Sunday, August 28, 2011

Best Demonstration That You Are Losing An Argument...

Fat Albert Al Gore has come along and said that those who are skeptical of anthropogenic global warming are this generation's 'racists'.  To wit (via The Daily Caller):
“I remember, again going back to my early years in the South, when the Civil Rights revolution was unfolding, there were two things that really made an impression on me,” Gore said. “My generation watched Bull Connor turning the hose on civil rights demonstrators and we went, ‘Whoa! How gross and evil is that?’ My generation asked old people, ‘Explain to me again why it is okay to discriminate against people because their skin color is different?’ And when they couldn’t really answer that question with integrity, the change really started.”
Wow.  It's just so obvious that disputing that man is responsible for global warming climate change global climate disruption is EXACTLY THE SAME as Bull Connor ordering the fire hoses to be turned on against marchers in Birmingham.

All I can say is that this sounds like the rantings of a man who fears the loss of his racket livelihood.  I guess likening global warming skeptics to Holocaust deniers has become passé. Time for a new boogeyman!

The ultimate problem with Gore and his ilk is that they are doing exactly what they accuse the skeptics of doing...ignoring the science.  Projection is a strong sentiment, and the proponents of whatever-the-term-of-the-day is want to have it both ways - castigating skeptics for disbelieving the sciences while at the same time making it a larger-than-science moral issue:
When Bogusky questioned the analogy, asking if the scientific reasoning behind climate change skeptics might throw a wrench into the good and evil comparison with racism, Gore did not back down.

“I think it’s the same where the moral component is concerned and where the facts are concerned I think it is important to get that out there, absolutely,” Gore said.
So if it's convenient for Mr. Gore, the science can be cast aside by the proponents if there is a moral case to be made.  And if skeptics actually use reason and science to argue back, then they are just like racists and Holocaust deniers.  Hmm, I thought the skeptics were supposed to be the irrational ones, as Gore and company keep telling us.

Projection is a powerful drug, indeed.

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