The Left’s eager willingness to use global warming alarmism to trample the liberties of others is pretty much what we have seen them do to the culture. So, it is not surprising that as with society we now see the corruption of science.
The Medium is the Message: Climatists use of the same tactics they believed were working for them in the past, back in the 20th century; but, these same tactics now mark them as purveyors of half-truths and superstition in the 21st century (at least among the thinking class who value reason and logic over feelings) and now they must think of new ways to keep the hoax alive. Throughout history it is undeniable that it is the creators of fearful environments and not the targets of their anger and hatred that ultimately doom the people. Such fears most often are born of deception and the end is always the same: the fearmongers lead their followers down the path of misery, poverty, destruction and death.
For example, it was with deception in his heart that Tenskwatawa used secret knowledge that he gained from “Panther across the sky,” who was his famous older brother Tecumseh. The secret knowledge was used to fool their fellow Shawnee people. It is true that Tecumseh was very intelligent. He learned English and had some conversations with those who were schooled in a few things about natural events that indigenous American natives were understandably totally ignorant of and never even dreamed about. Much like the Al Gore of his day Tenskwatawa laid claim to being a Shawnee Prophet. He used what was easily accessible knowledge from another culture to ‘predict’ an eclipse. Armed with false credentials so it came to pass that Tenskwatawa doomed the Shawnee to death but not from their ignorance of a simple natural event that was about to take place whether or not the Shawnee understood how or why or when. Rather, it was the Shawnee’s belief that Tenskwatawa was a Prophet. It was Tenskwatawa the liar that led them to their death.
Only Leftist political activists ignore natural variability to argue that industrialization and capitalism are bad for humanity. It would not be so bad if schoolteachers had decided to take a break from babysitting children in the dropout factories to try their hand at running a profitable business but instead all they really want to do is be paid for being gadflies and help to facilitate a Leftist government takeover of the economy.
Before we trespass on the sovereignty of the individual — and before we abandon the principles of Americanism to Climatism — we need to consider the facts. Before we allow the Leftists to sacrifice our foundational principles of personal liberty, economic freedom and personal responsibility on the altar of secular, socialism, let’s take a close look at the obvious: solar activity varies.
Talking about their book, The Chilling Stars, by Henrik Svensmark and Nigel Calder, Svensmark says that about “the year 1000, we had a period of very high solar activity, which coincided with the Medieval Warm Period. It was a time when frosts in May were almost unknown – a matter of great importance for a good harvest. Vikings settled in Greenland and explored the coast of North America… China’s population doubled. Svensmark observed that,”after about 1300 solar activity declined and the world began to get colder. It was the beginning of the episode we now call the Little Ice Age. In this cold time, all the Viking settlements in Greenland disappeared. Sweden surprised Denmark by marching across the ice, and in London the Thames froze repeatedly. But more serious were the long periods of crop failures, which resulted in poorly nourished populations, reduced in Europe by about 30 per cent because of disease and hunger.”
In periods of decreasing solar activity there is global cooling, such as occurred during the Little Ice Age that continued until the end of the 19th century. Over the past 50 years solar activity has been at its highest since the medieval warmth of 1000 years ago, but now it appears that the Sun has changed again, and is returning towards what solar scientists call a ‘grand minimum’ such as we saw in the Little Ice Age.
The match between solar activity and climate through the ages is sometimes explained away as coincidence. Yet it turns out that, almost no matter when you look and not just in the last 1000 years, there is a link. Solar activity has repeatedly fluctuated between high and low during the past 10,000 years. In fact the Sun spent about 17 per cent of those 10,000 years in a sleeping mode, with a cooling Earth the result… Enjoy global warming while it lasts. (Henrik Svensmark)
What do we see with the Climatists’ half-truths and an embarrassingly awkward public admission of failure to concede a single point that undercuts Climatism? What to we make of their use of science as a mask to hide their real motives? What we see is that Climatists will throw anything they can against the wall to see what sticks or to buy a little more time to move on to the next lie. We now see nothing but empty-headed nihilists who have pushed a hoax so long they have become the hoax. They’ve lived a lie and have become a lie… or, worse.
The Left fears a free man. And there is nothing the Left hates more than a free man with property. The Left is impelled by its ideology to centralize all credit and energy and by extension all means of production into the hands of the state.
Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property, and on the conditions of bourgeois production; by means of measures, therefore,which appear economically insufficient and untenable, but which, in the course of the movement, outstrip themselves, necessitate further inroads upon the old social order, and are unavoidable as a means of entirely revolutionising the mode of production. (The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engles)
And this is how a hoax dies: it is when everyone sees what the true motives of the Left are and how spurious the Climatists’ claims have been. Al Gore didn’t win Florida. Bush said nyet to Kyoto. Highschooler Kristen Byrnes (Ponder the Maunder) said nyet to the Gore-type truther-crockumentaries from the Left about rivers around the globe running red like lava from the heat caused by Americans simply going about their business of earning a living. And, Mother Nature didn’t cooperate either. Nothing happened as the Climatists designed in their minds. Their planning has been as worthless as their filing cabinets full of global warming pseudo-science and their cash for clunkers economics. Movements come and go and now we see that it is sociologists, psychologists and philosophers who are most interested in studying the effects of the Left’s monomaniacal pursuit of Ayn Rand’s industrial man, with a malice aforethought in their hearts.