Sep 17 2010
We all know politicians spin and poll-test their phrases so as to best hide the truth of their plans by suckering the American electorate into seeing what they want, versus what the true intent is. We saw this in spades with Obamacare. It will not expand service for less money. It is a government power grab which will turn our health care plans into a different version of the DMV or Post Office. But Obama used all sorts of misleading phrases to sell it.
Then came the war on terror and our two war fronts in Iraq and Afghanistan. In true Orwellian form, team Obama decided to recast our efforts to stamp out radical Islamo Fascism as ‘overseas contingency operations’ against ‘man-caused disasters’. It’s like listening to some 3rd grader trying to hide the truth of his mistakes with lame cover stories.
Recently, when Obama realized his first ‘stimulus’ package did not stimulate anything except runaway deficits and massive national debt levels, his minions went out and demanded the press not call his second stimulus package a ‘stimulus’ plan. Even though stimulus II uses the exact same limp approach to job creation as the first round of wasted pork. The so called independent press was lectured on how to properly use the white house propaganda in public! Joseph Goebbels would be proud at the audacity I am sure.
Now Obama’s czar of stupid phrases has hit again. This time regarding the nearly debunked of human induced global warming:
From the administration that brought you “man-caused disaster” and “overseas contingency operation,” another terminology change is in the pipeline.
The White House wants the public to start using the term “global climate disruption” in place of “global warming” — fearing the latter term oversimplifies the problem and makes it sound less dangerous than it really is.
What a bunch of crappy propaganda. The theory is human industrial activity, along with the population explosion, is pumping more CO2 into the atmosphere than Earth’s climate can handle. This is of course demonstrably false since we are experiencing one of the LOWEST CO2 levels Earth has been through. And that also includes many species of plants and animals who survived those periods to this day. Even the polar bears have survived periods of little to no arctic ice before, otherwise they would not be here now.
The theories assume (but have yet to prove) that a feedback cascade will occur in the atmosphere causing temperatures to rise. Not climate to disrupt, but temperatures to rise. That is the theory, which has been destroyed by independent outside scrutiny for years now. That scrutiny – also known as the scientific method – has discovered unscientific claims, unreported mass uncertainty in the claims, poor scientific practice and outright misleading representations (such as the theory tree rings track global climate – except for the last 40 years of course which was the decline so famously hidden by the Hockey Stick graphs).
But here is the White House demanding people use a term of their choosing to put lipstick on their pig of a policy. Is this free speech? Or is this juvenile attempt to misdirect and mislead really what has become of American leadership? Looks more like the worst of American incompetence to me.
The worst part of this propaganda stunt is the context. It has been proven with universal ‘consensus’ that all the doom & gloom claims in the IPCC’s last report are FALSE! For example, the Amazon is not at higher risk to drought at the moment, Holland is not sinking under the ocean surface, Africa’s food supply is not shrinking (but growing) and the Himalayan Glaciers will not be all melted away in 25 years. All these ‘end of the Earth’ claims in the IPCC report on the ‘science’ of global warming were debunked. All the claims of ‘disruptive’ effects have been proven to be wild exaggerations. There were not more severe hurricanes impacting America after Katrina (the number actually dropped). The number of polar bears continue to grow, and the Earth has experienced a decade of cooling.
Do these ‘czars of propaganda’ inside the Obama administration take us all for morons? Or are they the morons for thinking a few word changes and they will magically look like they have a clue as to what they are doing?
Don’t even get me started on the latest claims that embryonic stem cell research will save lives. After 100’s of millions of dollars embryonic stem cell research has not produced any cures. That is because we can’t control the cellular mechanics which control the transition of a stem cell into a specific type of cell. The combinations of factors and timing that must be controlled to succeed is astronomical. Simple math shows it will take decades, if not a century, to learn how to control the genes to create the desired results.
Adult stem cell research, on the other hand, has had 100’s of successes. This field is going crazy, and in need of more funding. We are wasting money because a bunch of people who struggled through High School science don’t understand the challenges and mechanics of the problem. Which is why you get crude fools like John Edwards standing on stage with quadriplegics like Christopher Reeves promising he would walk again if John Kerry was elected.
We all know how well that promise turned out.