Greenie Walter Russell Mead has an interesting perspective on Cancun called Bureaucrats Swindle Greens In Cancun. Remember how Cancun was cheered as a success? In his view, Cancun was a complete disaster for the eco-zealots – “a rout”.
Maybe some hard truths are beginning to dawn on the author, like the greens have been led around by the nose for years, or that bureaucracies are lethally inefficient, and once created, are really hard to kill. Let’s not even talk about if they are capable of solving problems (They aren’t – they create disasters). People like Mead are naive if they believe otherwise.
Here are some of his more profound comments:
As green negotiators in Cancun ended their embarrassing two-week junket (videos of partying bureaucrats did not go down well with voters in a northern hemisphere freezing in an early winter), it’s clear that the bureaucrats did what bureaucrats do: they kept a ‘process’ (job-creating bureaucratic gravy train) alive while doing little or nothing about the problem they were supposed to solve.
I just love it when things dawn on people, that moment when they see the light. I thought this world government / bureaucracy and all that was just small-minded conspiracy theory stuff from feeble minded sceptics. It’s not a conspiracy, is it? No. It’s what governments do if there are no checks and balances – when democracy gets pushed to the sidelines. Stuff like Cancun just grow naturally.
Mead is disgusted by Cancun, and the way they pretend to be rescuing the world, when actually they are doing nothing but feasting and freeloading. Well Walter, worse is that they are doing all this to rescue us from a pretend-problem, and ignoring today’s not-pretend problems.
Look around you. Don’t you see the millions children that are dying of hunger today? They aren’t pretending! It’s not a computer model. It’s real.
But no matter: for the bureaucrats and NGO staff it’s a clear and resounding win. The mice have unanimously voted to keep meeting at taxpayers’ expense until someone bells that pesky cat. The UN process has kept just enough diplomatic credibility to make several new rounds of vast, unfocused global gabfests of bureaucrats and NGO administrators inevitable. More pre-meeting meetings will be held; more secretariats will employ new staff; more non-papers will be circulated, marked up and revised. Paychecks will be mailed; travel vouchers issued. Life will be good.
And the children continue starving – by the millions, and today! Thanks to the invented distraction called anthropogenic global warming. We’ve forgotten about them.
Mead seems to have woken up to what the charade of the UN (and their mission to rescue the climate) is all about. They aren’t rescuing anything, are they?
How about waking up to the fact that AGW is a charade – the fictitious raison d’etre of a bloated UN bureaucracy.
Next to the bureaucrats and the White House, the real winners are the climate change skeptics. If you think that climate change is a myth or a naturally occurring phenomenon, Cancun helped you out.
We’re hardly on the same side here. But if Cancun somehow serves to curb the bureaucracy and the kills the myth that bureaucracies can regulate the world’s temperature and weather, then we’ll take the win.
Bureaucrats will dance, journalists will spin and carbon will spew, and the greens will be unable to escape this dysfunctional UN process for years and maybe decades to come.
Mead, did you ever believe that a bureaucracy could regulate nature and climate? Don’t worry, you’re far from being alone on that.
Mead is clearly frustrated and angry with the UN.
If you are a climate skeptic, a global warming hand-off to the UN is the best thing since the Hummer.
No sane green would want this result, but the greens have run up against a force stronger than climate change, more insidious than the desertification of the Sahel, more inexorable than the rising of the seas: the bureaucratic instinct for process. Processes and institutions once initiated cannot be allowed to die.
All that is left is for Mead is to wake up and realise the fact that man made climate change is simply an invention of the bureacracy. If you want to kill the bureaucracy, then kill its raison d’etre – the junk science of AGW. Then we coul at least begin to focus on today’s problems.
Mead comments as follows concerning reporters and Cancun
…reporters know that at the level of substance this is a complete travesty and a rout”.
Enjoy reading the rest of Mead’s post on how all it was handled by the media. I can’t help but feel Schadenfreude.