Nothing to do with Islam (2)

I looked through the press yesterday and today and was able to find one shooting in the western world that was not caused by Muslims, and it was caused by American black males in Florida.

Nothing to do with Islam – Muslims attack Norman church service and slit the throat of the priest.

Nothing to do with Islam – Muslim kills nine in German department store

Nothing to do with Islam – Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up in Germany after pledging allegiance to ISIL leader.

 

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Leonid Bershidsky, writing in the National Post, now a branch of the New York Times Bloomberg News, says:

A casual racist would assume any multiple murder committed by someone with a Muslim name would be an act of Islamist terrorism, but Somboly’s case was different. Chubby, awkward, bullied at school, he would often threaten to kill his classmates. The threat was more serious than the classmates believed: Somboly was studying a German edition of Peter Langman’s “Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters,” a book written using American material. On Friday, as he fired on random people at and around a Munich shopping center, he acted in full accordance with a passage in the book.

Notice the drive-by shooting embedded in Bershidsky’s comment – “a casual racist”. Islam is not a race, Mr. Bershidsky. It is a religious/social/political totalitarianism. I could be a Muslim, Bershidsky could be a Muslim, you dear reader could be a Muslim, and we could each belong to a different race. To oppose Islam is to oppose an ideology, an ideal of society (however dismal), and an idea of a demented God that governs every molecule of the universe directly by His will.

Passing over the thought-stopping “casual racist” claim, it might be possible to argue that when Muslims have a personal crisis these days, of any kind, they are empowered and authorized by their religion, by their families, and by their societies, to slaughter non-Muslims. There is a very deep sickness in Islam.

None of this bothers Bershidsky:

The recent attacks are  grouped together because of the origin and religion of the perpetrators. They have little in common, however, and they do not represent a spike in crime by the most numerous group of immigrants to arrive in Germany lately. The media frenzy will eventually quiet down if there are no major incidents and the government does a good job explaining its strategy to combat terrorism as well as be vigilant against the random acts of madness that Germany has witnessed recently. Germans seem willing to give the government the benefit of the doubt; polls suggest that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s grand coalition government would still have a majority in parliament if elections took place now, not in 2017 as scheduled.

When I spoke of the imperturbable smugness yesterday, I did not realize that I would find it so neatly expressed so soon. All is well, nothing is statistically abnormal, Muslims are committing crimes proportionate to their population in Germany, move on, nothing to see here. Why are the centres of European cities turning into rape zones against white women? Why is the peace and security of societies declining everywhere that Muslim immigration is significant?

These are forbidden questions. To ask them is to be “casually racist”. Leonid Bershidsky knows better than to write such drivel. I will give him one free pass, for he is an otherwise astute observer.

The imperturbable smugness

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The sad decline of the National Post from a conservative newspaper into the Canadian voice of Wall Street continues. I take some comfort that the first rate minds, such as Conrad Black’s and Rex Murphy’s, continue to see that the impetus behind Trump is the conclusion that things have gone seriously wrong in the United States and in the world more generally. Whether they support Trump, as Conrad does, or sympathize with the reasons why others do, as Rex Murphy does, they are at least talking about the world that we see before us.

To highlight the bad news and the nonsense:

  • incomes have stagnated since 2007, and there has been no robust recovery from the looting of the economy by Wall Street;
  • factories have closed to foreign competition and those jobs are not coming back;
  • the elites seem more concerned with non-existent global warming and the benign effects of more CO2 in the atmosphere than they are with Islamic terrorism and jihad;
  • consequent to the global warming fixation, our energy polices are needlessly raising prices of home heating and lighting as massive amounts of money are transferred from ratepayers to agencies favoured by the political class;
  • American black males are killing each other in large numbers, but this has become unmentionable; it is all the white man’s fault, especially the cops’, hence the doublespeak coming out of Obama’s mouth on the subject of violence directed at American  policemen;
  • worst, the moral inversion of the ruling classes has reached such a point that right has become wrong, so for example, citing a statistic about anything contrary to the “Narrative” is a firing offence. The Narrative has become the agreed set of lies, and the agreement lasts for but a  moment. The Narrative changes, weekly if necessary, to the interests of the ruling classes, which happen to be ‘liberal’ in the American sense of the word and Democratic.
  • hence, in the Narrative, white people, particularly Christian white people, are the epicentre of the world’s evil, and they are to be held to account for the criminality, laziness, and uselessness of large portions of America’s black population, and much else besides.
  • Other people are in general, accounted to be Victims, and Victims are sacred to the leftist mind. Hence the sacralization of American blacks proceeds, despite all evidence of  disproportionate criminality and uselessness of a large portion of the African American tribe. The criminality is only the expression of resistance to white hegemony.

