Can we have a brainwashing ban?
According to Mattera and his friend Myron Ebell, the only thing the Great Outdoors is good for is mining, drilling and polluting. Anything else is nothing more than a brainwashing boot camp and land power-grab.
The Obama administration’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative is another attempt to expand public land ownership, waste taxpayer dollars, and indoctrinate young people in the belief that more government ownership and control is better for our environment...Yadda yadda yadda yadda. We need more ignorance to do our evil work.
Creating a conservation corps may make people feel good that the federal government is helping to provide employment for unemployed young people, but it would do much better to provide economic conditions so that private investors could create real jobs.
[The] unfortunate effects of the program [will be a] larger constituency that supports the federal land agencies, just as the Peace Corps has created a constituency for useless federal aid programs to poor countries.
The fact is there's a difference between brainwashing and education. Education enriches and improves your life and the way you live, while brainwashing uses lies and false information to make you behave in ways that are harmful to you.
Speaking of which, the billionaire Steve Forbes suddenly seems to care about Mercury poisoning when it comes to phasing out old and inefficient technologies in the lighting department. Technological progress he does not want. He gets Myron Ebell to fill him in on the bollocks:
Cost savings are exaggerated. First, the [new] bulbs are tested under ideal conditions. Some household uses approximate these ideal conditions. Most do not. For example, if you turn a light on and off a lot, such as a bathroom light, you will save very little electricity because CFLs use a lot of electricity to start up. Second, CFLs tend not to last as long as advertised. Therefore, you end up replacing CFLs before they have achieved the savings needed to make up the [cost] difference [of the old-fashioned bulb].Media Matters has covered this story. Turns out that every single allegation made in it is wrong or no longer accurate due to advances in technology.
As usual, if you want to know what's right, it's always the exact opposite of what the mass extinction engine known as Myron Ebell says.