Today a change of pace as we discuss the fear game. The game is run like this: the people who run most of the the media in the world, especially the news media, have noticed that more people tune in when there are disasters, even if those disasters aren't happening to the individual consumer of media. Ever slow down to watch an accident? You and every baboon on the planet does the same, and those in the media know it.
Since disasters don't happen every day, our media sometimes has to get creative. After being on the planet for 55 years, you hear catastrophe
warnings over and over and over again, on every subject imaginable, and
it never, ever stops. Earth getting hit by an asteroid! There was
even some stupid movies about it - that and a zillion other disaster
films including the incredibly stupid (and awful) '2012.'
Remember Y2K? Millions, no BILLIONS perhaps spent on what?
And when media gets going the hand wringers come out in full force - the no character,
easily manipulated and brainwashed. What it always comes down to - always, is these people know better, and not only that, they
are constantly running around telling everyone what to do. Stop eating
that, stop doing this, stop buying that, stop listening to that, stop
thinking that, we should have a law - and it never, ever stops.
The greatest catastrophe of all time outside of nuclear war is human caused global warming - the so called 'warmists' (can you believe we have names for these people - "warmists" and "deniers" - like a religion!) are like cave men, seeing and
hearing thunder and lightening and telling everyone we need to appease
the gods by sacrificing a few virgins - or else. Yes, these people know
what to do - and when we have thunder and lightening they say, look you
didn't sacrifice virgins, or enough virgins anyway...
You see the articles, it's the same nonsense - "97% of
climate scientists says"- well if 97% of scientists say we need to
sacrifice virgins does that means we start lining them up? Here's what
Michael Crichton had to say about 97% of scientists:
"I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that
ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of
consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid
debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear
the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for
your wallet, because you're being had.
Let's be clear: The work of science has nothing whatever to do with
consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the
contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which
means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the
real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is
reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great
precisely because they broke with the consensus."
As for the science being settled on human caused global warming (note
"human caused" - if Mars is also warming, maybe the fact that it is a
bit warmer outside has something to do with that big bright, hot ball in
the sky we see every day, and not anything we are doing - after all it
has been warmer in the past, and we weren't even around then) that was
something made up by a British PR firm. Now, when a scientific theory
requires a public relations firm isn't that a bit suspicious? Not to
mention all the so called support for human global warming that turned
out to be plain wrong, misleading or downright fraudulent - the hockey
stick graph, climategate and all the rest.
Because, the point is, that the news media gets more people tuned in and
hence more advertising dollars when there is a disaster, and when there
isn't a real disaster, well, one has to be made up. Earth shattering
asteroids, man eating fungi, man eating bacteria, swine flu, bird flu,
marmot plague, anthrax, air pollution, light pollution, water pollution,
cancer from cell phones, cancer from high tension wires, exploding
homes caused by fracking, cancer from alar (remember that one?), cancer
from cyclamates (another blast from the past), prions, global cooling,
nuclear winter, race riots, terrorism, right wing terror, left wing
terrorism (not so much), this thing that will kill you, that thing that
will do the same....
and endlessly the hand wringers on television, on the net, in the
streets, on the radio, an endless stream of these no character, chicken
littles and boys who cry wolf, sometimes slick as can be, sometimes
crude as can be - and they all say we need to listen and do what they
say...and they constantly have their hand in our pockets - especially
the global warmers who all have money in the game, especially Al Gore,
and the environmental groups, some of which have candidly admitted, more
or less, that "global warming is a mighty fine way to make some money."
Hand wringers out there - get some common sense - stop with the nonsense already!
Listen to the news the next month or so - I guarantee something new will
be added to this list - these people are endlessly inventive - maybe
mad cow disease, maybe something else but it is coming!