Today’s Post carries a clever article by Michael den Tandt, which praises Donald Trump as the ultimate scaremonger.

Quite the contrary; the United States I know is a land of peace, plenty and generosity, populated by people who are with very few exceptions friendly, courteous, law-abiding and kind to strangers.

The northeastern economy has been hit hard by factory closings, no question, and income inequality has spiked since 2008. But even so the U.S. remains the world’s most vibrant democracy and largest economy, possessed of the world’s most powerful military, by far. It has no enemy, foreign or domestic, that comes close to posing a threat to its existence.

Yet you, through the alchemy of your rage and the echo chamber of social media, have managed to persuade millions of your fellow citizens that the opposite is true. You are the first American politician to tap into the millennialism that has infused Western culture for the past 25 years. And you may just turn the world upside down as a result. Bravo sir. Bravo.

It is not what the United States is or remains, it is the perceived direction, Mr. den Tandt. It may seem to you, from the deck of whatever club you drink at in summer, that all is well in the best of all possible worlds. Maybe after a drink or two you might be compelled to admit that the Muslim Thing is worrying, or maybe not. Maybe you could be induced to admit that family incomes have been stagnant or declining in real terms for a decade. Maybe the cop assassinations in the United States would concern you.  Perhaps the energy policies being pursued to save us all from what is, to you and your kind, scientifically proven global warming might seem expensive or even foolish. Yet nothing that happens seems to penetrate the imperturbable smugness.

I have arrived at a deeper mystery than the depressing fatuity of most of the National Post. I have arrived at the core  of the question that disturbs me about politics in this time. Why, despite everything happening: stagnation, jihadist killings in Europe, uncontrolled immigration in the United States, to name the principal causative factors, why is the governing class so smug? Why?

Is my trigger level extraordinarily low? Do I perceive threats earlier than others? Is a conservative in my sense a person who smells the smoke before others, who hears the footfalls of the intruder before his sleeping wife? That could well be true. I do not deny my alarms are always ready to go off, that I am, in Mrs. Dalwhinnie’s phrase, ‘the canary in the coal mine’.

But I do not think it takes some special degree of perspicacity to be alarmed at massive Muslim immigration into Europe, or the fact that, because of Islamic immigration,  everywhere is becoming like Israel. I do not think it takes special insight to see that our children are having a tougher time than we did to establish themselves economically. I do not see how one can fail to perceive that “white people need not apply” has become unremarkable.

The left wing thing, whatever it is – and I do not really understand it – seems to think that we can invert the moral hierarchy of Victorian England: male, white, Christian, protestant, and somehow reach the egalitarian Utopia they claim to love. On the contrary, the newly inverted moral order that proclaims the female, the coloured, the pagan or the Islamic as the highest expression of humanity has merely inverted the moral order without changing it. Equality for everyone except white males, who have a special penance to perform for having invented the modern world.

The further effrontery of the Left is that we are all supposed to celebrate the end of “white privilege” that is to say, the liberal market democratic order we have built for the last two hundred years, and join in the slide into anarchy, poverty, racialism, and Venezuelan politics that Trump is fighting against.

Perhaps, when Mr. den Tandt considers politics from this perspective, he might agree with me that Trump is at least talking to some broadly shared concerns that do not derive from scaremongering by Trump, but from objective conditions in the political sphere.

But then he would not be so imperturbably smug.

 

 

 

Newspeak for Everyone (2)

As I’m sitting in the cool shade of a large maple, letting the .375 H&H Magnum cool off while we sip mint juleps, here are few other important Newspeak words to pepper your cocktail party chit-chat with. Oldspeak meanings and explanations are given for all of you still with minds that function. Mind your usage when at the Faculty Club.

1. Vibrant. As in “a vibrant multicultural community in Cologne on New Year’s Eve”. If a crowd of White people rape hundreds of women in public, on the city streets, this is a heinous act of barbarism, whereas, if it’s Muslim “refugees”, the police would like you forget about it, even though it’s “vibrant multiculturalism”.

2. Non-judgmental. As in “What’s wrong with female genital mutilation in Islamic societies? Oh, I’m very non-judgmental”. As long as any act is carried out by non-White, non-Western, non-Christians then no criticism is allowed and you are non-judgmental. However, if a Mom and Pop bakery declines to make a wedding cake for lesbians, then you can be as judgmental as you like, preferably with multiple hissy fits and law suits to drive them out of business. But be careful, they have to be Christian; Muslims are allowed to decline to do anything for homosexuals due to their “cultural sensitivity”.

