Climate Parasites: The Answer to 'Climate Change Deniers'
It is a basic principle of psychological warfare that the side that controls the language of the argument controls the argument. Barack Obama's own website is using this PsyWar technique by calling opponents of his cap and trade agenda "climate change deniers." He has also used the financial resources of the federal government, such as whitehouse.gov, to marginalize everybody who doesn't agree with him as a climate change denier.
Democrats Sheldon Whitehouse, Harry Reid, and Peter DeFazio also have followed Joseph Goebbels's advice to the effect that if you tell a big lie vigorously and often enough, people will believe it. All have used the phrase "climate change deniers," on websites paid for by the federal government, to spread the message that anybody who opposes the cap and trade scam is a knuckle-dragging troglodyte.
No educated and rational person denies, contrary to the implication of "climate change deniers," that climate change is part of the Earth's geological history. The advance and retreat of the glaciers, for example, gave us the Finger Lakes, Great Lakes, and Pocono Mountains. What we deny is the proposition that the expenditure of trillions of dollars, with a large share falling into the pockets of climate parasites like Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, and the late but unlamented Solyndra, Lehman Brothers, Chicago Climate Exchange, and Enron will prevent, or even mitigate significantly, adverse climate change. As stated openly by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY):
An infrastructure is already beginning to form, as entities like the New York Stock Exchange, J.P. Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and the new Green Exchange are developing carbon trading platforms or expanding their environmental trading desks. There are nearly 100 funds already focused on green investments.
This, boys and girls, is the real agenda of the global warming alarmists, whom this article names officially as "climate parasites" in answer to "climate change deniers." This applies the ancient psychological principle, which was once described as magic, that the power to name a thing is the power to control or destroy it.
The Power of Names
A dragon, for example, offered the protagonist of Ursula LeGuin's A Wizard of Earthsea, "If you could name it you could master it, maybe, little wizard. Would you like to know its name?" This name was a secret name like Rumpelstiltskin's, but the mundane implications are far simpler. If you know the true nature of somebody or something, you can control him or it. If you can apply a lasting, memorable, and accurate name to somebody, you can destroy him. Allied propagandists used this principle during the Second World War when they named General Fedor von Bock "Der Sterber" ("Let's go get killed") after his callous remarks to the effect that it was the duty of the German soldier to die gloriously for the Fatherland.
Climate Parasites, Indulgence Sellers, and Rainmakers
The name "climate parasites" performs two jobs with exactly two words. It derails completely the enemy's position that our side consists of people who are totally ignorant of climate science, or choose to ignore it. We acknowledge without hesitation that climate change is a proven fact of nature. The name also, however, marginalizes the other side by putting its members into the same category as indulgence sellers and rainmakers: opportunistic frauds who preyed on superstition and natural disasters respectively to separate honest people from their money.
An indulgence seller was a medieval charlatan who claimed the ability to sell people forgiveness for their sins, and thus excuse them from hundreds of years of penance in a conveniently invisible Purgatory. The rock group Kansas's "Rainmaker," an outstanding flash horror story, describes how charlatans preyed on desperate farmers during droughts. The story's setting could well have been the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, which affected parts of Kansas as well as other states. The Dust Bowl, like climate change, was real; the rainmaker's ability to make it go away in exchange for the last of the farmers' money was not. The protagonist could well have been a previous incarnation of, for example, the leaders of 350.org.
From the Flint Hills the land was cracked and dried
Thirsty streets in misery
I took the sign down that said medicine man
Put one up that said rainmaker - that was me
So the townspeople gave me money up front
To light a fire - pray, and dance around
I'd convince them it'd rain so they'd all go to bed
And I'd make my break clean out of town *
This charlatan's racket was far riskier than that of an indulgence seller or climate parasite. If the drought continued, the townspeople would, at best, demand their money back. Tar, feathers, and a ride out of town on a rail, or even a lynching, could have easily been on the table. If, on the other hand, the purchaser of an indulgence died and went to Purgatory, or even Hell, he was in no position to expose the seller as a charlatan and simoniac. If global warming continues despite purchases of carbon credits and offsets, there is no accountability whatsoever.
Climate Parasites Do Not Even Believe Their Own "Climate Science"
It is extremely unlikely that medieval indulgence sellers even believed in God, let alone Purgatory or Hell. If they did, they would not have dared to prey upon genuine believers by presuming to sell divine forgiveness. The behavior of the climate parasites shows that they do not even believe their own story to the effect that carbon emissions cause global warming.
The airport says it is expecting up to 140 extra private jets during the peak period alone, so far over its capacity that the planes will have to fly off to regional airports - or to Sweden - to park, returning to Copenhagen to pick up their VIP passengers. ...The top hotels - all fully booked at £650 a night - are readying their Climate Convention menus of (no doubt sustainable) scallops, foie gras and sculpted caviar wedges.
Does anybody who is reading this article work for an employer that authorizes $1,000 a night for lodging, or first-class tickets, let alone a private jet, for business travel? This proves that the "climate summits," and another was in the Mexican resort town of Cancun, are simply high-priced junkets and parties for the participants. It goes without saying that they are not paying their own way. Their use of private jets shows unequivocally that they do not believe for a moment that carbon dioxide emissions are any danger to planetary welfare.
On a final note, left-leaning Mid-Atlantic and New England states -- Pennsylvania is fortunately not among them -- have set up a Regional Greenhouse Gas Scam Initiative. If pay-more, get-less sinkholes like New York, and also California, do not want energy-intensive industries, thousands of unemployed or underemployed workers in other states will be delighted to take the corresponding high-wage jobs, and the carbon emissions that go with them. Those states should make every possible effort to encourage manufacturers and power companies to relocate.
* I have the album, and the second to the last line of the posted lyrics are incorrect. It's "convince them it'd rain," not "tell them it'd rain."
William A. Levinson, P.E. is the author of several books on business management including content on organizational psychology, as well as manufacturing productivity and quality.