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George Will: 'Global Warming is Socialism by the Back Door'

Posted by on Apr. 28, 2014 at 3:32 PM
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Conservative columnist George Will says that global warming is just another way for liberals to get what liberals want — more government power.

"Global warming is socialism by the back door," Will told The Daily Caller. "I mean, the whole point of global warming is it is a rationalization for progressives to do what progressives want to do, which is concentrate more and more power in Washington, more and more Washington power in the executive branch, more and more executive branch power in independent czars and agencies, to micromanage the lives of the American people."

The reason he explains that global warming is such a good tool for liberals to give the government so much power is because "everything becomes involved in the exigencies of rescuing the planet."



But he also said there's another aspect of global warming that makes it so hard to refute because it is essentially a religion.

"It's a series of propositions that can't be refuted," Will explained. "It's very ironic that the global warming alarmists say that 'we're the real defenders of science' and then adopt the absolute reverse of the scientific attitude, which is openness to evidence — you cannot refute what they say."

He said it's no different than the apparent threat of "global cooling" in the 1970s.

"You say to them, 'What happened to global cooling?'" and they say their "models were wrong."

"And now we're supposed risk several trillions of dollars of global growth and spending on new models that might be wrong?"




 

by on Apr. 28, 2014 at 3:32 PM
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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Apr. 28, 2014 at 3:33 PM
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Nothing here that reasonable people didn't already know.

Clairwil
by Gold Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 7:37 AM
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Suppose you were in charge of an oil company, who didn't want to take responsibility for the harm caused by your product.

How could you get a whole bunch of Americans to be on your side?   Simple, make them afraid by identifying responsibilty with something they are already afraid of - socialism.

How would you do that?  Use some of the money from your PR budget to tell people the same lie over and over again.  Since you are lying about motivations "They did it really for ulterior motive XXX" the lie can't be disproven.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 7:47 AM
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 Suppose that you were a (Communist or equal) who didn't have a strong solid voice in the world after the fall of the Soviet Union.

How could you get a bunch of impressionable Americans to be on your side? Simple, make them afraid that what they are doing is bad. Infiltrate legitimate Conservation Organizations such as Greepeace and others that appeal to their vanity.

How would you do that? Use some of your billions to fund scientists and media orangizations and think tanks to promote natural occuring Climate Change as somehow being man made.

Quoting Clairwil:

Suppose you were in charge of an oil company, who didn't want to take responsibility for the harm caused by your product.

How could you get a whole bunch of Americans to be on your side?   Simple, make them afraid by identifying responsibilty with something they are already afraid of - socialism.

How would you do that?  Use some of the money from your PR budget to tell people the same lie over and over again.  Since you are lying about motivations "They did it really for ulterior motive XXX" the lie can't be disproven.

 

autodidact
by Silver Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 7:49 AM
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funny how European and other scientists are in on this alleged grab for American political power.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 7:54 AM
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 You do, or you do not know, that even European and other Scientists have a use for money?

Quoting autodidact:

funny how European and other scientists are in on this alleged grab for American political power.

 

Clairwil
by Gold Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 9:11 AM
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Quoting Billiejeens:

 Suppose that you were a (Communist or equal) who didn't have a strong solid voice in the world after the fall of the Soviet Union.

How could you get a bunch of impressionable Americans to be on your side? Simple, make them afraid that what they are doing is bad. Infiltrate legitimate Conservation Organizations such as Greepeace and others that appeal to their vanity.

How would you do that? Use some of your billions to fund scientists and media orangizations and think tanks to promote natural occuring Climate Change as somehow being man made.

It wouldn't be sufficient to fund just some scientists.   Countries all across the globe have had their own scientists go over the data.   You'd have to successfully bribe the vast majority of scientists in an entire profession.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 9:14 AM
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Quoting Clairwil:

 

Quoting Billiejeens:

 Suppose that you were a (Communist or equal) who didn't have a strong solid voice in the world after the fall of the Soviet Union.

How could you get a bunch of impressionable Americans to be on your side? Simple, make them afraid that what they are doing is bad. Infiltrate legitimate Conservation Organizations such as Greepeace and others that appeal to their vanity.

How would you do that? Use some of your billions to fund scientists and media orangizations and think tanks to promote natural occuring Climate Change as somehow being man made.

It wouldn't be sufficient to fund just some scientists.   Countries all across the globe have had their own scientists go over the data.   You'd have to successfully bribe the vast majority of scientists in an entire profession.

 Yep -

Donna6503
by Bronze Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 9:15 AM
George Wills also believe that the Cubs receive blessings from God.
Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 9:17 AM
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 Luckily for Mr. Will he does not make a living commenting on sports.

Quoting Donna6503: George Wills also believe that the Cubs receive blessings from God.

 

Donna6503
by Bronze Member on Apr. 29, 2014 at 10:02 AM
Actually, he has, he has written a few books on the topic.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 Luckily for Mr. Will he does not make a living commenting on sports.


Quoting Donna6503: George Wills also believe that the Cubs receive blessings from God.

 

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