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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Now sceptics are mentally deranged

Back to posting, and in my brief absence, I discover that I, along with thousands and thousands of others, have been branded as deranged. That's right - querying AGW is now regarded as a mental illness. Just another step in the battle to stamp out any form of dissent in environmental matters. From Spiked:
The idea that ‘climate change denial’ is a psychological disorder – the product of a spiteful, wilful or simply in-built neural inability to face up to the catastrophe of global warming – is becoming more and more popular amongst green-leaning activists and academics. And nothing better sums up the elitism and authoritarianism of the environmentalist lobby than its psychologisation of dissent. The labelling of any criticism of the politics of global warming, first as ‘denial’, and now as evidence of mass psychological instability, is an attempt to write off all critics and sceptics as deranged, and to lay the ground for inevitable authoritarian solutions to the problem of climate change. Historically, only the most illiberal and misanthropic regimes have treated disagreement and debate as signs of mental ill-health.
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The psychologisation of climate change denial – even the very use of that term: denial – reveals how utterly aloof and cut off are the environmental elitists from mass society. They cannot comprehend, indeed are ‘baffled’ by, our everyday behaviour, our desire to have families, our resistance to hectoring, our dream of being wealthier, better travelled, our hopes of living life to the full. For them, such behaviour is irresponsible and it runs counter to the ‘extraordinary information’ provided by scientists. They seriously expect people to make life decisions on the basis of pie charts and graphs drawn up in laboratories in Switzerland, rather than on the basis of what they and their families need and, yes, what they want. That the green lobby is so perturbed by our failure to act in accordance with scientific findings shows the extent to which, for them, The Science is a new gospel truth and religious-style guide to life, and anyone who disobeys it is a sinner, heretic or deranged individual, a moral leper of the twenty-first century.
This is true climate madness!

Read it all here.

1 Comments:

  • Deranged...hahaha. I don't understand how people can be called deranged just because they have different opinions. Seems funny to me. If it worked that way everywhere then Christians should be calling atheists deranged. Like you said, true climate madness!

    Take care, Jay

    By Anonymous Vancouver Real Estate Agent, At March 9, 2009 at 8:54 PM  

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