What do you think about Global Warming? It doesn't matter what you think. Not if you live in New York, Berlin, Yokohama or Karachi that is. On behalf of his C40 group, Mayor Bloomberg explained to the BBC, "Your job is not to ask the public where they want to go and get behind them. Your job is to tell the public".
While Bloomberg "leads from the front" in his Large Cities Climate Leadership Group or C40 group (the manufacture of Orwellian acronyms accounts for 30 percent of carbon emissions from climate change propaganda), New Yorkers are busy protesting in the streets over firehouse closings. Residents of the city are not concerned about global warming. They're worried about local incineration. Forget the tides and do something about the firehoses.
Not that his Imperial Mayorality is listening. Real leaders don't listen to the public. They drive tanks over them. As the mayors of Shanghai and Beijing, also members of the LCCLG or C40, know. The peasants may cry for firehouses, but what do they know anyway. Each firehouse emits carbon. Every time a fire engine races off to save an apartment building, metric tons of carbon is released into the software algorithms of climate change researchers. Better to let the peasants burn and save the planet.
"If you ask the public ‘is there global warming,’ 'is in 50 years the earth going to be dramatically different or perhaps uninhabitable,‘ their eyes roll. Nobody can think 50 years in advance", says Bloomy. Nobody clearly doesn't include the mayor. Fortunately the city is blessed with a leader who couldn't see a snow emergency coming two days ahead of time, but has no trouble parting the mists of time and seeing half a century into the future.
While snow was falling on Brooklyn, the Prophet of City Hall was pondering a distant future when the whole city would be underwater because too many trucks have been crossing the BQE. Forget Mayor. It's time the city got Bloomberg a crystal ball, a deck of tarot cards and something to gird his loins with, if he has any, and appoint him our seer and prophet. We've been shamefully wasting the man's time on minutiae like our worries about burning to death because we only have a skeletal fire department, when we should be coming to him with questions about the strange world of the future.
"Tell me Mayor Mike, will there still be mayors in the future?" "Yes, but they will all be underwater, have gold skin and be worshiped as gods at international conferences."
It's funny until you remember that the snow emergency which the city neglected in order to participate in planning conferences for Waterworld actually cost human lives. People died because the ruling class was too busy wrapped up in an underwater end of days to attend to petty matters like doing their jobs. In the winter they died in ice, while officials planned to combat the rising tides of the future with bicycle lanes. Will they burn to death in summer because officials are too busy pushing roof painting to consider the people living under those roofs as anything but carbon waste on two legs?
The problem isn't Bloomberg. He's just the tackiest member of an international coterie. A billionaire with bad taste who bought his job and is now trying to buy an international role commensurate with his sense of self-importance. His quips are awkward. On camera he has all the charisma of a dead fish. He litters City Hall park with modern art that would make Picasso weep and yet dreams of being a man of vision. Someone genuinely important. Like Al Gore, another stiff and awkward politician with hidden dreams of glory, he has stumbled into environmental advocacy. The Green has become the grim crusade of political nerds fighting for someone to take them seriously.
It's this new vision of government, which no longer satisfies itself with launching misguided crusades against social problems, but holds its nose, dons its snorkels and dives deep to tackle problems that don't exist except in its own ideology. Say what you will about poverty and drugs, but those are actual verified problems. But these days we might as well be told to fight the extinction of unicorns with good vibrations and a whopping tax hike.
Liberalism has gone beyond addressing actual phenomena and down the rabbit hole into wonderland. It has lost touch with the difference between the real world and the world as described in their ideology. And its cultural dominance has dragged a good deal of the more gullible segment of the population (small children, movie stars and politicians) across the reality gap with it. Islamic terrorism, not a problem. But you know what's a deadly threat-- flatulent cows.
Some day a future civilization will rifle through our discarded magazines, films and tissue boxes and wonder how an entire people came to believe that they were going drown unless they paid higher taxes. They will assume that we were idiots. Which we are not. We only happen to be governed by them. Not that this is much of a defense. But still what are we supposed to do when the idiots insist on "leading from the front." Except to wait until they march off the cliff and then quietly tiptoe back home.
Mayor Bloomberg is still leading from the front. But when you lead from the front, you often have no idea where you're going. The people rally to protest against closings firehouses, and the mayor hears 'Fire Island' and goes to deliver a speech on gay marriage. "Should government permit men and women of the same sex to marry?” he asks. Why not. We've got some empty firehouses they can get married in.
The BBC complains that Americans aren't on board with the East Anglia Apocalypse and demands orthodoxy from the colonials. The carbon spewing infidels who refuse to believe that the tides will rise and the planet will burn as has been prophesied. But Bloomberg counsels pragmatism. So what if the peasants don't believe. They're too daft to think 50 years into the future, still busy worrying about snow shovels and fire departments. Just ladle it out to them one policy at a time. Kneel down in front of them and tell them that if they aren't good little boys and girls, then they won't get a lollipop. And if they still say 'No, ' 'Contra', 'Nyet', 'Meiyou' and 'Mit a lefl ken men dem yam nit oyshepen' then you lead from the front and do it anyway.
