We blasted through the Space Age and built Towers of Babel in the Information Age that have come crashing down in the Age of Wrongheadedness.
Of humanity’s 101 world-changing inventions the History Channel lists the top 5-4-3-2-1 as the transistor, steam engine, light bulb, printing press and the wheel. Further up the list was the candle that served for thousands of years to lighten the darkness.
There’s a reason why cartoons of humans having a good idea are shown by putting a light bulb over their heads. Sometime along the way, undoubtedly very early on, came the idea of the devil — maybe, humanity’s greatest invention. The Left is now trying to un-create our modern way of life with its invention of a new devil: human-CO2.
In its new role of serving politics academia has created a red-headed monstrosity: Leftist science. This new way of thinking manifests itself in so many different ways–e.g., the Senate’s war on capitalism. The superstition and ignorance of government and UN-approved global warming experts reminds us why the discovery of the scientific method was so important. Without it, we’re left with government science that is always right, leaves no room for argument and can be counted on to prove that the continuance of big government is imperative for our survival.
The scientific method is no panacea. But without it there’s even more room for more bad ideas that assault our sensibilities and insult our intelligence. For example, a link on the Weather Channel took me to a hit piece about the ‘hefty environmental cost’ of cooking with charcoal this 4th of July due to its heavy carbon footprint compared to cooking with gas.
Their argument goes up in smoke because we know CO2-alarmists are against cooking with gas too. Even so, charcoal is made from trees, a renewable resource. Replanted trees would take up any putative greenhouse gas emissions that weed-smoking anti-charcoal extremists might cook up.
What explains so much bad thinking? When it comes to fear of global warming by those who worry about climate change, there’s no money or political power to be had in spreading news of the new consensus view that it’s the sun, stupid. Meanwhile, academia is just waiting for the house of cards to collapse around our collective ears as they continue to pretend they are not helping to bring about Western society’s collapse by remaining silent as politicians continue to spread claptrap and flapdoodle about climate change.
For example, California is totally run by the Democrat party (which is maintained by the public employee unions) and has become synonymous with the idea of building a bullet train to nowhere at public expense. Like the US Senate, the California government loathes business and is pushing its own version of cap and trade that only serves to drive US businesses and a few million more US jobs overseas to the emerging capitalist economies in China, India and Brazil. More than any other state, California is dedicated to exactly that: economic suicide.
In testimony before Congress in 2009 it was estimated that introducing a cap and trade policy would triple the unemployment rate –e.g., if unployment is ‘x’ now the unemployment will be 3x if the Leftists get their way.
Yes. You will increase employment about 200 percent if you pursue this measure over and above what it will rise to anyway. That’s our experience in the U.K. I have done some modeling on this and the consequences will be very severe indeed if you attempt to impose any measure of this kind on your economy… So, if you take unemployment as ‘x’, it will be 3x by the time you will finish this process. That’s if you want the carbon tax to be at a level which will have any sort of disincentive effect at all and thereby to try and reduce your own emissions. Though of course you will then increase the emissions of everybody else and you will merely get greater worldwide emissions. No cash benefit, massive unemployment here; I’m afraid that cap and trade is a remarkably stupid proposal. ~Lord Monckton
Global warming isn’t science versus stupidity its Left versus right. Climate change is cap and trade junkies vs. cap and trade deniers. Global warming of the Earth’s surface has decelerated… It is reasonable to notice something like that. And, it is not unreasonable for us to notice we’re being lied to by government employees and scientists that take public money to say what the government wants to hear.
A group of Detroiters applied to the UN for help a few days ago because water to 3,000 residents was to be shut off by the public utility for non-payment. Additionally, water rates are going up there for everyone. All of this was of course being ignored by the MSM despite the fact community activists blame the rich for causing the problem and for depriving Detroit’s poor of their right to clean water. In a sane world, however, people who can’t pay their water bill should be seen as climate refugees, deprived of employment by the Leftist, liberal Utopian values and policies that caused lost jobs and a rising cost of living across in the US.
We know that it is the business of community organizers and activists to paint the US and capitalism as evil. But, at what other time in human history did parents send their children off alone to cross the border and make their way in an evil foreign land, as we see happening by the tens of thousands on America’s southern border?
We once were factious, fierce, and wild, To peaceful arts unreconciled; Our blankets smeared with grease and stains from buffalo meat and settlers’ veins. Through summer’s dust and heat content, From moon to moon unwashed we went… But now, we’re tidy-clean and politically-correct wrongheaded hypocrites who fear the weather and believe light bulbs grow on trees.
Updated 24 June 2014