"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."

Friday, May 26, 2006

GORE'S INCONVENIENT MOVIE POSTER

The poster for Gore's eco-nazi propaganda flick features a few HUGE smokestacks spewing gases into an ominously scary vortex in the sky which beckons an impending disaster.

The message COULD NOT be clearer - OR MORE WRONG.

Gore's message is that, "Industrialization has harmed the Earth and threatens HUMAN LIFE ITSELF. Heck. it threratens ALL LIFE AS WE KNOW IT!"

NOTHING could be farther from the truth.

FACT: Global human population was very low for most of the time between 10,000 BC and the 19th Century. Earth's human population ONLY increased exponentially AFTER 1840, after the industrial age began. As a result of it.

FACT: As the overall human population increased, so did LIFE-SPANS for people in industrialized nations. This was a benefit of industrialization.

FACT: As life-spans increased, so did the STANDARD OF LIVING for people in industrialized nations. This too was a benefit of industrialization.

FACT: As industrialization increased, so did the WEALTH of people in industrialized nations. Another benefit of industrialization.

FACT: Even in the second half of the last century, the nations which made the greatest leap from poverty, short life spans and disease-ridden lives to wealth, long life spans, and health were the nations which INDUSTRIALZED - and engaged in global trade: South Korea, Taiwan, India, China, and so on.

FACT: The cure for Third World poverty and their short-lived, disease-ridden lives is INDUSTRIALZATION - and global trade. The Third World NEEDS SMOKESTACKS, not handouts (which their kleptocratic socialist leaders steal)!

FUNNY: industrialization and global trade just happen to be the two, twin enemies of the Left. Twin bogeymen I should say.

Which is why I say: "TO MAKE POVERTY HISTORY, WE NEED TO MAKE THE LEFT HISTORY."


MY POINT: If industrializationwas really so bad for people and the Earth, then why do the people living in the industrialized world have much MUCH better lives IN EVERY WAY then their brothers and sister in the UNINDUSTRIALIZED THIRD WORLD!?

IN OTHER WORDS: industrialization is GOOD for one's health - and wealth. Because of industrialization, more people are living better, longer, healthier lives. Smokestacks: they make you healthy, wealthy and wise!

Oh, oh, oh, oh: WHAT ABOUT THE EARTH'S HEALTH?! Well, there are FACTS which are DISPOSITIVE of ANY AND ALL claims that CO2 emissions - or emissions of ANY so-called "man-made greehouse gases" - is causing global-warming:

(1) Global warming HAS NOT been constant since 1840; it has fluctuated. The decades between 194o-1970 actually got cooler, even though CO2/"greehouse gas" emissions must have increased. If CO2/"greenhouse gases" really cause global warming then this COULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED.

(2) There have been MANY periods in the last 500,000 years when the Earth has warmed (and then cooled), and MOST of these occurred BEFORE 1840, and before industrialization; IN FACT, they happened before Humanity emitted ANY serious amounts of CO2 or "greenhouse gases." There were NO SUV's 50,000 years ago when the glaciers receded from what is NOW the tempereate zone of the northern hemispere. NO MAN-MADE "GREENHOUSE GASES"!

Here's a link to a one-frame cartoon which says it all. EVERYONE should look at this cartoon and give it to an eco-nut they know. It should cure them of their IRRATIONAL fear of industrialization, once and for all.

ADDENDUM: Besides INDUSTRIALIZATION and GLOBAL TRADE, there is ONE OTHER THING which makes economic growth POSSIBLE - LIBERTY.

After all: PROSPERITY IS THE BY-PRODUCT OF LIBERTY.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

you forget, "progressives" don't care about humans. they value trees more than human life.

reliapundit said...

good one!

reminds me: if you DO believe there is too much CO2 in the global atmosphere, then maybe it's the fault of the AMAZON: the amazon's OLD trees might be a major cause of global warming:

as trees age they sequester less CO2.
the amzaon is OLDER than ever - according to a recent survey by uc irbine scientists - (which i have blogged about twice - google it at my blog).

if we cut down the old trees in the amazon - and used the timber for shelter and furniture for PEOPLE who need shelter and furniture (poor people) we could replant with YOUNG trees. which take up MUCH MORE CO2.

wanna save the earth: CUT DOWN OLD TREES!

but as you say: the Lefties (who are truly NOT progressives, but reactionaries) worship the "pristine"
Amazon more than human's and more than RATIONAL solutions.

BTW: scientists recently disciovered HUGE megalith stonehenges in the amazon which are thiusands of years old. wither anciwent man cut down the forest to erect them or the forest wasn;lt there at the time.

in either case: it's hardly pristine.

ALSO: the USA has MORE acres of forest now than 100 years ago.

all this is contra the left's BS.

all the best!

Juan said...

Have you ever--the writer of this article--actually lived in a "third-world coundtry"? You don't really know what you are saying for it is mostly false. For instance, in many South American countries, where family ties, social values, true friendship, a sense of sober and modest community all have proven to be sources of a happyness that has never been experienced especially in one of the most industrilized countries of the western world, the United States. Wealth is not by any means a measure of authentic happyness and sustainable mental wellbeing. Industrilized nations are plagged with psychological disorders, social decomposition, weird characters, isolation, individualism, high levels of stupidity, and an artificial sense of "happyness." Think about and stop harmming readers with the notion that industrialization is all good. You are evindently hasty in your conclusions and profoundly biased and blinded by political reflections.