The Objective Eye

"Every movement that seeks to enslave a country, every dictatorship or potential dictatorship, needs some minority group as a scapegoat which it can blame for the nation's troubles and use as a justification of its own demand for dictatorial powers. In Soviet Russia, the scapegoat was the bourgeoisie; in Nazi Germany, it was the Jewish people; in America, it is the businessmen."
- Ayn Rand, "America's Persecuted Minority: Big Business" (1961)

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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The Sky Is Falling, Aauugh! - redux

Now Playing: "Cut To The Chase" by Rush (again,) from the disc "Counterparts" which I've heinously neglected in recent years...

The global-warming-panic community is in high gear these days...

...what with Gore's environmentalist revision of "Reefer Madness" winning impressive publicity awards, noted climate scientists like Leonardo DiCaprio poised to enlighten us plebes on pre-Enlightenment ideals, and the SCOTUS laying the legal groundwork for a massive spiral of state controls over every facet of human existence, presumably breathing included;

Noted economist Walter Williams has penned a new article titled Global Warming Heresy which nicely chronicles some of the disturbing actions taken by the global warming faithful to silence dissent from scientists. One of those on the receiving end, Richard Lindzen of MIT, identified that very phenomenon a year ago in a Wall Street Opinion Journal article titled Climate of Fear;

As posted previously, British filmmaker Martin Durkin has blown a largish hole right smack in the middle of the Global Warming / Environmentalist / Reconstituted Anti-Capitalist movement with the long-overdue and vastly important documentary film The Great Global Warming Swindle. If you've not yet seen Durkin's film, I strongly urge turning off the phone, clearing away an hour and a quarter, kicking back and watching it. We should consider - and demand of our elected officious - Durkin's film to be a mandatory prerequisite to any discussion, not to mention legislation, on the subject of climate change. So far only one badly-distorted side of this vital issue has been presented.

Two more vital articles on the subject: In a February 12 article titled Reasons for Skepticism on Global Warming, Chapman University ethics professor Tibor Machan underscores a key point - also illustrated in Durkin's documentary: The global warming movement has grown into a vast international industry, thus there is a correspondingly-vast financial incentive to promote a perpetual environmental panic.

I can think of another powerful motive, which I will address in a few days...

Robert C. Balling Jr., climatology professor for the University of Arizona, wrote a point-by-point review last year of the major inaccuracies in Gore's sermon, titled An Inconvenient Truth: An Inaccurate Depiction of the State of Global Warming Science - at which the leftwing eco-faithful promptly lobbed a predictable ad hominem to the effect that Balling has received funding from coal and oil interests and therefore can be ignored.

More to come, stay tuned...


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