The Left couldn’t care less about global warming. AGW, the theory that humanity is causing global warming, is nothing more than a political tactic.
Other than rooting for America’s downfall, staying in power is pretty much the only strategy they have. John de Graaf (We can’t grow on) epitomizes the mental miasma of the Left–e.g., in other words: IT CAN’T BE DONE. Period. This is the belief that underlies everything the Left and the liberal Utopians (management of decline not maximization of opportunity) believe and feel: a stunted logic spoon-fed to children who become too fearful to change their soiled diapers.
And, it explains global warming alarmism, the Left’s anti-Americanism: their antipathy toward the idea of individual exceptionalism. The Left believes everything has been said; that every good idea has been had and patented. Every flavor has been tasted. Every song written, played and sung. There’s nothing new to be thought.
The Left wants it to be true that there is nothing new under the sun. It’s this belief that motivates their ill will toward everything that everyone else wants to do: China can’t have cars; Africa cannot be free; Capitalism can’t work; there are too many people in the world — economic growth cannot keep up — and, so many people simply must die and those that survive must be more miserable than preceding generations.
To acquire and maintain political power the Left demands that the people should have free health care, free education, and more leisure time. The Left believes the people are entitled to these things but someone else must pay for them. Building material things, however — like more Hoover Dams or nuclear power plants — must stop.
The underlying beliefs of the Leftists are a confession of inner powerlessness, feelings of worthlessness, self-defeat. They will make the world pay for their poverty of spirit and it is that kind of poverty that explains why the Left denies faith and hope and feels threatened by the successes of others. It’s why the Western academics of AGW global warming alarmism create models of a world comprised only of black carbon; models that even deny the Sun and blame people for engaging in the business of living.
There is so much we humans can never know. And, it hurts so much to pretend we know more than we do. The world has warmed and cooled many times before and we should learn from that. Looking at the Minoan, the Roman and Medieval warming periods we see the birth of new religions that replaced other religions whose beginnings were more closely associated with periods of glaciation. Giving flight to our minds’ eyes we can almost feel the birth of these new metaphysical ‘truths’ corresponding to epochal shifts of populations during these periods of changing climate as travelers crossed the frozen Arctic at one time, and in another time Vikings plundered Paris and founded colonies in Greenland and perhaps even in Canada.
What other raw cause and effect relationships are too close for us to see? Can we imagine that in addition to times of relative material plenty, such as the current interglacial warming period has afforded to Western Civilization, that the current warming period also has given birth to the new religion of AGW global warming alarmism and the philosophy that humanity is a big mistake because the Earth is simply too small?
Telescoping things, global warming is far better for the human race by all objective indicators compared to life in the Little Ice Age or during the Maunder and Dalton minimums. Even so, perhaps a life of relative plenty — economic success — together with the vagaries of human nature and the frailty of the mass superstition and the intellect of the consensus — sows the seeds of our eventual moral decline. The relative freedom from want that modern society affords comes with a loss of perspective. Take for example the ‘science’ of Michael Mann that passes for erudition in the realm of Western academia that has people like Al Gore as a patron saint. Who could be impressed with such examples?
The insanity of global warming alarmism may simply be a symptom of moral decline and eventual death of a culture and a society, brought about by the self-defeating nihilism of the new religion and philosophy that creates new truths that devalue the old teachings and founding principles and laugh at the once enduring traditions that united people. We don’t know where or how it will all end. Who years ago would have predicted the devaluation of the perceived value of procreation itself together with the aborting of fetuses and fertilization of embryos by doctors and children raised by strangers in government dropout factories.
In a crazy sort of quixotic way, global warming may in fact signal the end of something. Does it signal the end of Western civilization? The world is always changing. We are changing with it. Is moral decline the reason the West is dying? Is it the only reason?