3. Inclusive. As in “our university ensures that all activities are inclusive”. All activities must include members of all races, communities and cultural background, except, of course, Whites, Jews, Christians and Asian students acing their physics exams. With them, their inclusion is optional.

4. Safe space. As in “we require a safe space to protect us from the trauma of Donald Trump”. A “safe space” is usually a room where the afflicted SJWs can gather to beat their breasts, whine, cry and snivel for hours while they are fully insulated from reality. Usually supplied free of charge by supine university administrations.

5. Dark. A very new addition to the vocabulary, engendered by the Washington Pravda, under the new dominion of its Insect Overlord, Bezos, the New York Slimes, and their robots in the TV media, as a descriptor of Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the recent Republican National Convention. After Trump laid out the problems facing America (crime, illegal immigration, bad trade policies, lawlessness and a destructive foreign policy) and then vowing to lead the nation to rejuvenation and greater glory, the speech was labelled “dark”.  Note how the word appeared in all Party organs at the same time. “Light” speeches, on the other hand, talk endlessly of unicorns, pixie dust and building bridges, and are deemed “insightful, healing and inclusive” (aka Democrat piffle).

6. Racist. As in “I think it’s a nice day. That’s racist!” Or, supporting law and order is “racist” as Chris (legs all a-tingle) Matthews would say. Only applies to White people with whom you disagree on any subject under the Sun. All non-White races are non-racist. Has largely replaced “fascist” in usage.

7. Diversity. The property of being inclusive, of course. There are even officers for diversity on university campuses to enforce such. Diversity only applies to outward appearance in matters racial or cultural, certainly not to ideas and opinions which must conform to the multicultural norm. Oldspeak meaning: “conformity”.

I hope you were paying attention, there will be a short quiz before your next lesson.

That’s enough for today; must be off to put a few more rounds through the old .375 H&H Mag, she needs it, and so do I.

Rebel Yell

Newspeak for Everyone

Deep in the bowels of the Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith toiled away editing the past to bring it up to date with the current Party line. The Party sees all and knows all. Any deviant thought will be expunged from society and, along with it, the deviant thinker. Newspeak, the language designed by the Inner Party, was constructed to render all thoughtcrime impossible by steadily reducing the number of words in the language and declaring arbitrary meanings for any words it chose. Thereby, thoughtcrime, that is, all independent thought, even consciousness itself, would be rendered impossible.
Beginning to sound familiar? That’s right, it’s the behavior of the PC crowd, the cadres of the Thought Police, who today form the body of the Party and attempt to force, cajole, intimidate, threaten and browbeat all and sundry who actually believe there is an objective reality and words do not have arbitrary meanings.
Not only is this carried on by the political arm of the Establishment Party, but its malign influence has poisoned our educational system and made most of our universities organs of PC propaganda, particularly in the joke departments such as sociology and most of the “liberal arts” as it used to be known. For those of you who feel that you are failing to keep up and particularly for young students desperate not to transgress the Party line and not compromise their cultural Marxist integrity, I present a modest example of some Oldspeak translations of common words of our evolving Newspeak:
1. Nuance. As in “a more nuanced foreign policy” from Swift Boat Kerry, the current Secretary of State. It used to mean a fine distinction or shade of meaning, but now it means “I don’t have to explain anything as you rubes are too dumb to understand it.” The results of this type of foreign policy are usually military defeats or political disasters.
2. Misspoke. As when Mrs Bill Clinton “misspoke” when she said that she wanted to see all coal miners lose their jobs. And then denied it. In Oldspeak, this is “lie”. Remember this next time she gives one of her “misspeeches”. The word is frequently used by talking heads on NBC, ABC, the Clinton News Network and other Party organs to signify obeisance to the Party by protecting the reputation of Comradess Clinton.
3. Media analyst. Talking heads on TV political shows who take remarks by any conservative politician out of context to imply that the opposite meaning was intended.
4. Narrative. As in “the President’s message was consistent with his current narrative on the crime issue”. An example of a narrative might be “Islam is a religion of peace” or “the racial disparities in law enforcement” or a generally accepted and promulgated lie amplified by the media analysts and other toadies of the Party line. Almost always something in direct contradiction to the facts.
5. Divisive. As in “Donald Trump’s speech was divisive”. That is, he drew attention to some relevant facts that the Party would prefer to be undiscussed and kept hidden, such as real crime statistics, Mrs Bill Clinton’s aversion to truth, Islamic terrorist violence etc. Also, a difference of opinion between free citizens.
More to come, but I have to leave for a weekend in the country with powerful guns and glorious patriotic singing. Stay tuned.

