December 25, 2008

�Santa� Klaus and the enviros

Great article by James Lewis at Pajamas Media:
�Santa� Klaus Takes on Global Warming
Good King Wenceslas walked barefoot �midst snow and ice, to bring food and kindling to starving peasants on the second day of Christmas � and lo! � a miracle preserved him and his faithful servant from the bitter cold. Wenceslas � Saint Vaclav in the original Czech � was a legendary Santa Claus figure, a holy bringer of hope and cheer in the darkness of the European winter.

Well, we have our own Vaclav to cheer us up this holiday season; but this one is Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, and a dangerous skeptic on the crusading faith of global warming. In his new book, Blue Planet in Green Shackles, President Klaus writes that:
The largest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy, and prosperity at the end of the 20th and at the beginning of the 21st century is no longer socialism. It is, instead, the ambitious, arrogant, unscrupulous ideology of environmentalism.

Vaclav Klaus is an honest man, but that doesn�t count for much in the boiling cauldron that is socialist Europe today. Just recently, President Klaus was verbally mobbed by the other presidents of the European Parliament, including �Danny the Red� � Daniel Cohn-Bendit, former anarchist street fighter during the infamous �68 riots � who is now a big Green honcho in European politics. Said Danny the Red to Vaclav Klaus:
You can believe what you want, I don�t believe, I know that global warming is a reality. (italics added)

And there you have it, folks, the voice of skeptical reason assaulted by militant dogma, ready to burn as many witches as may be needed to defend the One True Faith. If this sounds familiar, just think of Galileo and Pope Innocent III, who did not want to peer through Galileo�s telescope at the night sky, having a rock-hard faith that made evidence unnecessary. Danny the Red, shake hands with the Renaissance Pope. Two peas in pod.
We need more people like him. He also brings up Freeman Dyson's wonderful quote:
When science gets rich it becomes political.
Sure has in this case... Posted by DaveH at December 25, 2008 5:46 PM
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