Apocalypse Now?

 I’m not a big fan of Pat Buchanan. Sometimes his opinions are way out there. He’s got his thinking cap on, though, in his latest column about global warming. I especially liked the following statement:

Like the panics of bygone eras, this one has the aspect of yet another re-enactment of the Big Con. The huckster arrives in town, tells all the rubes that disaster impends for them and their families, but says there may be one last chance they can be saved. But it will take a lot of money. And the folks should go about collecting it, right now.

This, it seems to me, is what the global-warming scare and scam are all about — frightening Americans into transferring sovereignty, power and wealth to a global political elite that claims it alone understands the crisis and it alone can save us from impending disaster.

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10 Responses to “Apocalypse Now?”

  1. ThirstyJon says:

    Thanks for calling that article by Pat Buchanan to our attention!

    I have also read what Dr. Gray had to say. We are really making an “alarmist” situation out of global warming that may or may not be caused by humans. I believe it is probably not.

    God Bless!


  2. Environmentalism in general is an attractive philosophy because it makes everything you do important. Who would have ever thought what you ate for breakfast had moral significance before environmentalism came along?

    Then add to the basic theory the threat of impending doom, and everything you do becomes infinitely more important. You have the ability to either destroy or save the world, based on what you ate for breakfast.

    It’s a marvelous system, a masterpiece of a value-system. But I think it’s too good to be true.

  3. casey says:

    Hey, Micah. Thanks for stopping by.

    Who would have ever thought what you ate for breakfast had moral significance before environmentalism came along?

    Very good point.

  4. Lincoln says:

    Al Gore’s fat big mouth has caused more global warming than the SUV I’ve been driving for the last three years.

  5. childlife says:

    LOl at Lincoln’s comment! Have you seen this article comparing the energy efficiency Gore’s home with George W. Bush’s ranch? Rather ironic… Al Gore’s own personal ‘Inconvienient Truth’…

    (Not sure on the article’s source, but the topic checks out at Snopes.com)

  6. casey says:

    Yeah, I did see that article. Very ironic, indeed. But we all knew Algore was a hypocrite, anyway, right?

  7. Laurie says:

    Global warming has taken the attention needed for other important issues I would think. Right, wrong, or indifferent I would think homeless people, malnutrition, etc have far more presedence. It’s sad when you think about it. I see commercials all the time to help feed the poor in other countries, clothe them and care for them and I do care but there are still many people in the US in the same predicament.

  8. Laurie says:

    I’m not trying to suggest that we don’t have concern for other countries and what they may legitemately need, I’m simpling saying that our government implies there is none of those things going on here and thats far from the truth.

  9. can't believe i'm reading this says:

    Wow- I don’t know how you all can ignore the findings of nearly all scientists in the world (except for ones funded by Conservative organizations, of course). Global warming is real and is caused by humans, disproportionately by Americans. I am never surprised when Pat Buchanan makes outrageous comments like these, but open your eyes people. Where does Pat Buchanan get his information?

    I think the irony here is that if you replace the words “global-warming” with “the Iraq war,” Buchanan’s comments make much more sense.

  10. casey says:

    Nearly all scientists in the world? I guess the role of skepticism in science has completely been replaced by blind trust. Where did you hear that nearly all scientists in the world have found in favor of global warming? You didn’t know that there are more than 500 scientists who have recently published findings in contradiction to man-made global warming?