Is Prosperity Over?
Nothing has changed in academia since Ken Haapala made this statement in August 2010: Be it by hockey sticks, use of carefully selected time frames, calculation of past temperatures by computer models with highly speculative assumptions, or any other means, a code of silence infects publicly funded climate science.
I well remember efforts to hide the mixing of proxy and thermometer data… To use a current analogy: it’s like putting horsemeat into Swedish meatballs that advertise beef. In the case of the meatballs, the DNA evidence betrayed the addition of horsemeat. ~Dr. Fred S. Singer
The time has come to expose self-defeating religion of the global warming alarmists — hiding behind its fabricated consensus like a cordon sanitaire to prevent contamination from reality. It has become the duty of all good citizens to bear witness to truth.
Emerson understood: ‘Truth is beautiful — ‘without doubt’ — ‘but so are lies.’
Western society has indulged lying for too long and there is no good end to it… for Westerners. Humanity in general may learn something from it but for now America is no longer the greatest hope for a humanity yearning for personal liberty. So, we begin with a definite loss going forward: painful as it is to see, global respect for the individual’s life, liberty and property is not the consensus opinion of the New Age. As the Left turns the U.S. economy into a house of cards the American culture has become a storage locker of abandoned dreams.
The sforzando of the global warming movement was 2008. After that, the AGW alarmists’ solo refrain has become, simply: prove me wrong to my personal standards of relevance. It is like saying, prove aliens are not causing global warming. Clinging as they do to the failed ideology of the Left, their position has become the last refuge reserved of all religious zealots who cannot accept even simple facts that conflict with their preconceived notions of reality.
David Rose reported in the Daily Mail that, A chilly Arctic summer has left nearly a million more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year – an increase of 60 per cent. Here we are, faced with the cold reality of a global cooling trend, and still we hear the Leftists of academia spreading Gore Warming Disease, continuing to claim the oceans are warming (although the heat is hiding), even as a big part of Alaska descends into an Ice Age and while the latest prediction is that most of the North American continent is fast approaching a very cold 2013/4 winter.
Rose reminds us that hardening weather, comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013. If we have enough years of cold weather pretty soon we all must agree we have a cold climate. Will we continue to be harangued about the imminent danger of global warming even as the Earth cools? Instead of warming, currently — “days before the annual autumn” — as the “re-freeze is due to begin,” according to Rose, “an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia’s northern shores.”
What’s going on is the Left’s strategy is no different than 9/11 jihadists: the enemy of reason holds a knife to the neck of a stewardess and John Wayne the pilot comes out of the cockpit to face off a crazy man, unaware of a bigger plan; that plan has the suicide jihadist’s two comrades stab the pilot in the back, cow the passengers and fly the ship into oblivion. That is what the Left is doing to America.
Oh! how the Left does absolutely adore the likes of Mao, Castro, Chavez, Gore and the liberal media so much more than they adore George Washington, George Bush, businessmen or Jesus Christ. It is the “blue cities” versus everyone else and everyone is losing. The American dream is being crushed as surely as the pledge of allegiance has been eliminated in classrooms. AGW — fear of human-caused global warming — is a symptom: those who mock reason are praised; treason has no consequences; and, the scientific method has been polluted. The West is dead: the future of individual liberty and personal responsibility in the US is on the ropes. The Magna Carta has more meaning than the Constitution.
The Constitution should serve to protect the minority but now, it only serves to enforce the tyranny of a liberal majority. “Friedrich Nietzsche was the first to notice that religious emotions, like guilt and indignation, are still with us, even if we’re not religious. He claimed that we were living in a post-Christian world — the church no longer dominates political and economic life — but we, as a culture, are still dominated by Judeo-Christian values. And those values are not obvious — they are not the Ten Commandments or any particular doctrine, but a general moral outlook,” according to Stephen Asma: a new “veiled value system” that we understand best by contrasting it to Christianity it replaced. “For the pagans, honor and pride were valued,” says Asma, “but for the Christians it is meekness and humility; for the pagans it was public shame, for Christians, private guilt; for pagans there was a celebration of hierarchy, with superior and inferior people, but for Christians there is egalitarianism; and for pagans there was more emphasis on justice, while for Christians there is emphasis on mercy (turning the other cheek). Underneath all these values, according to Nietzsche, is a kind of psychology — one dominated by resentment and guilt.”
Every culture feels the call of conscience–the voice of internal self-criticism. But Western Christian culture, according to Nietzsche and then Freud, has conscience on steroids, so to speak. Our sense of guilt is comparatively extreme, and, with our culture of original sin and fallen status, we feel guilty about our very existence. In the belly of Western culture is the feeling that we’re not worthy… All this internalized self-loathing is the cost we pay for being civilized. ~Stephen Asma
How well does this new value system of the Left help us cope our delusions when we realize there has been essentially no warming since 1995? Some scientists predict global cooling for another decade or perhaps for the next 30 years. The globe may experience another ice age before the end of the century. The Earth has been locked in ice age conditions for more than 80% of the time over the last one million years. Those are the facts. All of the rest is global warming dogma and Leftist self-loathing. Unfortunately, too many of America’s homegrown little Eichmanns and disciples of Mao and Al Gore — blinded by dreams of power by spreading fears about the weather — have lost the ability to repress their natural instinct to tell everyone else what to think, what to do and how to live. With extreme environmentalism as their new religion, they don’t give two-schitts about the Constitution or personal liberty and responsibility.
An example of “groupthink” is the old maxim that, “a camel is a horse designed by committee.” The composition of the “committee” influences the end product. But, science is not by committee. What we have with the AGW alarmist movement is simple. For a brief period of time in earth history, we have a relatively small number of people on the public dole in politics and academia who have nothing to offer the world but a self-defeatist, self-contempt, strangely anti-humanist viewpoint and they will never stop the charade so long as they are earning a living at it.
At this point in the march of civilization, a growing sector of mankind has managed to attain a degree of mastery over the whims of fate that would otherwise limit our future. At the same time, from the relative safety and security that such mastery affords many in the group, a smaller group of global warming fear mongers essentially point to their comfort as proof that man is destroying itself as it destroys the Earth and wants to limit our future.
This sort of thing has been happening throughout human history. What is new in human history now, however, is that instead of standing on a street corner in NY with a clapboard sign saying, “All is Doomed,” we are paying government witchdoctors to tell us, “All is Doomed.” For the most part, these global warming alarmists are enjoying lifetime employment in the failed public-funded education system, engaged all the while in corrupting the minds and spirits of our young and destroying civilization from within like a cancer.
The fabricated consensus of the global warming complex has been what is now seen as the partnership model —i.e., mutual-interest-community-action instead of science. “‘Does the moon revolve around the earth?’ We would say “yes.” And, no one would ever preface that by saying, ‘well, the consensus of scientists says this.’” ~Michael Crichton