Apparently the sale of fuel efficient cars has slumped. With the Gulf Oil Spill nearing 60 days, one would think that the May sales of fuel efficient cars would be UP rather than down.
Down is what Mark Tapscott, of The Examiner, sees in the stats for May.
Is this trend, which is not just for May, but for 2010, a sign that people are short sighted or is it that our public conversation has failed to capture what is going on with oil? I offer one more possibility. The people are distrustful of what "authority" is telling them. Remember that old Abe Lincoln saw, "You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time." But, he also said: "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts."
I wonder if that means that the People want the nuances as well as the main bullet points?
Regards — Cliff