Thursday, October 02, 2014

Covering Up Islamic Terrorism for Fun and Profit

If the weather is too hot or too cold, if there is a natural disaster, if a plane crashes, if crime increases, if crime decreases, if the Ebola virus rampages across of Africa or stays home to read a good book instead, if the price of coffee goes up or if a war breaks out… it will eventually be connected to Global Warming.

Even the rise of ISIS has been blamed not on the Koran, but on Global Warming.

Meanwhile a Muslim terrorist can blow himself up at Ground Zero on September 11 while screaming, “I am doing this because I am a Muslim and I hate you all” and those same experts will tell us that it had nothing to do with Islam, but it was caused by the impact of Global Warming on the molecules of his brain.

It’s all a matter of how you connect the dots.

Democrats think that Global Warming is a bigger threat to America than Al Qaeda. That’s the profitable notion that Al Gore has been selling for some time. When ISIS began making headlines, lefty publications scurried to explain how ISIS had been caused by Global Warming. If you can’t get rid of ISIS, you can always promise to make it go away with another few billion for Bay Area Green Tech liberal donors.

That’s why Homeland Security is focusing on Global Warming. Why bother with Islam when the root cause of Islamic terrorism turns out to be neither Islam nor terrorism, but your failure to buy recycled toilet paper and pay much higher prices for energy. Instead of droning ISIS, we will drone on about sustainable sustainability and how eagles would rather be killed by wind turbines than by oil spills.

Ideas are roads to conclusion and conclusions lead to policies. If you want to control the policy, you have to control where the roads go. The media narratives are roads. If you take them, you can never reach the right conclusions because they just don’t go there. The media’s map of America has highways going from climate change to marriage equality to death panels. The policies we end up with are based on that map and the policies determine where all the money and the power end up.

If Islamic terrorism is a major threat then the money will go to defense contractors and security consultants, to building more drones and bombs. That means guys named Earl and Amos who wear sunglasses and have a background in the Agency and the Mossad are suddenly in demand. Transguys named Meaghan and Tad who wear retro eyeglasses ironically and did their thesis on using non-linear histrionic narratives to educate inner city children about climate change suddenly have to get real jobs.

But if Global Warming is a major threat, then money goes to environmental consultancies and non-profits, to propaganda for education and the arts, to Green Tech companies and Wall Street. And the consultants, bureaucrats and regulators gain a vast suite of expanded domestic and international powers. Meaghan and Tad are back and running every aspect of your life through their gigs at some non-profit you never heard of funded by a family foundation with Ford or Rockefeller in its name.

The War on Terror expanded the powers of domestic law enforcement, but it’s nothing compared to what the War for the Environment has done to the power of every bureaucrat large and small to raise your heating bill, outlaw your washing machine, eliminate your water supply and root through your trash. If you thought the TSA was bad, the carbon regime puts a carbon footprint value on everything you do from driving to the grocery store to buying a beer to viewing this website.

And then it decides which of your behaviors have to be changed and how.

Global Warming and the War on Terror empower different parts of the government and the assorted consultants and contractors who plug into them. Those people not only have political differences, but also major cultural differences. It’s no wonder that the media, whose writers, producers and talent are culturally a lot closer to Meaghan and Tad than to Earl and Amos, favors their narrative.

The Warmist side of government is also the more liberal side. The side that bombs ISIS doesn’t even understand why anyone would stand on line for two hours to buy fair trade artisanal pancakes.

A shift to the terror side of the dial means restrictions on immigration, more strong male role models and more domestic oil drilling. Tilt to the Warmist side and the emphasis is on letting Meaghan and Tad decide what you can buy, where you can live and whether you can live.

However only one of these crises is real and it isn’t the one that involves the planet burning up, the polar bears riding surfboards to San Francisco and Al Gore revealing that he was sent as a messenger from a distant alien civilization to convince us to change our ways. But that has never mattered before.

The left has a long history of diverting attention from real problems by inventing urgent crises. Liberals rarely go two decades without declaring a major crisis in education. They were doing it throughout the twentieth century with invariably disastrous results. Common Core is only their latest effort at imposing a reviled educational reform plan funded by corporate giants and opposed by parents and teachers.

Liberals did their best to divert attention from the Cold War with a poverty crisis. The Cold War was won, while the War on Poverty made a lot of sociologists very rich and enabled the transformation of the country without actually ever being won. That war has morphed into the obesity crisis, the equality crisis and a dozen other smaller crises which all add up to power and wealth tilting to the left.

Then there was the crisis of the uninsured which couldn’t wait to be solved until someone in Congress actually read the bill meant to solve the problem or until anyone at HHS learned how to write code. It still isn’t solved, but ObamaCare has driven a lot of money and power to all the right parts of Maryland.

The Global Warming crisis is only the latest incarnation of a range of environmental alarmism about everything from a coming ice age to worldwide famines. Eventually another term and another threat will replace Climate Change, but schoolchildren will still be coloring in posters crying out, “Save the Planet.”

These crises divert attention from a real crisis that would weaken the power base of the left while inflating an imaginary crisis that will put cash and power in their pockets. The left accused the right of inventing foreign enemies to justify wars of profit. But Communism and Islam were and are real threats. It’s the left that invents phony threats and fights phony wars for money and power.

