For too many years, we’ve had to put up with dishonest, idiotic, and sometimes insane ramblings from the left on the subject of “climate change.” As Al Gore proclaimed, it’s not over yet. But it’s certainly much closer to being shrugged off with mocking laughter than it was a year ago. (In fact, I’ve been doing it for some months now.)
A critical load bearing card in their propaganda house was the claim that it is a scientifically established fact that modern human existence is leading quickly to catastrophe. The unmerciful and unyielding science god of the atheists had spoken and could not be denied. A holy war commenced.
While the inner circle may make the history books for cashing in on one of the biggest cons in political history; the small but determined rank and file of the warmers’ movement amounted to a shabby collection of green entrepreneurs, professional activists and con artists, professional artists looking for attention, corrupt politicians and bureaucrats, academics hoping to take advantage of funding opportunities, and some bored teenagers out for a Beavis and Butthead afternoon.
It’s not all a laughing matter, of course. It has been a bad few years for real science and the whole chain of related economic activities. (related article
) The global warming scam has been, and still is, part of big push into overwhelmingly corrupt government activities that have drained the world economy and crushed Constitutional rule in America. Chaos and civil war may yet be the result.
But just imagine for a moment, a world in which concern for the environment and global warming fears caused a migration of budding young intellectual leftists from liberal and fine arts into the hard sciences. It’s a nightmarish thought.
In one generation, the mentally disciplined geeks with calculators strapped to their belts who pride themselves on meticulous knowledge of technical details, admire Spock, obsessively seek flawless logic themselves, and relish the thought of long days stretching into nights dispassionately observing and recording the multiplication of fruit flies or whatever for a result that is actually and truly correct – people who actually check information for accuracy; would be heavily infiltrated by emotionally driven, impatient, undisciplined, equal treatment collectivists who want to build a career on the art of day-dreaming, insist that credit and rewards should be shared equally especially when they haven’t actually done anything, and think “facts” should be determined by their feelings regarding social value rather than whether or not they’re actually true.
More bureaucracy and less independent thinking would be essential. Lying to get ahead would certainly not be out of the question. (Some of the Climategate conspirators, as well as IPCC officials have made that point explicitly.) What matters most is that the obsessive projected self-loathing of the leftist community gains status in academics as the result of a continuous flow of condemnation of the rest of humanity and finally justifies the left’s craving to tell everyone else what to do. That much has been objectively, scientifically demonstrated by the experience of the global warming scam.
I am glad that the left is not really serious about science.