“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary”.H.L. Mencken
Prior to the timely arrival of the Delta variant, we were being told that now with WuFlu in the rearview mirror, climate change would kill us all in the next one, two, ten, twelve, twenty years. Just like we’ve been told every few years since Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring in 1962. Then, we were supposed to stop having kids. Now, we’re supposed to stop having kids, switch everybody to electric cars, stop flying anywhere, and all live in dense urban areas. Of course, where did WuFlu spread the fastest? Dense urban areas… oopsie! And, of course, you are familiar with the fact that almost every celebrity and state representative at the climate conference in Davos, Switzerland arrives via private jet, right? Yeah, because they’re soooo worried about the climate. Don’t be afraid of the climate changing. Be afraid of the government’s “answer” to the climate changing.
Now we have the Delta variant of WuFlu. It’s pushing climate change out of the way again. Poor climate change. It only gets the spotlight when there’s nothing else going on. Of course, that hasn’t stopped some geniuses from blaming WuFlu on climate change, because why not? Bless their shrunken little brains.Source
Why are millennial snowflakes so afraid of everything, including their own shadows? That’s just the way they’ve been brought up by their parents and by their schools — even university!
Colleges and universities have exacerbated the problem of dependence by promoting what is sometimes called a culture of victimhood. American college students (who are some of the safest and most privileged people on the planet) are to be protected from, and encouraged to be ever-vigilant about and even report, any behavior that could cause emotional distress. Feelings and experiences that were once considered part of everyday life, such as being offended by someone’s political views, are now more likely to be treated as detrimental to mental health.Source
Talk about irony… the only political view that does not make millennial snowflakes go into hysterics is asserting that the end of the world is just around the corner! They are actually comforted when told they are on the brink of apocalypse.
On the brink of two “Armageddons” — Covid and Climate Change — millennials have felt an abundance of dark comfort indeed. They tell you to follow “the science,” but there is a big problem with that (disingenuous) advice.
Relying on “The Science” is both foolish and dangerous, for science is neither consensual nor the “final answer” to any policy debate. Which scientists do you listen to? Science is a methodology constantly striving at plausible answers consistent with empirically-validated models, not some abstract end-state to ‘known knowns’. Epidemiological and climate models employed to predict outcomes of highly uncertain and only partially understood processes often yields results which are “sociological”, tuned to getting politically correct answers. These abstract predictive models, untethered to empirical validation, may well be “worse than nothing”.
Appeals to science and predictive models have dominated the advocacy of policies by the power triumvirate – lawmakers, bureaucrats and the mainstream media — to mitigate perceived threats to human welfare, be it the Covid pandemic or climate change. Yet such appeals are ultimately political. Perhaps the last word lies best with the towering American essayist H. L. Mencken, who wrote that “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary”.Source
If they wanted something real to be afraid of, perhaps they should consider this. Or consider just a few of the looming crises being brought about by the corrupt and incompetent fraud sitting in the US White House.
There are plenty of genuine situations in the world that should cause thoughtful persons to be concerned. But echo-choir fantasy crises such as those that lead the media headlines and crowd out the genuine problems of the world, are worthy only of brain-dead sheep.
The situation is so tense that on May 12, 124 retired U.S. admirals and generals wrote an open letter to Joe Biden, incriminating him for stealing his election, finding that the rule of law had been violated (such as what no one is fooled on the subject of electoral fraud). Above all, they question the President’s physical and mental ability to run the country, stressing that “The United States is in grave danger, as has never happened since 1776 … Our nation’s survival is at stake. “.A Disturbing Corruption and Incompetence
More: US weather media are crestfallen that tropical storm Elsa did not make a more impressive impact on southern Florida. Strictly speaking, Elsa may have only been a hurricane for a very short time far out in the Caribbean. It barely scratched Cuba as a tropical storm, so all the hysteria in Florida and in US media was the stuff of self-parody. Incompetent construction caused more death in Florida than this fake hurricane, in fact incompetent construction is the major cause of death from storms including hurricanes — and from most earthquakes.