Narcissists and Madmen

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Perhaps when the history of our times is written, ours will be called The Era of Narcissistic Catechisms. To understand why this is the case it is enough to consider the fortunes of two green movements.

 

 

On the main stage of global affairs this week we have the much touted UN climate change conference in Copenhagen. Standing with 15,000 delegates representing green activism groups and politically correct scientists the world over are international celebrity leaders like Nobel Peace Prize laureates Barack Obama, Al Gore and Desmond Tutu and their fellow celebrities and Oscar and Grammy winners Al Gore, Leonardo Dicaprio, Sting, Cate Blanchett and Daryl Hannah.

 

 

These celebrities are wholly committed to the proposition that manmade global warming is the greatest threat to mankind. They are similarly convinced that if the developed countries don’t ante up $10 trillion dollars and pass them on to the less-developed countries, we will kill Planet Earth.

 

 

And we shouldn’t balk at the price tag. As Deutsche Bank’s climate change guru Kevin Parker told the New York Times, the cost is nothing when compared to the “cost of inaction.” That cost, in his view, entails nothing less than “the extinction of the human race. Period.”

 

 

Parker’s alarmism would probably have a depraved ring to it in all circumstances. But when placed against the backdrop of the hacked emails from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University, it sounds like the rabid ravings of a psychopath.

 

 

Posted on the Internet two weeks ago, those emails exposed how for over a decade prominent climate scientists have apparently falsified data to advance popular belief in manmade global warming. Among the group’s various tactics, they intimidated and misled journalists. They massaged data to conform to their predetermined conclusions. And they sought to block scientists whose research led them to conclude that it is impossible to determine what role if any human activity has had in determining global temperatures from publishing their findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

 

 

Despite the fraud exposed at the heart of the global warming movement, Western celebrity leaders remain ready to tax their countries into the pre-industrial age in order to mitigate the dangers of global warming. The EU and the US are committed to taking radical action that is liable to derail the global economy by regulating and taxing their most productive sectors out of business in order to contend with a threat that may not exist.

 

 

And if the planet is in fact getting hotter, it is far from clear that the radical steps they intend to adopt will have any impact on how hot the world becomes. Even assuming that the problem is real and that the remedies on the table are sound, they will have to be universally implemented to work. And no one has the ability to ensure that will happen. After all, to take just one eminently foreseeable example, the US will not go to war with China or even seriously threaten China – which owns the US debt – to compel Beijing to lower its CO2 emissions. So no matter what happens at Copenhagen, it is clear that all the global warming activists’ fervor and radical plans will do nothing to save the planet from the global warming they so fear.

 

 

And yet, in spite of the inescapable futility of their plans, these global warming activists remain willing to take steps which the Times acknowledges, “will entail profound shifts in energy production, dislocations in how and where people live, sweeping changes in agriculture and forestry and the creation of complex new markets in global warming pollution credits.”

 

 

SOME 4,600 KM away from Copenhagen, another green movement took to the streets this week. In Iran tens of thousands of anti-regime protesters from the green movement for democracy again risked their lives to demand freedom.

 

 

Writing of the protests in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, Amir Taheri reported that the protesters’ demands are now openly revolutionary. What started as a protest movement against a stolen presidential election on June 12 has morphed into a full-blown movement aimed at overthrowing the regime. Protesters are holding placards calling for “Death to [Supreme Leader Ali] Khamenei,” “Freedom Now,” “Iranian Republic, not Islamic Republic,” and “Abandon Uranium Enrichment, Do Something about the Poor!”

 

 

Unlike global warming, there is no doubt that the specter of a nuclear-armed Iran constitutes a grave threat to international peace and security. There is also no doubt that the most effective way to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons is to replace the current genocidal jihadist regime with a peaceful, liberal and democratic government.

 

 

As unlikely as it may seem, at the very moment that freedom in Iran has become most urgent requirement for the world as a whole, the Iranian people have taken to the streets to demand it and are willing to pay with their lives to achieve it.

 

 

In the face of this miraculous turn of events, the international community has nothing to say. Whereas the West’s celebrity icons line up to get their pictures taken next to posters of polar bears, no one stands with the Iranian people.

 

 

As he received his Nobel Peace Prize Thursday, Obama did not protest the mullocracy’s repression of its people. He did not offer to give his prize to fellow peace prize laureate Shirin Ebadi. The Iranian human rights activist’s prize was confiscated by regime goons last month.

