15 February 2007

Propaganda at heart of Global Warming debate

Thomas Sowell has a great piece over at National Review on the current push from the collective Left to get us all buying into the illusion that Global Warming is a man-made phenomenon.

Propaganda campaigns often acquire a life of their own. Politicians who have hitched their wagons to the star of “global warming” cannot admit any doubts on their part, or permit any doubts by others from becoming part of a public debate.

Neither can environmental crusaders, whose whole sense of themselves as saviors of the planet is at stake, as they try to stamp out any views to the contrary.

A recent and revealing example of the ruthless attempts to silence anyone who dares question the global-warming crusade began with a “news” story in the British newspaper the Guardian. It quickly found an echo among American senators on the Left — Bernard Sanders, an avowed socialist, and John Kerry, Pat Leahy and Dianne Feinstein, who are unavowed.

The headline of the “news” story said it all: “Scientists Offered Cash to Dispute Climate Study.” According to the Guardian, scientists and economists “have been offered $10,000 each by a lobby group funded by one of the world’s largest oil companies to undermine a major climate change report.”

It is a classic notion on the Left in general, and of environmentalist zealots in particular, that no one can disagree with them unless they are either uninformed or dishonest. Here they dispose of scientists who are skeptical of the global-warming hysteria by depicting them as being bribed by lobbyists for the oil companies.

Saviors of the planet? Yes. How else can you explain such irrational zealotry on the part of the Greens?

It comes down to the fact that the Liberals have been highjacked by their own extreme Left, with a healthy dose of Marxism thrown in for good measure, and now all they have is this pathetic notion of Global Warming to harangue us over.

As Dennis Prager said the other day on his radio show, the Liberal Left is just as insular as your typical Amish community. Liberals in Manhattan have absolutely no interaction with anyone who disagrees with their agenda. There is no debate, just daily slops at the NYTimes trough of misinformation.

Then again it seems that the Left will do anything to create hysteria.


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Rue St. Michel said...

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What a terrible loss.