“being told what to think” … ecofascism

The decline of journalism into religion goes on, where agendas turn to propaganda, opposing views are shut out. The ecofascists are destroying their own media.

Media bias — ABC, CBS exclude skeptical scientists for 1300 days

Kevin Lohse in a comment: […] ” Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout, the making of a sensible environmentalist”, by Patrick Moore, the Canadian co-founder of Greenpeace. Whatever you may think of his politics and science, the man is obviously totally sincere and is transparently honest about his actions and motives. The book tells the tale of one man’s life journey, but almost as an aside chronicles the development of Greenpeace from it’s birth as a crusade to bring public attention to the way humanity mistreated the Earth to the anti-science, anti-capitalist, anti-human monster it is today.
One of the many enlightening moments are his memories of a conversation had with one Bob Hunter, a media man and one of the original supporters of Greenpeace, on the way back from disrupting a nuclear test in 1971.
Moore recollects Hunter as saying, “Pat, this is the beginning of something really important and very powerful, but there isa very good chance it will become a kind of ecofascism. Not everyone can get a PhD in ecology. so the the only way to change the behaviour of the masses is to create a popular mythology,a religion of the environment where people simply have faith in the gurus”. Moore ends, “today I shudder at the accuracy of his foresight.”

The ABC referred too here is the American one, not the Australian ABC. (Has anyone analyzed the local highly influential mass-media outlet?)

For those choosing networks in the US, NBC did better than either the ABC or the CBS. Of course, the evil Fox out-rates them all. Could it be those viewers hate being told what to think?

Fox News topped the cable news ratings race for the 12th consecutive year in 2013, with more total viewers than MSNBC and CNN combined. Meanwhile, MSNBC slid to third place in total-day viewership while CNN hit a 20-year low in prime time.  — politico

Perhaps, they are “climate Nazis” … Dr Spencer warned 4 years ago: Spencer: The Inquisition

Dr. Spencer’s essay below reminds me of this famous cartoon:

He was so right, he was forced to breakout after his button was repeatedly pushed: Time to push back against the global warming Nazis

following up with this scathing push against the Anti-Defamation League: Hypocrisy at the Anti-Defamation League?

February 26th, 2014

I am calling out the ADL for not denouncing the widespread use of Nazi Holocaust imagery in public statements made by journalists, politicians, and even some scientists over the last 7+ years towards us global warming skeptics.

After years of ignoring statements like this one from Ellen Goodman (Boston Globe),

“I would like to say we’re at a point where global warming is impossible to deny. Let’s just say that global warming deniers are now on a par with Holocaust deniers, though one denies the past and the other denies the present and future”. – Ellen Goodman, Boston Globe, February 9, 2007

That’s 7 years of ecofascism.

[…] the ADL would appear to have decided (based upon their years of silence) that using Holocaust imagery is OK on one side of the global warming issue, but not the other. Correct me if I’m wrong.

I have been forwarded from a journalist this ADL statement, apparently issued yesterday:

February 25, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today denounced remarks by University of Alabama professor Roy Spencer who wrote on his blog that those who refer to him as a climate change “denier” should be called “global warming Nazis” and that they “are supporting policies that will kill far more people than the Nazis ever did — all in the name of what they consider to be a righteous cause.”

He also claims those who advocate for policies to slow global warming are “like the Nazis” in that they are fascist and anti-capitalist. The post is also accompanied by an image of a swastika.

Shelley Rose, ADL Southeast Interim Regional Director issued the following statement: University of Alabama Professor Roy Spencer’s analogy of proponents of global warming to Nazis is outrageous and deeply offensive. This analogy is just the latest example of a troubling epidemic of comparisons to Hitler and the Holocaust.

It has become too common to use comparisons to the Holocaust and Nazi imagery to attack people with opposing views, whether the issue is global warming, immigration or stem-cell research. The six million Jewish victims and millions of other victims of Hitler deserve better. Their deaths should not be used for political points or sloganeering. This type of comparison diminishes and trivializes the Holocaust. There is no place for it in civil discussions.

Yup, I would sure have appreciated civil discourse from the other side for the last 7+ years, Ms. Rose.

And, your organization might have helped.

Ms. Rose, where was your organization when journalists, politicians, and even some scientists, chose to call us skeptics “deniers”?

We don’t deny either “global warming” or “climate change”. Yet, we are called “deniers”. Ms. Rose, do you have any inkling why the term “denier” (which is a lie) might be used against us, rather than the term “skeptic” (which is accurate)?

I think you know why.

For at least seven years, the Holocaust has been invoked, explicitly or implicitly, to malign the character of those like me who point out that global warming (1) might not be all the fault of humans, and (2) might not be a problem serious enough to warrant killing poor people through much higher energy prices.

Again, we do not deny global warming. We do not deny climate change.

Ms. Rose, I understand your desire to honor the memories of 6 million Jews murdered over several years during the Holocaust. But every ten years single year, 8 million children die from poverty. […]

Well said Dr Spencer, read it all …

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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