That and a Nickel Will Get You Jack Squat!

Strawberry Sheepskins

The Left is selling a fresh load of global warming. Look how many Americans are buying the product –e.g.,

Put me and my party in Power!
If you do there will be less of everything.
And, you will pay more for it and,
I will stop global warming.

That essentially is what it’s all about. More expensive energy makes everything else more expensive — for everybody.  Except, of course, insiders will reap rewards. Government employees will receive cost of living increases. Damage control amounts to politicians granting exemptions to themselves and friends and contributors and as favors to others in exchange for votes in secret deals on unrelated matters. Needless to say, the taxpayer will of course be responsible for footing 100% of the bill. But, the big question remains –i.e.,

Do you believe the politicians who claim
unelected bureaucrats can stop global warming?

Anyone can answer because no knowledge of science is required. Global warming has become a question of philosophy. “The suspicion is in the air nowadays that the superiority of one of our formulas to another may not consist so much in its literal ‘objectivity,’ as in subjective qualities like its usefulness, its ‘elegance,’ or its congruity with our residual beliefs.” (William James)

A belief that humanity’s release of CO2 is warming the globe (AGW theory) is no longer a search for objective truth. Real science involves a search for pure objective truth according to established (i.e., universally agreed upon) rules of logic. Throw out the science and while the end result may be uncertain the process is clear. Bad politics and phony religion is what we get for our money when the finding of truth is based solely on its utility to a subset of society, such as helping Leftist ideologues take over the economy and replace capitalism with Euro-communism.

Rather than science global warming has become a famous jury trial where for reasons unrelated to the crime the guilt or innocence of the defendant is totally unrelated to the actual murderer of a real victim. The defendant becomes the putative accused in a kabuki of legal theater with unrelated grievances taking center stage like a dump on a toilet seat. Guilt or innocence no longer matters; right or wrong is irrelevant. That is wedge issue politics –e.g., the use of phony pseudo-science to blame capitalism for killing polar bears and not wanting to take a bus to work.

Fear of climate change is not a reasoned response to a true understanding of reality: fears about AGW is not the product of a scientist’s pursuit of knowledge for its own sake. Rather, these fears are propaganda founded on ‘pragmatic’ truths as described by William James above –i.e., global warming alarmism is a sort of treasure hunt set loose by those who have scripted a conjured-up, self-interested and self-serving consensus of opinion that some find useful. It will never be useful to everyone to simply increase the cost of everything to everyone.

Who really believes government scientists can control the climate if the Democrat party is permitted to take over the economy and replace capitalism with Euro-communism? Do you believe America is destroying the Earth?

The most ancient parts of truth . . . also once were plastic. They also were called true for human reasons. They also mediated between still earlier truths and what in those days were novel observations. Purely objective truth, truth in whose establishment the function of giving human satisfaction in marrying previous parts of experience with newer parts played no role whatsoever, is nowhere to be found. The reasons why we call things true is the reason why they are true, for ‘to be true’ means only to perform this marriage-function. ~William James

Where does it all lead? Those for whom reflexive anti-Americanism has become the prism through which truth is filtered, reality becomes belief in AGW and, for example, hatred of George Bush when Bush opposes AGW theory or disagrees with any of the other truths that prove useful to the believers.

Other truths include an end to the standard principles of Judeo/Christian traditions that will not for an instant condone an indulgence in doomsday predictions and baseless fearmongering for political purposes. That would be immoral. Obviously, the global warming alarmist is quite pius according to the Leftist, liberal Utopian belief system in which purely objective truth is irrelevant when it is not convenient.

With George Bush there was a lot about him for the Left to hate. Bush is a lover of individual liberty. Bush had principles too: he knew there was such a thing as right and wrong and that good would triumph over evil –e.g., Bush would oppose on moral grounds the killing of the innocent survivors of botched abortions and eschewed the liberal fascist tyranny of gas bag politicians full of hot air.

All the things the Leftist, liberal Utopians believe and stand for defined them long before George Bush. The Left’s truth of global warming and their hatred of Bush all are a part of the warp and woof of Western society in economic and moral decline.

The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. America’s vital interests and our deepest beliefs are now one… So it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world. ~George Bush

When it comes to whether AGW theory is valid, we know what the Left wants to hear. But, what should that have to do with science? Under the Leftist scheme of things humanity is always waiting for the next champion mesmerizer to do the thinking for them, like creating a new economy by brushing capitalism aside and replacing it with the liberal fascism of Euro-communism that runs on symbolism like raising gas taxes to save the world from Americanism.

About Wagathon

Hot World Syndrome—fear of a hotter, more intimidating world than it actually is prompting a desire for more protection than is warranted by any actual threat. A Chance Meeting– We toured south along the Bicentennial Bike Trail in the Summer of 1980, working up appetites covering ~70 miles per day and staying at hiker/biker campgrounds at night along the Oregon/California coast (they were 50¢ a day at that time). The day's ride over, and after setting up tents, hitting the showers, and making a run to a close-by store, it was time to relax. The third in our little bicycle tour group, Tom, was about 30 yards away conversing with another knot of riders and treating himself to an entire cheesecake for dinner. He probably figured Jim and I would joke about what a pig he was eating that whole pie and decided to eat among strangers. Three hours later after sharing stories and remarking on a few coincidences that turned up here and there, Tom and one of the former strangers realized they were cousins, meeting in this most unlikely place for the first time. ~Mac
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