Rebel Yell

So it was not spontaneous after all

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The Nice attack that killed over 80 people had been planned for over a year. So much for any idea that it was spontaneous. Says Yahoo news:

Paris (AFP) – Five suspects have been formally charged over the truck attack in the French Riveria city of Nice that killed 84 people, the Paris prosecutor said,

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, who mowed down crowds of people enjoying a Bastille Day fireworks display, had long plotted the carnage, prosecutor Francois Molins said….

More than 400 investigators have been poring over evidence since the grisly attack last Thursday, the third in France in 18 months, and it was analyses of Bouhlel’s telephone records that led them to the five suspects.

While the Islamic State group claimed the attack, describing Bouhlel as a “soldier”, investigators have not found direct proof of his allegiance to the jihadists.

Many people interviewed by investigators described the Tunisian father of three as “someone who did not practise the Muslim religion, ate pork, drank alcohol, took drugs and had an unbridled sexual activity”, Molins said earlier this week.

However initial details of the investigation revealed Bouhlel had been fascinated with jihad for a while.

Maybe someday not too long from now nominal Christians will start exploring what it would be like to be a crusader. But by then the  coming religious war will only be a few a few years off. Then the apologists will say that “crusader” atrocities had nothing to do with the Christian religion, but Muslims might be entitled to worry. As it would seem we are not so entitled.

The amount of wilful self deception on the Islamic/jihadist connection is bewildering to me.

It’s too soon to say

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It is too soon to say if ISIL had anything to do with the train attacks that saw five people wounded in Bavaria by an Afghan asylum seeker. By the same token it is NOT too soon to say that the root cause of the attack was Islam’s effect on the mind of the Afghan attacker.

 

Despite the ISIL claim of responsibility and a hand-painted ISIL flag found in the suspect’s apartment, authorities said so far they have found no direct links between the suspect and ISIL and believe that he self-radicalized.

Investigator Lothar Koehler said the teenager’s motivation appeared to be Islamic extremism based upon a passage, found among notes in his apartment, which read: “Pray for me that I can take revenge on these infidels and pray for me that I will go to heaven.”

In the premeditated attack, the attacker boarded the regional train after nine p.m. near the Bavarian city of Wuerzburg with an ax and knife concealed in a bag, according to Ohlenschlager. He said the suspect had learned Saturday that a friend had died in Afghanistan.

“Self-radicalized”: what a  wonderful expression! A Muslim has a personal crisis of almost any sort and, without any sort of external influence – except his culture and religion and upbringing which tell him to do these things – tries to murder non-Muslims.

I “radicalize” myself and decide I must kill people. And this is “the religion of peace”. Sounds more like the psychopathology of Satan to me.

As one wag said recently, in modern society we find one peanut-related product in a primary school and we all freak out, lest a child go into allergic shock; one Muslim and we are supposed to welcome them and make them feel at home (which is often impossible because many of  their homes are propagating the very attitudes that would destroy us).

As John Derbyshire said:

And still our leaders offer the same fool nostrums. Most Muslims aren’t terrorists, they soothe, as if anyone ever thought they were. If I give you a big box full of M&Ms and tell you just one of the M&Ms is packed full of Strychnine, I venture to speculate that you will not open the box and start decorating ice-cream cones with the contents.

 

A much higher degree of skepticism needs to be exercized against Islam and a much lower level against CO2 build-up.

National Post McPiffle

In days gone by, when Conrad Black founded the National Post, it looked like Canada was going to get a newspaper that wasn’t just an echo chamber for the chattering classes and the liberal establishment. Since Conrad divested himself of that and all the good writers (like Mark Steyn) have left, nothing much remains, except, like the ruins around Ozymandias, long, lone and level sands of progressive drivel.

Witness Mr McParland’s highly predictable, meandering missive in the National Post, of July 19th, on the prospects of a Trump Presidency—gasoline to set the world aflame.

Those of us who were around during the Reagan campaign remember well all the hysterical ravings of the lame stream media about how Reagan would start a nuclear war, destroy America, invite Satan to the White House, blah, blah…you’ve heard it all before. However, when President Reagan brought the US its longest running economic recovery, negotiated the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaties with the Soviet Union, oversaw the collapse of communism and won the Cold War without firing a shot (you’re welcome) did the Washington scribblers and jabbering pundits actually say thanks? Or admit to being wholly wrong? Of course not.

