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THE DUMBED DOWN MASSES AND GLOBAL WARMING: A REMINISCENCE

You've gotta love the folks at the Daily Bell, because this time they're spot on and there's little more that can be said:

New Study: Numerical and Science Literacy Cause Climate Change Skepticism

OK...even though there's little more that can be said, I'm going to say it anyway. Here's the part that leaped out at me:

"This is typical of those who for one reason or another adopt and propagate the memes of the elite. The goal is not education when it comes to elite propaganda – it is compliance.

"We can see in the above excerpt that those who were advocating greater education in order to raise the acceptance of climate change are all too willing to abandon education once it is perceived that numeracy was having the "wrong" impact."

This really rang true, for as most of you know, many years ago I was a college professor. Perhaps "professor" is too glorious a title, for in the modern American academy, tenure is all but a thing of the past unless one is willing to compliantly ape the memes of academia. Most universities now rely on adjuncts, vastly underpaid instructors, while senior faculty and administrators rake it in. I was, save for a brief period, one of those adjuncts.

Anyway, to make a long story short, part of my teaching duties included the instruction of a cross-disciplinary seminar, which was team taught, and in my case, I had the very good fortune of team-teaching with a biologist from the University of Tulsa, Dr. Peggy Hill, well-known in her field. We were handed, one year, a "workbook" of papers on environmental issues, global warming, and so on, a workbook prepared by the administration, and, go figure, heavily slanted to favor the whole global warming hypothesis, with hints and suggestions of the whole globalist agenda as "the only possible solution."

Well, neither Dr. Hill nor I - nor our students for that matter - thought much of the "objectivity" of the workbook and a mere modicum of research on the part of the students presenting papers and oral presentations quickly exposed the problems with it. A few years later of course and we were all treated to the stories of cooked numbers and data by the lamestream media, not to mention the fact that most of the solar system's planets are "heating up" for some reason, so clearly at least part of  this phenomenon cannot be blamed on mankind, carbon emissions, or the other favorite explanations of the globalist elites.

The meme is revealed for what it was all along: another scam for the elites to make money for themselves at everyone else's expense.

But there's a problem, and the problem is, that in spite of their best efforts to create a truly colossal educational failure, and to control perceptions and information thereby, people just aren't buying the product any more. Our kids to to classrooms where the edubabble is so boring that they spend their time texting, emailing....and, occasionally, reading about things on their own on the internet. And there's the rub: humans invariably find a way around all attempts to control the flow of information and its interpretation, whether it's families in Europe during World War Two, huddled around radio sets and listening to the forbidden BBC, or authors in the Soviet Union circulating manuscripts copied laboriously on typewriters, or now...the internet. People will find a way, and thus, I have to wholeheartedly agree with The Daily Bell: "Whether it is global warming, the war on terror or even central banking, the memes simply are not so effective in the 21st century as they were in the 20th. Conclusion: Education or the lack of it will not change this reality."

Indeed, the formal education systems of the West are themselves increasingly under fire, fore poor academic standards, for their intolerance of points of view other than "sanctioned" ones, and, at least in America, for their plain goofiness. Even if the elites are 100% successful in controlling the internet (and of course, they will not be), people will find other sources of information, other data, and form their own interpretations and conclusions. And "Education or the lack of it will not change this reality."

See you on the flip side.

23 thoughts on “THE DUMBED DOWN MASSES AND GLOBAL WARMING: A REMINISCENCE”

  1. And I remain validly skeptical of anyone who claims that the warming trend numbers have been “cooked”.

    However there are solutions to the burning things equals energy problem.

    1. Robert Barricklow

      The question is of the trigger being carbon based.
      Two good books:
      The Chilling Stars: A New Thjeory of Climate Change(2003)
      Or Slaying the Sky Dragon – Death of the Greenhouse Gas Theory(2011)

      1. Robert Barricklow

        Loads of Science is being “cooked” today.
        Those questioning the “cRooked Science are, coincidently, being roasted as well.
        It seems any real scientist going against the grain(politicized science) today can aptly be termed, danger(truth) is my business.

