Tuesday, June 12, 2007

More Reactions to the Algore Ministries

When Alexander Cockburn achieves his vision of a socialist overthrow of capitalism, I know I will eventually end up in the re-education camps. Still, it is lovely to see someone in the intellectual vanguard of collectivism continue to denounce global warming as fantasy based wishful thinking.

Dissidents Against Dogma: We should never be more vigilant than at the moment a new dogma is being installed. The claque endorsing what is now dignified as "the mainstream theory" of global warming stretches all the way from radical greens through Al Gore to George W. Bush, who signed on at the end of May. The left has been swept along, entranced by the allure of weather as revolutionary agent, naïvely conceiving of global warming as a crisis that will force radical social changes on capitalism by the weight of the global emergency. Amid the collapse of genuinely radical politics, they have seen it as the alarm clock prompting a new Great New Spiritual Awakening.

Rational radical that he is, Cockburn then proceeds to review some of the abundant factual evidence refuting the alarmism of the baking to death propagandists. I wonder how much of his motivation is concern that complete repudiation of this power grab tactic will set back the desired capture of western democracies, and how much is personal contempt at the stupidity of movement leader Al Gore.

Gore's Antarctic Sellout Crowd: 17 Freezing Scientists: According to Linda Capper, representative for the British Antarctic Survey, the Antarctic leg of the Live Earth Show will not be a “Major Concert” as Al Gore once promised. In fact according to Linda: "We have a house band--five of our science team. They are very good indie rock-folk fusion.”

The Rothera Research Station is under British jurisdiction, and home to only 22 winter residents. July 7th is mid winter down there and it is completely inaccessible by plane or boat. But that didn’t deter the Oscar winning star of An Inconvenient Truth. Back in February, Gore’s office contacted the BAS requesting a flight into Rothera. They questioned Linda “about the possibility to fly an artiste [no-one specific] into to the research station in July.” When Al Gore was informed that July is winter in Antarctica, and completely inaccessible, Linda Capper suggested letting the scientists play.

Antarctica has winter in July? That’s not how it’s done in Tennessee and Washington. I wonder if Algore assumed the indigenous population of the continent would all show up for a celebrity performance. --- H/T Vicki McKenna and Dust My Broom