I suspect Mr McParland’s unfocused gibberish in the NP will meet the same fate. Under the Hussein regime, America has staggered from one foreign policy disaster to another, with the assistance of the well-known crook and incompetent, Mrs Bill Clinton. I say Mrs Bill Clinton because without him she would still be a devious, decrepit lawyer (assuming she hadn’t been disbarred) in the Arkansas swamps. Everything she touches turns to dross. Even entire countries, Libya, have been turned into terrorist hellholes with the application of her Secretary of State ministrations. Her incompetence in matters of international politics and her dishonesty and lying in matters of an email nature render her unfit for sweeping the streets, let alone fit for high office.

I like Trump. He’s brash, rude, outspoken, straight-talking and—successful in what he does. ‘America First’ is what the country desperately needs after eight years of treason and defeatism from the Hussein White House. The neocon nest in the State Department needs to be expunged and the country set on a path for less intervention, for more outreach to our neighbors in Western Civilization, especially Russia, to work together to eliminate the threats from radical Islamic terror. The anti-White racism so rampant today must be stopped and the appalling rhetoric encouraging violence against our peace officers halted immediately. Those who commit these crimes and provide the poisonous atmosphere in which they flourish, must be made to pay in full. American workers need to know that they have a government that is on their side, not trying to undermine them at every turn with uncontrolled immigration of the worst sort. Above all, America needs a President who actually upholds the Constitution and does not attempt to destroy it.

That’s why America needs Trump and I’m waiting for the day when Mr McParland’s piffle will join the other acres of turgid print from the lame stream media lining the kitty litter boxes of the nation.

Rebel Yell

Nothing to do with Islam

No sirree! The man who killed 84 people in a 2 kilometer-long rampage in a  truck in Nice, France was insane! That’s what his family said. That’s what the police say:

A police source has told The Telegraph that Bouhel might have been motivated more by a desire to commit suicide than by an Islamist ideology. The source who is close to the investigation said that the 31 year old attacker may have been “a suicide case who decided to make his suicide look like an Islamist attack. Investigators are being cautious about definitively ascribing a motive for the time being.”

The Guardian reports his father as saying:

On Friday night his father told Agence France-Presse that his son had suffered from depression.

“From 2002 to 2004, he had problems that caused a nervous breakdown. He would become angry and he shouted … he would break anything he saw in front of him,” Mohamed Mondher Lahouaiej-Bouhlel said outside his home in M’saken. He said he was prescribed medication to treat his depression.

He said they had heard nothing from him after he left for France. He also agreed that he had little to do with religion. “He didn’t pray, he didn’t fast, he drank alcohol and even used drugs,” he told AFP.

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I would like to have a little chat with you about culture. Maybe it is also about religion. Why, when a non-Muslim, say some Christian cracker,  goes insane, does he rob a bank, get drunk or commit suicide by cop? Why does an American black thug shoot up a fellow male black thug in a park? Why does a Muslim, when he goes insane, strap a bomb to his chest and blow himself up in a supermarket filled with shoppers? Or drive for two miles along a famous boulevard killing scores -literally scores – of people. That is a lot of thumping bodies into the bumper, a lot of bouncing around in the cab as the truck wheels crunch bodies. It was not one or six people killed at once in a bunch outside a cafe, it was two kilometers worth of people. Slaloming down the road to kill as many as possible, that was our depressed Morroccan.

I do not care particularly if Mohamed was depressed. Why not commit suicide, then, quietly by overdoes of drugs?

He may have been suffering from depression. He might have been a failure. But what we know for certain is that jihadist organizations appeal to, and can find, such marginal types and get them to kill huge numbers of non-Muslims.

I would say that he was suffering from Islam, not depression. And, to a certain degree, so are we all.

A Muslim writing in the Telegraph has the same idea as me.

You can’t disrupt a network that was barely a network to begin with and you can’t break up a conspiracy of one. There will never be enough police to stop every runaway truck or every gunman in an airport, or nightclub, or stadium.

You can stop the flow of recruits, perhaps, or you can engage in more drastic action, like kicking them out of our countries. I suggest that both will be tried within the next twenty years.

How Low Can He Go?

As you know, Obama (he who does President impressions) gave a speech at the funerals of the slain Dallas police officers recently. At a time of national mourning, one would have thought that he could have shown some sympathy for the bereaved.