 

 

No Hollywood directors have announced plans to produce a feature film about the Iranian anti-regime protesters. No college students have marched on Washington or Brussels to demonstrate their solidarity with Iranian university students who are being arrested by the thousands and killed by the hundreds by the regime for their crime of demanding freedom.

 

 

ON THE face of it, the international community’s willingness to commit economic suicide to solve a problem that is probably not that serious and may not even be a problem on the one hand, and its unwillingness to take even the most symbolic action to help others solve a problem that is both real and urgent, makes no sense.

 

 

To understand what possesses the international community – that is, the US and the EU – to act in this way it is worth considering the EU’s moves regarding Israel and the Palestinians this past week.

 

 

Apropos of nothing, this week the EU felt it necessary to pass a resolution accepting the Palestinian positions on every single issue in their conflict with Israel. As far as Europe is concerned, Israel must withdraw from all of Judea, Samaria and large swathes of Jerusalem, and turn a half a million Israelis into internal refugees. Israel must open its borders with Hamas-ruled Gaza. And it must accept the legitimacy of a Hamas-Fatah government. Aside from that, Israel should agree immediately to hold negotiations with the Palestinians in which it will agree to all these positions.

 

 

The EU knows that there is an Israeli consensus that opposes these positions. It also knows that successive Israeli prime ministers have ignored that consensus. Israeli leaders handed over Gaza and the Palestinians responded by electing Hamas to lead them. They offered up Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria in 2000 and received a five year terror war. They offered up Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria again in 2008 and got the missile war from Gaza.

 

 

The Europeans know that their positions will not bring peace. If anything, their positions will bring further bloodshed by convincing the Palestinians that the Europeans have their backs. And they know it.

 

 

So what possessed them to act as they have?

 

 

The truth is that the EU resolution was not a policy statement. It was a catechism. The Europeans felt the need to declare their fealty to the dogma that says Israel is responsible for its conflict with the Arabs. They don’t have any intention of resolving anything. All they wished to do was make
a public declaration of faith.

 

 

Historian Bat Ye’or has dubbed this quasi-religious creed Palestinianism. Palestinianism is a convenient creed for Europe. If the source of all the radicalism and terror in the Islamic world is Israel; if the Islamic fanaticism that greets Europeans on the streets of their cities is simply a function of Israel’s size and bad attitude, then there is no reason for anyone in Malmo or Amsterdam or London to consider that they might have to stop appeasing Islamists.

 

 

In a similar manner, the beauty of global warming hysteria is that it is a Western affair. No one expects non-Westerners to do anything. Africans don’t have to quit hunting elephants. Arabs don’t have to quit drilling oil. Only Americans and Europeans have to change their way of life. For Western narcissists who believe that the world revolves around them, global warming is a comforting creed.

 

 

Just as Palestinianism, as a quasi-religion, has its original sin – the creation of Israel – and its heretics – the neoconservative warmongers who point out the inconvenient reality of Arab intransigence and fanaticism – so climate change activists have their own pseudo-religious practices and rituals. Their original sin is industrialization. Their fiery prophets threaten them with hellfire and eternal damnation if they do not repent and change their ways. And they have their mortal foes. They are the heretics, the non-believers, the doubters who point out that over the past decade global temperatures have declined and that scientific facts are not determined by majority vote.

 

 

This returns us to the green protesters in Iran. These courageous freedom fighters have the unfortunate distinction of fighting a regime the Western narcissists would like to like. After all, the mullahs share their hatred for Israel and the West.

 

 

Much to the narcissists’ dismay, the Iranian green activists are forcing them to recognize the inconvenient truth that not all bad things in the world are the product of Israeli aggression or Western imperialism or the industrial revolution. Indeed if anyone were to notice them, the Iranian democrats would provoke a crisis of faith among the Western narcissists.

 

 

So they are ignored. Western celebrity leaders and their followers say nothing as Iranian students demanding freedom are shot and killed on YouTube. They do nothing but posture as the regime builds atomic bombs and tests medium range ballistic missiles. They do nothing but preen as the regime transfers 500kg warheads and guided missiles to Hizbullah and deploys terror agents throughout Europe and Latin America.

 

 

Many have claimed that jihadists like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who seek to destroy Western civilization in the name of Islam are madmen. So what do we call Westerners who won’t lift a finger against him but voluntarily embrace the destruction of their own way of life to avert what may very well be an imaginary crisis?