The followers of the Cult of East Anglia have forgotten that power is not leadership. And that the ability to compel people to follow your orders has its limits.The Greens have only gotten more aggressive as economic times have turned downward. And a public far beyond a small stretch of land facing the Atlantic is kicking back.
for a farcical ad which depicts carbon blackening Australia's skies. A carbon nightmare that truly shows just how 'science based' the cult is. Perhaps a campaign of millionaires to rob people of their income was not the best idea. But when you lead from the front, whether it's Bloomberg's 'green' island retreat or Cate Blanchett's multimillion dollar 'green' mansion, it's hard to see the little people you're stomping underfoot.
"Say yes to new money for clean energy that never runs out," says the ad. Is it the new money that never runs out or the clean energy. Odds are it's the new money. Money that's new because it's newly taken from you. Grist for a green mill that never closes. Atonement for the human stain. But what happens when a minority cult attempts to force its will on a majority that does not share its beliefs. That is what we are set to find out. The collision between the cult with its privileged followers, and the people they are bleeding dry is coming.
The public is not as stupid as the press or the politicians believe. They know jet setting island hopping hypocrites when they see them. All the lies about 'Green Jobs' and 'Clean Energy' and all the talk of doing this for our children-- when the only children who benefit are the spawn of green technology executives-- the fearmongering and the false promises, are headed back at their makers. The world isn't sinking. But the doomsday cult which is choking the life out of our civilization is.
Sultan, it's worse than you say. Even Chris Christie said last week that there will be no more coal fired plants built in New Jersey. Romney is also a believer in man made global warming. The earth is flat and the age old question of just how many angels can sit on the head of pin just won't go away!ReplyDelete
It seems that the political class on both sides of the aisle have been infected with the virus. What is to become of us?
There must be some reason why I keep misreading your article, and seeing "Obama" when you've written "Bloomberg". And by the way, isn't green the color of Islam?ReplyDelete
Here's an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal 2 day's ago.ReplyDelete
A big problem I see when you talk about global warming with average people is a lack of knowledge about the issue. Most only seem to know that the polar ice caps are melting. 250 people in New Jersey got an education when Ocean Spray announced it was moving to Pennsylvania because it could save 15 million a year in energy costs. PA isn't a cap and trade state.
I guess Christie got an education as well since he announced he was pulling New Jersey out of the NGRRI.
I live in upstate New York and I have to confess I don't know where the state stands on this issue. But with Cuomo at the helm, and with people like Bloomberg who will gladly assist, I'm sure we're leading the cap and trade charge.
This is a rhetorical question: Didn't Americans start a revolution against, among other things, privileged elite that was going to lead us blindfolded to the City on the Hill? It's interesting that the Revolution occurred at the tail end of a mini-Ice Age. I'm guessing that if the Crown was staffed by global warmists back then, they'd have told the uppity colonials: "If you don't stop this revolting behavior, the world's going to grow warmer! Gases which we haven't even identified yet (some speculate it's called 'carbon-dioxide') will infect the atmosphere, and you'll be sorry! Give up! It's for your own good! Be not afraid. We'll take good care of you!"ReplyDelete
Irwin--Yep. Green was apparently Mohammed's favorite color and he wore a green turbin.ReplyDelete
Regaring Bloomberg...He seems to think Buffalo would love to have New York City's problems:
"Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have inadvertently started an intra-state feud Wednesday when he took a swipe at the city of Buffalo.
Speaking at a conference at New York University sponsored by the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development earlier in the morning, Bloomberg praised his administration’s efforts to build affordable housing.
But, when comparing the challenges facing New York City to those facing Buffalo, he suggested that the upstate city has little going for it.
“Our city's problems are problems of success. We don't have enough classrooms. We don't have enough roads. We don't have enough housing,” said the mayor. “If you go to other cities, they don't have those problems. There's an awful lot of free space up in Buffalo, New York, if you want to go there. I don't think you do. Buffalo would love to have our problems.”
The remark drew some gasps from those in the audience.
Bloomberg aides say the mayor meant no offense, and that the comment was directed at housing developers.
In response, Mayor Byron Brown, a Queens native, said, "When I heard those comments, I was pissed. It was a cheap shot. And thinking about those comments, listening to them two hours later, I'm still pissed off."
Regarding global warming, who could blame Bloomberg? He visited Niagara Falls and it probably freaked him out. And all that water in a US city and Canadian city! Good grief! Yep. That's the REAL cause of this whole global warming hysteria.
Ive just read the article:
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I couldn't agree more. For a long time now Ive had the feeling that governments every where are at war with the population. the New York situation could readily interchanged for almost any western country,state,province,town or city. They are all cut from the same cloth, practicing the same green progressive agenda.
They honestly don't give a dam about the citizens wishes, the cost or the pain they inflict.
They seem to have unlimited power and are as corrupt as any crime family or criminal. I follow world events closely and I see it in England, Australia just to name a few. It seems no lie or deceitful behavior is too much for them.
Frustrated is a nice word for the way I feel about these slim balls.
I sense your as mad as hell too.
Keep up the good work.
He is so worried but continues to fly in his private jet????ReplyDelete
Resist we much! Resist we much!ReplyDelete