This whole ClimateGate / WarmerGate thing is driven by activist ego, self-perpetuating oligarchal bureaucracy, and corporate greed, a bizarre intertwining of obsessive agendas that might be compared to say, the NDP teaming up with the separtist Bloc in order to topple the government and save Canada from ourselves.
I was a cult member, too, until I found out I was being lied to. Since we’re all too stupid to be allowed to look over the data ourselves, I don’t give a crap what these IPCC people say anymore. It’s ALL bullshit, as far as I’m concerned.
You see, I live my life by the clearly weird and unstable idea that if someone lies to me once, I can no longer trust anything they will ever say, or have ever said to me.
All this doubt and hand wringing over how to look at this situation is such garbage. It’s like catching your lover on the phone with someone else, then having to endure the humiliating and painful insult of them accusing you of paranoia. Once someone lies to you, like it or not, that’s pretty much the end of THAT.
Let me illustrate my point by revisiting a famous scene from the classic ‘Dirty Harry‘, when Clint Eastwood is being accused of overreacting to an alleged culprit caught-in-the-act :
Mayor : Callahan!
Callahan : Sir?
Mayor : I don’t want any more trouble like you had last year in the Filmore District… understand? That’s my policy.
Callahan : Yeh, well, when an adult male is chasing a female with intent to commit rape, I shoot the bastard. That’s my policy.
Mayor : Intent? How did you establish that?
Callahan : When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn’t out collecting for the Red Cross.
Chief : He’s got a point.
Come on, folks – these guys have been caught with their pants down. Everyone says the ‘Denialists’ are being funded by Big Oil, and that’s just another scare tactic at this point. But WHO is funding the Chicken Littles who are Crying Big Bad Wolfie?
Is this really being driven by science, or is it a giant scam growing out of what is essentially a belief system to many people? Has the world become so tainted with cynicism that our tax dollars now go to create self-important officials indulging their perverse obsessive controlling disorders with the development of new ways to tax the populations under their control, as well as new populations to tax?
That’s how it appears to me – this is Taxation-As-Industry, and its roots are in the critically misguided impression so many people have that taxes somehow are a tangible commodity that can and should be expanded upon just like any other enterprise.
However. this latest debacle is not going to do a thing to stop Global Warming, if it is even happening, and it’s not going to do much for the poor countries of the world, either.
We need to move on alternative energy, and an interest free currency, and then export these ideas and technologies around the world, THAT is the way to spread our wealth and knowledge around!
I’m consistently amazed with the pitiably shallow conviction that transferring a bunch of numbers back to the Third World is going to do anything but create yet another giant bureaucracy and yet another industry teeming with rich, self-important brokers who produce nothing of any real value, yet earn literally ten to a THOUSAND times the average household’s income.
Can we even afford installing another layer of the Super Rich to fawn ourselves over? And what real value will we be giving to the ‘Developing World’? No one involved is going to be making anything anyone can eat or live in or really use in any meaningful way. It’s not even paper anymore, so you can’t even start a fire.
In any case, what happened to the leftie conviction that this whole Capitalist Imperialistic mess we’re all pigging out on here in the West is built upon cheap labour in the Third World?
It’s a laughable idea, from that perspective – we will be ramping up our exploitation of cheap overseas labour, in order to pay them the bill for using our own resources. Meanwhile the more that developing nations burn, they have to pay, too, right?
Wrong. If a ‘developing’ country’s CO2 emissions growth does not exceed their GDP growth, they are considered to have made a ‘reduction’ in their CO2 usage.
So as long as the numbers keep going up the right way, the so called ‘developing world’ can light itself on fire, and still BE ASSIGNED BY THE UN Carbon Credits based on the completely unquantified notion that they are moving toward a cleaner and more efficient economy. Thus, they can blanket the landscape with industry, and yet STILL sell us Carbon Credits!?!?
The only thing that this will lead to is ALL manufacturing moving overseas, leaving us to do…what, exactly?
Judging from the number of people unemployed in the US right now, I wager that joining the army en masse just might be the way to go for a lot of folks. Or maybe just start your own.
So there’s your fuzzy minded, lefty utopian intellectual snake oil that’s not even being peddled anymore – the plan is to legislate people into buying it.
But it won’t work. Just as the unbridled corporate slobberfest that caused last year’s collapse of the Giant Pyramid Scam our current economy is has literally devalued the very object of people’s obsessive greed, so too will the foolish wielding of Political Power by people with fundamentalist agendas render these offices irrelevant, as people turn away from their nonsense to concentrate on the tangible realities they must face on a day to day basis.
If we’d spent the past ten years – and Ten Trillion Dollars – on seriously developing alternative energy, rather than a brutal takeover of another people’s land and resources, we could be exporting these innovations right now, shutting down every last fossil fuel powered plant in favour of cheap, renewable energy, and ushering in a new world of peace, prosperity, and spiritual growth such as can only be imagined in one’s wildest fantasies.