Monday, December 14, 2009
Ya have to wonder how the computers keep working a Faux News, what with all the spittle flecks generated by Glenn Beck.
Still, they've managed to post the transcript of one of Beck's insane rants on climate change. Amazingly, he discounts the summit in Copenhagen because, among over a hundred heads of state attending, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will be there, supposedly with an agenda to "just hurt the West with some ridiculous climate agreement."
Two words, Glenn: quo bono.
Somehow I doubt that heads of two of the largest producers of oil in the world want to throttle their country's only major source of income.
Then there's this:
The climate cult is just as much a state sponsored religion now, as the actual state sponsored religion was back in the Dark Ages, punishing Galileo for his opinions. And they're again locking away the dissenters in a tower of fear, harassment and atmosphere of discrediting some 30,000-plus scientists.
[A] man does not attain the status of Galileo merely because he is persecuted; he must also be right.
* Apparently it comes from the "Oregon Petition," which is the next worse thing to Beck's voices (thanks to Chris Ho-Stewart).
Whenever I read something like this I'm reminded of a quote from one of my favourite Dylan songs:
I said, "You know they refused Jesus, too"
He said, "You're not Him
My high school Latin pun ... good for something. More applicable to a country but also playing on Beck's worth.
And the website is here:
Just look at the 'Physics' was written on that petition on the home page. My handwriting is bad but, did they get a five year old to write that?
Though I am a fan of Gould, I think Robert Park put it better as:
"Alas, to wear the mantle of Galileo it is not enough that you be persecuted by an unkind establishment, you must also be right."