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Zen And The Art Of Environmental Maintenance

20 Sep

For all those who “believe” in the Warmageddonist faith.

And.

For our Green-Labor government, who constantly repeat the refrain in their mutually-dependent and mutually-contradictory Clean Energy bills, that these “ensure compliance with section 55 of the Constitution”:

“You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know it’s going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogma or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.”

– Robert M. Pirsig
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Germany Dumps Nuclear For Coal

1 Jun

Here’s a fascinating mix of headlines for you:

Germany ‘Sliding Head Over Heels Into Eco-Dictatorship

Germany to be the first major industrialised power to shut down all its nuclear power plants

and

Despite Climate Concerns, Germany Plans Coal Power Plants

Coal?

Say what?!

Here in Australia we have our own Greens party advocating (as quietly as possible) a total phasing out of all our coal-fired power generation, and all our coal exports.

At the very same time in Germany, by contrast, we have a move to phase out CO2 emissions-free nuclear power … and replace it with 20+ new coal-fired power stations.

Even though Germany’s Scientific Advisory Council on Global Environmental Change (WBGU) have said that both nuclear and coal must be phased out:

In April 2011, the WBGU presented a report entitled “World in Transition – Social Contract for a Great Transformation”. The main theses of the WBGU are as follows: The current economic model (“fossil industrial metabolism”) is normatively untenable…

The reorganization of the world economy has to happen quickly; nuclear energy and coal have to be given up at the same time and very soon.

Confused?

Take heart, my friend.

What you see is merely typical of the individual and collective irrationality, illogic, and cognitive dissonance, that are all too frequently on open display by members of the “climate change” cargo cult.

Consider just one example.  Our local High Priest and false prophet/profit of climate change alarmism, Tim Flannery.

He is a known Gaia-worshipper, who has never been able to answer the simple question, “What’s So Gay About Gaia?”

The real danger, of course, is not global warming.

It is the same danger that mankind has always faced when confronted with highly motivated, rhetorically-skilled preachers of irrationality, illogic, and cognitive dissonance.

That danger is this.  History clearly shows us that these traits are typical of all wanna-be Totalitarians:

Germany’s green government advisors admit frankly that decarbonization can only be achieved by the limitation of democracy – both nationally and internationally…

To carry out this utopian new vision, democratic institutions, the freedom of lifestyles and the right to material well-being is to be sacrificed.

The Germans should know better than most what it really means for a nation or society to “sacrifice” itself to a utopian vision preached ever so loudly by irrational, illogical fanatics.

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