Fascist. National Socialist. Call it what you want, but when you begin an article about your climate alarmist tendencies like this, Goodwin has already been let out of the barn:
Surely it’s time for climate-change deniers to have their opinions forcibly tattooed on their bodies.
Not necessarily on the forehead; I’m a reasonable man. Just something along their arm or across their chest so their grandchildren could say, ”Really? You were one of the ones who tried to stop the world doing something? And why exactly was that, granddad?”
Even he seems to realize it with his next sentence which says, “On second thoughts, maybe the tattooing along the arm is a bit Nazi-creepy. “
Ya think? I’d proudly answer yes to the grandchild’s question and gladly explain why.
There’s also a bit of irony in Mr. Richard Glover’s column – this:"
Facts that don’t fit one’s world view can be difficult to see.
Couldn’t agree more, which is why I find Glover’s frustration particularly amusing. Apparently as he wishes all sorts of rhetorical harm on his skeptical opponents he offers nothing – nothing- in the form of facts to back his rant. Skeptics, on the other hand, continue to present mountains of facts refuting the so-called theory he’s attempting to defend.
Nope – he goes straight to the fact-free bottom line and alarmist’s wet dream. They still want control of your money and your lives. You’ll dance to their tune and do it their way:
The tool we’ll use is a carbon tax that seeks to subtly redirect some of our choices. Cut your power bill by more than the compensation offered and you get to keep the change.
Is that really so onerous compared with a depression or war?
Well that kind of depends, Mr. Glover – if it is being run by closet fascists like you, then yes. It’ll be a subtle as any government program is – like a hammer wielding psycho in a crystal shop. You’ll go to jail if you resist or disagree. Even more irony. As it happens today is the celebration of D-Day when free men stormed ashore to stop a regime much like the one you propose. And today, their grandchildren celebrate what they did.
So you’re frustrated, Mr. Glover? The fact that you would even jokingly recommend physical harm or abuse be visited upon those who don’t believe the junk science you’ve bought into says more about you and your side of the argument than it does about them.