June 2024

Scared to death?

(Friday blog)

I recently came across a quote written in 1922:

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”

― H.L. Mencken

Henry Louis Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American journalist, essayist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English

From salmonella in eggs to BSE, from the Millennium Bug to bird flu, from DDT to passive smoking, from asbestos to the Remainer establishment’s Project Fear, from populism to Izlumophobia to the Russians apparently running our elections, ‘scares’ seem to have become one of the most conspicuous and damaging features of our modern world.

Each of the major scares of the past few decades has followed a remarkably consistent pattern. A crucial role is played in each case by publicity-hungry and grant-seeking scientists or other ‘experts’ like economists who have misread or manipulated the evidence; by the media (especially the BBC and C4 News), lobbyists and gravy-train-riders who eagerly promote the scare without regard to the facts; and finally by the politicians and officials who come up with an absurdly disproportionate response, leaving us all to pay a colossal price, which may run into billions or even hundreds of billions of pounds. And now we’re faced with the greatest scare of them all, the real biggy, the great kahuna, the scare to end all scares – the claim that the world and humanity and, of course, polar bears all face disaster through supposed man-made global warming.

The ‘threat’ of man-made global warming is apparently so serious that no fewer than 22,000 politicians and ‘experts’ and ‘opinion leaders’ from about 190 countries had to fly to somewhere in Poland last week, many of them travelling First Class, to discuss what should be done to save us all. How 22,000 people from about 190 countries can have a useful and sensible discussion is beyond me. Having managed teams for over 20 years, I’ve never found any group over about 10 people can be really effective. But apparently it was absolutely necessary that all 22,000 were there thanks to us ordinary plebs picking up the cost of their (often luxury) travel, limousines, hotels, meals and no doubt, generous contributions to Poland’s and Eastern Europe’s prostitution industry.

There are two questions over the great Global Warming scare/scam:

  • is the Earth actually warming?
  • if the Earth is actually warming, has human activity any influence on this warming?

I’m not going to discuss and debunk the great Global Warming scam here. There are plenty of watchable videos on YouTube which do that better than I ever could.

H.L. Mencken also wrote:

“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule”.

This pretty much sums up how the globalist ruling elites keep increasing their power over us.

Though the Mencken quote I like best is:

“In a war there are always ten times as many heroes as there are soldiers”

However with the French, Dutch, Belgians, Danes, Italians, Spaniards, Greeks and all the others who have ganged up to humiliate Britain over our feeble attempts to leave the undemocratic, globalist, corrupt, Western-culture-hating, migration-encouraging, fascist, German-run EU, perhaps the quote should be more like:

“We always do what the Germans order us to do because in our countries there are ten times as many spineless cowards as there are people”.

6 comments to Scared to death?

  • William Boreham

    A good example is that crazy Climate Change Act which was only opposed by 5 MPs and will end up costing we consumers £300 billion in the next 20 years. Another example of the madness is Drax power station where they stopped them burning 9 million tonnes of coal annually from a local coal mine and made them burn wood from forests in North America, 3000 miles away. The year they made that decision, China consumed 4 billion tonnes of coal. Now it looks, far from the earth warming, we might be entering a new Ice Age.

  • A Thorpe

    I am convinced the human race is completely crazy. First we invent God and in spite of thousands of years of increasing our understanding of the natural world there are billions of people who still believe this nonsense. Now it seems the new religion is the belief that we are Gods and can control the climate. It only needs a little understanding of the past climate and the ability to apply some rational thought to see through the nonsense that we are responsible for climate change and can actually control it. With even just a basic knowledge of physics the proof is all there to be seen. What has happened to our education systems? They all produce students who believe nonsense and have no idea about basic physics.

  • twi5ted

    Not to mention the plastic scam.

    We diligently sort our rubbish into ugly boxes that litter our streets which the authorities collect less and less frequently. They then ship this to China or some third world low cost processor i.e. they chuck it in the nearest river or ocean.

    Then commission BBC fake scientist, posh boy with a lifetime public troughing, to make a documentary to tell us how bad the citizens are as we have polluted the oceans and killed all the whales and dolphins. Solution raise taxes.

  • If carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is increasing, why aren’t CO2 meters being made available so that people can measure the level of it in the atmosphere wherever they happen to be against what is considered a normal or acceptable level? – That way people can see for themselves if the CO2 levels are increasing or what the levels are. People who travel the most will have the most interesting results.

  • A Thorpe

    Eric: There is no normal level for CO2, and there is no normal average temperature of the earth. Average temperature has no physical meaning no matter what it is applied to. Think of two containers of water sitting in front of you at different temperatures. What is the total temperature? You could add the temperatures together but it would not mean anything, therefore the average does not mean anything. Think of two metal objects. You can find their individual and total mass.and therefore an average mass but then consider how you would apply the average and what a change to the average would mean to the two objects. People are being fooled by the use of average temperatures because they think they know what it means and they know how to calculate it. Even the simplest scientific ideas are not that simple.

  • Roy Hartwell

    A Thorpe I’m also constantly gobsmacked at how little people understand the concept of averages.
    The one that always riles me is when some nincompoop arts-graduate news-reader tells us the shocking news that ‘last summer temperatures were above average’. Well, yes they might have been but the previous summer they were probably below ‘average’ hence how ‘average’ is derived.

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