But no, true to form, showing how completely tone-deaf he is to the reality around him, he indulged himself by insulting the officers and families gathered there to honor their loved ones with a political speech supporting the black racist thugs of the Black Lives Matter movement. What must have been particularly galling for the survivors was to hear the lies about “racial disparities in law enforcement”. As a recent report from Harvard University (of all places) found, blacks are, in fact, marginally more privileged than whites when it comes to confrontations with the police. What Obama failed to mention was the real racial disparity, which is in law breaking, not law enforcement.

Anyone who makes speeches from a position of authority supporting assaults on the enforcement of law and its independence from the meddling of politicians must realize that those things will happen. That they are aided and abetted by the president is appalling beyond words. Those officers and families that put their lives on the line every day of their working lives deserve the support and devotion of the leadership of the state. His mob is protected every day, despite their taunting, insults and anti-social behavior. The very people called upon to serve and protect are the very ones reviled by the state authorities. Nothing could be a crueller sneer at the five who died that day. Many of the officers showed their true mettle by remaining completely silent; it was they who honored the dead.

But Obama, paying homage to himself with a panache that would make Narcissus blush, could do nothing but further disgrace himself.

And Clinton, emerging from her hive, much tired after a riotous day of spreading her ichor of corruption on the FBI and the Department of Justice, summarily blamed all white Americans saying that ‘we all’ have implicit bias. No, ‘we all’, don’t. How dare she point the finger of blame on any innocent, white or black, simply to signal her pandering to the worst elements of the mob? A daily regimen of lying is necessary to burnish her insincerity prior to the coming conflicts. Why waste the tears of the bereaved? But, I digress.

The American Constitution is a great document and a great vision of the government of men, but no Constitution can protect society when the quality of the human material sinks and is no longer worthy of the founders themselves. Human failings, and not constitutional malfunctions, are the causes of the rot. Burke saw it clearly during the French Revolution, where he said at one point, of the constitution of the National Assembly,

…I do not mean its formal constitution, which, as it now stands, is exceptionable enough, but the materials of which, in a great measure, it is composed, which is of ten thousand times greater consequence than all the formalities in the world.

The humbug of Obama and the taint of the Clinton Mafia are symptomatic of this very real decay of the ruling classes. Once corruption of the legal system and justification of mob rule become the creed of the state, the end can not be far off.

Rebel Yell

Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, on why there is no CO2 crisis

Greenpeace co-founder pens treatise on the positive effects of CO2 – says there is no crisis

This is a straight lift from Watts Up with That

Moore looks at the historical record of CO2 in our atmosphere and concludes that we came dangerously close to losing plant life on Earth about 18,000 years ago, when CO2 levels approached 150 ppm, below which plant life can’t sustain photosynthesis. He notes:

“A 140 million year decline in CO2 to levels that came close to threatening the survival of life on Earth can hardly be described as “the balance of nature”.

Now, with 400ppm in the atmosphere, the biosphere is once again booming (see figure 8 below). He also points out how environmental groups and politicians are using the “crisis” of CO2 increase to feather their own nests:

“A powerful convergence of interests among key elites supports and drives the climate catastrophe narrative. Environmentalists spread fear and raise donations; politicians appear to be saving the Earth from doom; the media has a field day with sensation and conflict; scientists and science institutions raise billions in public grants, create whole new institutions, and engage in a feeding frenzy of scary scenarios; businesses want to look green and receive huge public subsidies for projects that would otherwise be economic losers, such as large wind farms and solar arrays. Even the Pope of the Catholic Church has weighed in with a religious angle. Lost in all these machinations is the indisputable fact that the most important thing about CO2 is that it is essential for all life on Earth and that before humans began to burn fossil fuels, the atmospheric concentration of CO2 was heading in a very dangerous direction for a very long time. Surely, the most “dangerous” change in climate in the short term would be to one that would not support sufficient food production to feed our own population.”

The link to the full (24 pp) report is below.

https://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/moore-positive-impact-of-human-co2-emissions.pdf

 

lauterbrunnen

The picture of the Lauterbrunnen (loudstream) valley in Switzerland is pretty and relevant. Do you see the shape of that valley? It is in the shape of a steep “U”, characteristic of the erosion pattern formed by ice. Within near-historical time, some 9 to 12,000 years ago, that valley was filled with ice, all the way to the top of the steep walls. Solid, grinding, flowing ice, at a latitude of Canada’s capital, Ottawa, 46 degrees north. There has been global warming.