Science And Genocide

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Because of arrogance, dogma and the claim to have absolute knowledge.

I can’t recommend the following video (below) enough: h/t: Stu, reader at Climate Progress.

I admit I’m backpedalling, and took the 1010 clip too lightly. I realise now why some people are so very upset about it. They are right to be so. The following video hits it home as to why radical anything is so dangerous.

I’m not saying that environmentalists are that far, but the intolerant, radical ones are certainly well on their way. When one starts fantasizing about blowing up children with the push of a button, something is terribly amiss.

I watched the clip below 3 times. The following passages struck me.

Look for yourself. This is the concentration camp and crematorium at Auschwitz. This is where people were turned into numbers.

Into this pond were flushed the ashes of some 4 million people. And that was not done by gas.

It was done by ARROGANCE. It was done by DOGMA. It was done by ignorance. When people believe they have ABSOLUTE KNOWLEDGE, with no test in reality, this is how they behave.

Every judgement in science stands at the edge of error, and is personal.

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9 responses to “Science And Genocide”

  1. R. de Haan

    Our modern civilized societies are more vulnerable than we think.

  2. R. de Haan

    We are on a gliding slope for a long time because we accept hacks like John Holdren to hold a position in the Obama Administration.
    We accept our governments providing grants that put our food chain in competition with our energy chain.
    We accept 1.2 billion people to live from less than 1700 Calories per day or less as a consequence of rising food prices.
    We accept EPA to faze out those pesticides that effectively kill bed bugs and other pests.
    We accept the demonization of meat, oil, CO2 and the ludracus “Greening” of society.
    We accept MSM to bombard us with unacceptable alarmism = propaganda.
    We accept Cap & Trade in Europe and New Zealand.
    We accept an unelected President and unelected Commissars to run the EU.
    We accept the Lisbon Treaty that allows this corrupt elite to grow and grab even more power.
    We accept a UN Congress in Düsseldorf last year where world leaders discuss the possibility to abolish democracy because it stands in the way of harsh climate change measures, only to be enforced by a totalitarian government structure.
    We allow our world leaders to even discuss the idea of a World Government.
    And we all buy cars today that are build based on outrageous environmental rules to reduce CO2 emissions.

    Yesterday, in Germany we see how police forces have been used against protesters who represent the majority of the people who are totally against the construction of a very costly and fully unnecessary rail way station.

    With this knowledge you will know what to expect when more serious matters are taken to the streets.

    I think it will be a tough fight get our rights back and correct what’s already wrong.

    The longer we wait, the tougher the fight.

    1. TinyCO2

      If you work out how to reverse the trend, let the world know. Most UK inhabitants want out of EU rules and we’re not sure why we can’t seem to do it.

      Personally I blame the media. They tend to present their opinions to the polititians instead of the opinions of the public. The BBC is unrelentingly left wing, green obsessed and omnipresent. Grrrrr.

  3. R. de Haan
  4. TinyCO2

    But you’re also not wrong that a few people are going over the top with the hystrionics. Unchecked it might spawn a few fanatics on the sceptic side. Not good. At the moment there is no real dominant side to climate change, unlike Germany and the Jews. If anything the sceptic side is winning, which is what led to this movie in the first place.

    The AGW side are deeply frustrated. They keep putting their heart and soul into campaigns like 10:10, only to have them ignored. In the UK, a population of 62 million and less than 100 thousand have signed up. They probably hoped that the movie would spark controversy and bring in new members but they got more than they bargained for.

    If the first two scenes had been removed, the thing would have passed without much distress. Sceptics would have grumbled about victimisation but blowing up celebs and footballers is much more acceptable than snuffing out kids and workers. If the teacher had blown herself and the 10:10 kids up, leaving the two sceptics it would have been an horrific but powerful message.

  5. Ron Henry

    Thank you Mr. Gosselin for posting the Bronowski clip, I have not seen it since the 70’s. It is most apropos in this context. The image of a man who epitomizes the best of the Old World intellectual tradition spontaneously wading ankle deep into the mud and ooze of human remains is for me one of the most moving moments ever filmed. I am very thankful that there are many people such as yourself who do not forget.

    1. Dusty

      I could not have responded more eloquently than Mr Henry, so I echo his words with great sincerity.

      There are a great number of politicians and scientists who could benefit from seeing this. Lets hope they do.

  6. Oliver Manuel

    I am an environmentalist and a scientist, naturally concerned about the dangers of pollution.

    But I am now more concerned about society becoming captive of the “scientific-technological elite” that President Eisenhower warned about on 17 Jan 1961:

    “The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present – and is gravely to be regarded.”

    Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”

    http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/ike.htm

    With kind regards,
    Oliver K. Manuel
    Former NASA Principal
    Investigator for Apollo

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