Monday, April 21, 2008

War on Everything

Our most recent TIME magazine cover has a green border and it talks about the War on Global Warming. What? I wonder what the "War on..." construct does to the issue at hand. If every social ill or technological challenge is presented in martial terms, what kinds of solutions present themselves? Probably violent ones.

4 comments:

M&M said...

When the only tool you have is hammer, everything looks like a nail.

GDad said...

Great. Now I'm (non-clinically) depressed.

Faith said...

I agree. But I also feel it is media hype to get ratings and those that make the documentaries to get attention. The problem is that people hear it so often they no longer pay attention. But on the other hand "war" does create reaction feelings of violence.

Alexc3 said...

You all might like Chaser's War on Everything. It's the first thing I thought of when I read this post's title. Like faith said, the "war on" thing might increase ratings. Perhaps that's why these people chose the name. :)