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Call climate change what it is: violence
The Guardian ^

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academicbias; climatechange; congame; cookedthebooks; criminalconspiracy; fraud; globalwarming; globalwarmingscare; glowbullwarming; gulags; hoax; hysteria; junkscience; marxism; militantliberalism; orwelliannightmare; politicalwitchhunt; redistribution; thoughtcrime
The left setting up the logic to use violence to suppress "climate violence."
1 posted on 04/09/2014 4:22:32 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: ClaytonP

Yep. They’re setting the stage for mass executions of “climate change deniers” like us.


2 posted on 04/09/2014 4:25:48 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: ClaytonP

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.


3 posted on 04/09/2014 4:25:49 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: ClaytonP

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.


4 posted on 04/09/2014 4:27:56 PM PDT by zipper ("The Second Amendment IS my carry permit!" -- Ted Nugent)
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To: ClaytonP

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.


5 posted on 04/09/2014 4:29:04 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: ClaytonP

Their straw man must be burned down metaphorically speaking.


6 posted on 04/09/2014 4:29:43 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Exactly


7 posted on 04/09/2014 4:30:07 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: ClaytonP

Call enviro-nazis for what they are: tyrants who do violence to our freedoms and soon to our lives.


8 posted on 04/09/2014 4:31:02 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: ClaytonP

I get the feeling that Europeans are forgetting history.

9 posted on 04/09/2014 4:31:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: backwoods-engineer
Yep. They’re setting the stage for mass executions of “climate change deniers” like us.

Yeah, well, you have my word of honor that if they come for me it will be a lot for than a twofer.

10 posted on 04/09/2014 4:32:52 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ClaytonP

Rebecca is off her meds.


11 posted on 04/09/2014 4:32:55 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: ClaytonP

Call the mob mentality what it is, militant Marxism.


12 posted on 04/09/2014 4:33:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: ClaytonP

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.


13 posted on 04/09/2014 4:33:31 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: ClaytonP
About the Author:

Early life and education

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.

Activism

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.

Writing

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 Harper’s 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.

From Wikipedia.
14 posted on 04/09/2014 4:35:36 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: ClaytonP

15 posted on 04/09/2014 4:35:51 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: ClaytonP

What ought we call banning DDT then?


16 posted on 04/09/2014 4:35:56 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: ClaytonP

BARF ALERT!


17 posted on 04/09/2014 4:36:23 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: PapaNew
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.

Source: The Guardian. What more do you want?

18 posted on 04/09/2014 4:36:31 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: ClaytonP

There has been no warming for 17 years. The models are all wrong.


19 posted on 04/09/2014 4:38:40 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

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?


20 posted on 04/09/2014 4:39:22 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I’ll take five while I’m still alive!


21 posted on 04/09/2014 4:40:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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22 posted on 04/09/2014 4:45:14 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: FredZarguna

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.


23 posted on 04/09/2014 4:47:18 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: ClaytonP

“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...???


24 posted on 04/09/2014 4:47:47 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: ClaytonP

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.


25 posted on 04/09/2014 4:48:32 PM PDT by buwaya
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To: Steely Tom

Future member state legislature


26 posted on 04/09/2014 4:48:49 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: TigersEye

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.


27 posted on 04/09/2014 4:49:02 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: backwoods-engineer

I’m ready for ‘em to try.


28 posted on 04/09/2014 4:50:52 PM PDT by tomkat (no guilt, no apologies)
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To: ClaytonP

Socialism is violence


29 posted on 04/09/2014 4:55:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Steely Tom
Solnit has received many awards for her writing

You can tell she wrote her Wikipedia entry herself, and spent days on it.

30 posted on 04/09/2014 5:03:43 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: ClaytonP

Without reading much more than a few indroductory sentences, it’s probably safe to say that the author should have a psychiatric evaluation.


31 posted on 04/09/2014 5:04:08 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: ClaytonP
The left setting up the logic to use violence to suppress "climate violence."

They gotta get rid of our guns first. Which will be very interesting...

5.56mm

32 posted on 04/09/2014 5:07:10 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: ClaytonP
BARF!!


33 posted on 04/09/2014 5:08:11 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: backwoods-engineer
Yep. They’re setting the stage for mass executions of “climate change deniers” like us.

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!!"

34 posted on 04/09/2014 5:11:34 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: VeniVidiVici
That slogan "Communist Party of CTALNH" is really just Cyrillic (Russian) writing that spells out "STALIN".
35 posted on 04/09/2014 5:13:01 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: ClaytonP
Freedom violence, Liberty assault, Dominion-cide, Industry pogrom, Economic genocide.

See we can do hyperbole too.

36 posted on 04/09/2014 5:21:51 PM PDT by DaveyB ("When injustice becomes the law; rebellion becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Thanks. I caught that :)


37 posted on 04/09/2014 5:23:26 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: ClaytonP

“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”


38 posted on 04/09/2014 5:29:35 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ClaytonP

“... 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?


39 posted on 04/09/2014 5:31:58 PM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: ClaytonP

The climate-change scam is economic and political violence committed against the poor.


40 posted on 04/09/2014 6:10:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Maybe they are planning to attack China, the worst Global Warming offender.

Nahhhh....


41 posted on 04/09/2014 6:19:06 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: ClaytonP

I’ll call it what it is, a fraud.


42 posted on 04/09/2014 7:46:35 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: PapaNew
I didn't post it, so I wasn't being touchy. The Guardian is invariably socialist, except when they're full-throated communist. It's pretty common to tag the articles with "Mega-Barf Alerts," but that seems increasingly unnecessary as we spiral down into the abyss...
43 posted on 04/09/2014 8:43:31 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: ClaytonP
The left setting up the logic to use violence to suppress "climate violence."

Oh please...just try it.

44 posted on 04/09/2014 8:45:59 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: FredZarguna

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.)


45 posted on 04/10/2014 8:51:59 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m more concerned about Americans growing up not knowing ANY history earlier than the Fabian/Progressive Socialist-dominated 20th century.


46 posted on 04/10/2014 8:54:51 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: zipper
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.

Spot on zipper. I could add many other examples as I am sure you could as well.

47 posted on 04/10/2014 8:47:37 PM PDT by houeto (Rand Paul, the new face for Establishment Republicanism!)
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