If you pay close enough attention to the Warmers – that is, the activists convinced that mankind's mere existence is an existential threat to a planet that could incinerate at any moment – there are two things that they can always be counted on to deliver:
- Fantastic prophecies of imminent doom that always prove false.
- Moments of accidental honesty.
To be frank, I'm not sure which I enjoy more. Given that many of these global cooling/global warming/climate disruption/climate change activists are functional agnostics, it's admittedly a real pleasure to see them take on the persona of the very rabid street preachers they love to mock as religious nuts.
Seriously, besides preferring to bark at skeptical pedestrians rather than address crowds of indoctrinated college kids, how different are the cautionary warnings of the street corner cleric and the hysterics of activists like the New York Times' Pulitzer Prize winning Thomas Friedman who epically warned that:
"[W]e never know when the next emitted carbon molecule will tip over some ecosystem and trigger a nonlinear climate event – like melting the Siberian tundra and releasing all of its methane, or drying up the Amazon or melting all the sea ice in the North Pole in summer."
That's Ivy League-level scaremongering right there. And Friedman has been joined by a relentless parade of doomsayers making predictions of imminent climate Armageddon:
- French foreign minister Laurent Fabius told John Kerry over 2,000 days ago that, "We have 500 days to avoid climate chaos."
- NASA's James Hansen predicted in 2009 that Barack Obama had only four years to save the Earth.
- In 2002 the UK Guardian said that within a decade (that would be 2012), global warming would leave the world with a choice between feeding people or feeding animals.
- How about this AP article from 1989 that starts off by saying, "entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000"?
And that's the just the tip of the (no doubt rapidly melting) iceberg. There's some classic entertainment to be enjoyed when perusing through these spectacularly wrong predictions of doom, to be sure.
But at the same time, the moments where the Warmers inadvertently expose their real motivations (which aren't, despite all the pretense, focused on saving the planet) are every bit as choice. Just a few months ago it was the chief of staff for socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who admitted in an interview:
"The interesting thing about the Green New Deal, is it wasn't originally a climate thing at all. Do you guys think of it as a climate thing? Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing."
So there's a tacit admission that under the guise of saving the planet, the real motivation is to completely undo the economic system of the United States. And recently, it was no less than the royal princess of melting glaciers herself, Greta Thunberg, who spilled the beans, saying:
"After all, the climate crisis is not just about the environment. It is a crisis of human rights, of justice, and of political will. Colonial, racist, and patriarchal systems of oppression have created and fueled it. We need to dismantle them all. Our political leaders can no longer shirk their responsibilities."
While precisely no one believes that those words are actually coming from the mind of a 16-year-old girl, they still expose the truth that the anthropogenic climate change movement has always attempted to conceal. Despite using the true believers – those who go on hunger strikes, chain themselves to trees, campaign against cow flatulence, castrate themselves in the name of population control – this cause has never truly been about the environment.
Modern Warmerism is but the latest iteration of the perpetual Marxist effort to usurp power and control people (for their own good, of course). It is their religion. Having tasted the bitter fruits of their previously failed attempts to wrest power from free people, they've decided it's a wiser path to have those free people willingly cede their individual autonomy themselves.
How do you get them to do so? You convince them that they're saving the planet from impending destruction, of course. That's why to say that "Green" is the new "Red" is no hyperbole.
Don't misunderstand – I'm willing to acknowledge that at 16, Greta Thunberg's participation in this movement reflects her exploitation rather than her complicity. But I'm starting to believe that maybe she will actually end up saving us all. Not by intentionally converting humanity to the religion of Warmerism, but by unintentionally exposing to the world what it's really all about.
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