Spare a thought for a poor old stager
IT’S like the premise and trajectory of the famous, oft-remade movie. An obscure outsider enters the world of a celebrated performer she eventually transcends. Crestfallen, sidelined and jaded beyond revival, the former big shot commits suicide. Well, that’s not going to happen to climate change – not on the ABC’s watch. Kate Doyle today reminds us of how great Kris Kristofferson, er, climate change, still is. Tries to, anyway.
First, bad news for panic-gretas: “The experts consulted for this article were unanimous: there is no indication coronavirus has been directly connected to climate change.” Doyle’s wilfully qualifying use of “directly” leaves the door open wide enough for the inevitable “however.”
Nothing new there. Dr Delvey was hard-pressed to come up with anything else but she did her very best. She is even reduced to belittling warmer weather for not being able to mitigate influenza:
Alas, then, Babs the bug is on top of the charts right now and will be for a long time to come, for one reason or another. This isn’t to say the intellectual degenerates who have pushed the climate hoax will back off when the world emerges from this pandemic and starts what Woodrow Wilson in 1920 called a “return to normalcy.” It’s wildly optimistic, I know, but the sheer fiscal wreckage being wrought globally by COVID-19 leaves no change in the purse whatsoever for the ‘fight’ against ‘climate change.’ What’s more, economies whose leaders have any semblance of rationality will be gearing up local production and manufacturing to radically curtail supply-chain reliance on China – a disease-ridden gangster state that exceeds Hitler’s Reich for evil and his reach for bribery. We have to watch with sentinel’s eyes for Judases returning to work as liars for China and for climateers whose Luddite agitprop – if heeded anew – will derail the express train to sovereignty.