Wednesday, May 07, 2014

New Climate Change Assessment: Crises Or Opportunity?

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The new Climate Change Assessment was handed out yesterday at the White House where President Obama had gathered TV meteorologists to be sure they understand the talking points on the current climate crises.

They will return to their communities to inform the folks of the findings of the new climate assessment. And to help advance the White House "Green" agenda.

Those findings include that we are at a crises stage and climate change effects "are expected to become increasingly disruptive across this nation throughout this century and beyond."

The report says, "Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present" revealing that "corn producers in Iowa, oyster growers in Washington State and maple syrup producers in Vermont are all observing climate change-related changes that are outside recent experiences."

Katharine Hayhoe, a Texas Tech University climate change scientist and co-author of the assessment, says the fight to save the climate is like a boxing match. She says, "We're being hit hard, we're holding steady, and we're getting hit in the jaw. We're starting to recover from one punch, and another punch comes."


She fails to mention that we all are about to get hit in the wallet with a sucker punch from the extreme green advocates.

I suspect those throwing the punches at Ms. Hayhoe and the climate change industry would be anyone who isn't as all in as she and those poised to win big government grants to solve the crises---and change fundamental cultural activities, like travel , etc., through federal mandates.

This may well be the perfect crises to move the secular progressive agenda forward.

This is a link to the government web site that gives access to the complete Climate Change Assessment. It is 840 pages. Enjoy.

President Obama told the TV meteorologists and the press yesterday that this is the most comprehensive and significant study ever made on climate change/global warming.

He also told the press he was not going to allow the naysayers to impede his climate change agenda.

Lost in the euphoria of these "discoveries" is the fact that many highly qualified scientists, some of whom blew the whistle on green activist scientists who were cooking the books on the issue a decade ago, believe the variations in climate activities are more cyclical than human caused.

A quick look at the air quality in many of the world's cities tells anyone there is pollution. Most all of us agree it must be addressed. And there is certainly a biblical mandate of stewardship over God's Creation.

But when you look at the history of the "Green " movement---and the many false claims that have been made in the name of "science," it gives you pause.

It also gives pause to remember the often quoted comment of Rahm Emanuel, formerly President Obama's Chief of Staff now mayor of Chicago: "You never let a serious crises go to waste. And what I mean by that its an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." 

The President is certainly doing his best to not waste this crises.

This concept is the essence of community organizing---agitate, create or embellish a crises, then provide solutions that furthers your agenda.

Drew Harvell, a scientist and co-author of the assessment, told the Washington Post, "There's hope, but there's got to be some pretty radical changes to practices and policies."

How radical?

I suspect killing the Keystone Pipeline that is coincidentally being debated in Congress this week, would be a radical action that would help save us.

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said yesterday the administration's new report and the timing of its release, which he said was "conveniently" released the week the Senate will debate the approval of the Keystone pipeline, is suspect.

He also said, "Now that another climate change billionaire, Tom Steyer, has entered the scene and put at least $100 million on the campaign table, the President and my colleagues are jumping at opportunities to side line critical domestic energy opportunities for the United States and instead discuss global warming alarmism. Fear tactics and money are powerful tools in politics."

John Hayward wrote an excellent article for Red State yesterday that profiles how the implementation of the "Green" agenda exerts power over the people, while causing those who submit to feel good about themselves.

Hayward points to California's new interest in following Oregon and Washington in "testing" the possibility of an increased mileage tax for every mile driven. This, they say, would help fill the shortfall of current gas taxes due to people driving more fuel efficient cars such as hybrids.

He says this effort goes beyond merely raising revenue, it affects what we do and how we think.

Hayward says, "The Church of Global Warming devoutly believes that the Little People should be slaves to nature, and the solar panel and the wind turbine are the symbols..."

Since President Obama became President of the United States, much has been said about his prior work---community organizing, and about the philosophical father of community organizing Saul Alinsky.

The President has claimed never to have met Alinsky, which is likely true given the date of Alinsky's death, but it is certain he has read and embraced the principles of Alinsky's writing. Hillary Clinton has publicly quoted him.

This new push to remake the culture using a "green crises" is classic Alinsky.

The Chinese write the word "crises" with two characters, one means "danger" and the other means "opportunity." Together they mean "crises."

In Alinsky's world, crises creates opportunity which can be exploited against the oppressive structure of society, which is the cause of all evils.

Alinsky teaches to "begin small and work up." Interestingly, Alinsky hates structure, but in a constitutional republic, its institutions and laws and the traditions and education that support them are the walls and towers to be broken down.

So what's left when the existing structures are gone?

The culture has a supper bloc of People's organizations doing whatever its leaders can persuade or trick the masses to support.

The result is a shadow government of "community organizations" that grows to become the "effective" government without any legitimate limiting structure---like the Constitution, three branches of government, we the people, etc.,

In the end, this government becomes one without checks and balances on its mission "against all evils."

The structure becomes a mere reflection of its former substance.

This is how democracy is pushed into tyranny.

This is the essence of secular progressivism. It is cultural Marxism.

A universal issue such as "climate change" is one that could rally international support. Al Gore knew it and others do as well. This cannot be lost on those who study and embrace Alinsky.

Alinsky wrote several books and pamphlets. The following is from Rules for Radicals on how to remake a culture through community organizing.

  • RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”
  • RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.”
  • RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.”
  • RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
  • RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
  • RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”
  • RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”
  • RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”
  • RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”
  • RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”
  • RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”
  • RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

Be Discerning. Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.