 

 

Perhaps this is not the Era of the Narcissistic Catechism. Perhaps this is simply the Era of Madness.

 

 

Originally published in the Jerusalem Post.

 

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  • EricTheRed 12/11/2009 at 11:44

    Dennis Prager once wrote: One day, our grandchildren may ask us what we did when Islamic fascism threatened the free world. Some of us will say we were preoccupied with fighting that threat wherever possible; others will be able to say they fought carbon dioxide emissions. One of us will look bad.
    This is what I am reminded of with the jarring juxtaposition of these two events: The world’s leaders have their eyes directed toward Copenhagen to fight a fake enemy called man-made climate change, while in another part of the world a real enemy continues to grow in its desire and ability to destroy. At this rate, the 21st century is going to be a dark and destructive one.
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  • Marcel 12/11/2009 at 13:08

    You hit the motherlode,the Nations have gone mad.
    That’s what happens when mortal men forget God and assume they are.
    Of course the globalists and their humanist religious zealots will ignore what is happening in Iran as much as they ignore the Creator of the Universe.Global warming is their way of uniting the nations against a common foe to birth their Babel 2 world order. Again the God of heaven sends confusion and madness into their plans hatched in hell.
    Their agenda is soon to clash on a global scale over His plans for Israel.
    When the dust settles the godless left will learn that they are not God.
    Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD’s vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence.
    Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD’s hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.Jeremiah 51:6-8
    The Nations in rebellion against their Creator are mad indeed. Don’t expect any rational or sound actions from any of them,especially America Babylon which will not rescue itself let alone Israel from what the Lord of vengance is sending upon the wicked in rebellion against Him.

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  • https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawk5gdWZL1UTxr3EcrWFD1Lz4akuQxD3FW8 12/11/2009 at 13:18

    Great article Caroline.
    I must point out though, not all of the worlds leaders are blindly following Obama or the EU idiots.
    I suspect that your comments are well received and agreed to, by most of Canada

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  • Joe Huber 12/11/2009 at 18:02

    Caroline is a truely global moral guideline in a world of parochial journalism. She makes us see things which are willfully ignored in the Western media.
    As a German born shortly after WWII, I feel ashamed that German politicians may promote the building of holocaust memorials but don’t have the guts to stand up for present-day Israel.

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  • DaveP 12/11/2009 at 18:03

    Global warming, or atleast a mild case of warming, is actually beneficial to the planet.
    1. The energy required to heat the northern part of the world, where most of the words popuation is, is reduced.
    2. Plant life is encouraged, and therefore agriculture. In a world where there are food shortages , this is not sopmething to be snnezed at.
    3. Warming also means more storms and hurricanes. The plus side is that greater amounts of fresh water rains down. In a workd short oif fresh water, this again not something to be sneazed at.
    Large warming is unlikely, as clouds and precipitation provide a negative feedback.
    The reality is that the planet is actually cooling, slowly at the moment, but cooling all the same. Then the above 3 points, become negatives, ie, greater cold, needing more energy to keep warm, less food production, and less fresh water.
    All in all, a nice recipe for reducing the population of the world.
    I suppose this is what is meant by progressing to a more sustainable future.

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  • Marcel 12/12/2009 at 8:24

    Man has got to know his limitations
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2JnCXvm_Qc#
    The little gods of earth should be patient as a great warming is coming just for them.
    The great heat will come from God and not feeble man and it will be the sun that will scorch the earth and there is nothing the deviants can do to stop it.
    A hot rain of fire will fall on their perverted parade.
    1And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth……
    8And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
    9And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
    Revelation 16
    Report :US pressing Israel to withdraw RETREAT from Gahjar.
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3818731,00.html
    Retreat from Ghajar under US pressure.Another disasterous decision by Israel
    Why does Israel bend it’s knee to one evil decree after another by America Babylon ?
    Obeying your false god is very bad for Israel and will cost many lives.
    Mr. Netanyahu, you don’t deserve to be called Prime Minister as you cannot stand up to any presure from the U.S.,a supposed friend.
    The innocent blood on your head grows because you obey evil demands from a treacherous nation.
    Instead of removing the problem Hizbollah once again Israel is made to retreat and capitulate.
    This is another failed US policy which rewards Islamic terrorists at Israel’s expense and for more death bloodshed on innocent lives.
    This action only encourages Israel’s enemies and weakens Israel,the capitulation nation.
    How did Israel become such a slave to such nefarious US demands ?

