Thursday, August 23, 2012

Funny how they recognize propaganda when they see it

Speaking at the International Seminar on Planetary Emergencies, organized by the World Federation of Scientists in Erice, Sicily on 20 August 2012, Czech President Vaclav Klaus pointed out how obvious it is for someone who was forced to digest state run media for decades to recognize the propaganda of global warming fanatics (emphasis mine):

As someone who personally experienced central planning and attempts to organize the whole of society from one place, I feel obliged to warn against the arguments and ambitions of the believers in the global warming doctrine. Their arguments and ambitions are very similar to those we used to live with decades ago under Communism. The arrogance with which the global-warming alarmists and their fellow-travellers in politics and the media present their views is appalling. They want to suppress the market, they want to control the whole of society, they want to dictate prices (directly or indirectly by means of various interventions, including taxes), they want to “use” the market. I agree with Ray Evans that we experience the “Orwellian use of the words ‘market’ and ‘price’ to persuade people to accept a control over their lives”. All the standard economic arguments against such attempts should be repeated. It is our duty to do it.

I'm reminded of when Michael Moore's shlockumentary Farenheit 9/11 was shown overseas in countries that had formerly been under communist rule.  They laughed at the blatant propagandizing of the film, a film that was hailed in this country as being a damning indictment of the Bush administration.  Over there, despite the general narrative of the populace blindly believing everything that came out of the Pravda-like media, the citizens actually recognized what they were reading was an attempt to indoctrinate them to the state's belief system.

Here we have useful idiots like most in the movie and music industry, and pretty much everyone on the left, mindlessly swallowing and repeating every jot and tittle of the Al Gore inspired hoax of man-made global warming.  We grew up in a country where we thought that the media was telling the truth and serving as a counterpart to government, to hold it accountable.  But sadly, even though we now know that newsreaders from Cronkite to Couric have an agenda, and are willing to lie and distort the information they deliver on a daily basis to further that agenda, far too many ordinary citizens believe what they see on television or read in the paper as the unvarnished truth.

That ignorance can and will have catastrophic consequences.

And because we haven't seen much of her Aussie hotness in the last few years, here's the tall, lithe Nicole Kidman getting her saucy on in a recent issue of V Magazine:

nicole kidman v magazine

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