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Is It Hot in Here, or is the G8 Crazy?

posted at 8:24 am on July 9, 2009 by

I have to admit, creating a fear of naturally occurring phenomena like the weather and temperature in order to achieve power while providing a justification to steal both money and freedom is medieval, but conceptually brilliant.

Taking a page from Christopher Columbus and telling uneducated natives (and/or those who received a government education) during an eclipse, “Give us your trinkets and corn and we’ll bring the sun back,” the G8 participants are pretending they have any ability to control the temperature, and if we (and most importantly our wallets) follow them, we’ll be safe:

President Obama and other leaders backed historic new targets for tackling global warming last night in an agreement designed to pave the way for a world deal in the autumn.

For the first time, America and the other seven richest economies agreed to the goal of keeping the world’s average temperature from rising more than 2C (3.6F).

The sun and the axis tilt of the earth were not available for comment at press time. I for one don’t expect the sun to fully cooperate, but at the same time, never underestimate the power of bureaucratic fear-mongerers with unlimited access to your money.

I can’t believe they didn’t come up with an equally arbitrary number for in case the average temperature drops, because that’s what’s happening. An apparent oversight of this magnitude only means that it’s probably not an oversight, but simple fodder for the Copenhagen meeting later this year.

Bottom line: If the average temperature fluctuates at all, as it always does, we’re going to pay for it with money and freedom. “Global warming” is the ultimate fascist movement — and yet Al Gore has the gall to liken the “struggle against global warming” to the fight against the Nazis?

I might get fined for this, because this statement might cause the global temperature to rise, but I’d dare to say that the struggle against Al Gore’s manufactured movement is a lot more like the fight against the Nazis than the fight against man-made global warming. In the first place, the Nazis were actually proven to exist — but a minor detail like that will never stop Gore or the power and control-hungry G8 politicians.

The good news is that if Obama continues to get his wish list fulfilled, the U.S. will no longer be among the eight richest countries in the world so he won’t be invited back to agree to devastatingly arrogant schemes, the above being just one example. In 10 years, the wealthiest nation-sized object on the planet will be Al Gore.

Many months, or maybe over a year ago, I posted this famous George Carlin bit about the arrogance of the environmental movement, and it fits in today better than ever and is worth another look:

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0 backs measures to control the Earths temperature. I also heard he backs measures to part the seas, realign the planets, limit frogs raining down from the sky, and the amount of solar activity the sun is allowed.

Oddly enough, with the earth probably going through a cooling cycle now, they might reach their goal and then give themselves a pat on the back for a job well done after putting our economy at the bottom of the ocean.

Tuari on July 9, 2009 at 8:30 AM

This reminds me of the apocryphal tale of King Canute.

That king’s advisers kept telling him how powerful he was. So he takes them down to the shore and commands the tide to turn. The tide, of course, doesn’t turn. Thus the good king showed his advisers just how little power he actually had.

But now we have world leaders who think that we can regulate global temperatures just as we can regulate a house’s thermostat. Bring back King Canute!

rbj on July 9, 2009 at 8:49 AM

I can’t believe they didn’t come up with an equally arbitrary number for in case the average temperature drops, because that’s what’s happening.

Pffft. Global warming, global cooling, as long as they can seize our money, that’s all that matters.

Daggett on July 9, 2009 at 9:09 AM

Might want to throw up a content warning on that video. Those of us who know George Carlin know his vocabulary, but others might not.

MadisonConservative on July 9, 2009 at 10:07 AM

Most people can tell the difference when their ears feel wet. They also know when they are being ripped off. The sad part is the ones in power right now are using a scam to spend and tax. Spend first and then figure out a way to pay for it. Coal cannot be replaced by windmills or solar panels. They are bringing us an ecological disaster and don’t have a clue.

Kissmygrits on July 9, 2009 at 10:20 AM

Where exactly is this global warming that you speak? And did the sun disappear and no one told us here in Chicago?

Coolest June ever here and no break in sight.

Knucklehead on July 9, 2009 at 11:20 AM

No, it’s not and yes, they are. Coolest June in NW Montana and continuing into July. 32 deg in Missoula this am. Forget the garden.

Kissmygrits on July 10, 2009 at 9:52 AM

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