One Day They’ll All Be Forgotten

There seem to be more and more of these reports. Example 1:

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont teamed up with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Oregon’s Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Tuesday to unveil a new resolution that would declare climate change a national emergency.

Example 2:

The Prince of Wales has warned global leaders that if we don’t tackle climate change in 18 months the human race will go extinct.

Example 3:

Pope Francis will meet with a group of executives representing the largest oil producers and investment firms at the Vatican next week to discuss a coordinated response to climate change.

Example 4:

Pink Floyd star David Gilmour sells guitar collection for nearly £17m at auction to fight climate change

Not just  David Gilmour. Barbra Streisand too:

Really? I asked. Why would they conspire to scare all these smart people into believing a catastrophe was under way, when all was well?

Inhofe didn’t skip a beat: To advance their radical environmental agenda.

I pressed on: Who in Hollywood is doing this?

The whole liberal crowd, Inhofe said.

But who?

Barbra Streisand, he responded.

I nearly laughed. All these people had assembled in Copenhagen because of Barbra Streisand. A singer and actor had perpetuated the grandest con of the past 100 years?

It goes on and on and on.

But how much do any of these people know about it? How much do Barbra Streisand, David Gilmour, Pope Francis, the Prince of Wales, Bernie Sanders, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know about climate science?

The answer, almost certainly, is next to nothing. They’re not climate scientists. They’re not even scientists. They probably don’t even have any understanding of the physics and chemistry of climate, because most of them never studied those subjects.

So why the hell do they stand up and pontificate about something about which they know next to nothing?

I can understand climate scientists like Michael Mann and James Hansen pontificating about it, because those guys actually do know something about it. I bet they far more than Barbra Streisand and David Gilmour, and, FFS, Madonna.

One answer is that they might not know anything about climate science, but they know people who know, they know climate experts, and they trust them.

But another answer is that they don’t give a damn about the science, and their real interest is entirely political: they want to change the world.

As then-Canadian Minister of the Environment Christiana Figueres told the Calgary Herald in 1988, “No matter if the science of global warming is all phony . . . climate change [provides] the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.”

 Speaking in her capacity as FCCC’s Executive Secretary at a 2015 climate conference in Brussels, Figueres said, “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution.”

In 1996, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev confirmed the importance of using climate alarmism to advance socialist Marxist objectives — “The threat of environmental crisis will be the international disaster key to unlock the New World Order.”

Most likely Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fall into the political category. They’re both socialists, and they want a socialist revolution, like all socialists do. And climate change is a convenient stick with which to bludgeon people into social change. And maybe Pope Francis is another socialist. Some people say he is.

But Barbra Streisand, David Gilmour, the Prince of Wales ( and Madonna)? Are they socialists too? Are they closet revolutionaries as well?

I kinda doubt it. I think they’re just people who drank the kool-aid like everybody else.

Because Everybody Knows that there’s Anthropogenic Global Warming happening, just like Everybody Knows that Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, and Everybody Knows about 10,000 other things as well. They know it because they’ve been told it all too many times

We all tend to think the same way about everything. It’s very difficult to think differently. It’s an uphill struggle. It’s too much of a struggle for most people.

When everyone thinks the same way, there’s harmony. Everyone’s in tune. They’re all singing from the same hymn sheet.

Political Correctness is nothing new. There’s always an orthodox way of thinking, a right way of thinking. Why else are there martyrs? They’re people who think in the wrong way. And other people can’t stand them thinking that way, and will happily crucify anyone who does. People who think the wrong way are called heretics, and their beliefs are called heresies, and in all ages and places such people are very often put to death, because if they won’t recant, that’s the only way to shut them up.

But doctrines like Anthropogenic Global Warming were themselves new heresies 20 or 30 years ago. Not so long ago, people didn’t think this way.

And the same is true of the idea that Smoking Causes Lung Cancer. Some 70 to 100 years ago, hardly anyone thought that way either.

They’re both ideas that have gained wide currency over the past century or so, along with countless other ideas – like Socialism, Darwinian Natural Selection, and Eugenics, to name but three.

Or rather they are ideas that have gained a temporary currency, a temporary ascendancy, rather like pop music hits climb to the top of the hit parade for a few weeks or months. They come and go. In the case of ideas, they can stick around for centuries or millennia.

One day they’ll all be forgotten. One day nobody will believe in Socialism, Darwinian Natural Selection, Eugenics, and Anthropogenic Global Warming. One day nobody will believe that Smoking Causes Lung Cancer either. They’ll all believe something else, something completely different. And they won’t understand how anyone could ever have believed any of those things, just like we can’t understand why the ancient Greeks sacrificed hundreds of cattle to their gods.