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  • Elliott 12/13/2009 at 3:11

    “I have seen the best minds of my generation gone mad” Thus begins the poem “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg. It is not so much as Ginsberg’s words are prophetic as much as those who represent us have been given a strong delusion and turned over by God to their own devices.This is the most terrible of judgments of a nation. Such will result in the natural destruction of those nations due to their violating principles laid out for us by the Creator after the flood, long before Moses wrote them into the second table of the decalog
    We truly live in a time similar to that at the conclusion of the Book of Judges 21:25
    “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”

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  • neshama 12/13/2009 at 8:52

    Caroline, as usual you see it clearly. Now, we have to get the Israeli govt. to just sit still, not give in to ANY demands, continue behaving like a sovereign country/state and provide for all its citizens. I sent you an email of 3 cogent articles that are part of the current nefarious plan to discredit, embarrass, and make Israel subservient to the EU’s diabolical plans.
    G-d Bless you Caroline Glick.

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  • Ron Grandinetti 12/13/2009 at 9:36

    Caroline climate change has been occurring since G-d created the world and global warming is not killing planet earth, its hate.
    Before the end of the world earth will experience both global warming and cooling.
    It’s the old story, figures don’t lie, liars figure, none the less their credibility is shot.
    Any radical steps the liberals have in mind will only destroy jobs and benefit a greedy few.
    ————————-
    The US missed an opportunity during the onset of the anti-regime protest.
    Kathleen Parker article:

    While in the Senate, Santorum authored the Iran Freedom and Support Act, which called for $10 million to support groups opposed to the Tehran government. The bill passed but was never funded. Consequently, says Santorum, “When the revolution did come, we had done no spadework and had no way to support them other than to open up Twitter channels. We didn’t do the work that could have made a huge difference.”

    Iran president and mullahs are enjoying this liberal left weak president and his administration and if they are not stopped will be exporting nuclear weapons and it won’t be a pretty picture.
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    Israel needs to continue to build her communities throughout all of Judea, Samaria and take full control of Jerusalem.
    The EU resolution is not a pro Palestinian statement but rather an anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statement.
    If anything Israel should not open her b orders with Hamas-ruled Gaza, if anything Israel should strengthen her borders. Gaza should never have been turned over to the Palestinians rather they should have driven Hamas out of Gaza.
    Israeli leaders need to be more concerned with protecting the territory G-d provided them and less attention to the anti-Semitic and anti-Israel government leaders.

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  • yuval.hatikva 12/13/2009 at 10:28

    There is of course another explanation. That the EU is sick and tired of being beholden to the Oil establishment and Russian gas, and is forcing itself to forgo both. Starting with Danmark whose electric grid is 20 percent windpower sweden which is nuclear and windpower and Norway which is hydro-power, the next step is to forgo Oil for transportation entirely. which is why danmark is investing hundreds of millions in EV (electric vehicle) infrastructure, vowing to forgo all taxes on EV’s while imposing 180 percent on petrol guzzlers.
    We all know Climate change is a big lie. Its necessary to keep lying so that Big Bad Arab Itanian Oil is thwarted under the right pretext.
    See Beeter Place for details and the Israel Danmark-australia-bay area alliance to make oil redundant.

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  • bob 12/13/2009 at 11:57

    Sorry, Carolyn, you may be right on the Middle East, but when you trapse into areas in which you are not an expert–such as climate change, you should rely on what the science says, rather than what the right-wing blogosphere believes. The right is as drunk with the mantra of “climategate” as the left is with the mantra of “two-state solution.”
    Here are 2 articles –one from Scientific American (which has more credence in my mind than Glen Beck, but maybe that’s just me) and a study from the University of Pennsylvania.
    Essentially, when it comes to “Climategate,” there is no “there” there.
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=seven-answers-to-climate-contrarian-nonsense
    http://wordpress.asc.upenn.edu/2009/12/climategate/

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  • bob 12/13/2009 at 12:26

    In my recently sent comment, I misspelled your name–sorry! I have an old friend named “Carolyn”–mea culpa (rule number one, spell the names right. right?)m But the material I enclosed is for real–

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  • Marc Handelsman, USA 12/13/2009 at 14:23

    The biggest threats to Earth are Islamic nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism. If Iran acquires and deploys nuclear weapons, Western Civilization is in grave danger. The so-called global warming crisis pales in comparison to Islamic fanatics warming Earth with a nuclear glow. It is intellectually dishonest for Western leaders to promote dubious theories that have not undergone the scrutiny of an objective scientific method. Perhaps the written history of this era could be entitled, “The Decline and Fall of Western Civilization,” if mankind is too cowardly to defeat Totalitarian Islam.

