Ex (has been) Spurt (a drip under pressure).
It seems that a global miasma has descended on the world and only a few can see that the King Has NO Clothes. In all but the hard sciences normal rational thinking has been suspended as the leftist demagoguery holds sway for the incumbents, the very beneficiaries of western capitalism, who rail against the system that provides their sinecure, tenure and standards of living all the while they consolidate their march through the institutions.
The March to Unreason is a world-wide phenomena and is un-arguable. It is possible, in fact highly probable that the inmates have been infected to an extent that they no longer understand or indeed simply refute or dismiss the facts so effective has been the dogma of Antonio Gramsci, Rudi Dutschke, Saul Alinsky among others who wished to establish Marxism (communism, socialism, ‘progressivism’ and all the other illiberal-isms) to replace classic liberalism as the dominant social and cultural norm.
It is there for all to see “The King has no clothes” no matter how they dress him up, be it Global Warming or Climate Change, Green Environmentalism, Moral Equivalence, UN Global Governance, Islam, Private Enterprise, Gas Fracking or GM Crops to list only a few. In ech case the experts are trotted out from their Institutional Lairs to pontificate on arcane theory, scare-mongering and grant vacuuming that the most basic scientific measure, that of observation, refutes. They truly are drips under pressure.
Some recent Topics for thought:
The new Piketty Treatise that has enthralled the Left and the NYT Best Sellers list and destined to be next economic text for the new statists as it has been endorsed by the Great Paul Krugman (for a Nobel prize winner is he) is not based on just incorrect data but falsified data and statistics.
While still on economics try
The Lancet medical geniuses on Iridium shortages
and the evidence that the more it changes the more stays the same Governments, Central Banks and Russia at the turn of the Century (1900 that is)
Islam, Muslims and the Middle East:
Libya turns to the Proverbial. A more realistic take from a patriotic former US foreign service officer and the reality of Libya and Benghazi rather than Clinton and Obama’s make-believe.
Alan Caruba wites on what is evident and plain for all to see and wonder how it can be dressed up as moral equivalence. Stoning a pregant women to death in Pakistan, killing wives in Sydney, sodimising little boys in Geelong and all in the name of Cultural enlightenment. Once again hard to shake off the idea that observation beats wishful thinking hands down.
Israel and the Jews
The Czechs certainly seem to emerged from their experience of totalitarianism with the both their courage, honour and intelligence intact. The current president, Milo Zeman follows with the same direct and honorable precepts as the previous President Vaclav Havel did with global warming. Translation From Gates of Vienna of official text posted at the Czech government’s website.
Speech by the president of the Czech Republic at the reception held to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day
May 26, 2014
Ladies and gentlemen,
Let me thank you for the invitation to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day. There are dozens of days of independence being celebrated every year in the Czech Republic. Some I may attend, others I cannot. There is one I can never miss, however: it’s the Israeli Independence Day.
There are states with whom we share the same values, such as the political horizon of free elections or a free market economy. However, no one threatens these states with wiping them off the map. No one fires at their border towns; no one wishes that their citizens would leave their country. There is a term, political correctness. This term I consider to be a euphemism for political cowardice. Therefore, let me not be cowardly.
It is necessary to clearly name the enemy of human civilisation. It is international terrorism linked to religious fundamentalism and religious hatred. As we may have noticed after 11th of September, this fanaticism has not been focused on one state exclusively. Muslim fanatics recently kidnapped 200 young Christian girls in Nigeria. There was a hideous assassination in the flower of Europe in the heart of European Union in a Jewish museum in Brussels. I will not let myself being calmed down by the declaration that there are only tiny fringe groups behind it. On the contrary, I am convinced that this xenophobia, and let’s call it racism or anti-Semitism, emerges from the very essence of the ideology these groups subscribe to.
So let me quote one of their sacred texts to support this statement: “A tree says, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. A stone says, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.” I would criticize those calling for the killing of Arabs, but I do not know of any movement calling for mass murdering of Arabs. However, I know of one anti-civilisation movement calling for the mass murder of Jews.
After all, one of the paragraphs of the statutes of Hamas says: “Kill every Jew you see.” Do we really want to pretend that this is an extreme viewpoint? Do we really want to be politically correct and say that everyone is nice and only a small group of extremists and fundamentalists is committing such crimes?
Michel de Montaigne, one of my favourite essayists, once wrote: “It is gruesome to assume that it must be good that comes after evil. A different evil may come.” It started with the Arab Spring which turned into an Arab winter, and a fight against secular dictatorships turned into fights led by Al-Qaeda. Let us throw away political correctness and call things by their true names. Yes, we have friends in the world, friends with whom we show solidarity. This solidarity costs us nothing, because these friends are not put into danger by anyone.
The real meaning of solidarity is a solidarity with a friend who is in a trouble and in danger, and this is why I am here.
— Miloš Zeman, president of Czech republic, Hilton Hotel, 26th of May 2014
Climate Change /Global Warming
The grants industry is becoming alarmed as the global warming climate change fabulists at the ABC, Greens and Flannery Fantacists see the handouts in danger of catching anemia. Just Imagine a world in which humanities and arts academics were given credit not for winning enormous grants, but for their ability to function without them. What if academic excellence was measured by who could produce the most for the lowest cost? What if we had a university system that positively rewarded low-cost self-funded research in the arts and humanities (and even in other fields), seeing it as a practical way of finding equally low-cost solutions to all kinds of problems? This Quadrant article does
Similarly the 97 percent consensus is hung drawn and quartered on a post at Ian Halls SANDPIT blog that points out that only 4% of the authors responded and quotes a recent Spiked article. that follows the fraudulent claims that the grant grandees and Environment Ministe4r rely on to continue the present stupidities.
Jo Nova does us all a great service by just using that useful thing called observation to put the headlines in their correct place and perspective . Here for the Jetsream Solar correlations over a millenia and here for the latest Antartic Melting Scare that shows it is on top of volcanoes. I mean DUH!!
And so it goes. Who you gonna believe them or you own cheating eyes?