Tuesday, February 3, 2009

This Man Writes Good Sense......

Edward Cline wrote:
> >
> > I am in correspondence with an 12-year-old fan in California, and have
> > just mailed my 12th reply to him about Sparrowhawk and other matters
> > (Sparrowhawk is his favorite novel). In his recent letter to me, he
> > wrote that he'd competed thru his school in a Lego robotics
> > competition to design an "environmentally friendly" car. This kid,
> > Benjamin, attends an excellent private school (his father is a Los
> > Angeles attorney), and writes better than most college graduates. He
> > plays classical piano, writes short stories, and is currently taking
> > Latin. He asked me what I thought of "environmentally friendly" cars.
> > I was stuck for a way to reply without pounding him on the head -- out
> > of respect for his intelligence and in regard for his age -- and
> > decided there was no "soft" way to answer his question and perhaps
> > counter what rubbish his teacher is exposing him to. So I concluded
> > that I should answer with my usual no-holds-barred verve. He proudly
> > reads my letters to his parents, who have encouraged our
> > correspondence, but I don't know whether or not they're
> > "environmentally friendly." Up to now, I refrained from bringing
> > politics into the correspondence, but there was no way around it this
> > time. Following are the relevant paragraphs from my reply to him.
> >
> > You might find my remarks amusing or otherwise.
> >
> > Ed
> >
> >
> > ------------

> >
> >
> > You asked what I thought of “environmentally friendly cars.” I try not
> > to think of them. Climate change is as old as the planet, which has
> > undergone countless cycles of warming and cooling for millions of
> > years. Evidence has been found that dinosaurs roamed the land around
> > or in the Arctic Circle, and that Florida had the mean temperature
> > range of Alaska, when man did not yet exist. For example, during one
> > cooling cycle, when the Arctic and Antarctic ice caps grew, ocean
> > levels dropped so much that the Mediterranean Sea contained only half
> > the volume of water it has now. Any random, single volcanic eruption
> > in the past has spewed more “greenhouse gases” and other matter into
> > the atmosphere that what man has produced in his entire, 10,000-year
> > recorded history. Yet, the planet and atmosphere have always
> > recovered, and always will.
> >
> >
> >
> > If there is a warming cycle occurring now (and more and more evidence
> > is bursting that thesis), it is natural and has nothing to do with
> > man’s activities. The scientists who say this, and who also point to
> > the sun’s own cycles of growing hotter and cooler to explain any kind
> > of warming and cooling on earth, are not heard from; many of them have
> > actually received death threats from environmentalists, or have lost
> > their jobs, or are shunned or blacklisted by universities and
> > scientific publications and by scientists who have surrendered their
> > minds and integrity to pressures from colleagues and the government.
> >
> >
> >
> > So, there is no such thing as an “environmentally friendly car,” or
> > anything else produced, valued and used by man. The term
> > “environmentally friendly” is both meaningless and vicious. To the
> > environmentalists, man himself is “environmentally unfriendly.” The
> > logical aim of their philosophy is man’s extinction; they would have
> > criticized cavemen for warming themselves around a campfire, and for
> > killing a bear for food and clothing. They have consistently opposed
> > nuclear power, the safest and most efficient means of generating
> > electricity, and now they are opposing wind turbines and solar arrays
> > and other wasteful, gimcrack “green” solutions because they claim they
> > also “pollute” the planet or destroy the landscape or endanger wildlife.
> >
> >
> >
> > I? In answer to the fraud being perpetrated on this country and on the
> > world, I plan to leave the biggest “carbon footprint” I can. As an
> > American poet once wrote: “The world began when I was born, and the
> > world was mine to win.” That could serve as the single lyric of my own
> > personal overture. The environmentalists would chant: “The world was
> > here before you were born, and you are an unwelcome alien on it. Be
> > gone.“ But, whatever you’re told by your teachers about “global
> > warming,” do not accept it on faith, but reserve judgment until you
> > know enough to question their assertions with facts. When you are
> > lectured on global warming and related subjects, remember that you are
> > not being /taught/ anything that will advance or improve your life,
> > but /indoctrinated/ with ideas you are not permitted to question but
> > which will impede, shorten or destroy your life and the lives of
> > everyone you know.
> >
> >
> >
> > Forgive me for dwelling on this subject at such a length, but it is
> > one about which I feel very strongly.
> >
> >
> >
> > Yours in Liberty, Ed
> >


Blogger North Northwester said...

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February 17, 2009 at 7:02 AM  
Blogger North Northwester said...

What I meant to say was:

This was well done. Cline may very well have changed one young life for the better.

Climate change sceptics and other truth-minded and conservative people are on the back foot pretty much worldwide just now but I think that we can change the world - or keep it more as we like it - one mind at a time.

The way to win the culture wars is to fight in the culture wars.


February 17, 2009 at 7:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was a great letter. It would be great if all kids could read something like this; before ten more years of brainwashing makes some of them hopelessly lost.

You should google 'Michael Chrichton's Environmentalism as a Religion'. It's most excellent.

Throughout history cold periods have been the worst times for humanity, warm ones have been better for human prosperity.

The CNN Meteorologist saying that the Man-Made Climate Change theory is "arrogant" is a great advancement in the cause of educating the masses with the truth. Hopefully more of the MSM will start speaking out. The word is spreading, tell all your friends and family, and tell them to do the same.

Gore and his Man-Bear-Pig. The politicians on board with this scam must be simply out of their minds. For one thing, there’s plenty of oil and NG, we just need to drill for it and refine it. Also expand and improve nuclear, wind, hydro, solar and hemp fuel.

Can’t anybody talk some sense into Obama, Gore, McCain, Brown and Merkel about how temperatures rise first, and THEN carbon-dioxide levels rise.
Carbon-dioxide doesn’t cause warming, sun activity does, warming causes CO2 levels to rise.

The Laws proposed like taxing Cows for flatulence are among the stupidest, but ALL the laws proposed will totally destroy the world economy and starve 100's of millions of people worldwide, all without changing the weather one bit. And it will take probably 100 years to repeal this insane laws. STOP the insanity! TELL EVERYONE!
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
humans’ breath is poison

just one child hurts the world
worse than a jet engine

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't research all theories

put an end to all debate
silence all your critics

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
spread hysteria

wildly exaggerate
scare little kids not ready

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
keep people all worked up

about global warming
despite inconvenient facts
All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech there can be no real freedom.
The Great Global Warming Scam Movie
Philosophy of Liberty Cartoon


March 20, 2009 at 6:08 AM  

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