…from the quill of Antisthenes
As I happened to watch the burnished* performance of Dr Timothy Flannery in front of some hospital on one of the ALP propaganda channels yesterday, something was churning at the back of my mind. Who he reminds me of? Dr Tim, the underpaid Climate Change Commissioner was explaining to the masses that they will die if we, the Australian taxpayers do not stop the murderous global warming. The whole world is waiting just for us – act now or else. Everything is going fine of course, but to speed it up we need higher taxes and more climate commissioners. Unless I missed it, he did not mention the Climategate II. Then it clicked; I had seen it before, also on TV, from Baghdad 2003 when the Comical Ali** kept on reassuring the true believers that imperialist infidels are surrendering in their droves to the inevitable forward march of history. What Abram tanks around the corner? What leaked e-mails showing beyond any doubt the misery the science was brought to by the climate charlatans?
Nobody was surprised that Western journalists paid Comical Ali for that twaddle; similarly today nobody would be surprised to learn that Dr Flannery was paid for his misinformercial. Perhaps he was not, but it is a reasonable inference. Would he do anything for free? Would his guru Gore?
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*/ to polish by rubbing; from Old French – to make brown
**/From Wikipedia for people with short memories:
“Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf (Arabic: محمد سعيد الصحاف; born 1940) is a former Iraqi diplomat and politician. He came to wide prominence around the world during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, during which he was the Iraqi Information Minister under Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, acting as the mouthpiece for the Baath Party and Saddam’s regime. He is best known for his grandiose and grossly unrealistic propaganda broadcasts prior to and during the war, extolling the invincibility of the Iraqi Army and the permanence of Saddam’s rule. His announcements were intended for an Iraqi domestic audience subject to Saddam’s cult of personality and total state censorship, and were met with widespread derision and amusement by Western nationals and others with access to up-to-date information from international media organizations.”
Now, of course “Western nationals” whilst having access to information, do not bother. ABC will tell them everything they ‘need’ to know to vote ALP/greens.