angelweave
Comments: Oil! Oil!

How does a litany of even more preposterous scenarios discredit a theory of motivation?

Posted by hans at September 6, 2004 09:59 PM

I don't have to discredit a theory of motivation, particularly this theory of motivation, since I've not seen anything but chants and slogans to prove it in the first place.

Plus, I do mockery much better.

Posted by Brian J. at September 7, 2004 11:23 AM

Indeed you do ;-)

There is nothing that would satisfy a test of "proof" for a theory of motivation. I will agree, though, that those in the left that assert the Iraq war was driven (whether wholly or partially, directly or indirectly) by the US dependance on oil imports have done a terrible job of presenting their case. It's one of those issues where your own position seems, well, obvious... given your own preconceptions and the evidence you've been privy too.

The current climate seems to engender stalemates, where everyone is convinced that those who differ have ignored the facts, or are simply delusional. Mockery doesn't help any more than the chants and slogans :-P

Posted by hans at September 7, 2004 07:12 PM

this is what the war in iraq is really all about - http://www.gwjokes.com/cartoons/oilave.php

Posted by express at October 25, 2004 01:54 AM