Skip to comments.Call climate change what it is: violence
Posted on 04/09/2014 4:22:32 PM PDT by ClaytonP
If you're poor, the only way you're likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car.
But if you're tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every day. If you're the leader of a country, you can declare war and kill by the hundreds of thousands or millions. And the nuclear superpowers the US and Russia still hold the option of destroying quite a lot of life on Earth.
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Yep. They’re setting the stage for mass executions of “climate change deniers” like us.
They’ve done this before.
When they’re in truly desperate condition, they start trying to define the case against them as some kind of violent act.
Or, you could, say, write a book that claims harmless DDT is causing mass extinctions, and then when DDT is banned, lament the millions of deaths needlessly caused in Africa by malaria-bearing mosquitos.
I think biased, Leftist articles like this should have some kind of disclaimer next to the heading so people know the questionable source of the headline statement.
Their straw man must be burned down metaphorically speaking.
Call enviro-nazis for what they are: tyrants who do violence to our freedoms and soon to our lives.
I get the feeling that Europeans are forgetting history.
Yeah, well, you have my word of honor that if they come for me it will be a lot for than a twofer.
Rebecca is off her meds.
Call the mob mentality what it is, militant Marxism.
That thunder and lightning is just the gods in the heavens having a little fight. Right?
Better get someone up there to stop it. All that fighting is just toooooooo much to take.
Early life and educationFrom Wikipedia.
Solnit grew up in Novato, California. She skipped high school altogether, enrolling in an alternative junior high in the public school system that took her through tenth grade, when she passed the GED. Thereafter she enrolled in junior college. When she was 17 she went to study in Paris, France. She ultimately returned to California and finished her college education at San Francisco State University when she was 20 years old. She then received a master's degree in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984 and has been an independent writer since 1988. She credits her education in journalism and art criticism with strengthening her critical thinking skills and training her to quickly develop expertise in the great variety of subjects her books have covered.
Solnit has worked on environmental and human rights campaigns since the 1980s, notably with the Western Shoshone Defense Project in the early 1990s, as described in her book Savage Dreams, and with antiwar activists throughout the Bush era. She has discussed her commitment to 350.org and advocating for the rights of women worldwide, causes in which she has expressed optimism.
Her writing has appeared in numerous publications in print and online, including the website Tomdispatch.com. Solnit is the author of thirteen books as well as essays in numerous museum catalogs and anthologies. Her 2009 book A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster began as an essay called "The Uses of Disaster: Notes on Bad Weather and Good Government" published by Harpers magazine the day that Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast. It was partially inspired by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which Solnit described as "a remarkable occasion...a moment when everyday life ground to a halt and people looked around and hunkered down". In a conversation with filmmaker Astra Taylor for BOMB magazine, Solnit summarized the radical theme of A Paradise Built in Hell: "What happens in disasters demonstrates everything an anarchist ever wanted to believe about the triumph of civil society and the failure of institutional authority."
Awards and recognition
Solnit has received many awards for her writing: two NEA fellowships for Literature, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan literary fellowship, and a 2004 Wired Rave Award for writing on the effects of technology on the arts and humanities. In 2010 Utne Reader magazine named Solnit as one of the "25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World". Her The Faraway Nearby (2013) was nominated for a National Book Award, and shortlisted for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award. Solnit credits Eduardo Galeano, Pablo Neruda, Ariel Dorfman, Elena Poniatowska, Gabriel García Márquez, and Virginia Woolf as writers who have influenced her work.
What ought we call banning DDT then?
Source: The Guardian. What more do you want?
There has been no warming for 17 years. The models are all wrong.
Who will be the Horst Wessel of climate change?
Someone struck by lightning, perhaps? Maybe one of the idiots who drives a vehicle into floodwaters?
I’ll take five while I’m still alive!
I suppose. However, there are Right leaning articles in Left leaning media and visa versa. I guess it’s more of a request for FR software setup to flag Leftist articles. Seems like FR has more Leftist articles than Right-leaning articles. I wasn’t really criticizing you particularly. I don’t know how far I’d get with that kind of request. Seems like they’re not necessarily that amenable.
“Global Warming” or more recently “Climate Change” is a gravy train for activists and scientist -if your life endeavor was to avoid doing anything productive and basking in (self) praise how would you respond to a threat to that existence...???
She is a well known kook.
The style of the article is very typical though, and often used by much more influential characters. It is an ugly propaganda technique.
Its an attempt to create a frame for criticising something, and more to the point someone, by asserting a novel definition of some loaded term. “Hate”, “phobia”, etc.
In this case some vague set of misfortunes to which humanity is subject becomes “violence”, with a cause, and, both in assertion and implication, a specific perpetrator. And this justifies working up a real hatred of the perpetrator. After all, violence is associated with deliberate malice and anyone who does violence to innocents deserves hatred.
Guys like Lenin and Stalin did this a LOT. Lenin particularly in his own writings, and Stalin through his speechwriters.
Future member state legislature
Here is how you end the Global Warming debate. Call it what it is. Pollution. The air is bad, well that is air pollution. The oceans and rivers and lakes are dirty, well that’s water pollution. People all over the world are starving, well that’s using corn for freaking ethanol.
Here is the problem. If you call it pollution, countries like China, India, Venezuela, Mexico and most of the middle east will have to pony up the cash.
I’m ready for ‘em to try.
Socialism is violence
You can tell she wrote her Wikipedia entry herself, and spent days on it.
Without reading much more than a few indroductory sentences, it’s probably safe to say that the author should have a psychiatric evaluation.
They gotta get rid of our guns first. Which will be very interesting...
Did you see that other thread about TIME's cover about "denialism"? They might as well have redeployed the old "Jued suess" smear-slogan of the Nazis.
"You're a denialist!! --- hisssssss!!"
See we can do hyperbole too.
Thanks. I caught that :)
“But you can reach the top of your profession
If you become the leader of the land
For murder is the sport of the elected
And you don’t need to lift a finger of your hand...”
The Police, “Murder By Numbers”
“... You can, say, build a sweatshop factory ...”
Or build a newspaper buisiness that is responsable for destroying millions of trees (for paper). Why do these leftist allways exempt themselves?
The climate-change scam is economic and political violence committed against the poor.
Maybe they are planning to attack China, the worst Global Warming offender.
I’ll call it what it is, a fraud.
Oh please...just try it.
IMO, I think it would help to put some kind of parenthetical disclaimer after a lying Leftist headline. They are not always so obvious, sometimes quite subtle. A disclaimer helps when you have time to glance at the headlines but don’t have time to read the zillions of articles. It also tells us something of why the poster put it up because as you know, there is a fair amount of disagreement in FR about a fair number of issues. Unfortunately, many seem to be taken away from the big gorilla issue ($4 Trillion life-and-freedom-threatening federal government) by disagreements on “peripheral” issues. (IMO, all political issues are minor compared to the big government problem which threatens our freedoms and way of life.)
I’m more concerned about Americans growing up not knowing ANY history earlier than the Fabian/Progressive Socialist-dominated 20th century.
Spot on zipper. I could add many other examples as I am sure you could as well.