The following is an excerpt from the second title in the Average Joe series. The point here is to show just how absurd the most vocal members of the environMENTAL movement can be, and what lengths they will go to in order to push their agenda. And make no mistake, that agenda has NOTHING to do with the environment and EVERYTHING to do with lining pockets and getting select individuals elected to public office.
I believe this book has sufficiently demonstrated how environmentalism and common sense are at opposite ends of the intellectual spectrum. But, in case you had any lingering doubts, I thought I would leave you with a few quotes from some of the most vocal members of the environmentalist movement.
“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it”
― Al Gore
Is there a distinction between pollutants and impurities that I’m not aware of?
What we’ve got to do in energy conservation is try to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, to have approached global warming as if it is real means energy conservation, so we will be doing the right thing anyway in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.
—Timothy Wirth, former U.S. Senator (D-Colorado)
Ah, so the facts don’t matter, only the claims. Interesting. I’m glad to know that you don’t care about how valid those claims are as long as they further your agenda. Thanks for the honesty.
Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental.
—Dave Forman, Founder of Earth First!
Great Idea. By all means, you first!
Every time you turn on an electric light, you are making another brainless baby.
—Helen Caldicott, Union of Concerned Scientists
How many light switches were flipped the day she was born?
To feed a starving child is to exacerbate the world population problem.
If you don’t file this under radical nonsense, then why have you even read this far?
The continued rapid cooling of the earth since WWII is in accord with the increase in global air pollution associated with industrialization, mechanization, urbanization and exploding population.
—Reid Bryson, “Global Ecology; Readings towards a rational strategy for Man”, (1971)
In case you missed it in the first chapter, here is that lapse in reason one more time.
“We only have ten years to save the oceans”
—Ted Danson ca. 1988
I already covered this one previously, but it still needed to be added to the list. If we do the math, at the time of this writing, this statement was made 25 years ago. I was at the ocean last summer. It was still there.
If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder by the year 2000. … This is about twice what it would take to put us in an ice age.
—Kenneth E.F. Watt on air pollution and global cooling, Earth Day 1970
Dodged a bullet there didn’t we? PHEW! Thank goodness we took action. What action was that again?
And one more from our gloriously delusional former vice president.
“Here is the truth: The Earth is round; Saddam Hussein did not attack us on 9/11; Elvis is dead; Obama was born in the United States; and the climate crisis is real.”
― Al Gore
Me thinketh thou doth protest too much. Seriously, if you have to go to such great lengths to effectively say, “Uh Huh. Is too real”, then you should know you’re fighting a losing battle.
Look, we could do this all day. A quick Google search will show a lot of equally ignorant statements made by people who do not support the myth of global warming, I mean global cooling, I mean Climate Change… WHATEVER! You get the point. It is all so ridiculous that the sheer fact we even still discuss the matter is mind boggling.
It all boils down to “The Big Lie” theory. While the concept had been around almost as long as man, the name, “Big Lie” was first coined in anti-communist propaganda and was based on a quote from quote by Adolf Hitler:
“The great masses will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one”.
The basic idea is that a lie, no matter how big (or simply because it is so big) will be believed if only it is shouted loudly enough and often enough. If you repeat it enough times, with as much volume as possible, people will start to believe it, regardless of how blatant the lie is.
Common Sense and the environmental movement are completely at odds with each other. Any logic that may have existed in their cause was lost long ago.
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