Once again WSF goes wandering down a murky path. You have been warned.
Trying to stay awake on the road, turned on the radio and came across an individual preaching “climate change”. Said it is the, “Biggest threat to us as a species”. As he went on, the message I heard was only he and his fellow “scientists” and useful idiots could save us. Damned if he didn’t sound just like an evangelical preacher spouting fire and brimstone.
History is replete with shamans, priests, witches/wiccans, druids, etc. While a source of good (medicine, morals, laws) they have also been focused on gaining power over their fellows. That brings wealth, status, and good sex to them while they promise various rewards to those they seek to dominate. Someone please tell me I’m full of shit.
Climate change? Hell yes, it has been happening for eons. Will we suddenly become Venus? Will we enter another Ice Age? Will all the frozen methane on the sea beds be released suddenly? Will the ocean currents suddenly reverse course? Will the magnetic poles suddenly reverse polarity? You don’t know, I don’t know, and these “climate change” scaremongers for damn sure don’t know. What the scare mongers do know is there is money and power to be had if their “message” is believed by enough people. Many of them could make a living writing scripts for horror films.
Take for example this gem.
I get it that this is satire. I also get the people who find this humorous also believe it.
I’m reminded of another little gem.
If we can’t use the power of persuasion, we’ll use the persuasion of power.”
I don’t doubt for a minute that, if available, force won’t be used to advance the “climate change” shaman’s agenda.
There are two real dangers here.
First, the loss of our freedoms and property.
Second, the boy who cried wolf. So much bullshit has been spread that a real and serious threat won’t be believed.
One last swipe at “settled science”. I read where someone drilled down on one claim. The scientific organization has a membership of around 6,000. 79 members, out of 6,000 were surveyed. The results were published as to imply all 6,000 members were in agreement.
As always YMMV.