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  • bob 12/13/2009 at 23:35

    Caroline–here is a video discussing the debate on global warming being delivered by a nerdy but clever science professor.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF_anaVcCXg&feature=player_embedded#
    You are too smart to start sounding like Limbaugh and Beck on gloabl warming.

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  • brdavis9 12/14/2009 at 3:04

    Probably the most up-to-date coverage in real time of the analyses of the downloaded Climate Research Unit data and programming is at:
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/
    And Steven Mcintyre’s Climate Audit is always worthwhile:
    http://climateaudit.org/
    And sorry bob, but the horse has already left that particular stable. The world knows that most of your now quaint expressions of belief in Warmism is simply that: a religious belief based upon speculative pseudo-science promulgated by charlatan priests masquerading as serious scientists.

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  • hro001.wordpress.com 12/14/2009 at 3:21

    Bob, I think you need to do a little more research for yourself.
    From everything I’ve read, Caroline is right on the mark in her assessment of the Copenhagen CarbonFest. One doesn’t have to be a scientist in order to comment on the shenanigans of the “CO2 causes global warming bandwagon” peddlers.
    I always thought the wheels of this bandwagon were somewhat wobbly. And, obviously, so did the “climate scientists”.
    Here’s some food for thought: I call it “The foggy solution to the climate question”
    See: http://hro001.wordpress.com/2009/12/07/the-foggy-solution-to-the-climate-question/

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  • Marcel 12/14/2009 at 8:22

    Caroline,
    God is in charge of the divide we see happening in Israel.He never leaves any middle ground and always divides the evil from the good.The evil reject His way and follow another.
    ‘8Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
    9And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. …
    16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
    17Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable. ‘
    Luke 3
    The evil Barak & Netanyahu have declared war against the faithful remnant of Israel to please their god in Washington.
    The widening divide is is palpable.
    They wrongly assume they can abuse a segment of Israel as they turn a blind eye to the godless left who are the real threat to Israel.
    Netanyahu the liar and Barak the little Dictator are laying the groundwork to make Judea and Samaria Judenrein for another Islamic state in the heart of Israel.
    The sides to this eternal conflict of good over evil are more clearly drawn than ever and a greater divide in Israel is growing wider.
    The faithless dogs against those who fear and worship the holy one of Israel.The sheep and the goats are being seperated.
    The Hellenists Jews follow their idol worshipers Netanyahu and Barak who serve failed and cursed foreign gods.
    Barak declares war on Israel’s God.
    The fake peace process Israel has married herself to is having some real consequences.It is breaking ,dividing the wheat from the chaff.
    This is what one of the faithful remnant of Israel are saying
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3819510,00.html
    7.NO NEED TO SERVE ANY LONGER
    There is no longer a need to serve a army that is behaving like the enemy, since the building freeze, we have started to look into ways, to have our children avoid the IDF. It is an insult to serve in an army that is so opposed to its Jewish citizens. Many senior officers are brainwashed jobniks that follow their political leaders “Jude rein” policies. It is time to establish the JDF instead, an army that will fight to protect its citizens. The Hellenists among us can do their filthy job themselves instead of being a bunch of draft dodgers. The reservists among us are already organizing to not show up for their yearly duty. There is no unity and Barak and his fellow lowlifes, are creating an even bigger divide. Meanwhile we will make sure that our children will not follow every order like some robot, if these so-called commanders want to fight Jews, they will have to use someone else. It is clear that the state of Israel is diagonally opposed to Judaism and its Torah. Gush Katif was the first openly abuse of the IDF in its role as a defense force.
    DAVID , JUDEA (12.14.09)

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  • Perfected Democrat 12/14/2009 at 8:24

    “Perhaps this is simply the Era of Madness.”
    Caroline, you’re being too kind. The U.N., “global warming” and European left crowd, the American Dems and their MSM shills, the liberal-left in general know exactly what they’re doing. These are highly sophisticated, fully cognizant people, each of whom on a personal level demonstrate a severe character deficit; the ability to double deal in cherry picked, often contrived “political” issues while simultaneously rationalizing and ignoring the “inconvenient” realities of fully objective science, as well as the most hideous human rights and environmental abuses in the left and islamic world; from Communist China and North Korea to Tibet; from Saddam’s Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia, and all related places between. I once had a friend who touted himself as a “peace maker”, ala Jimmy Carter; but for whom, like the American Democrats generally, this kind of focus was out of his domain of priorities. This isn’t the “the Era of Madness”, it’s the Era of Hypocricy and this is one of your best essays ever Caroline. As to “Bob”, who thinks “you should rely on what the science says”, case in point…