        1. Robert Barricklow

          I wasn’t contradicting you.
          Alot of people associate global warming with greenhouse gases, missing the sun as the primary reason coupled with gamma rays, & other secondary triggers. So ingrained are the carbon-based memes that people cannot disassociate rising temperatures from the greenhouse gases. Then there is the polar caps throughout the system, suggesting the undeniable prima facie case for the sun. But even that may not be as it appears, because our sol;ar system is moving in an orbit as well, and experiences outside influences beyond “our” electromagnetic signature based footprint.

      2. I’d posit that I”m not as decided on long term–over thousands of years–global warming than you’d think.

        That doesn’t mean that the the globe has not been getting warmer over the last 100 years.

        And then you have Viktor Schaugber making points about global warming in the 1930s. And old glaciers sure have shrunk in the last 20 years.

          1. I missed the part where this globe most call home is not part of the local solar system.

            I’d point my point about rising global temperatures over the last 100 years has not been contradicted by anything you’ve posited.

          2. Robert Barricklow

            Look above to:

            “I wasn’t contradicting you…”

            (…don’t ask me how it happened)

    2. If you remain skeptical, you are either unfamiliar with Climategate and the Hockey Stick drama or you have already decided on your own conclusion, truth be damned. Spend some time at Climate Audit, Bishop Hill and Anthony Watts sites. The cooking is as clear as the missing planet.

  2. Bingo!

    You hit the nail right on the thumb.

    The fabric of lies is falling apart, faster and faster every day.

  3. Robert Barricklow

    It appears for tonight, that Stalin is smiling, cheese-camera-ready, in Wisconsin.

  4. Robert Barricklow

    Ken Silverstein did an excellent article on thios. I was surprised that this got published, and I renewed my susbscription. Mother Jones, sadly, is firmly behind the eight-ball, in the carbon corner pocket.

    Here’s the link for those interested. My track record on these is 50/50 in hollywooded-speak.

    http://www.harpers.org/archive/2009/02/hbc-90004452
    Or google:
    Climate change: there’s money to be made ken silverstein

    This has been in the pipeline for some. They really do plan these scenarios. Some go by the wayside(for later) some playout as planned. And so far they’re winning.
    Of course, that’s a box they’d love you to be in: the [win/loose] BOX.

  5. If ‘man’ is capable of destroying the planet,
    making it incapable of sustaining life and
    without drastic change NOW from Mother Nature herself,
    this is a done deal, (!) ‘man’ is quite capable of
    drastically altering the climate and environment.

    On ‘his’ way to self-destruction, that is EXACTLY
    what ‘man’ has done !!!

    1. BTW

      THEY were adamently AGAINST the
      Global Warming / Climate Change issue
      UNTIL
      THEY came to realize just how much
      MONEY [$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$]
      THEY could further dupe the public out of.

      Can you even remember back to the first
      DUMBYA term ?
      [Except for the 9/11 treason?]
      Then your brainwashing is complete,
      so check that drop-off before the road forks,
      if there is time.

  6. SilverSerpent

    “…for their intolerance of points of view other than “sanctioned” ones…”

    *Rolls EyEs*

  7. What is your take on the Vatican scandal, the Vatican being added to money laundering list and the transfer of the alleged insider to US Ambassador? Is the Vatican falling out with the US or is the US falling out with the Vatican? Vatileaks is a tad to similar to Wikileaks

  8. Robert Barricklow

    There are thre kinds of pepole in the world.
    Those that understand math and those who don’t.

  9. Johnycomelately

    One problem with the internet is that it seems to creat small network nodes that don’t seem to interact broadly, it seems like people are compartmentalised according to their interest. Maybe that’s why google personalised search algorithms, to increase compartmentalisation.

    1. Something like Google could very easily increase compartmentalization without intending to. It’s just the nature of the beast.

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