By Any Other Name

In reference to a $600,000 spending initiative by Alberta’s NDP government to educate people about climate change, a commentary in The Edmonton Journal asks: “Propaganda or education?” The question is a false alternative. The long-standing definition of propaganda involves the wide spreading of information or ideas to promote a particular view. Education, according to the commentary, is being employed to “counter the spin” of those who have opposing views on the issue of anthropogenic global warming. No difference. The journalist, a Mr. Thomson, refers to carbon tax legislation which is being promoted by a $9 million campaign. Thomson concurs that this may be called propaganda … Continue reading By Any Other Name