Thursday, August 13, 2015

Obligatory, 8/13/15

As you may have noticed, this blog has tilted towards a strong criticism of AGW.  But this has not always been the case here, as I have argued that there doesn't need to be an argument, just focus in on the potential solutions.  Interesting to note, there is something of a discussion on Ace as to whether or not to take a full head on charge or to finesse the issue.  As far as this blog is concerned, both approaches have been taken, and neither has gained much traction in terms of getting an audience here.

What is it, then?  Do people just don't want to listen to a different viewpoint?

Fine.  If you take that position, you cannot be said to be scientific.  These people act as if their religion is being attacked, which is the point.  It isn't based on science, logic, and reason.  It is simply based upon emotion.

As for the left, they are not so restrained.  The left has attacked across a broad front, and are being quite aggressive.  The so-called right is mostly in reactive mode, and doesn't really know what to do about this, hence the Ace commentary.

On the one hand, the left favors post-modernism, which denies that there is any truth.  Then it claims to embrace science, which cannot exist without the search for truth.  Both cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, unless the point is to undermine the basis of the civilization that has honored truth up to this point, and thus has provided the basis so that science can exist.  The point is that civilization itself is being attacked by a hostile force.  It is necessary to organize and repel the attack.

Perhaps the blog hasn't gained any traction on solutions because the solutions are not what is being sought.  If solutions are found to these problems that are said to exist, it undermines their very existence.  Therefore, they cannot be about solutions because it is a threat to themselves.

Pat Buchanan was right in his observation that there's a culture war going on.  The right hasn't even begun to fight it because a large number on the so-called right don't even want to acknowledge its existence.  Or, they are afraid that by doing so, they will have to engage the left on this conflict, which they do not wish to do.

If you don't fight back, you lose by default.  You may lose a head on struggle, but it is the only way you have a chance to win.

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