They thought differently back then. And in the future they’ll think differently too. One day nobody will believe anything that we believe today.

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8 Responses to One Day They’ll All Be Forgotten

  1. RdM says:


    I saw this last week, amusingly enough:

    FULL Graham Norton Show 14/6/2019 Madonna, Ian McKellen, Danny Boyle, Lily James, Himesh Patel

    Together on Graham’s sofa tonight: music icon Madonna, promoting her new album Madame X and upcoming shows at the London Palladium; acting legend Sir Ian McKellen, talking about touring and turning 80; director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionnaire) and actors Lily James and Himesh Patel, talking about their new comedy fantasy Yesterday, and singer Sheryl Crow, who performs her new single Still the Good Old Days.

  2. Algernon Struthers says:

    Climate Change… it has me wondering – having done research into the pros and cons and finding proofs for it wanting, do Streisand, Gilmour, the Prince etc have the internet… Frank is right, they know nothing. Arctic sea ice is increasing.
    I guess they can be compared to new born squirrels who panic in Autumn that forests are dying, Global Emergency! but oops, in February new leaves arrive. Squirrels and nutters, it all adds up.
    Ah, great time for a smoke.

  3. Rose says:

    But Barbra Streisand, David Gilmour, the Prince of Wales ( and Madonna)?

    Fashion, never underestimate it’s power.
    Remember how the miniskirt lasted until even old ladies were wearing them, because there was nothing else available?

  4. Vlad says:

    Christiana Figueres, the former United Nations official responsible for the 2015 Paris climate agreement, has a startling vision for restaurants of the future: Anyone who wants a steak should be banished.

    “How about restaurants in 10-15 years start treating carnivores the same way that smokers are treated?” Figueres suggested during a recent conference. “If they want to eat meat, they can do it outside the restaurant.”

  5. EG says:

    Back then global warming was called greenhouse effect. So, bad parasitic humans produced too much CO2 which collected up in the sky and reflected sun rays and that’s why we were cooking.
    Now the latest science is coming up with ideas to spray something into the stratosphere to block the sun from cooking us. Yes seriously. Logical 180.
    If you live long enough and read and think you see logical holes, big ones.

  6. smokingscot says:

    Barbara Joan Streisand is 77 years old and the mother of one child. Gilmour 74 and has 4 (one adopted). Madonna 60 with 6 kids, most adopted. Two are therefore very much part of the problem if their argument is it’s caused by too many people. And I’d bet a pence to a pound, none of their kids will want for anything material.

    Charlie is 70 and ever so slightly eccentric as well as frustrated. Have zero time for him or his opinions, however his mom and pop dropped 4 sprogs and – as is usual with Phil, had the audacity to tell the British people that 2 kids should be their lot.

    David Attenborough is 93 and Bloomberg 77. However we know that Mike expects to buy his way into Heaven, while Attenborough does use his status and excellent past documentaries to advance the whole climate thing as well as population control.

    With the possible exception of Madonna we’re talking about famous end of life individuals who undoubtedly wish to be remembered, and this is one bandwagon with an unlimited appetite for publicity and funding. A plaque, or boat or building with their name on it’ll do every time.

    However you may be vaguely interested in learning that 250 people have been cryogenically preserved and 1500 have signed up to join them. So please don’t ignore the psychological effects of being very wealthy (they want to live forever), nor the willingness of others to relieve them of their cash.

    Still, it’s far more civilised than some nutcase queen in antiquity who believed that bathing in the blood of young virgins would give her perpetual youth.

    A recent variation on that is this new service of giving old people a blood transfusion from young donors.

  7. Lepercolonist says:

    Director David Lynch’s new biography. ‘Room to Dream’ tells the story of Lynch’s secretary trying to find a decent hotel in New York City that allows smoking. She could not find any hotel so David told her to pay the $500 smoking fine upfront.

    How the hell did they arrive at $500 for one night of smoking ? They automatically change the bedding and towels. Maybe $5 for room spray and shampoo ? What a rip-off.

  8. slugbop007 says:

    What will these fanatics think of next? The possibilities are endless. The Vegan Nazis are coming round the bend and they’re mad as heck. They’ll be throwing blood, beating up meat eaters with butternut squashes and oversized sweet potatoes, egged on by a Michael Bloomberg type vegetarian loving Mayor. Just wait and see.


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