There is a posting on the Sky News website regarding Britain sending a spacecraft to the Sun to study it and see what we can learn about how it affects us here on earth and two things made me angry.
The first was amount of commenter's who used the joke about sending it at night to make the line unusable here now and the miserable ones who complained that the £248m that the European Space Agency has coughed up to Britain to build the spacecraft is an obscene use of money in these austere times.
If i had an account with Sky i would have made the point that as we will probably have to leave this planet at some point after we have poisoned it enough so human life is no longer sustainable, that we should find out all we can about our solar system but i never, i wrote it here instead.
Now i imagine that some of the whiny Sky News posters objecting to us researching the Star that gives us life are climate change deniers and it seems that most climate change deniers are also right wing because climate change denial does seem to have become a right wing thing.
To that affect, environmentalism seems to have become associated with left wing thinking and that has led to some American deniers leaping to what they believe is a death knell to Environmentalism, linking anyone who believes the overwhelming evidence that the climate is changing with Communism.
The thinking seems to go that Environmentalism is a left wing cause and the left wing is made up of Marxists wanting to share everything and bring down Capitalism and that my sensible shoe wearing patriotic Americans is Communism.
Now i can't speak for all the tree hugging hippies out there but when i hear about desertification, floods, draughts and extreme weather patterns, my first thought is not how can we use this to bring down TSB Lloyds, it's how we really need to get a grip on this changing climate that is devastating our planet and killing tens of thousands every year.
The useful idiots of the oil companies on the right still seem to stick to the dunderheaded notion that the thousands of climate scientists with their overwhelming stack of evidence are all wrong and this latest ruse to link in their minds wanting to save the planet with the days of the USSR will probably rattle around quite well inside their heads.
Living in a clean, unpolluted World should not be turned into a political tug of war, it is far too important and if what it takes is to shave the rough edges off the Capitalist system, then it is an added bonus but it is not the aim.
Besides, us on the left have the Anarchists, Anti-Capitalists, Trotskyists and the head Communist Obama poised to bring down Capitalism anyway. Get that red flag ready comrades!