That’s What You Call Rage?


HoffPo linked to an earlier piece about the movie “Cars 2” in which the villain is “Big Oil.” The writer, Joanna Zelman, sees rage.

Some conservatives are already enraged. The Lonely Conservative blog wrote, “We conservatives and believers in free markets are accused of being paranoid when we say the Hollywood industry is trying to indoctrinate our children with left wing propaganda. But now movie directors and producers are coming out and admitting what they’re doing. I’m just glad I found this out before I allowed my kids to persuade me to take them to see the movie ‘Cars 2.'” Indeed. Evil films can brainwash children into caring about the environmental degradation that their generation will have to pay for.

Actually, the Lonely Conservative blogger wrote that. The blog just sits here until I, or one of our contributors, decide to write something. But seriously, where’s the rage? I didn’t curse, I didn’t call anybody names, use exclamation points or write in block letters.  It’s hardly what I’d call rage.

As for the “environmental degradation” our children will have to pay for, how about the fact that ethanol is driving up the cost of food, and could actually be making global warming worse? How much oil and other resources go into the production of a gallon of ethanol? Even Al Gore admitted ethanol was and remains a bad idea, and Bill Clinton said too much ethanol use could spark food riots. So they may want to take ethanol out of the green energy equation.