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Monday, June 6, 2011

Tattoos for climate "deniers"?

Here is a take on an article by Jonah Goldberg.  Th inventor of the term "liberal fascist". I think this Aussie fellow would fit the bill quite well.

Goldberg says, "I try to keep Liberal Fascism–themed posts to a minimum in here, but sometimes the temptations are too powerful. Here’s an op-ed from down under, by Sydney Morning Herald columnist Richard Glover:"
"Surely it’s time for climate-change deniers to have their opinions forcibly tattooed on their bodies.

Not necessarily on the forehead; I’m a reasonable man. Just something along their arm or across their chest so their grandchildren could say, ‘’Really? You were one of the ones who tried to stop the world doing something? And why exactly was that, granddad?’’


On second thoughts, maybe the tattooing along the arm is a bit Nazi-creepy. So how about they are forced to buy
property on low-lying islands, the sort of property that will become worthless with a few more centimetres of ocean rise, so they are bankrupted by their own bloody-mindedness? Or what about their signed agreement to stand, in the year 2040, lashed to a pole at a certain point in the shallows off Manly? If they are right and the world is cooling – ‘’climate change stopped in the year 1998′’ is one of their more boneheaded beliefs – their mouths will be above water. If not …OK, maybe the desire to see the painful, thrashing death of one’s opponents is not ideal. But, my God, these people are frustrating. You just know that in 20 years’ time, when the costs of our inaction are clear, the climate deniers will become climate-denial-deniers. ‘’Who me? Oh, no, I always believed in it. Yes, it’s hard to understand why people back then were so daft. It’s so much more costly to stop it now.’’

That’s why the tattoo has its appeal.


Not that the other side isn’t frustrating. There’s a type of green zealot who appears to relish climate change. Every rise in sea levels is noted excitedly. Every cyclone is applauded and claimed as a noisy, deadly witness for their side."

Now isn't that special?

4 comments:

  1. Tats for us? Now that's interesting.. How about a stint in a rubber room for "them"?
    Hawaii got a dose of SNOW the other day.
    These GWer's are certifiable

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  2. Todd, it would be really nice if you could actually spell Tattoo.....

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  3. Hey Walt, wow, the high volcanic mountains got snow the other day? You do realize this is exactlly typical for those areas.. You also might want to note that most of the country, and especially the East Coast, is now sweltering in RECORDS heat conditions for early June.

    Phil

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  4. The global warming hoaxers tell us when its cold its only weather but then when it gets warm they call if global warming. Hmmm.

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Real name thank you.