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  • bob 12/14/2009 at 21:13

    The reason that most of you deny global warming is that you have been duped by propoganda, as was I, I admit.
    Here is another article for your perusal. I wonder if any of you will bother to read it. It is important for Caroline to read it–lest she fall into the realm of the great majority of the right-wing blogosphere, which prefers anti-science and reisk losing her credibility on issues on which she is an expert.
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18279-deniergate-turning-the-tables-on-climate-sceptics.html?full=true

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  • Tomer Elias 12/14/2009 at 23:17

    “No Hollywood directors have announced plans to produce a feature film about the Iranian anti-regime protesters. No college students have marched on Washington or Brussels to demonstrate their solidarity with Iranian university students who are being arrested by the thousands and killed by the hundreds by the regime for their crime of demanding freedom.”
    At UCLA Sunday December 6th there was a protest supporting the Iranian people and calling for the political prisoners to be released. But I’m guessing that the news of it didn’t much farther then the local news if it got there.

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  • Bill K. 12/14/2009 at 23:39

    You have performed a brilliant feat of integration by linking the Global Warming alarmists to the Islamofascism deniers and the Israel haters. What links these seemingly disparate groups is their hatred of Western civilization. The hallmark of these groups is not so much their narcissism as their nihilism.
    The Global Warming alarmists are part of the radical environmentalist movement that yearns for the extinction of man. The anti-industrial revolution they are promoting, under the deceptive slogan of “Saving the Planet” will mean the deaths of billions if they have their way. There is no way six billion people will find enough food and shelter with pre-industrial methods of production and farming. Heavy industry and the lifeblood that feeds it, coal, oil and nuclear power, are what makes our lives comfortable, longer and far more interesting than the hard scrabble fight for existence of our ancient relatives. Ayn Rand once remarked “Any person over the age of 30 should find the sootiest smokestack they can find and give it a big hug”.
    The doddering old fools at the EU have slipped further into senility and decadence. Their socialist welfare states have so debilitated their militaries that they are incapable of defending themselves any longer and nor do they want to. Their preferred methods of dealing with enemies is appeasement. Because Israel still has an excellent military, and when allowed to by the politicians, can easily defeat its enemies including the Palestinians, it is singled out for especially harsh treatment.
    The EU is so intent on submitting to their Islamist overlords they are unable to recognize good news coming out of Iran. The real revolutionaries for political freedom on this planet are now appear to be in Iran. They should be getting the support of the EU and especially the United States.

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  • Perfected Democrat 12/15/2009 at 0:49

    Incidentally, for people who like to tout this or that source for authoratative comment, I most recently found Climate of Extremes by Michaels and Balling Jr. (Cato 2009) to offer a broad and pragmatic perspective, including a thorough analysis of the various data issues. The demagoguery of the left is just amazing; with another case in point, “Copenhagen: When an overblown environmental conference culminates with Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lecturing the West on virtue, color it another shakedown.” From http://jer-skepticscorner.blogspot.com/ What a bunch of jerks…

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  • Perfected Democrat 12/16/2009 at 18:23

    A little joke: How many PHD’s does it take to convince a bunch of politicians that they are just a bunch of politicians?
    Answer: http://www.petitionproject.org/index.php

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  • brdavis9 12/16/2009 at 21:15

    The reason that most of you deny global warming is that you have been duped by propoganda, as was I, I admit.
    First, you shouldn’t confuse climate change with anthropogenic global warming [AGW] bob.
    Second. A very great many of us that have followed the science VERY closely for perhaps more years than you’ve been alive were never “duped” …we were – and we remain – thoroughly unconvinced with the evidence.
    And with the whole thing unwinding before our eyes in a public display of what appears to be the largest scientific hoax ever, it seems rather obvious that we have been – quite simply – correct in our assessment of the general hypothesis being unsound, and the torturous massaging of the field data as being purely facile.
    To put it quite bluntly, bob: the original, major climatologists lied. They had an agenda, and worse, it was a political agenda which had nothing to do with science. They’ve been outed. Its over. Done.

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