We aren’t being allowed to recognize the threat of Islamic terrorism because the left wouldn’t profit from it. At least not until someone finally proves that the Koran was caused by Global Warming.


Anonymous said...

Politicians know that fear is amazingly easy to incite, it stands head and shoulders above real policy and real solutions, and is the easiest pathway to power.


Leah said...

Hats off, as usual. It is unfortunate to say the least that as I sit in my chair here and sign petitions and make calls or whatever else, I still think that it will not amount to much.
If you remember the old Atari games of asteroids where the asteroids just kept coming and you had to destroy them etc. Well, I think the left is throwing so much our way that every time I turn around there is another new "crisis" and the real crises are just getting bigger and bigger and closer and...I will still keep signing and the like, but sighhhh.....

Edward Cline said...

Of course Global Warming caused ISIS. It's a simple explanation. Much of the Mideast is subjected to intense heat and aridity and just downright miserable environmental conditions, worse conditions than in historic memory, so naturally all those ISIS fighters don masks of various kinds, grow long beards, live and fight in sweltering conditions, wear uncomfortable garb, sweat like pigs -- excuse me, like very thirsty camels -- enjoy the heat of battle, just love their weapons growing hotter in their hands as they fire thousands of rounds at fleeing civilians, and digging mass graves, dripping gallons of sweat while marching along dusty roads when no trucks or SUVs or Humvees are available, rutting like rabbits on screaming female captives, posing in a burqa to behead a Shi'ite captive or a Western journalist or a Christian or some other infidel...I mean, it's all hard work, don't you know, and global warming doesn't make it any better.

Furthermore, ISIS hasn't declared war on the West -- nor has Islam, to tell the truth -- because it refuses to acknowledge Allah as the one and only God and that Mohammad is his messenger, but because it's the West that causes global warming. ISIS wants to put a stop to it, that's all. See? It's that simple.

Furthermore, I wouldn't dismiss the notion as nonsensical that the Koran was caused by global warming, especially the violent verses in it. Anyone who knows his global climate data can demonstrate that Mohammad flourished in the Mideast at a time of extreme global climate change. It was sweltering hot in that region then, too, and it drove Mohammad to extreme actions to spread his new religion, helped not a little by his sensitive frontal lobe and epileptic episodes. So, Mohammad is entirely blameless for the murderous jihad he waged for years and anyone who says otherwise is an Islamophobe and a racist and lower than pigs and apes. And dogs. Of course, the West couldn't be blamed for global warming back then, because after Rome fell the West was expiring into the Dark Ages. Some smart person ought to research and write a book on how global warming caused Mohammad to author the Koran (even though he was an illiterate nut case and psychopath). Even his warped frontal lobe and epilepsy can be blamed on climate change. Let's stop slandering Mohammad, and slander the West instead.

meredithancret said...

You had me up until the Common Core comment. Good grief.

Anonymous said...

@ meredithancret, I'm curious to know what you would defend about Common Core.


George of the Jungle said...

We also shouldn't forget that at the core of Anthropogenic Global Warming is an unshakeable belief in equality. The brain cells of the typical progressive/leftist have a limited capacity for only a few memes & narratives (M&N), especially that of equality everywhere for everything and everyone for all time. Thus if something called climate doesn't exhibit equality of events (which the rest of us would call "weather"), then there must be something wrong, caused of course by evil hate-filled white Christian males.

meema said...


Most people have no idea where Common Core came from. They think it’s new. It’s not. It’s been tried many times under different names. It’s just another way to convert us and thereby conquer us, starting with our children. Isn’t that a tenet of all fascists? Name one in modern history who did not subscribe to that philosophy. Want to know the history of CC, get Robin Eubanks’ book, Credentialed to Destroy - How and Why Education Became a Weapon

And then read this dad’s opinion:
“Compounding the issue is that the biggest advocates of Common Core tend to be 20-something to 40-something childless white men who are affiliated with various pro-business, pro-Republican think tanks, trade associations and the Chamber of Commerce. They are not having to help a third-grader do her homework at night, but want Mom to know the Common Core is really awesome if only everybody in academia would get it right.”

Jeb Bush and Huckebee fit in there quite nicely.

Harvey said...

If it weren't for those hot days and the cool days caused by the hot days, Derek Jeter would still be young and we could enjoy a safe world. There is no doubt that if you leave a cup of iced tea outside in July, the ice will melt. That should put the controversy to bed once and for all. Bush did it. Wasn't his VP's new heart put on ice for transport? If there weren't global warming, why would that be necessary? That caused him to have a cold heart, so vote for Al Gore. It's probably not a coincidence that Ebola is spreading just above the equator. That didn't happen until those neighborhoods got hot weather.

Easy fast Daniel.

Chris said...

Regarding the La-La-Land Libs, methinks "connecting the dots" is not too far afield from "connecting the dolts." Pretty much the same rigor (mortis?) involved with similar results.

Anonymous said...

Progressives don't seem to believe in equality for Jews though.

Anonymous said...

DP111 ..

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