Friday, August 21, 2009

Oops! Now The Arctic IS NOT Melting - which is it?

Ayn Rand brought a new phrase to the English language: "Hatred of the good for being the good". She wrote "Today we live in an age of envy". In order for a man to live as a man, he has to pursue values: food, education, career, spouse, children and more. Each man is as successful as his intelligence and abilities allow him to be and in a Capitalist country where man is free to pursue his values all is possible. But this IS the good and this is what control freak politicians cannot abide. Obama is the culmination of a century of control freaks that have taken our freedoms bit by bit. Remember government or politicians cannot control a free man pursuing his values as he sees fit and this upsets some mostly the left, but Republicans have abdicated their job as watch dog for liberty which is why we are in such a dangerous place today. As Rand wrote decades ago:

"The basic and crucial political issue of our age is: capitalism versus socialism, or freedom versus statism. For decades, this issue has been silenced, suppressed, evaded and hidden under the foggy, undefined rubber-terms of "conservatism" and liberalism" which has lost their original meaning and could be stretched to mean all things to all men."

"The goal of the "liberals"-as it emerges from the record of the past decades-was to smuggle this country into welfare statism by means of single, concrete, specific measures, enlarging the power of the government a step at a time, never permitting these steps to be summed up into principles, never permitting their direction to be identified or the basic issue to be named. Thus statism was to come, not by vote or by violence, but by slow rot - by a long process of evasion and epistemological corruption, leading to a fait accompli. (The goal of the "conservatives" was only to retard that process). Read " 'Extremism' or The Art of Smearing" in CAPITALISM: THE UNKNOWN IDEAL (1966).

Besides the possible government take over of Health care another leftist/fascist propaganda malarkey - global being paraded as fact as the greeners present it but it is actually an there such a thing? Anti-Fact? A fact is a piece of knowledge based on research and conclusions as to what the data is saying. Therefore, an anti-fact is something parading as fact. Why this big push to downgrade our industrial/information revolution society? Why this desire to dismantle this progress we've struggled to arrive at for the past 3000 years? Gerd Leipold, an outgoing executive of Greenpeace let it slip out recently:

"We will definitely have to move to a different concept of growth. The lifestyle of the rich in the world is not a sustainable model." The Age of Envy is still with us and envy leads to control of your life and my life. IBD has an article: "Consensus Thaws on Global Warming". Malarkey is malarkey and eventually the truth will out.

Global Warming: What's the climate change scare really about? Not what the alarmists want the public to think. Just ask the retiring head of Greenpeace. In an unguarded moment, he might spill the secret again.

During an Aug. 5 interview with the BBC, Gerd Leipold, outgoing executive director of Greenpeace, admitted that his organization emotionalizes issues to influence the public. At the time, he was admitting his group had made an error in its July 15 news release that claimed "we are looking at ice-free summers in the Arctic as early as 2030."
"I don't think (the Greenland ice sheet) will be melting by 2030," he said. "That may have been a mistake."

Or maybe it was one of those examples that Greenpeace embellished to stir fear in the public? If so, it wouldn't be an isolated case. Others have admitted they're willing to bend the truth in order to draw attention to the cause.

Twenty years ago, Stanford University environmentalist Stephen Schneider told Discover magazine that it's perfectly fine "to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts we might have. . . . Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest."

Al Gore noted the power of propaganda when he once told Grist, a magazine for environmentalists, that "it is appropriate to have an overrepresentation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience."
So why all the distortions about global warming? To save the planet, to save us from ourselves? No. To choke economies in developed nations, particularly the U.S.

...When all the pretense about science is stripped away, it becomes clear that the global warming scare is not about the planet, but about establishing egalitarianism across the world. It's about making everyone more equal by slowing growth in rich nations rather than increasing growth in poor and developing countries.

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