Skip to comments.RIP Alexander Cockburn; Leftist Global Warming 'Heretic'
Posted on 07/21/2012 10:47:21 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
It has been announced that Alexander Cockburn, a columnist for The Nation and co-editor of CounterPunch, died yesterday. Although Cockburn reflected a leftist viewpoint (mandatory if you write for The Nation) he displayed a refreshing iconoclasm on one topic sacred to the left: global warming. Cockburn didn't merely lightly criticize the global warming dogma worshipped by the left, he absolutely savaged it.
Cockburn's "heresy" has been noted in the past here at NewsBusters by both Matthew Sheffield and Noel Sheppard. As a tribute to Cockburn's willingness to smash certain idols of the left, here are some of his selected quotes on the topic of global warming. First up, Cockburn's charge of fraud and dogmatism by the global warming alarmists:
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How did he die? Not mysteriously as well from natural cause? There seem to be noticeable number of right wingers dying mysteriously recently
First the “Batman massacre” and now this. The left is having a good week. They’ll be partying hard this weekend. Smiles all around.
I remember reading alot of Cockburn’s stuff in the WSJ. Its amazing the left has migrated so far in that time that it actually left him behind.
Cockburn more of a communist, actually, but evidently not a watermelon.
Cockburn was on occasion a great read, whenever he got his head out of his Leftist butt.
I remember trying to read Cockburn's stuff in the WSJ.
Rational thought based on observation, experience, or history was not his forte.
I so discounted him from his WSJ days, I must have missed his epiphany.
Liberalism is a choice. Justification is all that's required as this man's articles show.
He could justify some liberal beliefs and yet others he couldn't.
I remember seeing him on Crossfire back in the 80’s. If memory serves he and Chris Hitchens had quite a feud going in their days.
I guess she figured she wouldn't have much of a career if she stayed "Olivia Cockburn" -- outside of pornos, that is.
Strange as that may sound, it is actually true.
Back in the 1960’s, when I was a hard core leftists, we hard core leftists thought that environmentalism was a disctraction deliberately perpetrated by the Nixon administration.
After I came to my senses and abandoned the left, they discovered that they could use it as an issue. But not all were convinced.
About twenty years ago, I was touring England, and while spending about an hour touring Oxford, (I think it must have been Earth Day)I went into a store to buy some tee shirts for me and my nephews. It was also a book store, and there were two long-haired, wire-rim bespectacled, Marxists, discussing how after the revolution, they would kill all environmentalists. I threw a little petrol on the fire by pointing out that Hitler was an environmentalist, to which they agreed.
Apparently, Cockburn also agreed.
How dare they - how dare they.. people on the left are such jerks.