Progress? Katrina, Solomon

It is Popular Mechanics that you would use as a resource if you want to know the real story about the Katrina Hurricane, not the AP which has had to ‘clarify’ its erroneous propagandistic reporting. And now we hear an 8-0 decision supporting the Solomon ammendment.

Popular Mechanics says no one should have been surprised.

But when Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, it seemed as though the whole country was caught unawares. Accusations began to fly even before floodwaters receded. But facts take longer to surface. In the months since the storm, many of the first impressions conveyed by the media have turned out to be mistaken.

The Solomon ammendment is to the effect that if colleges and universities accept government money, they also have to accept government military recruiters on campus. It was protested under false colors as being a gay diversity issue. The court arguments were objecting to a Congressional policy that the military have a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding homosexuality. The real issue was the general antithesis taken to extreme regarding all things military in many institutions of higher education.

In one case, it is building a rationale out of whole cloth to support an irrational belief. In the other, it was using deceit to argue for an untenable position. Is it any wonder there appears to be a high correlation between the populations that present these views?

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