Sunday, August 03, 2008

Global Warming Ad Insults Veterans

I saw this ad on Yahoo! groups the other day:

We didn't wait for someone else to storm the beaches at Normandy
And we can't wait for someone else to solve the global climate



The Nazi conquest of Europe...Global Warming. This is what I'd call a Parallelism FAIL. And an insulting one at that.

I don't have a problem with recycling, alternate energy and conserving fuel, but I do have a problem with someone comparing that to one of the most tragic and heroic military actions in recent history, especially for a still scientifically (if not politically) contested theory. Have we so soon forgotten what the Battle of Normandy was about?

Incidentally, the sun is getting warmer, so we're facing system, not global, warming.

Should we bomb the sun into submission?

4 comments:

Gray Rinehart said...

Wow, I hadn't seen that. Your criticism is spot-on. Thanks!

Glenn Walker said...

I completely agree with your point, K, but that last line... "Should we bomb the sun into submission?" just begs to be a writing prompt!

Karina Fabian said...

Go for it, Glenn!

Karina Fabian said...

Go for it, Glenn!