Saturday, 23 October 2010

Deficit Denying Dinosaurs

Another good one from Guido .

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Vaclav Klaus Strikes Again !

From Samizdata (aptly enough)
Presenting the climate changes we've been experiencing in the last decades as a threat to the Planet and letting the global warming alarmists use this bizarre argument as a justification for their attempts to substantially change our way of life, to weaken and restrain our freedom, to control us, to dictate what it is we should and should not be doing is unacceptable. Their success in influencing millions of quite rational people all around the world is rather surprising. How is it possible that they are so successful in it? And so rapidly? For older doctrines and ideologies, it took usually much longer to get such an influential and widely shared position in society. Is this because of the specifics of our times? Is this because we are continuously "online"? Is this because religious and other metaphysical ideologies have become less attractive and less persuasive? Is this because of the need to promptly refill the existing spiritual emptiness – connected with "the end of history" theories – with a new “noble cause," such as saving the Planet?

The environmentalists succeeded in discovering a new "noble cause". They try to limit human freedom in the name of "something" that is more important and more noble than our very down-to-earth lives. For someone who spent most of his life in the "noble" era of communism this is impossible to accept.

Vaclav Klaus
A! Fredome is a noble thing
Fredome mays man to haiff liking.
Fredome all solace to man giffis,
He levys at es that frely levys.

John Barbour "The Bruce"

A Forgotten World

Reading quite a bit about Austria-Hungary recently . It strikes me that , un-enlightened though some of it's authoritarian methods were , Central Europe is and was immeasurably poorer for the collapse of this monarchy . Ask the Germans of Budweis and Klausenburg , the Magyars of Komarom , the Italians of Istria and Dalmatia or the Jews anywhere .

Here's their national anthem "Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser"

Words here .

A window on a world utterly , utterly gone .

Sad .

Friday, 1 October 2010

Climate Nazis "Miss The Mark"

Mrs. Dale has put up a video originally released by absurd climate-alarmist group 10.10 .

Tasteful , isn't it ?

Here's the group's feeble response when they realise that not everyone finds the evisceration , maceration even , of political opponents all that acceptable .

Many people found the resulting film extremely funny
Yes .

Extreme political ideology can make all sorts of things amusing .

Great fun , eh ? And all so very amusing .