Didn’t they swear Katrina was the shot across our bow and an angry Earth had lots more in store for we terrible fossil fuel users? Who is this “they?” “They” are the global warming alarmists who assured us we evil greenhouse gas generating SOB’s were killing the Earth and an angry Mother Nature was a coming to get us and extract her pound of flesh. Well, 5 years on, not so much.
In the late Summer of 2005 Katrina was another in a string of killer hurricanes that made US landfall. Of course the storm was not that bad actually. Recall Shep Smith of Fox News standing on a balcony over Bourbon Street and there was little damage in New Orleans city and the levees had held – up to that point anyway. Then levees began to fail and we know the rest, but the storm had largely passed by that time.
Keep in mind the storm did much damage to the Gulf coast areas of rural Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and some on the Florida coast too, but living at sea level on the coast has always been potentially dangerous. Recall the great storm that inundated Galveston, Texas in 1900, and that was NOT caused by global warming in 1900 right? 6000+ died in that killer wind and flood.
Of course this article is all about busting the global warming alarmists, and for good reason. First, to expose that they were the ones predicting a plethora of killer storms because the US is bad, bad, bad and deserves them, what with all that energy use. Interesting to note the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, El Nino, La Nina, sun spot activity and most other genuine long term climate issuesthat participate in global warming, weather and storm patterns, etc. were completely left out of any equation in the global warming alarmist’s causes and effects. Nope, all humans and especially we evil Americans.
To understand the global warming mantra there are really only a few things one needs to grasp. The first is that many just emote, feel and repeat the scare tactics out of either a willful desire or a complete ignorance as to the truth. It’s easy to hear an alarming prediction and then to parrot it as if it is imminent. It takes ZERO intelligent thought or examination to do this, so that’s the first cause in the bandwagon effect of fools leaping on board.
Of course there is money in this too. Not evil big energy money…but money in development in coastal areas. People, despite the overwhelming empirical evidence of killer wind, rain and storm surge, still want to live on the coast. They do so daring Mother Nature to remind them she’s the one actually in charge, but ever the arrogant human, many will chance it, then blame someone when the chance they took backfired on them. And the big money is the money behind the money to be made by Soros, the Tides Foundation, etc. in the global climate exchanges – Obama and his Chitown cronies are heavily invested in these climate exchanges. Know that did ya?
Sea levels rise and fall over the eons. It has happened many, many, many times and most of them were long before Adam jumped Eve’s bones, so don’t blame humans. Perhaps the “bandwagon” crowd should blame the Earth. Perhaps Mother Nature is trying to throw us off for being so bad and all – dolts! If one chooses to live on the coast at sea level, they should expect an occasional big wind, big rain and big storm surge. It is NOT incumbent upon all of the nation to pay for ones’ desire to live at the ocean. I can’t keep the sea levels from rising and falling, nor can His Most Magnificent and Exalted Self, and no amount of money can either. Duh!
But the most egregious impetus is a political agenda. I know, I know, what does politics have to do with climate change, right friends? Simple. When we know who progressives are and what they are aiming for, we can begin to see a nice little dovetailing. Progressivism is about demonizing corporations. It’s about denying personal choice because as Obama Czar Cass Sunstein says “We all have a little Homer Simpson in us” therefor we must be directed. That involves limiting personal choice, and government or their corporate partners then offering choices to us they prefer. It’s the Michelle Obama “substitute carrots for french fries” deal. So global warming is about using that alarmist mantra to lessen our personal choices and having them offer us choices that fit into the progressive wish list.
Progressive literature is clear and plentiful – left to his own devices, Man will not always make choices best for the collective, therefor they will substitute our free will with their chosen list of choices. Oh, they tell us they’re helping us, but the reality is every bit of “help” they offer involves some level of denying one of the fundamental underpinnings of American society – free will, autonomy and the right to pursue happiness wherever I wish so long as I do not infringe upon another.
Personal freedom, individual autonomy and one’s inherent free will do not align with the collective mentality of every progressive desire, therefor they tell us they are looking out for us when truth is they are guiding us and only allowing the choices they wish us to have. Doesn’t this fly in the face of one AC progressive’s admonition to me personally that “more choice is better?” Said AC progressive made the comment when I was writing about how bad it would be for Republican’s to split off and run as independents when they lose a primary race. See, diluting my political purity is fine by progressives, yet when it is about my hundreds of choices, I am told by progressives that I “have a little Homer Simpson” in me, thus not smart enough to make the good choice. Good for whom, might I ask? Clearly the answer is good for the progressive collective wishes to become our way of life.
Sure the Earth may be warming a tad, but there is as much evidence that since 1998 we have experienced an overall cooling. It’s how it works. The Earth warms and cools all on its own too, ya know. We live on an animate planet. Don’t believe me? Step your smart ass into a lava flow and watch as the 3000 degree lava animates your backside into a crispy critter and then tell me “it’s all man’s fault,” especially that resource using, truck driving Whiplash.
We have endured 5 full hurricane seasons since Katrina came and went in 2005. Where are the killer storms the lefties assured us were coming to get us? Did they zig when they meant to zag when they got to Cuba? I reckon….
Keep your little peepers peeled for more predictions of doom unless we jump on the progressive bandwagon and support Barack’s lowering the sea levels. And remember, ANYTHING progressives advocate for ALWAYS involves some level of controlling choice and outcome. No matter what it is, if it is about any progressive desire, it involves them telling us whats best for us and using the tactics of fear, doom, gloom and impending demise if we don’t. I mean we MUST follow their dicta or the Earth will crash and burn this evening, right?
This article was inspired by a great piece by AC Source Lorraine Yapps Cohen. Here is her contributor page: http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/547891/lorraine_yapps_cohen.html
and the specific article that served as impetus: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5901358/a_breath_of_science_sanity_along_with.html?cat=5
Give her a read. She’s a great writer and a smart lady!