Turning the lights off in America and everywhere else

This is a matching political post to the more technical Getting the lights back on in Venezuela. It’s hard to work out the motivations that lie behind the green agenda, whether pure ignorance, malice, envy, stupidity, greed, short-sightedness, or whatever. All are included. The only element left out because none of it is present is enlightened self-interest, of which there can be none at all. And parties of the left are all of a piece. You want the green nude eel in Australia, we have two parties – at a minimum – whose aim is to provide exactly that.

More here on the same thing from Powerline: DEMOCRATS PUNT ON THE GREEN NEW DEAL. The conclusion:

Climate change alarmism is a joke. It exists only for purposes of domestic politics, and as an excuse to feather the nests of “green” entrepreneurs who support the Democratic Party.

Comes with this as one of the comments.

An “end to global warming” has never been the point. The point of all of this is that “saving the planet” is a fantastic rationale for injecting social warrior justice politics into virtually every aspect of both society and private life. It is a doorway to POWER and this lust for power is the only reason for this zeal to “fight climate change.” As others have more eloquently said, if you accept the premise that that human actions damage the planet (cause global warming) then it stands to reason all human actions must be controlled. And, if you are a social justice warrior, you are willing to countenance the lie to achieve power because you are so good, your motives are so pure and are just so much morally and spiritually superior to “Them” that the lie is justified. It represents a view of the universe where “the natural elect” should have the right to do whatever they want.

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16 Responses to Turning the lights off in America and everywhere else

  1. Dr Faustus

    You want the green nude eel in Australia, we have two parties – at a minimum – whose aim is to provide exactly that.

    Not sure that either the Coalition, or Labor have even that much ‘vision’.

    Personally I see two parties, satisficing their little hearts out, paddling around in a very shallow pool of bounded rationality, with their extremely limited cognitive capacity focussed on the personal spoils of election.

    Not Dr Evil’s; just dismal people doing dismal things they hope they can get away with.

  2. Louis Hissink

    reminds me of the lady on TV who wanted to ban farting dairy cattle because they were not needed. Milk comes out of cartons at the supermarket.

    They are that clottingly thick.

    And what occurs between their ears might be electrical in nature but it cannot under any circumstances be described as thinking: it’s recitation, mind numbing recitation.

  3. RobK

    From Alinsky:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_for_Radicals

    The Rules
    1)”Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.”
    2)”Never go outside the expertise of your people.”
    3)”Whenever possible go outside the expertise of the enemy.”
    4)”Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
    5)”Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
    6)”A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”
    7)”A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”
    8)”Keep the pressure on.”
    9)”The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”
    10)”The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.”
    10)”If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside.”
    11)”The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”
    12)”Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

  4. Dr Fred Lenin

    The above proves beyond doubt that gangreneism is a mental disease ,a complete loss of rationality ,a form of dementia . Electro therapy is needed. Lots and lots of it . We had better start the treatment before the only power avaiable will be carpetbagger power ,bet you soros , gore and turnbull and the rest of the gang wont go without power ,they will need it for their own security to stop the peasants and unemployedfrom tearing them to pieces . Vote every sitting member last on your ballot paper ,end career politics forever.

  5. Behind Enemy Lines

    Turning the lights off in America and everywhere else
    Posted on 2:06 pm, March 28, 2019 by Steve Kates

    It’s hard to work out the motivations that lie behind the green agenda, whether pure ignorance, malice, envy, stupidity, greed, short-sightedness, or whatever. All are included. The only element left out because none of it is present is enlightened self-interest, of which there can be none at all.

    I know it’s become trite to say so, but the explanation for the green agenda is: it’s a religion. They’re sent by Gaia to save us from us, carried forward by endlessly-renewable powers of smug self-righteousness, advancing under a theology intolerant of facts and logic.

    You might as well argue with your cat.

  6. Boambee John

    11)”The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”

    Not too many on the fascist left seem to have read this far. Where are, what are, their “constructive alternatives”?

  7. RobK

    Where are, what are, their “constructive alternatives”

    Refer to rule 2:

    2)”Never go outside the expertise of your people.”

    Free stuff.

  8. Mark M

    “It’s hard to work out the motivations that lie behind the green agenda, …”

    Sure we have all seen this …

    3 February 2015 – : Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of UNFCCC, warns that the fight against climate change is a process and that the necessary transformation of the world economy will not be decided at one conference or in one agreement.

    “This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history”, Ms Figueres stated at a press conference in Brussels.

    “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution.”

    https://www.unric.org/en/latest-un-buzz/29623-figueres-first-time-the-world-economy-is-transformed-intentionally

  9. Chris M

    the green agenda is: it’s a religion.

    One in which curiously the high priests are manifestly by their own actions not themselves believers.

  10. Bruce

    B. E. L. noted:

    It’s hard to work out the motivations that lie behind the green agenda,…

    Let’s start with criminal malice aforethought and terminal megalomania and go from there.

  11. Tel

    2)”Never go outside the expertise of your people.”

    Seems to have worked fine for the Global Warming crowd.

    Expertise is not only what you have, but whatever garbage sounds good for a moment when most people never check and can’t be bothered thinking.

  12. Robber Baron

    When will Elon Musk come to the rescue of the Venuzuelan people?

  13. yarpos

    Every time someone says “saving the planet” I hear “its got electrolytes!”

  14. Mother Lode

    Jeff Merkly?

    Shouldn’t it be ‘Jeff MURKILY’?

  15. Mother Lode

    2)”Never go outside the expertise of your people.”

    Which is why everything is framed in terms of politics – but not politics as a means balancing the inconsistencies in people’s needs where cooperation is sought, but as a pure abstraction which is grounded in nothing.

    A bit like the mathematical abstraction ‘i’ which is used to bridge two real world circumstances – hence it is ‘necessary’ for poor mainstream Australians to subsidise wealthy ‘indigenous’ Australians.

  16. John Bayley

    And what occurs between their ears might be electrical in nature but it cannot under any circumstances be described as thinking: it’s recitation, mind numbing recitation.

    Hence the ‘NPC’ moniker, which fits these people to a T.

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