern for human health. Put 'em both together - denial of science + focus on "fiscal responsibility" - and you've got the makings of a GREAT teaching moment ... that unfortunately also involves a great human tragedy. Yep - this is "politicizing" a human tragedy. My bad.