I just read a Proud Boys spokesman (on a major network) ranting on and on about how universities brainwash liberal-minded students to believe a false narrative about climate change, while denying the “truth” that “radical Islam” threatens our very existence; when neither is the truth! (And, as if there was even the remotest connection between the two.)
Planet Earth is getting hotter, that’s obvious. If there is anything that we can do about it, we should; but that’s not what the issue called: “Global Warming” is about. Dishonest alt-right ego freaks use racial animus (disguised as patriotism), to excuse their murderous instincts. But, that is not what the issue called: “Global Warming,” is about either! (It’s time to bring this out into the open.)
On a tiny island in the South Seas, where the few thousand residents have never had reliable electric power, a solar farm will make it possible for children to read and study at night, and for locals to engage in trades and minor manufacturing and agriculture. And for the island to have modern communications with the outside world. But most importantly, the island will not have to rely on diesel fuel, shipped in from the United States, for power and light. This scenario is being repeated all over the world. (This is why they hate solar and wind power!) In the Outback, in Central Africa, on Indian Reservations and in the Nations; in small remote villages, and in mega-cities, people cry out for energy justice.
It’s getting dark now. I guess I’ll turn on the lights and make my ritual cup of tea. I should send a “Thank You” note to Eddie D, and Donald T, and Halliburton for the privilege.
A relatively small area in North African desert could supply the entire planet with electricity. The winds along the Front Range, in Colorado, can supply the entire country with power. But, we “rent” our very existence from the Power Mongers. If we sleep comfortably, we pay them. If we eat hot food, we pay them. If we want to use a powered loom, or a super-computer, we pay them for the privilege. They never pay us; but the Sun doesn’t belong to them, and we are not their peons – we don’t owe them a lifelong debt.
“Global Warming,” as a legislative human rights issue, is about owning the sources of the energy we use. Duh! Global warming, as an environmental issue, is largely incomprehensible, and made overwhelmingly so by the professional disinformers.
Global warming is about people, real people; white, brown, and black. Its about independence, and liberation! So, it is to be hated by them.
We are such children! We can’t digest real information about real issues – we have to have it sugar-coated and spoon-fed. We only react to fantasies about monsters in the night, but are oblivious to human pain and suffering. Progress and innovation frightens us.
We are falling behind the rest of the world – in every way: the poorest and least developed countries in the world (Bhutan) are morally advanced compared to the United States. We promote war and terrorism, for profit. Profit from oil. This is an addiction, and a mortal disease.
I can see the United States, in fifty years, as a predominantly poor nation where pockets (islands) of the wealthiest exercise totalitarian rule over hundreds of millions who go hungry, are deprived of even a mediocre education; where health care is a privilege (stand on your own two feet, even if you can’t walk) and where all but elite whites are slotted into jobs that won’t support a family. Hungry people are easy to control. If you are a criminal, you know that already.
Global warming is about energy/economic justice. Justice for All. It’s the, “for All,” part that they hate. So they prey on your fears. The first guy to play that mess was carrying a club. Things haven’t changed much.
What a stupid position. Like saying Gravity is a republican religion.
You left this reply for me off site….so I am reposting it here with my reply.
OK….we are very much on the same page….very much so. Thanks for the clarification.
I am a farmer…..part time now but still wedded to the land….and one of the aspects of crazy insane energy forms is that it actually damages the planet coming out, being processed and then being used….lose/lose/lose with only a marginal win for the user……
Whereas solar and wind…….!!!!!
I agree that there is agenda after agenda, layer upon layer of motivation at work in the efforts to dissuade those who convinced that climate change is real, that it is largely the result of human activity and that there are responsble responses at hand.
What puzzles me is that you seem to be saying that disinformation campaigns are largely, if not nearly exclusively, American. How can this be given that those who sell power in the form of fossil fuels, or other means requiring a complex infrastructure are global. Russia, China, the Oil States, are major players in all of this.
Where do they fit into your schema?