Monday, 2 November 2009
"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies, The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." C.S.Lewis.
Patrick Moore (founder of Greenpeace) now views the environmental movement as having lost its original mission of ecological protection and is now occupied with encouraging class envy and anti-capitalist rhetoric."The environmentalists try to inject guilt into people for consuming, as if consuming by itself causes destruction to the environment. There is no truth to that. You have the wealthiest countries on earth with the best looked after environment...Poverty, not wealth, is one of the biggest threats to the Earth's ecological health...Look at the environmental destruction caused by poverty. They have no money left to reforest, they have no money left to prevent soil erosion, there is no money to clean their water after they make it dirty... (Environmentalists) are mainly political activists with not very much actual science background who are using the rhetoric of environmentalism to push agendas that are more political than they are ecological..."
...and for those following the Large Hadron Collider experiment in the deepest recessess of the Swiss Alps, note that the collider is being warmed up right now for its second run (it suffered a calamitous breakdown a year ago.) As Slugger puts it...They might not know it, but this will be this generation’s moon-landing. It might seem arcane, unknowable and downright confusing, but this will be -in all likelihood- an epoch-making event in human understanding. So whilst everything else might well be grim, be glad you were there when another couple of pieces of the jigsaw were put in place...A concise and fascinating posting from The Salted Slug, here.
...and from the did you know ? and is it true ? department..."Jews are officially barred from stepping on Saudi Arabian soil. Henry Kissinger was given special permission by the House of Saud to enter the Jew-hating kingdom."